30th Annual Economic Outlook Forum Presented by HSBC

Friday, January 18, 2019
7:30 AM
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Schedule:Registration & Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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We are pleased to announce our 30th annual Economic Outlook Forum presented by HSBC.

Each year this forum provides our region's business leaders with a detailed and insightful look at the year ahead, identifying economic trends locally, nationally, and internationally that might impact businesses here in the Lower Mainland.

It's the kind of practical conversation our Members expect as they review their own plans for the new year, which makes this forum one of the "must-attend" events on the 2019 business calendar.

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Economic Outlook Keynote

Craig Alexander

Craig Alexander
Chief Economist
Deloitte Canada



Global Trade Outlook Keynote

Pete Molenaar

Pete Molenaar
Senior Vice President & Head of Commercial Banking, Western Canada
HSBC Bank Canada

Panel Discussions

Trade and the Gateway

Global trade uncertainty continues to penetrate forecasts for 2019. Amid trade disputes with the U.S. and China, the imposition of import tariffs, and a weaker performance by eurozone countries, this panel will discuss what 2019 has in store for Canadian businesses and commerce.

Don CampbellKen Peacock David PriceStephen TappKatherine Bamford

Don Campbell, Distinguished Fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Ken Peacock, Chief Economist and Vice President, Business Council of British Columbia
David Price, Regional Head of Business Development, Global Trade & Receivables Finance, Western Canada,
HSBC Bank Canada
Stephen Tapp, Deputy Chief Economist, Export Development Canada
Moderator: Katherine Bamford, Director, Trade Development, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Silicon Valley North

The Greater Vancouver region is one of the fastest growing tech ecosystems in the world. This is due to progressive immigration policies, world-class higher education institutions, the lifestyle perks of the west coast, and flowing venture capital funds. This panel will discuss what's next for the B.C. tech industry in 2019.

Jack NewtonMeredith PowellKirsten Sutton Bill Tam

Jack Newton, CEO, Clio
Meredith Powell, Venture Partner, Voyager Capital
Kirsten Sutton, Vice President and Managing Director, SAP Labs Canada
Moderator: Bill Tam, Vice President, Business Development and Partner Relations, Digital Technology Supercluster

B.C. Politics in 2019

This panel of esteemed journalists will take a look at the changing political landscape in Victoria and how provincial politics could impact our economy and the B.C. business community in the year ahead.

Keith Baldrey Bhinder Sajan Richard Zussman Iain Black

Keith Baldrey, Chief Political Correspondent and Legislature Bureau Chief, Global BC
Bhinder Sajan, Reporter, B.C. Legislature/Victoria Bureau, CTV Vancouver
Richard Zussman, Online Journalist based at the B.C. Legislature, Global BC
Moderator: Hon. Iain Black, President and CEO, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

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