Virtual Event

Economic Outlook Forum - Day 2

Thursday, January 21, 2021
9:00 AM
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Keynote Speaker:Peter Hall
Vice President and Chief Economist
Export Development Canada
Schedule:Online Program 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.


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Sponsorship Opportunities

The business community is at a crossroads. COVID-19 brought severe economic hardship in British Columbia and around the world. As we begin to emerge from the initial wave of crisis, there will undoubtedly be profound and lasting effects on particular sectors. In addition, the impacts of the virus have accelerated technology adoption, business transformation, and other structural changes to our economy.

The GVBOT’s 32nd Economic Outlook Forum will provide our region's business leaders with a detailed and insightful look at the road to economic recovery in the year ahead. It's the kind of practical conversation our Members expect as they review their own plans for the new year and explore the opportunities amidst uncertainty, which makes this forum one of the "must-attend" events in the 2021 business calendar.

You can choose to purchase a bundle package and attend both sessions or simply attend the session that is most relevant to you.



Peter HallCarole Taylor O.C., O.B.C,

Peter Hall, Vice President and Chief Economist, Export Development Canada
Moderator: Carole Taylor O.C., O.B.C., Former B.C. Finance Minister and a Governor of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade


Peter Routledge

Peter Routledge, President and CEO, Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

Panel Discussion

Geopolitical outlook

This panel will look at the changing political landscapes, government efforts to support the economy, the outcome of the B.C. and U.S. elections, and Canadian federal politics to discuss what B.C.’s business community should expect in the year ahead.


Kirk LaPointeMira OreckBhinder Sajan ZussmanSimi Sara

Kirk LaPointe, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Business in Vancouver and VP, Editorial, Glacier Media Group
Mira Oreck, Executive Director, The Houssian Foundation
Bhinder Sajan, News Reporter, CTV Vancouver
Richard Zussman, Online Journalist, Global BC
Moderator: Simi Sara, Talk Show Host, CKNW News

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