Scale-up Centre for SMEs

2021 SMEs Economic Outlook

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
12:00 PM
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Keynote Speaker:Pierre Cléroux
Vice President, Research and Chief Economist
BDC
Schedule:Online Program: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. PT

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2021 SMEs Economic Outlook

As we shift from crisis to recovery with the accelerated rollout of vaccines, SMEs must strategically consider the impact COVID-19 has had on various aspects of their business to explore and plan for opportunities to ensure they succeed and thrive.

Join Pierre Cléroux, Vice President, Research and Chief Economist of BDC for an overview of the economic situation and the outlook for 2021, including business entrepreneurs’ investment intentions. Discover how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the habits of Canadians and the priorities of small and medium-sized businesses in this new context.

Following the keynote, our panel of experts will provide their take on the economic resiliency and recovery in B.C., as well as considerations to help navigate a post-pandemic world.

Topics to be covered include:

  • How to re-imagine your customer base as well as the future of your labour force
  • Implications of remote work on the competitive landscape
  • How to build on enhanced adoption of technology to drive digital transformation
  • Optimize supply chains and capitalize on export opportunities

Following the keynote, our panel of experts will provide their take on the economic resiliency and recovery in B.C., as well as considerations to help navigate a post-pandemic world.

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Keynote:

Pierre Cléroux

Pierre Cléroux
Vice President, Research and Chief Economist
BDC

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Panellists:

Pierre Cléroux William Johnson Meredith Moll Dhruv Sood Bridgitte Anderson

Pierre Cléroux, Vice President, Research and Chief Economist, BDC
William Johnson, Founder & Editor, Vancouver Tech Journal
Meredith Moll, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Harbour Air Group
Dhruv Sood, Co-CEO and Co-Founder, Fresh Prep
Moderator: Bridgitte Anderson, President and CEO, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

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The Scale-up Centre for SMEs (SCS) is an initiative of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. The SCS works to understand the trends, forces, and issues impacting SME growth, innovation, and competitiveness and develops programming and policy to address these issues. Based on the goals of helping companies to discover gaps, engage with experts, and create solutions to address obstacles to growth, the SCS connects, educates, and inspires SMEs in British Columbia.