CanaData Construction Industry Forecast Conference


8:35a.m. & 3:10p.m.


8:50 a.m.

Antonio Gómez-Palacio 9:30 a.m.


10:25 a.m.


11:05 a.m.


12:30 p.m.


1:45 p.m.

Dina Ignjatovic

2:30 p.m.

2016 CanaData East

Why Attend this event?

Uniting business leadership with high-profile, engaging speakers, this is the premiere construction forecast event in Canada.  CanaData is Canada’s leading barometer of future economic activity within the construction sector – and this event provides rich insights and analysis of construction industry trends.

Past speakers have included leaders in the construction and business community.  From economists, to CEOs and heads of government agencies, CanaData has combined a rich pool of expertise into a day of thought leadership that is a mandatory event for leadership within Canada’s diverse construction industry.

Be among the attendees at CanaData’s 31st Annual Construction Industry Forecast Conference and receive informed commentary, expert analysis and forecasts to help guide your business.

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Be informed

Since the global recession in 2008-09, Canada’s stock on the world stage has risen in many ways, but suffered in others. Our financial sector, which weathered the credit crisis so commendably, has won increasing respect. Lackluster commodity prices, however, have held back investments by owners of resource properties. In crucial energy production and distribution, including the Oil Sands, shale gas deposits, LNG export terminals and major pipeline expansions, difficult dealings with aboriginal leaders and environmental advocates are clouding the outlook.

Geographically, the Atlantic Region is hoping for overseas sales opportunities in oil and gas. Quebec's government is now both more in tune with the rest of Canada and inclined to put economic issues ahead of social distractions. Ontario, accounting for nearly 40% of the nation’s output, must eventually come to terms with its burgeoning deficit and debt burdens. And the resource-rich West is in a state of momumental flux with the decrease of resource pricing, but a strong BC economy.

2016 CanaData East Agenda:

Thursday, September 22, 2016

7:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m.


8:35 a.m.



8:50 a.m.




9:30 a.m.




10:10 a.m.


10:25 a.m.




11:05 a.m.




12:05 p.m.


12:30 p.m.




1:45 p.m.




2:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.




3:10 p.m.




Breakfast and Registration


Opening Remarks


Construction Economic Update: Unplugged

Alex Carrick, Chief Economist, CanaData | ConstructConnect


World, US and Canadian Outlooks

Aron Gampel, Deputy Economist,



The Ties Between Logistics, Infrastructure Spending & Productivity Enhancements

Antonio Gómez-Palacio


Networking Break


Commercial Construction Outlook

Raymond Wong, Head of Research, Canada

CBRE Limited | Americas Research


Mega Projects in Ontario and Canada

Craig Roberts, Vice President of Marketing

and Business Development, ConstructConnect


Lunch (Meal included with registration)


Keynote Presentation

Ali Velshi, Broadcaster, Author & Former Host of Al Jazeera American’s “Ali Velshi On Target” and CNN’s “Your Money”


Residential Construction Outlook

Peter Norman, Chief Economist and General Manager of Altus Group


Networking Break


Commodities Demand: Prices Still Flat-Lining or
on the Mend?

Dina Ignjatovic, Economist, TD


CanaData’s Overview Forecasts of Construction

Alex Carrick, Chief Economist, CanaData | ConstructConnect


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