2016 CanaData West Agenda:
Thursday, October 27, 2016
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 3rd Annual Construction Industry Forecast Conference and receive informed commentary, expert analysis and forecasts to help guide your business.
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 monumental flux with the decrease of resource pricing, but a strong BC economy.
British Columbia Economy Overview
Bryan Yu, Senior Economist, Central 1
Construction Survey | The Barometer of Construction Confidence in BC
Mario Canseco, Vice President, Public Affairs,
Residential Real Estate Outlook
Michael Ferreira, Managing Principal,
Overview: Construction Forecast
Alex Carrick, Chief Economist, CanaData
Lunch (Meal included with registration)
The Hon. Peter MacKay,
Former Member of Parliament, Former Minister of National Defence, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General