CanaData Construction Industry Forecast Conference

SPEAKER VIDEOS - CanaData EAST Recap 2016

Broadcaster and author Ali Velshi

Velshi told an audience of industry stakeholders his take on the shifting global geopolitical landscape, as well as the current state of the U.S. electoral race.

Aron Gampel, Scotiabank deputy economist

Despite low commodity prices, Canada continues to grow, Gampel said, and pointed to both Vancouver and the GTA as areas of economic optimism.



Antonio Gomez Palacio is a founding partner at DIALOG

Palacio examined efforts across Canada to refocus urban design and planning on people and their needs, whether it is creating livable spaces or emphasizing public transit.


TD economist Dina Ignjatovic

Dina Ignjatovic recently spoke at CanaData East in Toronto about the fluctuating commodities market in Canada and its effect on the wider economy.



Peter Norman, the chief economist and general manager of the Altus Group

Norman said that demand for high-density housing will continue even as millennials mary and have children, adding that while a shortage of single family homes is sometimes portrayed as an extreme, in reality the mix between single-family and apartments is a matter of degree.

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