Faced with rising interest rates, inflation, lasting COVID-related and workforce challenges, there is no greater time to hear from an economist who can break down what you should expect for the months and years ahead.
Join members of the Surrey Board of Trade, business and industry leaders at the 2023 Economic Forecast, featuring Pierre Cléroux Vice President, Research and Chief Economist at BDC. Hear what's expected of our local, provincial, federal, and international economies and what that means to your business or not-for-profit association. Gain valuable advice so you can make informed decisions for your business.
About the Speaker:
Pierre was appointed Chief Economist of BDC in 2012. He leads a team of experts who analyze economic data to identify business and sector trends impacting Canadian entrepreneurs. A seasoned speaker, he regularly travels across the country to help business owners understand the risks and opportunities presented by the economic environment. Mr. Cléroux is also responsible for providing economic analysis and advice to the Bank's senior management team, and supervises all marketing and industry research activities.
Before joining BDC, Pierre worked for the Government of Saudi Arabia as Vice President, Business Analysis in the National Industry Clusters Development Program. His role was to create program strategies, define sector policies and conduct financial and economic analyses of industrial projects.
Previously, Mr. Cléroux was the Quebec Assistant Deputy Minister for Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, responsible for the implementation of economic policies and programs to support small and medium-sized businesses and encourage entrepreneurship. He was also a strategic advisor for Montreal International, where he was responsible for attracting foreign investment from India and the Middle East, and developing international relationships and partnerships. He worked for 12 years at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business in various roles, including economist and Quebec Vice President.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a master's degree in Economics from Laval University, as well as an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
12:00pm registration and lunch
12:30pm - 2:00pm program
Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
15269 104 Avenue
Members: $75 each; $450 table of 6; $600 corporate table of 6 General Admission: $85 each; $510 table of 6; $750 corporate table of 6 *corporate tables include logo recognition on-screen and at table at the event