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Economic Update: Canadian and Global Outlook

  • Friday, September 22, 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • The National Club, 303 Bay Street, Toronto

As a Finance or Treasury professional, you need to keep updated on events within the surrounding domestic and global economy, while considering how those variables may impact your business.  TMAC Toronto is pleased to be hosting our first Educational Session of the 2017-2018 season, providing you with an Economic Update on the dynamics of both the domestic Canadian and global economies.  

Join us as 20-year veteran economist, Craig Alexander (former Chief Economist for TD Bank and now SVP, Chief Economist for The Conference Board of Canada) shares with us his views, predictions and insights on the dynamic economies and public policy issues around the world.  Craig is a speaker with a long track record presenting through major media outlets in Canada and the United States, so we are fortunate to have him join us for this session, share his views and answer your questions on key political/policy issues that may impact your business.”

Craig Alexander

The Conference Board of Canada
Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist

Craig Alexander brings over 20 years of experience in the private sector as an economic and financial forecaster to the position of Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist. Mr. Alexander oversees the Board’s Economics Department. This group produces macroeconomic forecasts for the Canadian economy, provinces, territories, and industries. It runs centres on global commerce, tourism and municipal studies.  There are also networks and centres related to immigration, skills and education policy – areas that have a significant impact on Canadian labour market outcomes. Previously, Craig was Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist for TD Bank Group—the second largest bank in Canada and the eighth largest in the United States. Prior to joining the private sector, he spent four years as an economist at Statistics Canada.

Craig is a strong and motivational public speaker who crosses the country each year giving presentations on the state of the economy and policy issues. He is a strong supporter of literacy and a champion of the charitable sector, for which he received a Queen’s Jubilee Medal.

He is a former two-term president of the Canadian Association for Business Economics and holds a graduate degree in economics from the University of Toronto.

Craig joined The Conference Board of Canada in September 2016

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