CABE/OEA 2016 SPRING POLICY CONFERENCE

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Thursday 10 March 2016, 08:00 - 17:00

 

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OEA/CABE

2016 Spring Policy Conference

Thursday, March 10, 2016

8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.

Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa

The theme for this year’s conference is:

  

Canada’s Economy:

Does it Stay or Does it Grow?

 

Confirmed speakers include:

Andrew Coyne, Columnist, Postmedia

Joe Blomeley, Business Council of Canada

Benjamin Dachis, C.D. Howe Institute

Ross Finnie, University of Ottawa

Danielle Goldfarb, Conference Board of Canada

Glen Hodgson, Conference Board of Canada

Chris Ragan, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission and McGill University

Stephen Tapp, Institute for Research on Public Policy

 

The conference will be followed by a networking reception

 

Early Bird Registration Rates

OEA/CABE Members:  $350 + HST

Non-members:  $450 + HST

Only Available Until February 19th! Register online now. 

 

Registration rates after February 19th :

OEA/CABE Members: $450 + HST

 Non-members: $550 + HST

 

Additional program details will be posted below as they become available.

 

MAIN SESSIONS

7:30 am–8:00 am Registration & continental breakfast (Laurier Room)
8:00 am

Opening Remarks: 

  • Paul Jacobson, CABE President
  • Nancy Faraday-Smith, OEA President

8:10 am–9:00 am

 

Keynote Address: Economic Outlook
  • Glen Hodgson, Senior V-P and Chief Economist, Conference Board of Canada

9:00 am–10:15 am

 

Session I: Silver Bullets for Growth

(i) infrastructure: Benjamin Dachis, Senior Policy Analyst, C.D. Howe Institute

(ii) entrepreneurship: Victoria Lennox, CEO, StartUp Canada

10:15 am–10:45 am

Coffee break

10:45 am–12:00 pm

Session II: Future of International Trade and Investment
  • Danielle Goldfarb, Director, Global Commerce Centre, Conference Board of Canada
  • Stephen Tapp, Research Director, International Trade and  Global Commerce, Institute for Research on Public Policy
12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Luncheon and Keynote Address

•   Andrew Coyne, Columnist, Postmedia

2:10 pm–3:00 pm Session III: Green Growth
  • Chris Ragan, Chair, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission and Professor, McGill University, Department of Economics

3:00pm–4:15 pm

 

Session IV: Skills and Talent
  • Joe Blomeley, Vice President, Education and Skills, Business Council of Canada
  • Ross Finnie, Director, Education Policy Research Initiative, University of Ottawa
4:15 pm–4:30 pm

Concluding remarks: Rapid Fire Panel

  • Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Conference Board of Canada
  • Ian Lee, Assistant Professor, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University
  • Chris Ragan, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission and Professor, McGill University, Department of Economics
4:30 pm–6:00 pm

Networking Reception