AAAE AGM & David Campbell, President, Jupia Consultants

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Friday 29 September 2017, 11:00 - 13:45


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You are invited to attend the Atlantic Association of Applied Economists (AAAE)'s Annual General Meeting followed by a presentation by David Campbell on  “This time really is different: Tackling the biggest economic challenges of our place”

WHO: David Campbell, President, Jupia Consultants

David Campbell is the President of Jupia Consultants Inc., an economic development consulting and research firm based in Moncton, New Brunswick.  He has worked with over 60 communities in six Canadian provinces and two U.S. states as well as multiple provincial government departments and agencies across Canada.   Previously, David was Chief Economist with the New Brunswick Jobs Board Secretariat. In that role, he led the development of economic policy and economic development strategy for the Government of New Brunswick.  He was the lead author of the New Brunswick Economic Growth Plan and was a consultant to the Ivany Commission meant to find ways of bolstering long term growth in Nova Scotia.  David has more than 25 years’ experience working with industry, not-for-profit organizations and governments.  David is also Chair of the Board of the New Brunswick Energy Solutions Corporation which was established to boost energy-related exports from the province.

David has been a Research Fellow at the Donald J. Savoie Institute at the Université de Moncton, was a long-time columnist with the Telegraph-Journal and has contributed to multiple publications on economic development-related subjects.  He authors a blog, It’s the Economy, Stupid!, which can be found at

WHAT: This time really is different: Tackling the biggest economic challenges of our place

In his talk, David will provide an overview of what he considers to be some of the top barriers to economic development in Atlantic Canada today including the shrinking regional labour market, the need to significantly boost services exports, the need to reframe the urban/rural conversation in the region and the growing hostility towards natural resources development.  He will also speculate about the lack of ‘ambitious’ entrepreneurs in the region.  David will end his presentation with some thoughts on how to effectively influence government policy and on the use of blogging to raise public awareness of important economic development challenges and opportunities. 

WHEN: Friday, September 29th 2017

AGM: 11:00am-noon; Featured presentation: 12:15pm - 1:45pm (Atlantic Daylight Time)

WHERE: Bank of Canada regional office, 1701 Hollis St. (Founders Square), 13th Floor, Halifax, Nova Scotia

COST: Members: $10, Non-Members: $20 (A light lunch will be provided)

CONFERENCE CALL: A teleconference call option is available for those living outside of Halifax. The cost is the same as for in-person attendance.

REGISTRATION: Seating is limited and spaces will be reserved until we reach capacity. Visit the CABE Store to register for this event. You must register no later than end of day Wednesday 27th September. 

MEMBERSHIP: Please note that AAAE membership is valid from September 1st, 2017 to August 31st, 2018. To join the AAAE or to renew your membership, please click here.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Mark your calendar for the following AAAE events:

October 13: Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University) – "Canada’s Middle Class – Forever Further Behind? “

November: Speaker (Bank of Canada) – MPR update and TBC

December 15 (TBC): Early Career Economists Panel


Location Bank of Canada Atlantic Regional Office
1701 Hollis St., 13th Floor
B3J 3M8
Contact Tara Ainsworth, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.