OEA: 2019/2020 Economic Outlook - Pedro Antunes

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Tuesday 22 October 2019, 11:30 - 14:00


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2019/2020 Economic Outlook
Pedro Antunes
Chief Economist of The Conference Board of Canada


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On October 22 2019, unravel the many factors at play on the Canadian economy and gain key insights, clarity and perspective with the Conference Board of Canada Chief Economist, Pedro Antunes. Register for this OEA luncheon and personally meet Pedro Antunes in this deep dive into top-of-mind questions, including: What we might expect through the remainder of 2019? How will the global economy perform in the face of rising protectionism? Which regions of Canada will underperform/over perform in the face of future headwinds and a potential recession? Will Canada's business investment see a boost in 2020? And what might we expect from the government spending post-election?

WHEN:  Tuesday, October 22, 2019
              11:45 a.m. – Registration and networking
              12:00 p.m. – Lunch followed by the presentation

WHERE: Rideau Club, 99 Bank St, Ottawa

COST:  OEA members: $50 prepaid online; $80 at the door

             Non-members: $80 prepaid online; $100 at the door
             OEA student members: $25 prepaid online
             Table of 8: $595 prepaid online

To receive online discount, an online payment must be made at the time of registration. Tables of 8 must be purchased online prior to close of business October 17.   Payment at the door is subject to availability given space limitations and is via cash or cheque only. OEA Payment Guidelines are available under OEA Chapter Information at www.cabe.ca.

Please note the Rideau Club dress code: Mandatory jacket, collared shirt, and tie are required for men and ladies are expected to dress similarly (dresses, skirts, pants with a jacket).


To register, please visit the online store by 5:00 pm EDT on October 18, 2019.

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Pedro Antunes leads a team of talented economists responsible for the Conference Board’s suite of economic forecast products, as well as other reports and economic indicators that relate to Canada and its regions. Pedro is a media spokesperson for the Conference Board and has provided expert testimony before parliamentary committees. He makes numerous presentations on economic topics and dialogues with Canadian leaders, the public and media about issues important to Canada.

Pedro started his professional career in 1987 with the Canadian forecast team at the Bank of Canada, joining the Board in 1992 as part of the provincial forecast team. Over time, he had responsibility for the economic analysis of different provinces and sectors. He also worked on several international projects to help decision-makers in Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan and Ukraine develop appropriate forecasting and policy analysis tools. Among other topics, Pedro has researched the impact of Canada’s demographic change on labour markets, the fiscal sustainability of health care, productivity, and long-term economic growth. Pedro is fluent in both official languages. He earned a BA Honours Economics from Bishop’s University and an MA in Economics from Queens University.

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Note:  A very brief Annual General Meeting will be held during this luncheon.


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