Media Advisory - The Conference Board of Canada to Host Inaugaural Western Business Outlook in Nanaimo

NANAIMO, BC, May 16, 2016 /CNW/ - Amidst a shaky Canadian economy, weak loonie and low oil prices—British Columbia's stable and diversified economy continues to thrive. What's behind the province's success story?

Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist Glen Hodgson will join Vancouver Island's business leaders at The Conference Board of Canada's Western Business Outlook: Nanaimo to explore the answers to the following questions:

  • Where is the B.C. resource sector heading?
  • Will the Liquefied Natural Gas industry finally get started and what impact will it have in the short term?
  • What are the impacts of tectonic shifts in the Asia-Pacific economy and the slowdown in the Chinese economy on British Columbia and Vancouver Island?
  • Is the strength in the B.C. economy sustainable?

When: 8:00 AM–12:00 PM, May 19, 2016                                                       

Where: Coast Bastion Hotel, Nanaimo, British Columbia

Who: Speakers include:

  • Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada         
  • Bruce M. Leslie, Executive Director, The Conference Board of Canada 
  • Adrian Legin, CEO, Coastal Community Credit Union
  • Sohee Ahn, Executive Director, Trade Policy and Negotiations, Government of British Columbia
  • Susan Mowbray, Senior Economist, MNP LLP 

For the full schedule and times visit:

The Conference Board of Canada's Western Business Outlook: Nanaimo is made possible thanks to generous donations from our sponsors: MNP LLP and Coastal Community Credit Union as well as support from the Nanaimo Economic Development and the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance.

Media Accreditation is required.

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SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

For further information: or media accreditation, contact: Sean Burgess, Media Relations, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 294, E-mail:, or Juline Ranger, Director of Communications, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 431, E-mail:


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