Media Advisory - The Conference Board of Canada's Western Business Outlook 2016: Alberta Continues to be a Troubling Spot on the Canadian Landscape

OTTAWA, Feb. 24, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - As the oil and gas sector continues to struggle with low commodity prices, Alberta faces a record high provincial deficit and the economies of the province's two largest cities continue to be negatively affected.

President and Chief Executive Officer of The Conference Board of Canada, Daniel Muzyka and Deputy Chief Economist Pedro Antunes will join business leaders from across the province to discuss the issues underpinning the economy, from a global, national, provincial and local perspective at the Western Business Outlook 2016: Alberta in Edmonton on March 2 and in Calgary on March 3.  

When and Where:                                                 

  • Edmonton: Wednesday, March 2, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, The Westin Edmonton
  • Calgary: Thursday, March 3, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, The Westin Calgary

Who: 

In Edmonton:

  • The HonourableDeron Bilous, Deputy Government House Leader, Alberta Economic Development and Trade
  • Daniel Muzyka, President and Chief Executive Officer The Conference Board of Canada
  • Pedro Antunes, Deputy Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada
  • John Hughes, Advisory Partner, MNP LLP
  • Bruce E. Edgelow, Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives, ATB Corporate Financial Services
  • Jeff M. Jones, Alberta Bureau Chief, The Globe and Mail
  • Adam Sweet, Senior Advisor to the President, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

In Calgary:

  • Daniel Muzyka, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Conference Board of Canada
  • Pedro Antunes, Deputy Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada
  • John Hughes, Advisory Partner, MNP LLP
  • Bruce E. Edgelow, Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives, ATB Corporate Financial Services
  • Dr. David Ross, President and Chief Executive Officer, SAIT Polytechnic
  • Mary Moran, President and Chief Executive Officer, Calgary Economic Development.

Media accreditation for these events is required.

For the full list of speakers, schedule and times, visit:

Edmonton - http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/16-0035/default.aspx

Calgary - http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/16-0036/agenda.aspx

Follow these events on Twitter with the hashtag #CBoCEconomics

The Conference Board of Canada's Western Business Outlook 2016: Alberta is sponsored by MNP LLP, ATB Corporate Financial Services, Alberta Council of Technologies, GEEDT, Calgary Economic Development and The Globe and Mail.

 

SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

For further information: and media accreditation: Sean Burgess, Communications Coordinator, Tel.: (613) 526-3090, ext. 294, E-mail: corpcomm@conferenceboard.ca; Yvonne Squires, Media Relations, Tel.: (613) 526-3090, ext. 221, E-mail: corpcomm@conferenceboard.ca

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