Media Advisory - The Conference Board of Canada's Western Business Outlook 2016: Vancouver to Set the Pace for Economic Growth

VANCOUVER, Jan. 21, 2016 /CNW/ - Greater Vancouver and British Columbia are forecast to lead the metropolitan and provincial economies in Canada in 2016. What are the factors driving the B.C. economy for the year ahead?

Deputy Chief Economist Pedro Antunes will join business leaders from across the province to discuss the issues relevant to economies of BC and Vancouver at the Western Business Outlook 2016: Vancouver on Tuesday, January 26.

When: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, January 26, 2016                                                         

Where: Vancouver Convention Centre (West Building), Room 121-122, Vancouver

Who: Speakers include:

  • Pedro Antunes, Deputy Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada
  • Bruce Leslie, Executive Director, Western Canada, The Conference Board of Canada
  • Ian G. McKay, Chief Executive Officer, Vancouver Economic Commission
  • Ken S. Peacock, Director, Economic Research, Business Council of British Columbia

Media accreditation for this event is required.

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

Follow this event on Twitter with the hashtag #CBoCEconomics

The Conference Board of Canada's Western Business Outlook 2016: Vancouver is presented thanks to generous contributions of our sponsors: The Vancouver Board of Trade, BC Innovation Council, Advantage BC, MNP LLP, 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: or Yvonne Squires, Media Relations, Tel.: (613) 526-3090, ext. 221, E-mail:


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