Media Advisory - Atlantic Business Outlook: Opportunities and Risks

HALIFAX, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ - The swift correction in oil prices has changed the economic outlook for Canada's provinces. Nova Scotia, like other Maritime provinces, can expect strong economic growth over the next two years, according to The Conference Board of Canada's Provincial Outlook-Winter 2015.

The Conference Board of Canada's Chief Economist, Glen Hodgson and Marie-Christine Bernard, Associate Director, Provincial Forecast will join business leaders from the region to discuss the economic opportunities and risks for Halifax and Nova Scotia at the Atlantic Business Outlook 2015 in Halifax on April 9, presented by The Conference Board of Canada in partnership with BMO Financial Group.


April 9, 2015


Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel


Speakers include:


Glen Hodgson - Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist , The Conference Board of Canada

Marie-Christine Bernard  - Associate Director, Provincial Forecast, The Conference Board of Canada

Ann MacKenzieExecutive Director, Atlantic Canada, The Conference Board of Canada

The Hon. Brian Tobin – Canadian Politician and Vice-Chair, BMO Capital Markets BMO Financial Group

Carolyn Booth - Senior Vice-President, Atlantic Provinces, BMO Financial Group 

Bernie Miller - Deputy Minister, Nova Scotia Office of Planning and Priorities 

Fred Morley - Executive Vice-President and Chief Economist, Greater Halifax Partnership 

Karen Oldfield - President and Chief Executive Officer, Halifax Port Authority 

Mike Savage  - Mayor, Halifax Regional Municipality 

Marilla Stephenson  - Project Manager, One Nova Scotia Coalition, Nova Scotia Office of Planning and Priorities

Ian Thompson - Former Newspaperman, Former Deputy Minister, and Former Businessman 

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Media registration is required.

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SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

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