FREDERICTON, March 28, 2017 /CNW/ - New Brunswick's economy is forecast to perform better; but, real GDP growth will be limited to 1.2 per cent on average this year and next, according to The Conference Board of Canada's Provincial Outlook. However, the province's aging population will weigh down labour force and economic prospects going forward.
On March 31, The Honourable Cathy Rogers will join The Conference Board's Chief Economist, Craig Alexander, and Deputy Chief Economist, Pedro Antunes at the Atlantic Business Outlook: New Brunswick as they discuss the factors underpinning the province's economy.
When/ Where: March 31, 2017, Crowne Plaza Fredericton (Lord Beaverbrook), Fredericton, NB
Who: Speakers/panellists in New Brunswick include:
- The Hon. Cathy Rogers, Minister of Finance and Minister responsible for Literacy, New Brunswick Department of Finance
- Craig Alexander, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada
- Pedro Antunes, Deputy Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada
- David Campbell, Chief Economist, New Brunswick Jobs Board, Government of New Brunswick
- Herb Emery, Vaughan Chair, Department of Economics, University of New Brunswick-Fredericton
- Stephen Lund, Chief Executive Officer, Opportunities New Brunswick
The Atlantic Business Outlook: New Brunswick is sponsored by Irving and Opportunities New Brunswick.
For the full list of speakers, schedule and times, visit: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/16-0224/agenda.aspx
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SOURCE Conference Board of Canada
For further information: or media accreditation, contact: Natasha Jamieson, Communications Coordinator, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 307, E-mail: [email protected]; or Yvonne Squires, Media Relations, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 221, E-mail: [email protected]