Media Advisory - The Conference Board of Canada to Host Business Outlook Event in Windsor-Essex

WINDSOR, ON, May 2, 2017 /CNW/ - The Windsor-Essex economy is enjoying a period of sustained and solid growth. In fact, the region's economy expanded at its fastest rate in 16 years in 2016 and the outlook for 2017 is solid. However, global economic uncertainty could pose a challenge for the region, as Windsor-Essex is on the front line of this potential upheaval.

Conference Board of Canada economists and senior business leaders will discuss the factors driving the outlook for the province and region at the 2017 Windsor-Essex Business Outlook.



May 5, 2017


St. Clair College Centre for the Arts—Best Western, Windsor ON


Notable speakers and panelists include:

  • Tom Bain, Mayor of Lakeshore and County of Essex Warden
  • Drew Dilkens, Mayor of the City of Windsor
  • Craig Alexander, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada
    Dr. Bill Anderson, Director, Cross-Border Institute
  • Susan Anzolin, Executive Director, Institute for Border Security and Logistics
  • Alan Arcand, Associate Director, Centre for Municipal Studies – The Conference Board of Canada
  • Barrie Kirk, Executive Director – Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence
  • Martin Komsa, Chief Executive Officer – Windsor Family Credit Union
  • C. Stephen MacKenzie, Chief Executive Officer – WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation
  • Mary Ann Wenzler-Wiebe, Vice-President, Business Development, Bank of Canada


The 2017 Windsor-Essex Economic Development Corporation Business Outlook is sponsored by Windsor Essex and Libro Credit Union.

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

Media Accreditation is required.

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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:; or Yvonne Squires, Media Relations, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613-526-3090 ext. 221, E-mail:


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