Media Advisory - Western Business Outlook 2015: Edmonton - Alberta Facing Uncertainty in 2015 and 2016

EDMONTON, March 2, 2015 /CNW/ - The swift correction in oil prices has changed the economic outlook for Canada's provinces. Alberta and Edmonton economies will feel the full impact of lower oil prices over the next few years.

Glen Hodgson, Chief Economist and Pedro Antunes, Deputy Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada will join business leaders from across the province to discuss the issues relevant to the local and provincial economies at the Western Business Outlook 2015: Edmonton on Tuesday March 3, presented in partnership with Enterprise Edmonton.

This one-day event will include expert keynotes, and networking opportunities to develop economic development in the city and province:

When: March 3, 2015

Where: Shaw Conference Center

Who:  Speakers include:

Pedro Antunes - Executive Director, Economic Outlook and Analysis, and Deputy Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada

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

Bruce Leslie - Executive Director, The Conference Board of Canada

Bruce E. Edgelow  - Vice-President, Energy  ATB Corporate Financial Services 

Brad Ferguson  - President and Chief Executive Officer Edmonton Economic Development Corporation 

Media registration is required.

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SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

For further information: or media accreditation, contact: Sara-Lynne Levine or Yvonne Squires, Tel.: (613) 526-3090, ext. 294 or 221. E-mail:

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