Media Advisory - Western Business Outlook 2015: Winnipeg - Manitoba an economic leader in Canada in 2015 and 2016

WINNIPEG, Feb. 27, 2015 /CNW/ - The swift correction in oil prices has changed the economic outlook for Canada's provinces. Manitoba and Winnipeg economies are highly diversified and should be well positioned to take advantage of a stronger  U.S. economy, combined with a lower dollar and fuel costs.

Glen Hodgson, Chief Economist and Pedro Antunes, Deputy Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canadawill join business leaders from across the province to discuss the issues relevant to the local and provincial economiesat the Western Business Outlook 2015: Winnipeg on Monday March 2, presented in partnership with the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.

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


March 2, 2015                                            


The Fort Garry Hotel Spa and Conference Center


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

Dave Angus -  President and CEO, The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce

Greg P. Dandewich - Senior Vice-President, Economic Development Winnipeg Inc.

Michael McMullen -  Chairman, Canadian Chamber of Commerce

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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