The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC) presents
Business Outlook Conference
Now in its 15th year, APEC's Business Outlook Conference provides essential economic intelligence to guide your strategic plans and an opportunity to join in the discussion of Atlantic Canada's most important business issues.
This year's conference theme:
Are We There Yet?
Governments are using every possible means to help their economies recover from the most severe global recession in 50 years. But much uncertainty remains around the timing and strength of the recovery, and the longer-term impact of the economic crisis.
Although Atlantic Canada was not affected as severely as other Canadian provinces by the initial impact of the recession, the region is now facing higher government deficits, a frugal U.S. consumer and a more restrictive global financing environment.
APEC's Outlook Conference will address these key questions:
· When will economic conditions improve and what will be the key drivers behind the recovery?
· What long-term impacts will the current recession have on Atlantic Canada's economic prospects?
· How are Atlantic businesses positioning themselves to take advantage of new growth opportunities?
Early-Bird Pricing (Until October 9th)
APEC Members $245
Regular Pricing (After October 9th)
APEC Members $295
Table Pricing (8 seats)
APEC Members $1,775
November 9, 2009
Charlottetown - Delta Prince Edward
November 10, 2009
Saint John - Hilton Saint John/ Trade & Convention Centre
(Simultaneous translation in Saint John)
November 12, 2009
St. John's - Delta St. John's
November 13, 2009
Halifax - Pier 21
Outlook 2010 Agenda
7:45 am - Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 am - Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:40 am - Keynote Address
Charlottetown: Richard Homburg,
Chairman & CEO, Homburg Invest Inc.
Saint John: G. Michael Arnett, President, Canadian Tire Retail
St. John's: TBA
Halifax: Ellen Costello, President & CEO, Harris Financial Corp.
9:10 am - Economists' Panel:
Atlantic Canada's Economic Outlook
10:10 am - Refreshment Break
10:35 am - President's Address: Preparing for the Recovery: Economic Priorities for Long-Term Prosperity
10:55 am - Industry Panel:
Are We There Yet?
. Charlottetown speakers
. Saint John speakers
. St. John's speakers
. Halifax speakers
12:00 pm - Conference Concludes
Register online and view program updates at the Outlook 2010 website: