Canada 360° Economic Summit | February 8 | Virtual | #Canada360
Updated February 7, 2023.
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
|9:30 to 9:35 a.m. ET||Opening remarks by Hon. Perrin Beatty, President and CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce|
|9:35 to 10:00 a.m. ET||Opening Economic Landscape with Stephen Tapp, Chief Economist, Canadian Chamber of Commerce|
The Canadian Chamber’s Chief Economist sets the scene by reviewing the key dynamics affecting Canada’s economy, including rising interest rates and the battle to control high inflation, tight labour markets, supply chain challenges, slowing global growth and worries of an impending recession.
|10:00 to 10:30 a.m. ET||Morning Fireside Chat: With Nik Nanos and Stephen Tapp|
Discussion of how Canadian consumers are feeling featuring the Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index, with consumers’ expectations for the Canadian economy, personal finances, job security and real estate prices. Mood of Canada, is the country moving in the right/wrong direction? View of federal-provincial relations and Canada’s international reputation.
|10:30 to 10:40 a.m. ET||Health Break|
|10:40 to 11:25 a.m. ET||Panel 1: Food, Fuel and Fertilizer|
The competitiveness of Canadian businesses and Canada’s reputation in international markets depends on reliable transportation infrastructure that allows goods to be transported in a timely manner. This panel will discuss the potential Canada has to grow our economy with the right set of investments in trade infrastructure.
Moderator: Matthew Holmes, Senior Vice President, Policy and Government Relations, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Jasmine Igneski, Vice President, Sustainability and Government Relations, Parkland Corporation
Karen Proud, President and CEO, Fertilizer Canada
Peter Xotta, Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
|11:25 to 11:35 a.m. ET||Health Break|
|11:35 to 12:20 p.m. ET||Panel 2: The Demographic Crunch and the Workforce/Innovation|
Shifting demographics and record retirements have created an extremely tight labour market and unprecedented labour shortages in Canada. A significant number of employers is also reporting skills gaps in their workforces. This panel will discuss what is needed today to respond to our demographic and workforce challenges.
Moderator: Bianca Bharti, General Assignment Reporter, Financial Post
Courtney LeCompte, Vice President, Compensation Consulting, Salary.com
Gena Restivo, Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, AstraZeneca Canada
Supriya James, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Canadian Western Bank
Stephen Harrington, Partner, Human Capital, Deloitte
|12:20 to 12:35 p.m. ET||One-on-One Spotlight Video with EDC |
|12:35 to 1:15 p.m. ET||Lunch Break|
|1:15 to 1:30 p.m. ET||Canada’s “New” Mobility Trends – Discussion with Marwa Abdou, Senior Research Director, Business Data Lab|
Workforce mobility patterns are changing in Canada’s big cities – and it’s based on who you are, what you do and how you traditionally commute. The Business Data Lab will discuss key insights, including its recently launched dashboard and study, on mobility trends of Canadian workers to their workplaces.
|1:30 to 1:40 p.m. ET||One-on-One Spotlight Video with TC Energy|
|1:40 to 2:25 p.m. ET||Panel 3: The Economy and Net-zero|
Economic pressures have not lessened the imperative of taking action on climate change. This panel will discuss how the economic headwinds have impacted the drive towards net-zero.
Moderator: Shelley Gilberg, National ESG Markets Leader and Canadian Platforms Leader, PwC Canada
Leah Turner, Director, Public Affairs, Tourmaline Oil Corporation
Max Easley, Chief Operating Officer, Petronas
Michael Munoz, Vice President, External Relations, Suncor
Trevor McLeod, Director, ESG and Public Policy, Enbridge
|2:25 to 2:35 p.m. ET||Health Break|
|2:35 to 3:20 p.m. ET||Fireside Chat with Arlene Dickinson and Gayla Brock-Woodland, Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Chamber of Commerce|