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Canada 360° Economic Summit

Canada 360° Economic Summit

June 6, 2024 | Free Virtual Event | Tune in and engage in open dialogue on the national economic agenda with Canada's top business and thought leaders.

June 6, 2024 | Free Virtual Event

Tune in and engage in open dialogue on the national economic agenda with Canada’s top industry experts and business and thought leaders. Explore the challenges and opportunities facing Canadian businesses in this critical phase of the economic cycle.


*Times are ET and are subject to change.

10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.Welcome Remarks

Marwa Abdou, Senior Research Director, Business Data Lab, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
10:05 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.Opening Remarks

Perrin Beatty, President & CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Panel Discussion: The Macroeconomic Context

In our opening session, two distinguished economists will offer their expert assessments of the global and Canadian economies, detailing how we arrived at our current economic situation and where we are headed.   

Frances Donald will offer her perspective on global economic trends, financial market developments, potential risks and emerging opportunities. Stephen Tapp will then focus on Canada’s economic outlook, discussing the business environment, slowing consumer spending, the battle to tame inflation and the upcoming normalization of monetary policy. 

This session is essential for anyone seeking to understand the broader economic forces at play and their impact on business strategies and decision-making.

Frances Donald, Global Chief Economist & Strategist, Manulife Investment Management

Stephen Tapp, Chief Economist, Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Samuel Cummings, Vice President & Market Lead, GTA West District, Canadian Western Bank
11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.Health Break
11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Panel Discussion: Canadians’ Economic Perceptions and Anxieties

This session will explore the economic perceptions and concerns of Canadians, before transitioning into an interactive audience Q&A.  

Renowned pollster Nik Nanos will kick things off by sharing key insights from recent public opinion surveys of Canadians. Kevin Carmichael and Rachel Samson will then react to Nik Nanos’s findings and discuss the broader implications of Canadians’ perceptions for government policy and business strategies. 

Nik Nanos, Chief Data Scientist & Founder, Nanos Research

Kevin Carmichael, Economics Columnist & Editor-at-Large, The Logic

Rachel Samson, Vice President, Research, Institute for Research on Public Policy

Matthew Holmes, Senior Vice President, Policy & Government Relations, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.Interview with a Canadian Business Leader

Business Leader:
Todd Winterhalt, Senior Vice President, International Markets & Head, Communications & Public Affairs, EDC
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Keynote Presentation: The Future of Cities

Richard Florida will deliver a keynote presentation on the future of cities. He will explore how the pandemic changed the way we work, how public spaces will evolve and what’s required to rebuild cities, including the role businesses need to play. Following his presentation, he will sit down with Laura Miller to discuss the role of the gig economy in the future of cities and take your questions.

Keynote Speaker:
Richard Florida, Professor of Economic Analysis & Policy, Rotman School of Management & Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, School of Cities, University of Toronto

Laura Miller, Director, Public Policy & Communications, Uber
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.Health Break
1:15 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.Panel Discussion: Canada’s Role & Opportunities in Managing the Global Net-Zero Energy Transition

Our panel of industry leaders will discuss Canada’s current energy landscape, the role of renewable energy sources, innovative technologies, policy frameworks and international collaboration. Discover how Canada can position itself as a leader in the global effort to achieve net-zero emissions while unlocking new economic opportunities and ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come.

Francis Bradley, President & CEO, Electricity Canada

Jon Mitchell, Chief Sustainability Officer, Suncor

Johanne Senécal, Vice President, Sustainability, External Relations & Indigenous Affairs, CAPP

Bryan Detchou, Senior Director, Natural Resources, Environment & Sustainability, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
2:10 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.Interview with a Canadian Business Leader

Business Leader:
Neil Pakey, President & CEO, Nieuport Aviation
2:20 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.Panel Discussion: Artificial Intelligence: The Potential for Productivity Gains Across Canadian Business

Artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a transformative force across industries, promising unprecedented levels of efficiency, innovation and productivity. In this panel discussion, industry leaders will explore the immense potential AI holds for driving productivity gains across Canadian businesses and how Canadian businesses can harness the power of responsible AI to stay competitive in today’s rapidly evolving landscape. 

Nicole Foster, Director, Global Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning & Canada Public Policy, AWS

Bhushan Ivaturi, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Enbridge

Sam Ramadori, CEO, BrainBox AI

Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia, Senior Director, Digital Economy, Technology & Innovation, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
3:15 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.Interview with a Canadian Business Leader

Business Leader:
Ehren Cory, CEO, Canada Infrastructure Bank
3:25 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.Panel Discussion: Resilient Supply Chains: A Key Driver of Economic Growth

In an interconnected world facing increasing challenges in the transportation of goods, reliable supply chains are critical to economic stability and growth. Join us for a compelling panel discussion on how our supply chains serve as a cornerstone for economic prosperity in Canada. Our panel of industry leaders will explore the importance of building strong and resilient supply chains that can withstand a wide range of shocks and disruptions. 

Eric Harvey, Assistant General Counsel, Policy & Legislative Affairs, CN

Shri Madiwal, Interim VP, Operations & Supply Chain, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Karen Mazurkewich, Vice President, Stakeholder Relations & Communications, Greater Toronto Airport Authority

Pascal Chan, Senior Director, Transportation, Infrastructure & Construction, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
4:20 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.Closing Remarks

Marwa Abdou, Senior Research Director, Business Data Lab, Canadian Chamber of Commerce

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