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Economic Outlook 2019 with International Economist Glen Hodgson

Join YCLM & the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies for a special Lunch & Learn session with noted International Economist Glen Hodgson, who will be discussing the economic outlook for 2019 and the many risks on the horizon.

While the consensus among economic forecasters is for continued solid growth in the global, U.S. and Canadian economies (although slower than in 2018), the Trump Administration’s approach to trade in particular has heightened global disruption, spooked financial markets, and added to the level of economic risk.

The trade talks between the U.S. and China will provide an early indication of where 2019 is headed. Glen will then discuss longer-term structural forces that are quietly influencing our world, like demographics. He will conclude with some thoughts on what all of this means for you and your business.  Lunch from Clay Oven is included with your ticket.

Date: Wednesday, March 6
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Clay Oven Shaw Park, 1 Portage Avenue East
Cost: $25, includes lunch from Clay Oven

We’d like to extend a big thank you to our generous event sponsor, Duxton Windows & Doors

Glen Hodgson, International Economist

Glen Hodgson, International Economist

Glen Hodgson has 36 years of experience in global and Canadian macro-economics, international trade analysis and finance, fiscal and tax policy, and other “big picture” topics.

Glen’s career has spanned the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington D.C., the federal Department of Finance, Export Development Canada (EDC), and the Conference Board of Canada, where he was Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist for twelve years. He recently joined International Financial Consulting Ltd. as a Senior Associate, and the C.D. Howe Institute as a Senior Fellow. He has travelled the world and Canada as an economic analyst and public speaker, financial negotiator, and advisor to governments, businesses and international organizations.

Topics of expertise and interest include: global, U.S., and Canadian economic performance; globalization, trade and disruption; international trade analysis and risk management; managing catastrophic risk; the emerging low-carbon economy; fiscal and tax policy; and the business economics of sports.

Glen has co-authored two books and over 375 reports, briefings and articles, with a regular commentary in the Globe and Mail. He has delivered many presentations to audiences of all types and sizes, and done numerous media interviews via print, TV, radio and social media.    

This event is presented in partnership with the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies Manitoba