Enjoy breakfast while listening to Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist with ATB Financial. He will be presenting Alberta’s Economic Forecast for 2016. Things are looking up – he expects the Alberta economy to rebound in 2017!
Most Albertans were happy to bid 2015 farewell - it was a tough year for oil prices and the economy. But what’s in store for 2016? In this talk, ATB Financial’s Chief Economist, Todd Hirsch, explores events that impact our economy, both far and near - from unpredictable happenings in China and the Middle East, to issues closer to home such as interest rates and housing prices. What are the probabilities of certain events falling into place? And where does that leave Alberta? Hirsch will share the latest on what will certainly be an interesting year.
This is a by invitation only event. An exhibitor-issued or sponsor-issued VIP Pass is required to attend. All invitees must RSVP to confirm their attendance/reserve their seat.
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Time: 9am to 10am
Location: Edmonton Expo Centre, Ballroom 105
Full breakfast included.
Chief Economist, ATB Financial
For over 20 years, Todd has worked as an economist at numerous organizations including the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canada West Foundation and the Bank of Canada. For almost a decade, Todd taught economics at the University of Calgary. He released his first book, The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada from Economic Decline in 2012.
Todd provides economic commentary for many Canadian media outlets and is a regular columnist for the Globe and Mail. He currently serves on the University of Calgary Board of Governors and is the chair of the Calgary Arts Academy. Todd recently received the University of Alberta's Alumni Honour Award.
Todd holds a BA Honours in Economics from the U of A and an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary.