Boyden Executive Search

Boyden, a long time partner of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, joins as the event Community Sponsor

Dates: 19 January 2021 - 21 January 2021

Location: Virtual Event

The business community is at a crossroads. COVID-19 brought severe economic hardship in British Columbia and around the world. As we begin to emerge from the initial wave of crisis, there will undoubtedly be profound and lasting effects on particular sectors. In addition, the impacts of the virus have accelerated technology adoption, business transformation, and other structural changes to our economy.

Our 32nd Annual Economic Outlook Forum will provide our region's business leaders with a detailed and insightful look at the road to economic recovery in the year ahead. It's the kind of practical conversation our Members expect as they review their own plans for the new year and explore the opportunities amidst uncertainty, which makes this forum one of the "must-attend" events in the 2021 business calendar.

You can choose to purchase a bundle package and attend both sessions or simply attend the session that is most relevant to you.

Jan 19, 2020: The CEO perspective 


Jean-Francois Perrault

Jean-Francois Perrault
Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist


Our region’s executive leaders provide their outlook on economic resiliency and recovery in B.C. and tell us how they will be making decisions in 2021, and what will really be affecting their bottom line.


Christine BergeronColin BosaPrem Gill Walter PelaRobin Gill

Christine Bergeron, Interim President & CEO, Vancity
Colin Bosa, CEO, Bosa Properties Inc.
Prem Gill, CEO, Creative BC
Walter Pela, Regional Managing Partner, KPMG
Moderator: Robin Gill, Weekend Anchor and BC Correspondent, Global National


Jan 21, 2020: Geopolitical outlook


 Peter Hall                                                                                      

Peter Hall, Vice President and Chief Economist, Export Development Canada               

 Carole Taylor O.C., O.B.C,
Moderator: Carole Taylor O.C., O.B.C., Former B.C. Finance Minister and a Governor of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade


This panel will look at the changing political landscapes, government efforts to support the economy, the outcome of the B.C. and U.S. elections, and Canadian federal politics to discuss what B.C.’s business community should expect in the year ahead.


 Mira OreckBhinder Sajan Richard ZussmannSimi Sara

Mira Oreck, Executive Director, Houssian Foundation
Bhinder Sajan, News Reporter, CTV Vancouver
Richard Zussmann, Online Journalist, Global BC
Moderator: Simi Sara, Talk Show Host, CKNW News

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