Conference

ESNA 2019 Outlook Conference 

Economic Perspectives In an Age of Disruption

ESNA would like to thank all of the speakers and members who made our 2019 Outlook Conference event a success.  The day was filled with interesting and enlightening conversations on economic, energy and trade outlook, and pipelines and climate change. The questions were challenging which made the Q&A periods very engaging.

ESNA Board is already busy planning next year’s Economic Outlook Conference. In the meantime, we have posted this years’ presentations for you below. We thank our speakers for their kindness in giving us permission to post their presentations.

Macroeconomic Outlook

Craig Wright – Senior VP and Chief Economist, RBC Economics

Canada’s economy headed for trend growth

Catherine Rothrock – Chief Economist, Alberta Treasury Board and Finance

Alberta’s Economic Outlook

John Rose – Chief Economist, City of Edmonton

Edmonton’s Economic Outlook

Energy Outlook

– Jonathan Stringham, Manager, Fiscal & Economic Policy, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Upstream Oil and Gas Industry Outlook

– Jim Campbell, VP Business Environment, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association

Canadian Energy Pipeline Association Presentation

Meaghan Conroy, Partner, MLT Aikins LLP

Duty to Consult & Accommodate Indigenous Communities

Keynote Address: “Pipelines and Climate Policy”

Andrew Leach – Associate Professor, Alberta School of Business

Pipelines and Climate Change

Trade Outlook

Chris Kukucha, Professor, University of Lethbridge

Incremental Disruption – Canada’s International Trade Regime

Marie-France Paquet, Chief Economist, Global Affairs Canada

Global trade: how does it look?

Closing Keynote: “Canada Pants”

Martha Hall Findlay – President & CEO, Canada West Foundation


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