The City of Ottawa and its partners in the local tourism and hospitality industry have committed to positioning Ottawa as the national epicentre of celebrations for the 150th anniversary celebration of Canada’s Confederation in 2017. Significant resources have been dedicated to the creation and delivery of a comprehensive portfolio of events and attractions that will provide a unique experience in the capital and increase the influx of visitors coming to Ottawa in 2017.
A new commerce has emerged that is consumer driven and technology enabled. Andrea Stairs, managing director of eBay Canada, will give an overview of the e-commerce landscape in Canada and how the Internet is enabling Canadian SMEs from all corners of the country to become successful micro-multinationals. Further, she will highlight opportunities and challenges Canadian SMEs face through cross-border trade.
Sinclair Davidson, renowned professor/scholar of Institutional Economics at RMIT University in Melbourne, visits Toronto as part of a cross-country tour to share insights from his conclusive research on tobacco product plain packaging in Australia. Professor Davidson will highlight key lessons other countries (including Canada) can learn from the surprising results of the Australian experiment.
In the wake of significant volatility in oil prices and an unprecedented deficit, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador undertook a series of significant but necessary measures to put the province on track to surplus in 2021/22. Join the Honorable Dwight Ball, newly-elected Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, as he presents his views on the need for immediate measures aimed at bringing the fiscal situation into balance. In addition, he will outline an initial view of the positive impacts of these difficult choices and what role Newfoundland and Labrador will play in the global economy in the 21st century.
Traditional outreach methods just aren’t producing the same results as they did with previous generations. To harness the “giving power” of millennials, charities must present them with convenient, tech-driven options. In this Economic Club exclusive, our distinguished panel of experts will weigh in on how charities need to transform their approach to meet the new demands of tech-savvy millennials without alienating generous boomers.
As our new federal government seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across Canada, countries around the world are stepping up their actions in the fight against climate change. With a highly-educated workforce, abundant natural resources, an established renewables sector and a diverse economy, Ontario has an opportunity to continue leading the transition to low-carbon prosperity at home and around the world.
Join Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne as she describes her four-part economic plan to build on Ontario’s strengths and deliver long-term economic growth and good jobs in Ottawa and across the province.
Canada has the opportunity to become this century’s supplier of choice for the world’s energy needs. But around the globe, the oil and gas industry is undergoing tremendous disruption. Canada must invest more into energy infrastructure and innovation if it going to compete and supply the world with more reliable, responsible energy.
In an era of rapidly changing technology, creation plays a central role in supporting Canadian innovation and economic development. Join Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, as she provides an overview of the creative sector’s economic clout and role in bolstering innovation. The intersection of culture and technology holds tremendous potential for Canada’s growth and prosperity. With a historic investment of $1.9 billion in arts and culture, Canada is building a creative ecosystem that will generate economic growth and position our country as a global leader.
Halifax has one of the fastest growing metropolitan economies among the 28 cities covered in the Conference Board of Canada’s Metropolitan Outlook.
Halifax ranks as one of the top 10 cities to do business in North America. It is the regional hub for finance and insurance, IT and transportation. Connected to global markets and hours from New York, Toronto and Europe, it is an excellent location for trade through its ports. Halifax’s economic growth is being driven by $129B in major projects in Atlantic Canada including shipbuilding, energy and new real estate developments.