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9

January 2019

Annual Economic Outlook 2019

7:30am-9:30am | Metro Toronto Convention Centre - 255 Front Street West, Toronto Purchase Tickets

Join us as our panel of Chief Economists share their predictions for 2019.

- Breakfast will be served -

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Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

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Annual Economic Outlook 2019

Avery Shenfeld

Chief Economist and Managing Director
CIBC Capital Markets

Avery Shenfeld

Avery Shenfeld is Managing Director and Chief Economist of CIBC World Markets Inc. He has been with CIBC since 1993 and is widely recognized as one of Canada’s leading economists for his perceptive analysis and insight on economic developments and their implications for financial markets.

Mr. Shenfeld is a six time winner of the Dow Jones Market Watch award for most accurate US forecaster, and is the top ranked economist in Canada among institutional equity investors.

Mr. Shenfeld’s prior background includes experience in management consulting. He was on the economics faculty at the University of Toronto and in the summer program at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He has addressed numerous business groups and has been quoted in the media in the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe.

Mr. Shenfeld holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.

Beata Caranci

Chief Economist and Senior Vice President
TD Bank Group

Beata Caranci

Beata Caranci is the Chief Economist and SVP for TD Bank Group. She joined TD in 2003 and leads a team of economists tasked with delivering economic research, forecasts and stress tests on the Canadian, U.S., and global economies. Beata sits on TD’s Retirement Investment Committee, is a member of the C.D Howe Institute’s Monetary Policy Council, as well as the American Bankers Association Economic Advisory Committee.

Beata is a passionate supporter of TD’s inclusion and diversity initiatives and has dedicated more than a decade to researching and driving awareness among Canadian policymakers on the labour market friction experienced by women. Her research report, “Get on Board Corporate Canada,” influenced the Ontario Securities Commission’s rule amendments on disclosure of women on boards and in senior management. And, in 2017, Beata was asked to speak at a Senate Open Caucus regarding her report that deconstructed educational and workplace biases of women in STEM fields.

Beata holds a Master’s Degree in Business Economics. Prior to joining TD, she worked nearly four years on a trading floor providing economic analysis to foreign exchange, money market and bond desks.

Craig Wright

Chief Economist and Senior Vice President
RBC

Craig Wright

As chief economist, Craig leads a team of economists providing economic, fixed income and foreign exchange research to RBC clients. Craig is a regular contributor to a number of RBC publications and is a key player in delivering economic analysis to clients and the media through the Economic Department’s regular economic briefings.

A graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Toronto, Craig was appointed Chief Economist in 2001 having joined RBC in 1994 after working at another financial institution for seven years. Craig is a participant in a number of the key RBC internal committees and is a member of the CD Howe Monetary Policy Council, Wilfrid Laurier School of Business and Economic Dean’s Advisory Council and the British Columbia Economic Forecast Council.

Craig and his wife Susan live in Toronto with their three children Emily, Bradley and Jacob.

Douglas Porter

Chief Economist and Managing Director
BMO Financial Group

Douglas Porter

Douglas Porter has over 30 years of experience analyzing global economies and financial markets. As Chief Economist at BMO Financial Group, he oversees the macroeconomic and financial market forecasts and co-authors the firm’s weekly flagship publication, Focus. Mr. Porter manages the team that has won numerous awards including Best Forecaster for Canada by Focus Economics in 2016, top Canadian forecaster by Bloomberg and the prestigious Lawrence Klein award for forecast accuracy of the U.S. economy.

As a respected commentator on economic and financial trends, he is regularly quoted in the national press and often interviewed on radio and television.

Before joining BMO, Mr. Porter held the positions of Economist and Country Risk Analyst with other Canadian financial institutions, and began his career at the Bank of Canada.

Mr. Porter has been a member of C.D. Howe’s Monetary Policy Council since 2008 and serves on the Investment Management Committees of the Bank of Montreal’s Canada Pension Plan and Western’s Endowment Fund. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Toronto Financial Services Alliance.

Mr. Porter, CFA, earned a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.

Jean-François Perrault

Chief Economist and Senior Vice President
Scotiabank

Jean-François Perrault

Jean-François Perrault joined Scotiabank in 2015 as Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist. He leads a team of Economists to support Scotiabank’s domestic and international business lines and clients from retail to capital markets, providing Scotiabank's senior executives, business lines and customers with perspectives, insights and forecasts on economic, financial market and policy developments.

Prior to joining Scotiabank, Jean-François held prominent roles with the federal government, the Bank of Canada, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

Pattie Lovett-Reid

Chief Financial Commentator
CTV News

Pattie Lovett-Reid

As CTV News’ Chief Financial Commentator, Pattie Lovett-Reid coaches viewers on how to save money, stretch their income, and get the biggest bang for their hard-earned bucks. Lovett-Reid provides weekday financial updates for CTV News Channel, CP24, and regional CTV MORNING LIVE broadcasts across the country.

A highly respected Canadian financial guru, Lovett-Reid also contributes analysis on market-moving business stories to CTV NATIONAL NEWS, and is a regular guest commentator on BNN Bloomberg and other Bell Media channels.

Lovett-Reid was the host of THE PATTIE LOVETT-REID SHOW on CTV News Channel and CTV, and served as a weekly guest commentator on CANADA AM. A sought-after speaker and commentator on wealth management, she took on the role of Senior Financial Commentator with CTV News in early 2012. Lovett-Reid joined CTV News from TD Waterhouse Canada Inc., where she served as Senior Vice-President.

Lovett-Reid is a Certified Financial Planner, co-author of several national best-selling books, and was awarded with an honorary degree in Applied Studies from Humber College in June 2010. The Financial Planners Standards Council (FPSC) recognized Lovett-Reid with the 2009 Donald J. Johnston Award for her outstanding contribution to the profession of financial planning in Canada. Lovett-Reid also received the 2007 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Award in the Trailblazers and Trendsetters Category.

Stéfane Marion

Chief Economist and Strategist
National Bank of Canada

Stéfane Marion

Stéfane Marion is Chief Economist and Strategist for National Bank of Canada and National Bank Financial,
a position he has held since November 2008. Mr. Marion is a sought-after speaker on economic trends and
their financial implications and is ranked among the leading economists in Canada according to Brendan
Wood International.

National Bank Financial's Economics and Strategy team is regularly ranked among the top Canadian
forecasters and has won recognition for the accuracy of its projections.

In 2012, the C.D. Howe Institute appointed Mr. Marion to its Monetary Policy Council and to the newly
established Business Cycle Council. He also sits on National Bank Pension Committee.

Mr. Marion joined NBF’s Economics Group in 1999. Previously, Mr. Marion worked for several years in the
federal departments of Finance and Industry in Ottawa, where, in addition to economic analysis and
forecasting, he also worked on microeconomic policy impact studies. In particular, he participated in the
development of forecasting models and the analysis of the FTA and NAFTA free-trade agreements with the
United States and Mexico.

Mr. Marion holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Economics from the Université de Montréal.

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