January 2017

Economic Outlook 2017: Presented by CPA Ontario & the Economic Club of Canada

7:30am-9:30am | Fairmont Royal York (Canadian Ballroom) - 100 Front Street West, Toronto

Join us as the panel of Chief Economists share their predictions for 2017.

Avery Shenfeld, Managing Director & Chief Economist, CIBC World Markets
Craig Wright, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, RBC Royal Bank
Derek Burleton, Vice President & Deputy Chief Economist, TD Bank Group
Douglas Porter, Managing Director & Chief Economist, BMO Financial Group
Jean-Francois Perrault, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, Scotiabank

Moderation By:
Frances Horodelski, Markets Expert, Former BNN Anchor

- Breakfast will be served -

Member price:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Regular price:
Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

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Economic Outlook 2017: Presented by CPA Ontario & the Economic Club of Canada

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 nine-time winner of the Dow Jones Market Watch award for most accurate US forecaster and is highly ranked by Canadian 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 Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.

Craig Wright

Chief Economist and Senior Vice President

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.

Derek Burleton

Vice President & Deputy Chief Economist
TD Bank Group

Derek Burleton

Derek is Vice President and Deputy Chief Economist for TD Bank Group. In his role, he leads a team of economists that provides leading analysis on the Canadian and U.S. economies. Each year, he travels extensively across Canada and the U.S., speaking at more than 75 events on economic and financial developments. As a respected commentator, Derek has been quoted by many media outlets – including the London Financial Times and the Economist. He also is frequently interviewed on the radio and television.
Derek maintains a strong interest in public policy issues and has written substantive reports on health care sustainability, education, and immigration reform. He participates in a number of advisory and steering committees both internal and external to TD Bank Group.
Derek Burleton received his Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and an M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics. Derek has more than 20 years of experience as an economist in the financial industry.

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.

Frances Horodelski

Markets Expert
Former BNN Anchor

Frances Horodelski

Frances Horodelski has had extensive experience in the capital markets with over 25 years in a variety of increasingly senior positions at two of Canada’s major investment dealers – RBC Dominion Securities and ScotiaMcLeod. These experiences crossed various aspects of the investment world including derivative analysis (preferred shares, warrants), equity analysis, portfolio strategy, investment banking and managing the portfolio advisory groups at both firms. She holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). She was one of only a handful of women to sit on the board of directors at RBC Dominion Securities in the 1990s. She later adapted her investment knowledge into a second career as journalist/anchor for the top-rated TV show on BNN “Business Day AM” as well as authoring daily the morning note, one of the most popular pieces of market commentary in the country.

Jean-François Perrault

Chief Economist and Senior Vice President

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.

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