Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce

Luncheon - BDC's Economic Outlook for the Canadian Entrepreneur in 2019

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Thursday, January 31st, 2019
Registration & Networking: 11:30 AM
Luncheon: Noon - 2:00 PM


Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront
1 Princess Street, 6th Floor
Kingston, Ontario


Members: $46.99 plus HST
Member Rate: $345.00 plus HST - Table of 8

Future - Members $70.00 plus HST

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On Thursday January 31st the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce is once again pleased to welcome to Kingston, Pierre Cleroux BDC's Vice President, Research and Chief Economist to share his insight on the economy.

BDC’s economic outlook for Canadian entrepreneurs : challenges and opportunities in 2019
Should Canadian entrepreneurs be optimistic or pessimistic regarding the 2019 economic forecast? Please join Pierre Cléroux, Vice President, Research and Chief Economist of BDC, as he presents his perspective on national and global economies based on BDC’s recent analyses. Discover challenges you should keep on your radar and strategies your business can adopt to start the new year off right. 
Guest Speaker, Pierre Cléroux
Vice President, Research and Chief Economist, BDC
Pierre Cléroux was appointed Vice President, Research and Chief Economist at BDC in 2012.
Pierre leads a team of experts who analyze economic data to identify business and sector trends impacting Canadian entrepreneurs. A seasoned speaker, he regularly travels across the country to help business owners understand the risks and opportunities presented by the economic environment.   
Mr. Cléroux is also responsible for providing economic analysis and advice to the Bank’s senior management team, and supervises all marketing and industry research activities.
Over his 25-year career as an economist, he has held several influential positions that had a direct impact on entrepreneurs in Canada and abroad.
Before joining BDC, Pierre worked for the Government of Saudi Arabia as Vice President, Business Analysis in the National Industry Clusters Development Program. His role was to create program strategies, define sector policies and conduct financial and economic analyses of industrial projects.
Previously, Mr. Cléroux was the Quebec Assistant Deputy Minister for Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, responsible for the implementation of economic policies and programs to support small and medium-sized businesses and encourage entrepreneurship. He was also a strategic advisor for Montreal International, where he was responsible for attracting foreign investment from India and the Middle East, and developing international relationships and partnerships. He worked for 12 years at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business in various roles, including economist and Quebec Vice President.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a master’s degree in Economics from Laval University, as well as an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Speaker & Event Sponsor: Business Development Bank of Canada
Event Host: Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront

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