Business Meeting #3
Economic Update, Greetings from the CIPH Board, & World Plumbing Day
Thursday, March 09, 2017, 7:30 - 9:00 am
Executive Royal Inn West Edmonton
(2016-2017 Passport holders are presumed to have registered)
Todd Hirsch is the Chief Economist of ATB Financial. For over 20 years, Todd has worked as an economist at numerous organizations including the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canada West Foundation and the Bank of Canada. For almost a decade, Todd taught economics at the University of Calgary. He released his first book, The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada from Economic Decline in 2012 and his second, Halfway Home in 2016. Todd provides economic commentary for many Canadian media outlets and is a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail. He currently serves on the University of Calgary Board of Governors and is the chair of the Calgary Arts Academy. Todd recently received the University of Alberta's Alumni Honour Award. He holds a BA Honours in Economics from the U of A and an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary.
TOPIC: Have We Reached the Bottom Yet? Rebuilding Alberta’s Economy in 2017
After two years of recession, Alberta’s economy appears to be rounding a corner. Oil prices have firmed up a bit and some progress has been made on pipeline projects. Yet challenges lie in the way of a full recovery—worries about trade deals with the US, an unemployment rate that threatens to remain high and worries about debt levels and housing markets persist. So what does the rebuild of Alberta’s economy look like under these conditions? Will we see more diversity this year? And how long might a full recovery take? Join ATB's Chief Economist Todd Hirsch as he demystifies the economy and answers these important questions.
We will also have greetings from CIPH Board Chair Bill Palamar and CIPH President Ralph Suppa. In addition, Maureen Shenher from Edmonton Catholic Schools will bring us an update on CIPH's partnership with their new plumbing apprenticeship program. And don't forget World Plumbing Day on March 11, 2017
Please Register ONLINE
Registration is transferable.
Please advise ASAP if you have any dietary restrictions.
First Timers may attend for 50% off!
CIPH reserves the right to limit registration and to cancel this event if registration is insufficient.
No shows will be invoiced.
We’ll see you on March 09!