Western Canada has faced its fair share of economic challenges in recent years, from the downfall of the oil and gas industry to chronic talent shortages. Compounded with rapid international economic change, disruption, ageing populations and the rise of millennials, the forces of change have been significant. In his opening keynote, Todd Hirsch, one of the country’s most eminent economists, will draw on his new book Spiders in Space to share his outlook on global, Canadian, and regional economic mega trends and their impact on Western Canadian businesses, including:
- How can Western Canadian employers remain competitive?
- How to create flexible, entrepreneurial, creative leaders for tomorrow’s economy
- How businesses can adapt to rapidly changing economic conditions