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Join us for a pivotal discussion on the economic landscape of British Columbia as we approach a significant provincial election. In this session, Ken Peacock, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at the Business Council of British Columbia, will offer his expert insights on BC’s current economic status, with a keen focus on forecasting the upcoming year’s trends and challenges in the construction industry.

What’s on the Agenda?

  • Economic Overview of British Columbia: A deep dive into the province’s current economic performance, including key sectors driving growth and areas facing challenges.
  • Projections for the Upcoming Year: Expert forecasts on economic trends, potential market shifts, and how these elements might influence the provincial election’s dynamics.
  • Strategic Implications for Businesses and Policy: Analysis of what the economic projections mean for the Construction Industry in BC and considerations for policy making in a pre-election year.
  • Interactive Q&A Session: Attendees will have the opportunity to engage directly with our speakers, posing questions and seeking advice on navigating BC’s economic landscape.

Leading the discussion will be Ken Peacock, a distinguished economist from the Business Council of British Columbia (BCBC), known for his deep insights into BC’s economy and its impact on the national scale.

This speaker series is for anyone interested in understanding the economic forecasts of British Columbia as it heads into a critical election period. Join us to gain valuable insights and perspectives that will help navigate the complexities of BC’s economy.

Meet Our Speaker:

Ken Peacock is Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at the Business Council of British Columbia, an association representing 220 large and mid-sized companies that together account for approximately one-quarter of all jobs in the province. In this capacity, Mr. Peacock contributes to the Council’s work on economic and policy issues of interest to the business community. He is the author of Business Council publications dealing with the provincial economy and related policy matters.

Mr. Peacock joined the Business Council in 2002. Prior to that, he was an Economist with Central1 Credit Union, an umbrella organization for the credit unions in the province. There he advised credit unions on the outlook for the provincial economy, housing markets, and interest and exchange rates.

Mr. Peacock was born and raised in BC. He attained his master’s degree in economics from Simon Fraser University and is a past President of the Association of Professional Economists of BC and a member of the BC Economic Forecast Council.

The session will be moderated by Ken McCormack, President & CEO of the Construction Labour Relations Association of BC (CLR).

Wednesday, March 27, 10:00-11:00 am.

Featured panelists:

Ken McCormack
President & CEO
Ken Peacock
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at the Business Council of British Columbia

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