America’s new president is having a profound impact on the economies of the United States and Canada. Trump’s America First policies are signaling changes to established manufacturing and trade policies for America and its historic partners. Canada’s political and business elites are trying to adjust to the new realities. In addition to the Trump Effect, the Canadian economy is facing several unique challenges. This panel will discuss the Canadian and US economies in 2017 and share their expectations for 2018. This track will first feature a panel discussion with a leading Canadian economist and investment analyst. The panel will also include the Director of Research for one of America’s leading transportation investment companies. Following this panel will be a discussion with a leading trucking executive and a major shipper who will provide their insights and outlook for next year.