The economy in 2017: What trends will impact your business?

    Canada’s economic recovery is facing some significant challenges in 2016 as low oil prices, a devalued dollar and a potential new trade agreement force business leaders to reshape their business strategies. Against this backdrop, The Bank of Canada has maintained its low interest rate policy and Canada’s new Federal Government has introduced an expansionary budget to spur economic growth. At the same time, a looming U.S. election and rapid technological changes may upset existing business paradigms and freight operations. Transportation professionals are obliged to adapt to these new realities. How will these forces play out over the next 12 months?

    One of Canada’s leading economists will provide an economic overview of 2016 and share his insights on where the economy is headed in 2017. A leading equity analyst who follows the transportation sector in Canada and the United States will offer his perspective as well. The track will feature an executive from a large trucking company and a former shipper who will share their thoughts on the direction of the Canadian and US economies in 2017 and the implications for shippers and transportation providers as they prepare their business plans.

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