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ACSESS Calgary Event: Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist: 2017 Economic Forecast

Calgary Chapter Event: January 26, 2017
Losing Balance, Regaining Control:
Alberta's Economy in 2017


We are excited to once again be hosting Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist, ATB Financial join us at our first ACSESS event of 2017 to provide us with his unique and interesting perspective of the economic outlook for the year ahead. Don't miss this special opportunity to see one of Calgary's premiere economists speak in an intimate setting at a fabulous venue.


It's been a challenging year for Alberta's economy, but is there a light at the end of the tunnel? The Canadian and global economies remain out of balance, which has weighed down confidence and commodity markets. Here in Alberta, economic stability was lost with a severe slump in oil prices – that's had a painful impact on employment for thousands in our province. But when things are out of balance, regaining control is key. How and when might Alberta's economy get back on track?

Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist, ATB Financial

Todd Hirsch is ATB Financial's Chief Economist. He holds a BA Honours in Economics from the University of Alberta and an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary. For over 20 years he has worked as an economist at several different companies including Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canada West Foundation and the Bank of Canada. For almost a decade, Todd taught economics at the U of C. Todd provides economic commentary for CBC, CTV, The Globe and Mail, the BBC and other local, national and international news outlets. He has been recognized as one of Alberta's 50 Most Influential People by Alberta Venture magazine. In August 2013, Todd was appointed chair of the Premier's Council on Culture. A sought after speaker, Todd presents to over 250 groups a year in Alberta, across Canada and internationally. In February 2012, Todd released his first book titled, The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada from Economic Decline, co-authored by his long-standing friend and colleague Robert Roach.


Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time: 4:30 – Networking & Registration
5:15 – Presentation
Location: Q Haute Cuisine,
100 La Caille Place SW
Cost: $25 members and $40 for non-members
RSVP: Brenda Cullum-Shergold: by January 20th.