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Outlook 2019

November 4, 2019 - November 8, 2019

Join us for APEC’s annual business Outlook conference to receive essential intelligence to support your strategic business planning. This year’s program includes a special focus on Atlantic Canada’s labour challenge while a breakfast and networking break will allow you to connect with the region’s business and government leaders. 


Atlantic Canada’s Labour Challenge 

Atlantic Canada’s labour force is aging and job vacancy rates are rising, potentially constraining future economic growth. It’s not just the number of workers that matter – the types of jobs, skills required, and worker preferences are shifting with automation, digitalization, and social trends.  


There is no single answer to the region’s labour challenge. New technologies, immigration, underrepresented groups, new employment practices and training models will all need to be part of the solution along with improved coordination between employers, educators and training organizations, and governments.  


APEC’s President & CEO, David Chaundy will share his perspective on what the labour challenge looks like and how we respond. This will be followed by a panel of business leaders, training organizations and HR professionals discussing new ideas and solutions that are already working.  


Atlantic Canada’s Business and Economic Outlook 

The second half of the morning features a keynote address, highlighting the drivers and opportunities in major Atlantic industries. APEC’s Senior Policy Analyst Fred Bergman will then present the economic outlook for 2020, focusing on the key trends and developments that are shaping the region’s economy. 

APEC Outlook Conference Keynote Speakers 2019

Charlottetown, PE - November 4, 2019 @ PEI Convention Centre 
Saint John, NB - November 5, 2019 @ Saint John Convention Centre 
Halifax, NS - November 7, 2019 @ Pier 21 
St. John's, NL - November 8, 2019 @ Emera Innovation Exchange (MUN, Signal Hill Campus - old Battery Hotel site)

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