State of the Economy Conference Agenda

State of the Economy Conference 2013 Agenda

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Westin Nova Scotian



Registration & Networking

Continental breakfast will be provided.


Presentation of the 2013 Halifax Index
The Halifax Index, a definitive look at Halifax's economic and community progress, tells our city’s story – the strength of our economy, the health of our community, the sustainability of our environment – and provides insights for actions that will strengthen and grow our city.




"The Future of Productivity: Clear choices for a competitive Canada"
Terry Stuart
Chief Innovation Officer, Deloitte

Terry presents the latest research findings from The Future of Productivity: Clear choices for a competitive Canada, highlighting key recommendations for companies, government, and academia on improving productivity through innovation.




"Is Your Business Future-Ready?"
Rebecca Ryan
Founder of Next Generation Consulting

If you knew the future, how would you respond? Companies that can anticipate and respond appropriately to emerging trends have a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Learn about emerging customer, employee, and marketplace trends that will reshape business.

Interactive Panel Discussion on Talent with:

Rebecca Ryan, Founder, Next Generation Consulting
Peter Moorhouse, Vice President, People, T4G Limited
Glen Dormody, Regional Vice President for Metro Halifax, RBC
Saeed El-Darahali, Founder, SimplyCast
Soulafa Al-Abbasi, Director, Immigration and Diversity, FUSION Halifax


Lunch will be provided.


Networking Reception



Media Coverage

"Attitude" comes up often at event on economy

Report: Population plan needed for Halifax

Editorial: Change attitude, embrace newcomers

New study says Halifax population growth weak due to outmigration

Weak population growth jeopardizing Halifax's success, says GHP report

New report rates Halifax's economy


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A Greater Halifax - Economic Strategy 2011-2016 Full Report
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