Economic Outlook is an annual event in which a keynote speaker is invited to give their thoughts on what the economic forecast for the coming year will be like. Also included in the event is a panel of local experts who speak specifically to what the economic outlook could mean for London.
Join us for Economic Outlook with keynote speaker, Douglas Porter, Chief Economist and Managing Director BMO Financial Group
Douglas Porter has over 25 years of experience analyzing global economies and financial markets. As Chief Economist at BMO Financial Group, he oversees the macroeconomic and financial market forecasts and co-authors the firm's weekly flagship publication, Focus. Mr. Porter manages the team that won the prestigious Lawrence Klein award for forecast accuracy of the U.S. economy, and was named by Bloomberg as top Canadian forecaster.
As a respected commentator on economic and financial trends, he is regularly quoted in the national press and often interviewed on radio and television.
Before joining BMO, Mr. Porter held the positions of Economist and Country Risk Analyst with other Canadian financial institutions, and also worked at the Bank of Canada.
Mr. Porter has been a member of C.D. Howe’s Monetary Policy Council since 2008 and serves on the Investment Management Committees of the Bank of Montreal’s Pension Fund Society and Western’s Endowment Fund. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Toronto Financial Services Alliance.
Our Expert Local Panel will include:
Mike Moffat ~ Ivey Business School
Mike Moffatt is a Canadian economist and economics artist. He is an Assistant Professor at the Richard Ivey School of Business.
John Fleming ~ City Planner for the City of London
John Fleming is the City Planning Director for the City of London.