Thursday, September 26, 2019
The Westin Calgary,  Britannia Room
320 4 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB  T2P 2S6

Boom or Gloom: What lies ahead for Alberta’s economy?

Should Alberta businesses be optimistic or guarded about where the economy is heading? Join Pierre Cléroux, Vice President, Research and Chief Economist of BDC, the only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs, as he presents the most up-to-date information on the performance of global, national and Alberta economies. Get the latest data and trends that will influence oil and gas sector. Find out where interest rates are headed and discover how businesses should navigate the economy to position themselves for growth.

Pierre Cléroux was appointed Vice President, Research and Chief Economist at BDC in 2012.

Pierre leads a team of experts who analyze economic data to identify business and sector trends impacting Canadian entrepreneurs. A seasoned speaker, he regularly travels across the country to help business owners understand the risks and opportunities presented by the economic environment.

Before joining BDC, Pierre worked for the Government of Saudi Arabia as Vice President, Business Analysis in the National Industry Clusters Development Program. His role was to create program strategies, define sector policies and conduct financial and economic analyses of industrial projects.

Previously, Mr. Cléroux was the Quebec Assistant Deputy Minister for Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, responsible for the implementation of economic policies and programs to support small and medium-sized businesses and encourage entrepreneurship. He was also a strategic advisor for Montreal International, where he was responsible for attracting foreign investment from India and the Middle East, and developing international relationships and partnerships. He worked for 12 years at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business in various roles, including economist and Quebec Vice President.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a master’s degree in Economics from Laval University, as well as an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Event Details:
No-Host Networking Reception and Registration 11:30 am – 12:00 Noon
Lunch and Presentations 12:00 Noon – 1:30 pm
Q&A Session and Closing Remarks 1:30 pm – 1:45 pm


Ticket Prices: Early-Bird
(Before and on Sep 6, 2019)
After Sep 6, 2019
Tickets – Members  $  125.00 $  140.00
Tickets – Non-Members  $  150.00 $  175.00
Tables of 8 – Members  $  900.00 $  1,000.00
Tables of 8 – Non-Members  $  1,080.00 $  1,260.00


Limited seating available!  Register on or before September 6, 2019 for early bird pricing!  Tickets will be emailed to you after your order has been processed.

If you are having issues registering online, please contact us at 403.264.4195 or

Cancellation Policy: We regret that we cannot issue refunds on any cancellations. However, substitutions are permitted up to and including September 23, 2019. Email substitutions to