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Spotlight on IC23 Keynote Speaker, Stephen Poloz

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The Invest Canada 23 conference is right around the corner (May 30-June 1, in Vancouver), and we’re thrilled to announce that one of our keynote speakers will be none other than Stephen Poloz, Special Advisor, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt and former Governor of the Bank of Canada. 

Poloz has an impressive resume, having worked in the public and private sectors in a range of different roles throughout his career. After earning a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University in 1978, he went on to complete an MBA at the University of Western Ontario in 1979. He began his career at the Bank of Canada in 1981, working in several different departments before being appointed as Chief of Research in 1999. He held this position until 2004 when he left the Bank to become CEO of Export Development Canada (EDC). He spent four years at EDC before returning to the Bank of Canada as Governor in 2013, a position he held until 2020.

Throughout his career, Poloz has been known for his expertise in economics and his ability to navigate complex financial and economic issues. His work has been recognized both nationally and internationally, with numerous awards and honors to his name. He is a member of the Order of Canada and has been named one of the most powerful people in banking by Forbes magazine.

While investors long for a return to normal, there are other tectonic forces acting on the global economy that will disrupt the economy in the near future. Drawing from his new book, The Next Age of Uncertainty”, Stephen Poloz will discuss how these dynamic forces will factor into the post-pandemic outlook, and offer insights into how individuals, investors, and companies can adapt to a riskier future and position themselves for success in this changing economic landscape.

This will be an excellent opportunity to gain further insight into his views on the current state of the Canadian economy, as well as his thoughts on how to succeed in an ever-changing business landscape. We look forward to hearing his insights on the current state of the Canadian economy and what the future may hold.

Learn more about Invest Canada 23.