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Atlantic Business Outlook: New Brunswick

Friday March 31 2017 Crowne Plaza Fredericton—Lord Beaverbrook Fredericton, NB Canada


New Brunswick’s economy is expected have a better 2017 than during previous years, but the overall outlook remains weak. Although employment gains are expected in the province in 2017, it will not make up the job losses experienced over the past eight years.

Get the latest and most comprehensive economic analysis in the country to navigate this uncertain business climate. The Conference Board of Canada is pleased to present the second annual Atlantic Business Outlook Conference in New Brunswick, including global, national, provincial and metropolitan perspectives.

Production at the Caribou zinc, lead, and silver mine is ramping up, but it is not enough to fully make up for the shutdown of potash mining in the province. Manufacturing is expected to pick up in 2017, with the forestry sector as a bright spot thanks to strong demand from the U.S. The construction outlook is expected to improve in 2017 when major projects break ground. Both Moncton and Saint John are expected to see stronger economic growth and some employment gains in 2017.

Featuring the Conference Board’s Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, Craig Alexander, and Deputy Chief Economist, Pedro Antunes, the Atlantic Business Outlook will provide business leaders and policy makers from across New Brunswick with both a deep dive into the numbers and analysis of the factors underpinning the economy, including:

  • The demographic outlook and its impact on long-term economic growth.
  • The effects of the commodity price slide on regional growth, employment and incomes.
  • The impact of the dollar on exports to the United States and industries such as tourism.
  • The implications of slow economic growth on provincial finances and capacity to fund public programs

In addition to the Conference Board’s economic forecast for 2017 and beyond, attendees at the Atlantic Business Outlook will enjoy a lively panel discussion with some of leading business people in the province, along with a keynote address. This once-a-year Business Outlook promises to be the premier economic forecasting event in the province this year.

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We’d like to thank our generous sponsor for their contribution to this event.

Irving Oil Limited logo

Opportunities NB logo

Marketing Partners

Atlantic Chamber of Commerce logo

Fredericton Chamber of Commerce logo

Ignite Fredericton logo

The details of this event are subject to change. Please revisit this page periodically for updated information.

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Irving Oil Limited
Opportunities NB

Marketing Partners

Atlantic Chamber of Commerce
Fredericton Chamber of Commerce
Ignite Fredericton