CAPPA CPD Luncheon: Economic Update – where are we in Alberta’s Recovery?

March 1, 2017

11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Venue: Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel, 110 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5A6

Please note there are no walk-up onsite registrations.

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Presentation Description:

In this talk, ATB Financial’s chief economist Todd Hirsch explores the events that impact our economy–both globally and closer to home.

Canada’s economy is also struggling to gain traction and oil prices continue to bounce around at levels unsupportive of new investment in Alberta. All of this adds up to a still challenged economy. As the province struggles through its second year of recession, the question on many people’s minds is how long will this last? Have we seen the worst of it, and if so when can we expect recovery?

Speaker Bio:

Todd Hirsch – Biography Chief Economist

ATB Financial

Todd Hirsch is ATB Financial’s Chief Economist. He holds a BA Honours in Economics from the University of Alberta and an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary. For over 20 years he’s worked as an economist at Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canada West Foundation and the Bank of Canada. For almost a decade, Todd taught economics at the University of Calgary. He released his first book, The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada from Economic Decline in 2012.Todd provides economic commentary for several Canadian media outlets and is a regular columnist for the Globe and Mail. He currently serves on the University of Calgary Board of Governors and is the chair of the Calgary Arts Academy. Todd recently received the U of A’s Alumni Honour Award.He also writes an economic update that is sent to thousands of subscribers around the world everyday.Its called The Owl and you can subscribe at


11:30 am    – Registration & Networking

11:45 am    – Lunch

12:00 noon – Presentation

CAPPA Members – $68.00 (CAD)
Non-members – $82.00 (CAD) (not a member? Click hereto apply for membership)

Please note there are no walk-up onsite registrations.

At each luncheon, attendees are entered to win one of 3 draws: Complimentary registration for the
next CPD and two door prizes.

CPD Luncheon attendees must contact the CAPPA office in order to cancel their registration. Cancellations must be received in writing by email ( The following refund policy is in place:

– Full refunds will be given up to 10 days prior to the event.
– A 50% refund will be given up to 6 days prior to the event.
– Refunds will not be provided thereafter.
There is an administration fee of $20 to cancel.

Registration, however, may be transferred to another attendee without an administration fee. Please notify CAPPA of the transfer to another attendee. The original registrant would be responsible to sort the payment out offline with the new attendee.