The Manitoba manufacturing industry has been hit by supply chain disruptions and weakening demand. From rail blockades to carbon tax to fears of a global slowdown mounting as the coronavirus outbreak spreads, manufacturers are facing more uncertainty than ever. As the voice of manufacturing in Manitoba, CME represents our members’ interests through advocacy, member support and a comprehensive suite of member services and training opportunities. Join us at our annual members meeting and economic roadshow as we look back on the highlights and road bumps from 2019 and forward to the future.
What does the coronavirus mean for Manitoba’s economy and what are the scenarios for growth and recovery? What other factors will affect growth prospects for the province’s manufacturing industry this year and next? These questions and more will be addressed at CME’s economic outlook presentation, which will provide a comprehensive overview of the latest forecasts for the province’s key economic regions and across Canada. CME’s Chief Economist, Alan Arcand, will also briefly discuss the outlooks for the province’s key trading partners including the United States, Japan, China, and Mexico.
Chief Economist, CME
Alan Arcand is a member of the National Policy team where he is responsible for developing and executing CME’s major national research projects, conducting CME’s macroeconomic analysis to support the organization across the country, leading our tax policy efforts, and be a leading voice representing the interests of the association and members with government and with the public.
Before joining CME, Alan spent 19 years at The Conference Board of Canada where he held multiple roles, including the Associate Director of the Centre for Municipal Studies. Alan’s background includes expertise in municipal, regional, and national economic matters including economic forecasting and analysis.