Presented by CME & BDC
Join Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and BDC for an evening of post-election economic and fiscal analysis, a 2019 manufacturing outlook and tools and techniques to grow your business.
Come together with fellow industry leaders, gain intelligence to help your business grow and enjoy a sampling of Wild Rose Brewery’s award-winning beers.
Dr. Trevor Tombe, Associate Professor, University of Calgary
Dr. Tombe is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Calgary and a Research Fellow at The School of Public Policy. Prior to joining the University of Calgary in 2012, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. He received his BBA (Finance) from Simon Fraser University, and his MA and PhD (Economics) from the University of Toronto.
His research focuses on a broad range of topics from international trade and public finance to energy and environmental policy. Currently his main focus is on economic integration in Canada, from estimating the size and consequences of inter provincial trade costs to exploring the implications of fiscal transfers between provinces (such as through equalization). In addition to his academic work, he regularly promotes the public understanding of economics and policy issues through his numerous public policy papers through the School, active social media presence, and general interest writings in various media outlets, including regular contributions to CBC Calgary.
Mike Holden, Chief Economist, CME
Mike Holden leads the organization’s economic analysis and forecasting functions, and directs CME’s major research projects. He has written on a wide range of issues important to manufacturers, including tax competitiveness, market access, and capital investment. He also directs CME’s biannual Management Issues Survey, and was a key architect of CME’s Industrie 2030 initiative.
Mike has a BA in honours economics from the University of Alberta and an MA in economics from Queen’s University.
Cindy Chambers, MBA
Cindy has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Calgary, and has spent a good portion of her career leveraging technology to implement marketing plans. She has spent several years teaching business and marketing classes at the post-secondary level (Mount Royal University, University of Phoenix, SAIT), as well as providing marketing and strategic business consulting services across numerous industries. She continues to take professional development workshops and courses in the areas of fund development, board capacity, and marketing and sales leadership.
Cindy has honed her management and leadership capabilities to a high level of performance. Career successes include launching new products that showed immediate financial success, eliminating under-performing products from portfolios, and successfully leading cross-functional, multi-cultural, multi-time zone teams to launch new products on time and on budget.