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Economic Outlook

Economic Outlook is an annual event, hosted by Calgary Economic Development in partnership with ATB Financial, that delivers global, national, regional and local economic forecasts delivered by Canada’s premier economists.


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2020 Economic Outlook
Wednesday, October 16, 2019


In 2018 we welcomed Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist, ATB Financial, and Pedro Antunes, Deputy Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada, as they presented the current economic trends and how they may affect your future business planning.



Calgary & Region Economic Outlook

Read and download economic forecasts from The City of Calgary

Economic Outlook Luncheon

Watch presentations and find resources from past Calgary Economic Development’s annual Economic Outlook event:


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Todd Hirsch

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.

Presenting sponsor

ATB Financial

At ATB Financial, we put people first. We've been doing it for more than 7​5 years. In that time, we've grown from one small Treasury Branch to the largest Alberta-based financial institution. Today, 5,300 team members help more than 710,000 customers in 244 Alberta communities. Like our clients, we're Albertans. Through a network of 172 branches, 135 agencies, and a Customer Care Centre, we work beside them and with them in their communities, and we root for their success because it's our success too.

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