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Tamara shares economic outlook at The Vancouver Board of Trade

Vancity president and CEO Tamara Vrooman recently joined other local leaders at the Vancouver Board of Trade’s 2015 Economic Outlook Forum. Moderated by former Minister of Finance Carole Taylor, Tamara joined three other CEO panelists to share her perspective on British Columbia’s economic challenges and opportunities in the year ahead.

The session, called “Benchmarking Canada’s Economic Success” was filmed in its entirety, and touched on a wide range of economic subjects including:

  • Tamara’s overview, focusing on economic diversity and sustainability. (10:15 minute mark)
  • How much of a segment do industries like natural gas, film and high tech contribute to the provincial budget? (22:40 minute mark)
  • What are the biggest risks and challenges being faced by the financial sector? (35:58 minute mark)
  • There’s a lot of uncertainty in the global market, especially around the economy. How do you build uncertainty into your business plan? (49:31 minute mark)
  • Does the upcoming election year impact your business or the business you’re watching? (1:03:07 minute mark)

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Joining Tamara on the panel were Dr. Allen Eaves, President and CEO, STEMCELL Technologies Inc., Jason McLean, President and CEO, The McLean Group of Companies, Jayson Myers, President and CEO, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters.


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