“Regional Economic Update & Outlook”
with Keynote, Helmut Pastrick, Chief Economist, Central 1 Credit Union
We last hosted Chief Economist of Central 1 Credit Union – Helmut Pastrick – in June 2016. A lot has happened in BC (and Canadian economy) since that time; most notably, a change in provincial government in BC. In September, the NDP released their economic update to the provincial budget. Helmut will bring our audience up to speed as of December 2017, with what means, and may mean in the new 2018 provincial budget.
Helmut has the national, as well as the international view, on top of being a provincial budget expert. He will highlight Kelowna and regional numbers for our luncheon audience – useful, as so much information can be skewed to Vancouver and Toronto. He’ll cover employment trends, population growth, the three top CMA industries in Kelowna, an update on the housing market; and building and construction.
His presentation will once again be lively and informative. Central 1 is the financial trade association for the BC credit union system.
About our Speaker
Helmut Pastrick is Chief Economist for Central Credit Union 1, the central financial facility and trade association for the B.C. and Ontario credit union systems.
Helmut leads a department responsible for providing economic analysis and forecasts to credit unions and the public at large.
Central 1 represents a consumer-oriented, full-service retail financial system that serves 3.3 million members, holds $116 billion in assets, and is owned by its member credit unions in B.C. and in Ontario.
11:45 am -12:00 pm Check-In
12:00 pm -12:15 pm Introductions
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch Provided
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm Presentation