145th Annual General Meeting with Keynote Speaker, Pierre Cléroux
As required under the provisions of the Boards of Trade Act, the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its 145th Annual General Meeting on Friday, December 17, 2021.
The business portion of the meeting will include:
- the presentation of the Chamber's audited financial statements for the year ended June 30th, 2021
- appointment of the 2021-2022 Auditor
- an overview of the 2020-2021 fiscal year.
Immediately following the business portion of the meeting, the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce will welcome BDC Chief Economist, Pierre Cléroux as the Keynote Speaker.
BDC Economic Outlook – Seize the opportunity
Join Pierre Cléroux, Vice President, Research and Chief Economist of BDC, the Bank for Canadian entrepreneurs, as he presents an overview of the current economic situation here and abroad. Find out how COVID-19 is changing our business environment and discover how Canadian entrepreneurs can build the way forward.
Vice President, Research and Chief Economist, BDC
Pierre Cléroux was appointed Vice President, Research and Chief Economist at BDC in 2012.
Pierre leads a team of experts who analyze economic data to identify business and sector trends impacting Canadian entrepreneurs. A seasoned speaker, he regularly travels across the country to help business owners understand the risks and opportunities presented by the economic environment.
Mr. Cléroux is also responsible for providing economic analysis and advice to the Bank’s senior management team, and supervises all marketing and industry research activities.
Over his 25-year career as an economist, he has held several influential positions that had a direct impact on entrepreneurs in Canada and abroad.
Before joining BDC, Pierre worked for the Government of Saudi Arabia as Vice President, Business Analysis in the National Industry Clusters Development Program. His role was to create program strategies, define sector policies and conduct financial and economic analyses of industrial projects.
Previously, Mr. Cléroux was the Quebec Assistant Deputy Minister for Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, responsible for the implementation of economic policies and programs to support small and medium-sized businesses and encourage entrepreneurship. He was also a strategic advisor for Montreal International, where he was responsible for attracting foreign investment from India and the Middle East, and developing international relationships and partnerships. He worked for 12 years at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business in various roles, including economist and Quebec Vice President.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a master’s degree in Economics from Laval University, as well as an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.