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Eighth Annual Cross – Border Economic Forecast & Lunch

February 4, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

When: Tuesday, February 4, 2019

Location: Federal Reserve Bank
 1600 E. Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48207

Tickets: $50 Member USD | $65 Non-Member USD


11:30 am to 12:00 – Registration & Networking 

12:00 to 1:45 pm – Lunch & Economic Forecast 

 1:45 to 2:00 pm – Bank Vault Tours 

Guest Panelists:

Paul Traub is the Senior Business Economist at the Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
 where his responsibilities include both research and current analysis. Prior to joining the economic research department of the Chicago Fed, Traub was the president of Scenario Economics LLC and senior economist for Americas Commercial Transportation Research Company, LLC (ACT Research).Traub retired in 2008 from the position of corporate economist with 25 years of service at Chrysler LLC. He worked in Chrysler’s corporate economist’s office for over 17 of those years where his responsibilities included tracking the economy and forecasting its impact on North American auto sales; supporting new product development; and speaking to auto dealers and numerous professional organizations. His speaking engagements have included the Michigan and Ohio Governors’ Councils of Economic Advisors, the Society of Automotive Analysts Automotive Outlook Conference, the Forum on Global Energy, Economy and Security (The Aspen Institute) and the Bear Stearns Global Transport & Logistics Conference. Traub currently is on the board of directors of the Detroit Association of Business Economists; is a member of the National Association of Business Economists and the Detroit Economic Club; is on advisory boards for Lawrence Technological University College of Management, Baker College of Flint Business School and the U.S. Army TACOM LCMC; and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Oakland University in the School of Business. He holds a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan – Dearborn and an M.B.A. from Oakland University.

Jean-Francois Perrault is Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at Scotiabank. He leads a team of Economists to support Scotiabank’s domestic and international business lines and clients from retail to capital markets, providing Scotiabank’s senior executives, business lines and customers with perspectives, insights and forecasts on economic, financial market and policy developments.  

Prior to joining Scotiabank, Jean-François held prominent roles with the federal government, the Bank of Canada, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. 

Presenting Sponsor:
The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation(WE EDC)
is the region’s lead economic development agency and a dedicated catalyst for business growth and expansion. We attract new businesses to our region, help strengthen existing businesses and support entrepreneurship. WE EDC is supported by the Town of Amherstburg, Town of Essex, Town of Kingsville, Town of Lakeshore, Town of LaSalle, Municipality of Leamington, Pelee Island, Town of Tecumseh, and the City of Windsor. It is responsible for advancing economic development to grow and sustain prosperity in the region.

Windsor Detroit Borderlink Limited
The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel

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