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Sixth Annual Cross-Border Economic Forecast & Lunch

February 6, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

USD50 – USD65

Sixth Annual Cross-Border
Economic Forecast & Lunch

When: Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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 1:30 pm  Lunch & Economic Forecast 

 1:30 to 2:00 pm – Coffee and Cookie Reception + Bank Vault Tours 

Guest Panelists:

Avery Shenfeld is Managing Director and Chief Economist of CIBC Capital Markets. He has been with CIBC since 1993 and is widely recognized as one of Canada’s leading economists for his perceptive analysis and insight on economic developments and their implications for financial markets.He is a repeat winner of the Dow Jones Market Watch forecasting award and has received awards for forecast accuracy on the U.S. and Canadian economies by Bloomberg Markets. He has also been consistently ranked as one of the top Canadian economists by institutional investors.His prior background includes experience in management consulting. He was on the economics faculty at the University of Toronto and in the summer program at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He has addressed numerous business groups and has been quoted in the media in the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe. Dr. Shenfeld holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.

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.


CIBC – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce  is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with 11 million personal banking, business, public sector and institutional clients. Across Personal and Small Business Banking, Commercial Banking and Wealth Management, and Capital Markets businesses, CIBC offers a full range of advice, solutions and services through its leading digital banking network, and locations across Canada,  in the United States and around the world.

Clayton & McKervey is a public accounting firm headquartered in Metro Detroit and specializing in international tax, assurance, accounting and consulting services. We are proud of our Michigan roots, but consider the entire world our workplace. Our clients are middle-market companies competing in the global marketplace. 


February 6, 2018
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
USD50 – USD65