58th Annual Forecast Dinner


Wednesday, April 12, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM CDT
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RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg 
375 York Avenue
South York Ballroom
Winnipeg, MB R3C3J3

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Eva Swan, Administrator 
CFA Society Winnipeg 

We are excited to be hosting a spring event for the CFA Society Winnipeg's 58th Annual Forecast Dinner and New Charterholder presentation at the RBC Convention Centre on Wednesday, April 12, 2023. The Annual Forecast Dinner is the premier event of the year for Winnipeg's investment community.

Join us as we welcome the Former Governor of the Bank of Canada, Stephen Poloz, a widely recognized economist with nearly 40 years of experience in financial markets, forecasting, and economic policy as our Keynote speaker as he sits down for a candid discission with the respected Financial Journalist and our Master of Ceremonies, Amber Kanwar.

The event will begin with complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres (including a cash bar) at the cocktail reception sponsored by Infinite Investment Systems from 5:00pm-6:00pm. The evening's formal events will begin at 6:00pm and will include hearing from our presenting speakers, introducing Winnipeg's newest CFA Charterholders and announcing the Forecaster of the Year awards.

Limited Seats Available

Keynote Speaker

Stephen Poloz
Special Advisor, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Former Governor of the Bank of Canada     
Stephen is a widely recognized economist with nearly 40 years of experience in financial markets, forecasting, and economic policy, including 35 years in the public sector.
Prior to joining Osler, Stephen was the 9th Governor of the Bank of Canada, Canada’s central bank. Stephen was Governor of the Bank for seven years after having previously spent 14 years there during 1981-95 occupying a range of increasingly senior positions.
Prior to joining the Bank of Canada, Stephen spent 14 years at Export Development Canada, as Chief Economist (1999-2008), Head of Lending (2008-2011) and finally as President and CEO (2011-2013). He also spent four years at BCA Research, where he was Managing Editor of the International Bank Credit Analyst, one of their flagship publications.
Stephen is a Certified International Trade Professional and a graduate of Columbia University’s Senior Executive Program. He has been a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C., and at the Economic Planning Agency in Tokyo, Japan. He is a frequent speaker and writer and has taught economics at the University of Western Ontario, Concordia University and Queen’s School of Business.
At Osler, Stephen provides clients with his significant expertise and strategic guidance regarding the financial system, trade, and economic policy both domestically and on a global scale.

Master of Ceremonies

Amber Kanwar
Senior Anchor & Reporter
BNN Bloomberg
Amber Kanwar is a senior Anchor and Reporter at BNN Bloomberg - Canada's national business channel. She is the host of Morning Markets from 10-12pmET where she discusses the biggest market movers of the day. She is a leader in breaking news and in-depth financial reporting. She has interviewed hundreds of newsmakers over the past decade including CEOs of major Canadian & international companies, entrepreneurs, fund managers, politicians, and thought leaders. Amber has Bachelor of Arts in Management & Organizational Studies from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters in Journalism from Ryerson University. She currently lives in Toronto with her husband and three children.