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Vice-President and Chief Economist, Export Development Corp., Ottawa, ON

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 TOPIC: "Leading in Challenging Times:  A Christian Economist’s Perspective on 2018 & Beyond"

DESCRIPTION:  At last year’s ELO Forum in Toronto, Peter Hall was one of our most highly-ranked presenters!  A discussion of “economics” may appear boring, but Peter’s engaging style has captivated and enlivened ELO audiences.  Attendees last year were eager to have him keep presenting well beyond his allotted time, which was not possible.  We have rectified the situation by inviting Peter back again this year for a one-hour time slot and plenty of time for Q & A.  Peter will address a variety of issues as he provides an overview to making sense of the economy.  Are interest rates going up or down?  Is the economy growing or retracting?  Does faith play any role in understanding the economic environment?  An understanding of how the economy works is useful to understand what the future may hold.  

BIO:  Peter G. Hall is Vice-President and Chief Economist of Export Development Canada (EDC).  One Covenant client described him as “the top economist in Canada.”  Peter joined EDC in November 2004. With over 25 years of experience in economic analysis and forecasting, Peter is responsible for overseeing EDC’s economic and political risk analysis, special research and the corporate library.

In addition to advising senior management at EDC, Peter is a featured speaker at conferences, international roundtables and policy fora, and regularly appears on television, radio and print media commenting on the international economy.  Prior to joining EDC, Peter directed the economic forecasting activities of the Conference Board of Canada. Peter serves on the boards of the Canadian Association for Business Economics and its local Ottawa chapter.

Peter is the immediate past president of the Canadian Association for Business Economics, a 600-member national association of professional economists, and actively participates in its local Ottawa chapter. Peter has degrees in economics from Carleton University and the University of Toronto.

Peter is married to Heather and lives just south of Ottawa in Greely, Ontario, and has three children ranging in age from 12 to 16.  He worships weekly at the Metropolitan Bible church, where he and Heather have served in various capacities for the past 21 years.  Peter has served on the board of Community Christian School, and his children are actively involved in two Christian schools in Ottawa.  Peter has also participated in Christian Embassy events in Ottawa.