Oct 13, 2016

PFM Economic Outlook Breakfast – Vancouver 2016

By PFM Search

Allison Rzen, Partner and Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President at Business Council of British Columbia

PFM Executive Search had the pleasure of hosting over 160 senior executives at the Fairmont Pacific Rim for our annual PFM Economic Outlook Breakfast. Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President of the Business Council of British Columbia, was the guest speaker and he provided tremendous insight and perspective to those in attendance. A key point of positivity within Jock’s economic forecast was the fact British Columbia is the bright spot in Canada with economic growth continuing to outpace the rest of Canada and therefore the province will see healthy employment growth. As Jock noted, BC should finish 2016 at a GDP growth rate of 2.7% and 2017 should be around 2.6% while the Canadian economy will be less than 2% at best.

With a focus on provincial, national and international economic indicators, Jock’s presentations provide valuable takeaways for our senior executive attendees. PFM Executive Search was thrilled, as always, with a tremendously successful event that connects senior leaders within an informative environment.


Left to right: Glen Clark, President at The Jim Pattison Group, George Madden, Partner

Left to right: George Madden, Partner, Della Smith, Casey Forrest, Partner

Left to right: George Madden, Partner, Della Smith, Principal at Q Workshops, Casey Forrest, Partner


Left to right: Seema Kanwal, Director of Research, Trish Janik, Managing Director, Allison Rzen, Partner, Gordon Andersen, Consultant, Debbie Loewen, Administrative Assistant, Jennifer Madden, Senior Consultant


Left to right: Allison Rzen, Partner, Andrea Shaw, Founder & Managing Partner at Twentyten Group, Robert Pratt, President at ONE Hospitality


Left to right: Paul Larocque, President & CEO at Arts Umbrella, Shelina Esmail, Partner


Left to right: Casey Forrest, Partner, Michael Lee, Vice President at Jim Pattison Developments


Left to right: Jill Price, Vice President, Development & Corporate Affairs at Asia Pacific Foundation, Shelina Esmail, Partner


Left to right: Gordon Andersen, Consultant, Nicole Liddell, Senior Director, Talent at Ledcor Group of Companies, Shaun Carpenter, Partner, Tim Chapman, Board Member at Port of Vancouver


Left to right: Shaun Carpenter, Partner, Joel DeYoung, Director of Technology at Hothead Games, Shelina Esmail, Partner


Left to right: Casey Forrest, Partner, Marsha Walden, President & CEO at Destination BC


Left to right: Tracey Vopni, Senior Consultant, Brian Radburn, Vice President Corporate Operations & CFO at Science World British Columbia