PFM Economic Outlook Breakfast – Vancouver 2016

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



PFM Economic Outlook Breakfast – Victoria 2015

We were joined by 140 of our closest friends and clients at the semi-annual PFM Economic Outlook Breakfast on Tuesday, January 27th. Each event brings new information and the respected perspective of Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President, Business Council of British Columbia. These events are about giving back to our clients and providing some value in the form of up to the minute economic information for BC and the world. We always leave with a full stomach and inspired mind knowing likely risks and successes around the corner.

If you are interested in joining us at the next event – don’t hesitate to let us know.


PFM Annual Economic Outlook Breakfast (Vancouver)

Last Wednesday we were happy to have gotten together with a group of 200 of our closest friends, business partners, clients and candidates at our Annual PFM Economic Outlook Breakfast (Vancouver) with Special Guest Speaker Jock Finlayson. Jock regaled the crowd with the Economic situation of Canada and the world and incorporated a bit of his dry humour to keep us engaged.

It was a wonderful event and we look forward to seeing you all next year!

The PFM Economic Outlook (#PFMOutlook) is a invitation only networking and information session held in the fall in Vancouver and winter in Victoria. To learn more about the event or if you would like to attend please contact

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