Chief Economist, BMO Financial Group
Douglas Porter has over 30 years of experience analyzing global economies and financial markets and now serves as chief economist at BMO Bank of Montreal Financial Group. Doug oversees the macroeconomic and financial market forecasts and co-authors the firm’s weekly flagship publication, Focus. Doug also manages the team that has won numerous awards including: best forecaster for Canada (Focus Economics), top Canadian forecaster (Bloomberg), and forecast accuracy of the U.S. economy (Lawrence Klein).
As a respected commentator on economic and financial trends, he is regularly quoted in the national press and often interviewed on radio and television.
Doug has been a member of C.D. Howe’s monetary policy council since 2008 and serves on the investment management committees of BMO’s Canada Pension Plan and Western’s Endowment Fund. He also sits on the board of directors for the Toronto Financial Services Alliance.
Doug, CFA, earned a master’s degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario.
12:45 — Luncheon presentation on industry economic outlook
Simultaneous interpretation I Poinciana Ballroom
Sponsored by Export Development Canada
Join us for one of the conference’s most popular sessions, an “edutaining” look at the latest trends in the construction industry and Canada’s economic outlook.