Peter Hall, Vice President and Chief Economist of the Export Development Corporation (EDC) took time off from his busy schedule to speak to members of the Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) on March 1 as part of the organization’s Speaker Series.
Peter Hall joined Export Development Canada (EDC) in November 2004. He has over 20 years of experience in domestic and international economic analysis and forecasting. Mr. Hall is responsible for overseeing economic and political risk analysis, special research and the corporate library. In addition to advising senior management at EDC, Mr. Hall is a featured speaker at conferences across the country and internationally and regularly appears in television, radio and print media commenting on recent economic developments and implications for the outlook. Prior to joining EDC, Mr. Hall directed the economic forecasting activities of the Conference Board of Canada. Mr. Hall has also served as a member of roundtables on the economies of the Eurozone and the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Hall is president of the Canadian Association for Business Economics, a 600-member national association of professional economists, and actively participates in its local Ottawa chapter. Mr. Hall has degrees in economics from Carleton University and the University of Toronto. EDC is Canada’s export credit agency, offering innovative commercial solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business. EDC’s knowledge and partnerships are used by more than 7,700 Canadian companies and their global customers in up to 200 markets worldwide each year. EDC is financially self-sustaining and is a recognized leader in financial reporting, economic analysis and has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for nine consecutive years.