Guest Speaker: Helmut Pastrick, Chief Economist, Central 1 Credit Union
Topic: BC Economic and Housing update and outlook for 2015, with a review of 2014's forecasts.
Helmut Pastrick is Chief Economist for Central 1 Credit Union, the umbrella organization for the credit union system in the provinces of BC and Ontario.
Today, there are 699 credit unions and caisses populaires in Canada, with a total of 3,000 branches. They hold combined assets of $320 billion and serve 10.1 million members (as at June, 2014).
Prior to joining Central in 1997, he spent many years with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation in BC responsible for analyzing and forecasting the provincial housing market and economy.
He is past President of the Association of Professional Economists of BC, a member of the Canadian Association for Business Economics, and the BC Economic Forecast Council.
Helmut is frequently called upon by the media to provide comments on economic events and his presentations are in demand by many organizations and groups, including credit unions, trade and professional associations, and service clubs.
11:45 a.m. Registration
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Guest Speaker
Suite 1000 - 355 Burrard Street
The Marine Building
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