Global Economic Outlook

Event Outline

  1. State of the world economy: what is the ‘growth stage’ we are in
  2. Developed markets outlook
  3. Prospects for key emerging markets
  4. Risk: anti-globalization/ anti-trade sentiment/ NAFTA from a Canadian perspective (quick thoughts only)
  5. Canada-Thailand overview, outlook and key prospects.

This event is for:

  • Canadian exporters and investors into Thailand
  • Partners who can support these Canadian investors and exporters
  • Anyone interested in learning more about economic factors regarding Canadian-Thai future trade relations


Event Program

11:30 Registration opens
12:00 Opening remarks (Derek van Pelt VP of CanCham Thailand) and introduction of Mr. Peter Hall, VP and Chief Economist of Export Development Canada (EDC), and Dr. Rak Vorrakitpokatorn, Senior Executive VP of Thai EXIM Bank
12:00 Luncheon
12:30 Presentation by Dr. Rak Vorrakitpokatorn, Thai EXIM Bank
12:40 Keynote Address by Peter Hall, EDC
13:00 Q&A
13:30 Conclusion & Networking


CanCham Thailand is proud to present Export Development Canada’s – “Global Economic Outlook” in partnership with Embassy of Canada and Thai Eximbank. Peter Hall, VP and Chief Economist with Export Development Canada, will inform you with his knowledge and foresights in this keynote address.


Event Details

Date: Friday, December 1, 2017

Time: 11:30 – 13:30

Venue: Ballroom 2, Sheraton Grande Shumvit (BTS Asok)

Dress Code: Business Attire

Entry Fee:

  • THB 1,200 for members of CanCham Thailand
  • THB 1,500 for non-members

Description: Growth in the world economy is hitting a new stride, led by the U.S. and European economies. Perhaps the best sign of this is the seismic shift in monetary policy, from ultra-loose to a more normal stance. Emerging markets seem to be taking the cue, with early signs of economic revival popping up. However, at the same time, the sluggish growth of the past seven years has alienated and excluded vast swaths of the labour force, and given rise to a new and strong trans-globe wave of anti-institutional, anti-globalization sentiment. What are the prospects for economies like Canada and Thailand in such an environment? Does it inhibit or enhance our potential interactions? Hear a thought-provoking discussion of these issues in a lively and interactive session.



Keynote Speaker

Peter Hall

Vice-President and Chief Economist, Export Development Canada

Peter Hall joined Export Development Canada (EDC) in November 2004.  With over 25 years of experience in economic analysis and forecasting, Mr. Hall is responsible for overseeing EDC’s economic analysis, country risk assessment and corporate research group.  In addition to preparing strategic advice for senior management at EDC, Mr. Hall is a featured speaker at conferences, international roundtables and policy fora, and regularly appears in television, radio and print media commenting on the wold economy and Canadian international trade issues.  He produces a widely circulated print and video weekly commentary covering an eclectic range of current global economic issues.  (CLICK HERE to see his profile – English/French version)



Dr. Rak Vorrakitpokatorn

Senior Executive Vice President, Export-Import Bank of Thailand

Dr. Rak Vorrakitpokatorn, Ph.D. has been a Senior Executive Vice President of Export-Import Bank Of Thailand since February 01, 2016. He holds Doctor of Business Administration from Strathclyde Business School, UK; Master of Business Administration from Birmingham Business School, UK; and Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering from Chulalongkorn University.  (CLICK HERE to see his profile)



Reservations not cancelled within 3 business days of the event will be considered as a no-show and invoiced.  If the event falls on a Monday or is immediately preceded by a holiday, cancellation is required by the previous business day.




Bookings are closed for this event.

11:30 - 13:30


Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel

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