FOMO at the End of the World: Are Canadian Communities Missing Out on the Biggest Economic Shift in a Century?
At last year’s EDAC conference, Brock Dickinson kicked off a national speaking tour looking at “the End of the World as we Know it” and how global trends including increasing armed conflict, high inflation, workforce shortages and supply chain collapse are rewriting the rules of the economy. Well, it’s a year later… is the world still ending? Brock looks at the real impacts of global economic change, and how the United States is now experiencing one of the greatest investment attraction booms in history. But why aren’t we seeing as much of this in Canada? How can we better position our communities to benefit from these trends? Oh, and Greenland – let’s also talk about Greenland! As usual, Brock promises to bring his blend of data, scary insights, and laugh-out-loud humour to help explain our next series of economic development opportunities.
About the Speaker
Brock Dickinson is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Waterloo, and the Director of the University’s Economic Development Program. He currently works in private equity, and advises communities, companies and organizations around the world on geopolitics, economic development and sustainability.