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2021 Economic Forecast with the BDC’s Pierre Cléroux

February 4, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

It’s time to leave 2020 behind you. If you experienced an uphill battle in the past year, you weren’t alone. The uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic meant that “business as usual” was anything but. Join the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) on February 4th to move onwards and upwards in 2021, as Pierre Cléroux, the BDC’s VP Research and Chief Economist presents his 2021 Economic Forecast.

This live, online event will also include a Q&A session.


Thursday, February 4, 2021: 12:30pm – 1:30pm


Free & exclusive to members of the Richmond Chamber with advance registration.


Pierre Cléroux was appointed Vice President, Research and Chief Economist at BDC in 2012.

Pierre leads a team of experts who analyze economic data to identify business and sector trends impacting Canadian entrepreneurs. A seasoned speaker, he regularly travels across the country to help business owners understand the risks and opportunities presented by the economic environment.

Mr. Cléroux is also responsible for providing economic analysis and advice to the Bank’s senior management team, and supervises all marketing and industry research activities.

Over his 25-year career as an economist, he has held several influential positions that had a direct impact on entrepreneurs in Canada and abroad.

Before joining BDC, Pierre worked for the Government of Saudi Arabia as Vice President, Business Analysis in the National Industry Clusters Development Program. His role was to create program strategies, define sector policies and conduct financial and economic analyses of industrial projects.

Previously, Mr. Cléroux was the Quebec Assistant Deputy Minister for Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, responsible for the implementation of economic policies and programs to support small and medium-sized businesses and encourage entrepreneurship. He was also a strategic advisor for Montreal International, where he was responsible for attracting foreign investment from India and the Middle East, and developing international relationships and partnerships. He worked for 12 years at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business in various roles, including economist and Quebec Vice President.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a master’s degree in Economics from Laval University, as well as an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.


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