2024 CE3C Guest Speakers

Keynote Speakers Forum

For the upcoming 2024 CE3C we are introducing the “Keynote Forum”, where we are thrilled to feature two distinguished experts in their respective fields to discuss economic challenges, political shifts, and international influences on Canadian business. Drawing from their unique perspectives, they will explore specific examples of how the environmental and engineering consulting industry is affected by these factors. Engaging in a lively exchange, they will support or challenge each other’s assumptions, offering valuable insights for our executives as they tackle the task of managing their operations in 2024.

Our forum brings together Michael Campbell and Nik Nanos, both esteemed CE3C alumni. Michael is a renowned economist and one of Canada’s most well-regarded business analysts, while Nik is a nationally recognized pollster with expertise in political, business, and social trends. This distinctive, dynamic keynote promises an engaging and enlightening session for the senior executives attending CE3C.

Keynote Speakers

Michael Campbell
Senior Economic Advisor

Michael Campbell is one of Canada`s most respected financial and business analysts, Michael is best known as the host of Canada’s top rated syndicated financial radio show MoneyTalks, and Senior Business Analyst for BCTV News on Global. His outstanding record of forecasting, including warning of the current turmoil in the financial markets, months in advance, has been recognized by internationally renowned analysts like James Dines, Martin Armstrong, Greg Weldon and many more.

Last September, Michael warned of a major disruption to the world financial markets beginning at the end of January with panic setting in the last week of February. He now says that the depth of the impact of COVID19 on the economy, the credit markets, commodity prices, pensions and currencies will continue long after the health threat dissipates.  While it’s understandable that much of the coverage of the current crisis focuses on the immediate financial disruption to individuals and business, the big story going forward will be in the credit and currency markets that will be the catalyst for an historic change in the monetary system. 

Michael says the international perspective he gained by attending graduate school in the UK as well as Canada before studying and working both in New York and Vancouver with Merrill Lynch, the world’s biggest investment firm at the time, was essential to gaining the international perspective necessary to understand and anticipate the risks and opportunities in the aftermath of the current crisis.

Nik Nanos
Founder, Nanos Research

Chief Data Scientist and Founder, Nanos Research Corporation. Nik is an expert in reputation and risk management and has hands on experience developing and applying machine learning algorithms and business intelligence to the workplace. He is also regularly called upon to provide counsel on demographic changes and workplace culture transformation as millennials become an increasingly important part of the workforce.

He is the Chief Data Scientist and Founder of Nanos Research, a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC, and a research associate professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is also the current Chair of Carleton University in Ottawa which has 28 thousand students and a budget of over $500M. Nik leads the team behind the weekly Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index, considered a must have resource for senior executives and is also featured in a weekly segment on CTV’s News Channel, Nanos on the Numbers, which focuses on the latest political, business and social trends.