February 7, 2024


COMOX VALLEY – In the dynamic landscape of business, staying ahead of the curve is not just a strategy but a necessity. As we step into 2024, the Comox Valley Chamber is paving the way for local entrepreneurs and businesses to gain valuable insights at the highly anticipated “2024 Economic Outlook Breakfast” sponsored by MNP LLP, the Comox Valley Airport, Town of Comox and the City of Courtenay.

Set your alarms for Thursday, February 8, 2024. The event kicks off at 7:30 am and runs until 9:30 am, making it a power-packed morning to fuel your business ambitions.

The Crown Isle Ballroom, nestled at 399 Clubhouse Dr., Courtenay, BC, will play host to this morning of high caliber economic discussions.

The morning unfolds with a carefully curated schedule to maximize your experience:

  • 7:30 a.m. Arrival: Network with fellow attendees and make valuable connections that could shape the trajectory of your business.
  • 7:45 a.m. Buffet Breakfast: Indulge in a sumptuous spread courtesy of Crown Isle Resort.
  • 8:15 a.m. Keynote: Immerse yourself in an expert micro-local economic forecast. Martin Monkman, an innovative and entrepreneurial data science and research practitioner, leader, educator, and author with a national reputation for creating value for public and private sector organizations, will guide you through the trends, challenges, and opportunities that await your business in the Comox Valley. Focused on collaborating with organizations, Monkman specializes in improving decision-making through the collection, analysis, and communication of data. Providing socio-demographic analysis to gain an understanding of the strategic context, creating business intelligence backed up by data science methods, the keynote will prepare you for a rich discussion.
  • 8:35 a.m. Panel Discussion: Engage with a panel of local business leaders who will delve into community projections, sharing their insights and experiences. Be part of a dynamic conversation that bridges the gap between macro-economic forecasts and on-the-ground realities.
  • 9:10 a.m. Questions: Your chance to interact directly with the experts. Pose your queries, seek advice, and contribute to the collective knowledge pool.
  • 9:30 a.m. Wrap-Up: Conclude the morning with a summary of key takeaways and final thoughts. Leave inspired, informed, and ready to thrive in the Comox Valley in 2024.

Participation in this enriching event is $55 + GST. Tickets are available on January 18 on the Comox Valley Chamber’s website.

The Comox Valley Chamber’s “2024 Economic Outlook Breakfast” isn’t just an event; it’s a strategic move to empower local businesses and position them for success in the year ahead. Mark your calendars, secure your spot, and get ready to thrive in the dynamic economic landscape of the Comox Valley in 2024!

Tracey Clarke is the Executive Director of the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce

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