Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of Canada, will give opening address at 2012 State of the Island Economic Summit




6th Annual Summit will again be held in Nanaimo on October 15

The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) has announced that Governor of the Bank of Canada will be the key note speaker at the opening luncheon for the 2012 Economic Summit being held at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre, October 15 and 16, 2012. 

“Mr. Carney needs no introduction to anyone who has been following news of the Canadian and world economy for the last several years” says Bill Benoit, Chair of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance. “We are thrilled to have someone of the Governor’s international reputation bringing his knowledge and insight to this year’s Summit.” 
Governor Carney will be making his presentation in Nanaimo upon arriving back in Canada from annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Tokyo, Japan. This will be his only public address in British Columbia in 2012. 
The Vancouver Island State of the Island Economic Summit, now in its 6th year, provides a venue and a forum for businesses and stakeholders on Vancouver Island to understand the State of the Island Economy. Youth, First Nations, Political Leaders, Business Leaders, Small Business and other inspirational leaders on Vancouver Island participate in championing actions which will position Vancouver Island in the Global Marketplace.

About Mark Carney 

Mr. Carney was appointed Governor of the Bank of Canada effective 1 February 2008, for a term of seven years. As Governor, he is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank. 
In addition to his duties as Governor of the Bank of Canada, he serves as Chairman of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). Mr. Carney is also a member of the Group of Thirty, and ofthe Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum. Born in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Mr. Carney received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University in 1988. He received a master’s degree in economics in 1993 and a doctorate in economics in 1995, both from Oxford University. 
Prior to joining the public service, Mr. Carney had a thirteen-year career with Goldman Sachs in its London, Tokyo, New York and Toronto offices. Mr. Carney was appointed Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada in August 2003. In November 2004, he left the Bank to become Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Finance – a position he held until his appointment as Governor of the Bank. 


About the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance:

The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance is a non-government, non-profit society providing a single, integrated voice representing all of Vancouver Island to promote a sustainable & diversified economy; promote strong communities, First Nations, and careful stewardship of our natural resources; provide regional leadership for regional business attraction, retention & expansion;and to promote regional initiatives that strengthen economic capacity. 

Posted June 2012