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MABE Outlook 2023 Conference (in-person)

March 13, 2023

The 35th annual MABE Outlook Conference, the only one of its kind in Manitoba, is designed for the person who needs to know where the provincial economy is headed over the next year. From an overview of the national and local situation, to details on essential industries and briefings on emerging issues, this conference brings you the latest information from national and local experts who know what’s happening.

The event occurred on March 10, 2023.

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Treaty One CEO Whelan Sutherland presenting at the MABE Outlook Conference 2023 on the transformative Naawi-Oodena project that is taking shape on the former Kapyong Barracks.

Treaty One CEO Whelan Sutherland
Credit: Treaty One.

As this was MABE’s 35th Outlook Conference, we enjoyed a celebratory cake after lunch.

35th MABE Outlook Conference
Celebrating our 35th MABE Outlook conference. Credit: MABE



Chris Ferris, MABE President Chris Ferris

Chris Ferris is the Senior Economist with Economic Development Winnipeg (EDW). He joined EDW in 2017. Chris conducts in-depth research and analysis on the Winnipeg regional economy to identify trends and key economic indicators. He delivers valuable information to our business community in the form of commentary, insights, forecasting and economic modeling.

Prior to EDW, Chris was a Senior Grains Analyst with IEG Vantage, a Market Analyst with the CWB, and a Statistical Analyst with Bell MTS. Chris holds both a Master’s and BA (Honours) of Economics from the University of Manitoba. 

Chris Ferris serves as the MABE President.

alexander-fritsche Alexander Fritsche

Regional Director (Economics),
Bank of Canada

Thomas Williams head shot Thomas Williams

Chief Economist,
Manitoba Bureau of Statistics, Department of Finance

Joe Kornelsen - Executive Director WEB Joe Kornelsen

Executive Director,
West End Biz

Whelan Sutherland, CEO of Treaty One Whelan Sutherland

Chief Executive Officer, Treaty One

Vice President of Training and Development, Legacy Bowes Kent Brown

Vice President of Training and Development, Legacy Bowes

Dave Simonot head shot Dave Simonot

Intelligence Specialist – Crops,
Manitoba Agriculture and Resources

Colleen Sklar Head shot Colleen Sklar

Executive Director,
Winnipeg Metropolitan Region

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