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Agenda - IHS Global Insight

OUTLOOKS FOR THE UNITED STATES, CANADA,

WORLD ENERGY MARKETS, AND THE BRICS:

SETTING THE WORLD ECONOMIC STAGE FOR 2009 AND BEYOND

A GLOBAL INSIGHT SEMINAR

19 NOVEMBER 2008

Crowne Plaza Ottawa Hotel I 101 Rue Lyon Street I Ottawa I Canada

Please join Global Insight at our upcoming seminar where expert economists will present their

latest views regarding the outlooks for the United States, Canada, global energy markets, and

the largest emerging markets — Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRICs). We will also examine

the supply and demand conditions for key commodities and discuss how they will evolve.

Don’t miss this half-day event as we explore the role each factor will play in shaping the global

economy for 2009 and beyond.


GLOBAL INSIGHT SEMINAR

AGENDA 19 NOVEMBER 2008

8:00 A.M. REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:15 A.M. The U.S. Economy at a Crossroads: The Dynamics of Recession and Recovery

Is there light at the end of the tunnel for the U.S. economy? What do the underlying fundamentals

in the housing market look like at the end of 2008? After massive write-offs in 2007 and 2008, has the

U.S. financial system finally turned the corner? What will the monetary and fiscal policy landscape

look like after the November elections? Will the economy be able to stand on its own feet?

Nigel Gault, Group Managing Director and Chief U.S. Economist, Global Insight

Brian Bethune, Managing Director and Chief U.S. Financial Economist, Global Insight

9:00 A.M. World Energy Markets: World Demand and Supply of Crude Oil, Short-term Pressure Points,

and Longer-term Prospects

How much of the 2008 run-up in prices was connected with short-term “bubble” factors — Chinese

stockpiling of diesel fuel; geopolitical risks in Nigeria, the Middle East, and Venezuela; and

speculation—versus recent shifts in long-term supply and demand fundamentals?

Jim Osten, Principal, North American Energy Services, Global Insight

9:30 A.M. The Changing Economic Landscape in Canada: Will Regional Economic Dispersion

Improve in 2009?

The U.S. recession in 2008, combined with generally high levels for commodity prices, has pushed

the dispersion in performance across Canadian regions to historic levels. What is shaping up for the

regions in 2009, and will the wide dispersion in regional performance persist?

Dale Orr, Managing Director, Canadian Macroeconomic Services, Global Insight

10:00 A.M. BREAK

10:30 A.M. Outlook for Key World Commodity Markets

What does Global Insight anticipate for demand and supply conditions for key commodities in 2009?

How will the key global demand and supply drivers evolve in the future?

Sara Johnson, Managing Director, Global Macroeconomics, Global Insight

11:00 A.M. The BRICs: How Long Will the Juggernaut Continue? European Union: How Much Collateral

Damage from the Expected Construction Correction in Spain, Ireland, and the United Kingdom?

The BRICs continue to power forward, driven by high investment and savings rates, expanding

foreign currency reserves and sovereign wealth, and the generally high level for commodity prices,

despite the recent sharp downward correction. How significant will be the post-Olympics hangover

in China? Will the BRICs’ roses still be blooming in 2009? How will the key global demand and

supply drivers evolve in the future?

Nariman Behravesh, Chief Economist, Global Insight

12:15 P.M. ADJOURN

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