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Educational Sessions (upcoming)

    • Thursday, January 20, 2022
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Virtual Educational Event

    TMAC would like to share that we have taken steps to build out partnerships with AFP Chapters across Canada, providing you access to a collective Canada-wide series of virtual educational seminars.  For TMAC members, this will now expand the number of sessions you can attend at no cost throughout 2022, with a nominal $25.00 attendance fee assessed on each seminar for non-members.  These partnerships complement our own TMAC sessions and reinforce our key mandates to connect, educate and support our practitioner constituents and will serve to offer additional value to your professional development. 

    Canadian Economic Outlook Update: Panel Discussion
    (Hosted by AFP Ottawa)

    Canada's economy has had a bumpy journey since the pandemic, with hopes that vaccine access could mean a return tempered by emerging variants such as Omicron, the future economic landscape is expected to be influenced by many factors such as supply-chain and the global energy crisis, the employment and housing markets, inflation that has crept up all that amid ongoing trade tensions and protectionist measures linked to the stimulus spending bills, further impacting businesses’ investment decisions and households’ purchasing power; all this as we witness increasing events and associated impacts related to climate change. 

    Our annual and highly popular economic panel exchange promises to be engaging by focusing on an in-depth analysis of the current key economic drivers including a discussion of global factors which will affect near term forecasts. Initially slated to resume in-person events for January, the AFP Ottawa board has opted to continue with remote presentations due to the uncertainty with the uptake in Covid cases and the Omicron variant.

    Stevan Dostanic

    Assistant Treasurer, Shopify

    Stevan Dostanic is the Assistant Treasurer at Shopify, where he oversees banking, cash flow forecasting, liquidity and the investment program. Prior to joining Shopify, he held the position of Senior Investment Officer at the City of Ottawa where he was responsible for the City’s investment program and for the management of a $1.5B Canadian bond portfolio, in addition to acting as Chair of the OC Transpo Pension Plan Advisory Committee. He also had stops at MD Financial, Export Development Canada, and the Federal Government. This is in addition to founding Astrolabe Financial Group, a Fee-for-Service and financial education organization. He has served in the past as the Treasurer of CFA Society Ottawa, and is currently in his fourth year as a board member of the Ottawa Chapter of the Association for Financial Professionals.

    Stevan Dostanic graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Commerce and holds the CFA® charter, awarded by the CFA® Institute.

    Panel Participants:

    Jimmy Jean
    Head Economist, FCDQ

    Jimmy Jean is Vice-President, Chief Economist and Strategist for the Desjardins Group. He directs research, analysis and forecasting and makes positioning recommendations on a variety of issues, including monetary policy, macroeconomic developments and the outlook for interest rates. He acts as Desjardins spokesperson on economic news and major issues affecting the economy and financial markets. He holds a master's degree in applied economics from HEC Montréal and holds the CFA designation.

    Before joining Desjardins, Jimmy Jean held the position of Senior Strategist at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. He also worked as an economist at Moody's, RBC and Statistics Canada.

    Ian Lee
    Associate Professor, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University

    Ian Lee graduated with his PhD in Public Policy at Carleton University in 1989 and has been with the Sprott School of Business since 1988. Dr. Lee has taught and researched business strategy and public policy since 1988. His research interests are focused on the intersection of business strategy and public policy including trade agreements, taxation, regulation, privatization, government deficits and specific sectors such as oil and gas. 

    Ian Lee is a frequent media analyst on the impact of federal public policies on business and the economy on CTV, Global, CBC and talk radio including appearances on CFRA and Sirius National Post Radio. Dr. Lee has published over 25 Op-Eds and appeared several times before House of Commons & Senate Committees since 2008.

    Dr. Lee is a member of the Carleton University Board of Governors. He has also been a member of the Sprott School MBA Committee, Carleton University EURUS Advisory Board and the Carleton University Graduate Appeal Committee since 2010. 

    We look forward to connecting with you virtually soon!


    TMAC Toronto Board of Directors

Educational Sessions (past)

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 TMAC Webinar:MUFG Global Macro Outlook
Tuesday, December 07, 2021 TMAC Webinar:Treasury Transformation- Why Open Banking is a Game Changer
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 TMAC Webinar: CIBC Economic Update
Thursday, November 18, 2021 TMAC Webinar:Liability Management Outlook
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 TMAC Webinar:Alternative Reference Rates- LIBOR Transition: Industry and Market Update
Wednesday, November 03, 2021 TMAC Webinar:Supply Chain Finance and Optimizing your Working Capital
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 TMAC Webinar:Fraud and Cyber Security Insights- Keeping Your Organization Safe
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 TMAC Webinar: Working from Home, Best Practices
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 TMAC Webinar:Canadian Payment Methods and Trends 2021 Report
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 TMAC Webinar:How to Access Working Capital to Drive Growth and Innovation: A Conversation with GoGo Quinoa
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 TMAC Webinar: Cyber Risk- Myths, Realities & Solutions
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 TMAC Webinar: Fireside Chat with Patricia Gauthier, Moderna, Canada
Thursday, June 24, 2021 TMAC Webinar: Foreign Exchange Tactics and Tools
Wednesday, June 09, 2021 TMAC Webinar: Bank of America, Export Development Canada, and Shopify: How have they adpated to the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 TMAC Educational Event: Dynamic Discounting of Payables: The Bell Story
Monday, May 03, 2021 TMAC Educational Session: Negative Interest Rate Environments: Perspectives from an Economist, a Treasurer and a Banker
Monday, April 26, 2021 TMAC Educational Session: Bank of Canada Economic Update
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 TMAC Educational Event: Excel in Your Job, Prepare for the Future You Want: Certification for Treasury & Finance Professionals
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 TMAC Educational Event: Payments Canada: Modernization Initiatives and Payments Trends
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 TMAC Educational Event: Open Banking
Thursday, September 17, 2020 Treasury - Becoming an Internal Strategic Advisor
Monday, June 22, 2020 20/20 Hindsight: What Treasury Learned from COVID-19
Thursday, February 20, 2020 Driving Efficiencies in Treasury with Virtual Accounts and Payment Factories
Thursday, January 16, 2020 Cybersecurity - Protecting Your Business in a Digital World
Thursday, November 21, 2019 Digital Currencies, Blockchain and their Impact on Finance
Thursday, October 17, 2019 Payments Modernization
Thursday, September 12, 2019 Bank of Canada - Canadian and Global Economic Outlook
Thursday, May 09, 2019 Cross-Border Payments and Virtualization
Thursday, April 11, 2019 Payments Fraud and Cybersecurity: Managing Cyberthreats and Data Breaches
Thursday, February 21, 2019 Credit Agreements: Negotiating, Refinancing, Navigating the Capital Markets and Managing Bank Relationships
Thursday, January 17, 2019 Blockchain 2.0 and the Use of Cryptocurrencies / Stable Coins
Thursday, November 22, 2018 The Strategic Role of Treasury and Career Advice for Treasury Professionals
Monday, October 15, 2018 AGM & Global Economic Update
Monday, June 04, 2018 Millennials and Gen-Z in the Treasury Workplace
Thursday, May 17, 2018 Disruption in Treasury Technology
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Working Capital Optimization
Thursday, January 18, 2018 Blockchain & Its Impact for the Treasury Role
Thursday, November 23, 2017 The Fascinating World of Cyber Security and Cyber Insurance
Thursday, October 26, 2017 Payments Canada Modernization…A Practitioner’s View
Friday, September 22, 2017 Economic Update: Canadian and Global Outlook
Thursday, June 29, 2017 Innovation and Disruptive Changes
Thursday, April 20, 2017 Mergers & Acquisitions in Canada: Prepare Today To Achieve Tomorrow
Thursday, February 16, 2017 Modernizing the National Payments Systems
Thursday, January 19, 2017 The Benefits of Removing Canadian and US Tax Hurdles for Cross-Border Cash Pooling

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