When: Thursday, September 22nd, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
Location:University Centre, Bakers Restaurant, 4th Floor University Centre
Contact:Rose Crossett, rose.crossett@carleton.ca , 613-520-2600-4459

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Join us on September 22nd for the annual Economics Alumni Reception at Throwback, Carleton’s fall homecoming celebration. We are pleased to host this event in person this year!

The evening will include a light reception and a formal program with remarks by the Economics Chapter, the Chair of the Economics Department, and a keynote presentation. Attendees will also have a chance to win some fun door prizes compliments of the Carleton University Alumni Association!

Keynote presentation by guest of honour and alumnus Brian Kingston (BAHons/07 Economics, MA/09 NPSIA).

Brian Kingston is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA). The CVMA represents Canada’s leading manufacturers of light and heavy duty motor vehicles. Its membership includes Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited, General Motors of Canada Company and Stellantis (FCA Canada Inc).

Prior to joining the CVMA, Brian was Vice President of Policy, Fiscal and International, at the Business Council of Canada where he led the Council’s economic policy priorities and global engagement. From 2009 to 2012 he served in the federal government with positions at the Department of Finance, Global Affairs Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, the Treasury Board Secretariat, and the Privy Council Office.

In addition to his accomplishments in business and government, Brian is active in the non-profit sector including as past president of the Ottawa Economics Association and as a current board member of the Banff Forum.

Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Carleton University, a master’s degree in international affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and an MBA from Ivey Business School.