New England-Canada Business Council hosts Finance/Economic/Investment Forum April 27

BOSTON & TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TD Bank Group Chief Economist Beata Caranci, Boston Globe Associate Editor and columnist Shirley Leung, and the CEOs of John Hancock Insurance, State Street Canada, and the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) are among confirmed speakers for the New England-Canada Business Council’s 2022 U.S.-Canada Financial, Economic, and Investment Executive Forum on Wednesday, April 27.

The half-day virtual forum, to be held online from 1-5:30 p.m., convenes Canadian and American financial services industry leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, and international trade and political experts for insights and perspectives on major developments and trends affecting the strategic financial, economic, and investment relationship between the U.S. and Canada – the largest bilateral trade and investment relationship in the world.

Registration and sponsorship information are available at

TD Bank and PwC are Platinum Sponsors, and the Canadian Consulate in Boston is a Gold Sponsor. Premier Sponsors include John Hancock, JPMorgan Chase, the Québec Government Office in Boston, State Street Canada, and TMX Group.

Along with Caranci, Leung, John Hancock Insurance CEO Brooks Tingle, State Street Canada CEO Robert Baille, and CVCA CEO Kim Furlong, speakers include:

  • Canada’s Consul General in Boston, Rodger T. Cuzner
  • Québec Delegate to New England Marie-Claude Francoeur
  • Rasky Partners SVP/Washington D.C. Office John Bivona
  • Canada’s former Deputy Permanent UN Representative Louise Blais
  • BlackRock Inc. Product Strategist Megatrends Platform Kyle R. Chapman
  • J.P. Morgan Wealth Management Managing Director Jamie Fagan
  • Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP National Co-Chair Shahir Guindi
  • TMX Group Director of Global Business Development Dani Lipkin
  • Nutter Corporate and Transactions Department Partner John Loughnane
  • Boston Blockchain Association Chair Lynne Marlor
  • TD Bank Regional President, Northern New England Sheryl McQuade
  • UNH Carsey School of Public Policy Adjunct Professor Mike Nikitas, media advisor/communications coach, Nikitas Communications
  • Prospectus Associates Principal William J. Pristanski
  • Marcum LLP Partner Daniel Roach
  • TD Bank Regional President, Southern New England Steve Webb


The mission of the New England-Canada Business Council is to advance business, political, and cultural relationships between Canada and the United States and to help members grow their cross-border professional networks. Founded in 1981, the NECBC is one of the leading non-profit organizations working to sustain and expand the strong and mutually valuable connections between New England and Canada.


Media: Peter J. Howe, NECBC/Denterlein strategic communications, 617.482.0042