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About Us

TheFutureEconomy.ca is a Canadian online media outlet and thought leadership platform that produces interviews, panels, and op-eds featuring leaders from industry, government, academia and more to define a strong vision for our future economy.

Our content is focused on the individuals, organizations, forces and industries shaping our nation’s economic future, with an emphasis on our interviewees’ insights and calls-to-action on what we must do now to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of Canada’s future economy.

Vision

Canadians are inspired to define and rally around a bold vision for Canada’s future economy.

Mission

To define Canada’s future economy by building the premier forum for leaders to engage Canadians with thought-provoking insights and calls-to-action on key economic issues. And to empower Canadians with a bold national vision of an inclusive, innovative, sustainable and world-leading future economy.

Our Logo

The Shape

The logo’s twisting circular shape, inspired by the never-ending Mobius, represents a sustainable economy encompassing industry and all elements of the environment – people included. The merging, interconnectedness and balance between the various components represents continuity in an economy cycling towards sustainable growth and prosperity.

The Gradients

The colours and gradients used in our logo represent industry, the different natural resources, the elements, people and society that are affected by our economic activities, and upon which our economy rests. Each of these components must be considered in any decision related to what we want our future economy to be, and how we are to execute our transition towards it.


Diversity and Inclusion Statement

As a Canadian media company that seeks to define the future economy, we recognize the importance of including and elevating the voices of women, racialized people, First Nations, Inuit and Métis, LGBTQ2S+ identifying people, people living with disabilities and other minority groups on our platform. It is our belief that diversity of thought and perspective fundamentally strengthens Canada’s society and economy, and we resolve to have that reflected in our content.

In furtherance of this goal, TheFutureEconomy.ca commits to including 50 per cent women and 30 per cent underrepresented groups in our projects in 2021 and beyond, in alignment with the Government of Canada’s 50 – 30 Challenge. This commitment will be realized by working with our sponsors and partners to identify and promote interviewees and organizations that represent a more holistic, just and equitable Canadian society and economy.

TheFutureEconomy.ca views this initiative as an ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, one which we will continue to incorporate into our policies and practices in the years to come.

To keep ourselves accountable, we will report each year on our performance. These reports will be made public and will outline the percentage of our interviewees from the underrepresented groups we seek to elevate.

We hope that our audience, sponsors and partners will accept this statement as a reflection of our commitment to diversity and inclusion at TheFutureEconomy.ca and will work with us in pursuit of this end.

We welcome your feedback and input on this initiative. Please write us at [email protected] to share your thoughts.

Management

Tim Penketh
CEO
Florent Thévenin
Director
Tim Penketh

Born and raised in Montreal, Tim spent the better part of the last 2 decades living and working around the world: East and Central Asia, the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, East and Western Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and North America – he’s seen a few things. It is during this time on the road that he gained invaluable experience covering countries and industries on all four corners of the globe for highly respected international business titles.

Founding TheFutureEconomy.ca allowed him to leverage this experience to support Canada’s ongoing transition to a more sustainable and prosperous economy. Tim considers driving forward important conversations about the development, innovation, reinvention and the future-readiness of Canada’s economy crucial to ensuring that his kids and all young Canadians will be well-positioned to thrive at home and abroad.

Tim holds a Masters degree in International Relations from London Metropolitan University. He speaks English, French, Spanish, Japanese and Italian. He now lives in his hometown with his family.

Florent Thévenin

Florent (‘Flo’) has over a decade and a half of experience leading business media projects in 12 countries across North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He is passionate about international current affairs, business, energy, sustainability, travel and social media. He speaks English, French and Dutch fluently, German and Spanish moderately and can greet locals in at least another dozen languages including Arabic, Swahili and Bahasa Indonesia.

Flo has a BA in Business Administration from the Hotelschool The Hague and has conducted over 700 top-level interviews around the world, including with Heads of States, Premiers, Ministers, Central Bank Governors, Deans and top executives of the largest corporations in each country. Ask him for a good travel story – he’s got a few!