We asked four contributing business leaders –What trends do you forecast for the year ahead within your sector?
Jodi Farina, Senior Vice President, Jadex Inc.
“We will continue to see a shift towards more sustainable alternatives for packaging and consumer disposables. Consumer sentiment for greener methods of manufacturing, distributing, and disposing of goods is beginning to influence shifts in political policies and regulations. These regulations are pushing manufacturers to become greater environmental stewards.
“For Jadex Inc. and its affiliated companies, this will mean increased research and development of products made from biobased materials and continued investment in manufacturing processes and equipment that allow for the downgauging of materials without impacting the integrity, quality, and safety.”
Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO, Jewish General Hospital.
“Staffing shortages in healthcare will continue to worsen, as per the World Health Organization (WHO) prediction, however, virtual care will take off alongside an increasing reliance on and adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) based technologies. We will also experience budgetary compression as governments come out of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Mark Haubert, Vice President of Business Development & Marketing, Ranger Energy Services.
“Within our service segments, we expect the labor market to continue to be tight. We could mobilize many more crews if we could attract and hire more people in our industry, but we are now competing with other verticals.”
Sue Rose, President and CEO, Rubellite Energy.
“The forward market is forecasting a positive outlook for oil and natural gas prices globally, in North America and specifically in Western Canada. With strong balance sheets and unprecedented collaboration for innovative solutions driving ever-cleaner operations, responsibly produced Canadian oil and natural gas deserves to play an increasingly larger role in the global energy mix. The Canadian oil and gas sector is up for the challenge and excited to be part of bringing ever-cleaner and much needed energy to society, improving the lives and livelihoods of Canadians and helping to build prosperity in emerging economies throughout the world.”