Keynote Speaker


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Industry Seminar on Economy and Markets




Robert Dietz, Ph.D., is Chief Economist for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), where his responsibilities include housing market analysis, forecasting and industry surveys, and housing policy research. Prior to joining NAHB in 2005, Mr. Dietz worked as an economist for the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation. He has testified before Congress on housing, economic and tax issues. He is a leading expert on home construction analysis and trends and has been cited and appeared on CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, and other news media. Mr. Dietz is a native of Dayton, Ohio and earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the Ohio State University in 2003.




Hugues Simon is President of BarretteWood Inc., a secondary wood processing company specializing in the manufacture of fencing panels, components for the mattress/box spring industry and industrial packaging. BarretteWood Inc. is part of the Barrette family. Mr. Simon holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Université de Sherbrooke and is a member of the Ordre des CPA du Québec. He has over 25 years of experience in the pulp and paper, sawmill and secondary processing industries. Hugues Simon is a member of the Softwood Lumber Board and has been representing Eastern Canada since 2017.





Offsite building pioneer, bounder and CEO of Century Homes (Ireland) and Entekra Inc. (California), Gerry McCaughey, CEO and Chairman of Entekra, is an internationally respected business leader in offsite construction. Named Industry Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young, McCaughey was an influential force in Europe’s continuing transition to homebuilding with a Fully Integrated Off-Site Solution™ (FIOSS™). Mr. McCaughey was co-founder and Chief Executive of Century Homes in Ireland, and later named Chief Executive of Kingspan Century following the $100 million acquisition of Century by building materials giant Kingspan Group Plc. By focusing on fully automating the construction process, he propelled Century from a small start-up operation of four employees into Europe’s largest provider of FIOSS.


Karina Lehoux is a professional animator, founder, and president of Eklosion – Animation professionnelle. Since her first stage and television appearances in the early 2000s, more than 600 mandates have been entrusted to her as master of ceremonies, mainly in the context of business events: conventions, symposiums, and conferences, recognition galas, annual general assemblies and more. A bilingual experienced leader and trusted accomplice, Ms. Lehoux is recognized for her professionalism, authenticity, and interest in optimizing communication in order to serve the business objectives of her clients.

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