3rd Annual Canada’s State of Trade Conference

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March 10, 2020 | 8:30 am - 6:00 pm | Main Dining Room, Rideau Club, 99 Bank Street, 15th Floor, Ottawa, ON


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Synopsis

“Canada’s State of Trade” Conference, now in its third year, is designed to inform, educate, and provoke discussion on issues relating to Canadian trade and investment. Featuring speakers from the business world and the government, it will discuss Canada’s competitiveness, how the country can improve its exports of goods and services, how it is managing the current trade hurdles it encounters with the United States and China, and what Canadian businesses do to be profitable and more environmentally and socially conscious.

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Programme

TBC

8:00 – 8:30: Registration and Networking

8:30 – 9:00: EDC Overview of Facts and Figures
Stephen Tapp, Export Development Canada

9:00 – 9:15: Looking at Canadian Trade
John Hannaford, Global Affairs Canada

9:15 – 10:00: Panel 1 – Can Canada Compete?
Goldy Hyder, Dennis Darby, Corinne Pohlmann; moderated by Colin Robertson

10:00 – 10:20: Networking Break

10:20 – 11:10: Panel 2 – Selling our Agri-Food: how do we do better?
Claire Citeau,  Fawn Jackson, Ted Bilyea, moderated by Mark Agnew

11:10 – 12:00: Panel 3 –Managing the Bullies: U.S. and China
John Manley, John Weekes, Ailish Campbell, moderated by Sarah Goldfeder

12:00 – 13:00: Luncheon & Networking

13:00 – 13:40: Panel 4 – Selling Canadian Services Abroad: What obstacles do we need to overcome to do better?
Pierre Pyun, Sam Boutziouvis, Paul Davidson, moderated by Adriana Vega

13:40 – 14:20: Panel 5 - Addressing Environment Social and Government: Can we be sustainable, socially responsible and still profitable?
Christopher Pullen, Brendan Marshall, Carolyn Chisholm, Penny Nass, moderated by Andrew McAlister

14:20 – 14:40: Networking Break

14:40 – 15:30: Selling Canadian Defence and Security Abroad
moderated by Dave Perry

15:30 – 16:15: Armchair Discussion – How is Canada Doing? A Conversation with the Economists
Glen Hodgson, Aaron Sydor, Patrick Leblond, moderated by Brian Kingston

16:15 – 17:00: Wrap Up Armchair Discussion
Rachel Bendayan, Randy Hoback, Brian Masse, moderated by Allison Gifford

17:00 – 18:00: Reception

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