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Navigating Canada’s Interests Through Resurging Protectionism

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March 29, 2023 | 09:00 am - 17:30 pm ET | KPMG, 150 Elgin Street, Suite 1800 | Ottawa, ON


CONFERENCE PROGRAM

In-Person Registrations SOLD OUT.

09:00 – 9:15: Welcoming Remarks and breakfast – offered to you by UPS

09:15 – 9:45: Morning Keynote – "After NAFTA: Leading Canadian Trade Policy Through Protectionist Times"

  • Steve Verheul, Gt&Co

09:50 – 10:50: "Resurging Industrial Policy and Friendshoring"

  • Mark Warner, MAAW Law/ Pilot Law LLP
  • Robert Asselin, Business Council of Canada
  • Mary Lovely, Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Moderator: Meredith Lilly, Carleton University

10:50 – 11:20: Coffee Break, brought to you by Amazon 

11:20 – 12:20: Doing Trade in the Indo-Pacific

  • Nadir Patel, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada
  • Jonathan Berkshire Miller, Macdonald-Laurier Institute
  • Vina Nadjibulla, University of British Columbia
  • Moderator: Trevor Kennedy, Business Council of Canada

12:20 – 13:15: Lunch 

 13:20 – 14:20: "Critical Minerals and Battery Supply Chains"

  • Photinie Koutsavlis, VP Economic Affairs & Climate Change, Mining Association of Canada
  • Jean-Christophe Lambert, Lithion
  • Brendan Marshall, Principal Advisor, External Affairs, Rio Tinto
  • Moderator: Brian Kingston, Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association

14:25 – 14:55: "Info-Primer on Canadian Trade"

  • Marie-France Paquet, Global Affairs Canada

14:55 – 15:25: Coffee Break – brought to you by Enbridge

15:25 – 16:25: "Industry Perspectives on Digital Trade"

  • Anna Barrera, UPS
  • Patrick Leblond, University of Ottawa
  • Jeanette Patell, YouTube
  • Moderator: Adriana Vega, ScotiaBank

16:30 – 17:00: "Reflections on the Day"

  • Sara Wilshaw, Global Affairs Canada
  • Stephen Tapp, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • Moderator: Meredith Lilly, Carleton University

17:00 – 18:30: Reception


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