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Uncovering the CETA Opportunity: Europe Day Toronto Business Program

MayMay 09 2018 10:30am - 01:30pm

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In celebration of Europe Day on May 9, 2018, the City of Toronto's Economic Development and Culture Division in partnership with World Trade Centre Toronto, is hosting a half-day event at Toronto City Hall. The program will provide an update on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union. Learn how CETA can benefit Toronto region businesses through new and expanded opportunities in the EU.


Canadas second most important trading partner $39.8 billion worth of Canadian merchandise was exported to the EU in 2016

With the uncertain status of NAFTA, Europe represents an opportunity for market diversification


Companies interested in doing business with Europe, and who want to learn about the trade opportunities created by CETA.

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May 20 10:30am
May 20 11:00am
Welcoming Remarks
May 20 10:15am
Keynote Address
Status and outlook of Canada's trade relationship with the EU
Speaker: His Excellency Peteris Ustubs, Ambassador of the European Union to Canada
May 20 11:15am
Advancing New Trade Opportunities in the CETA Era
Moderator: Councillor Michael Thompson, Chair, Economic Development Committee
Jack Mahoney, CEO, Maersk Line Canada
Sanjeev Chowdhury, Director of the Free Trade Agreement Promotion Task Force, Global Affairs Canada
(*additonal panel speakers to be announced)
May 20 12:30pm
Networking Luncheon