Media Advisory - Canada-EU Forum to provide key updates on Canada-EU trade

OTTAWA, April 26 /CNW Telbec/ - With an estimated $40 billion in trade and services opportunities on the line, delegates at the Canada-EU Forum will join Canadian and European business leaders, along with the lead negotiators, for a dialogue on the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Timed to take place right after the third round of the negotiations, this unique forum will provide the latest information on the negotiations.

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Media are invited to attend. Accreditation will be done on site.

    Wednesday, April 28:

    8:30 a.m.
    Hilton Lac-Leamy
    Gatineau, Quebec
    Théâtre du Casino
    Welcoming address
    -   Honourable Perrin Beatty, President and CEO, The Canadian Chamber of
    -   Jurgen Thumann, President, BUSINESSEUROPE/Founder, Heitkamp &
    -   Thumann KG
    -   Honourable Peter Van Loan, Minister of International Trade (Canada)
    -   Honourable Roy MacLaren, Co-Chair, Canada Europe Roundtable for

    9:00 a.m.
    Hilton Lac-Leamy
    Gatineau, Quebec
    Thèâtre du Casino
    Panel session 1: What progress has been made in the negotiations, and
    what are the challenges ahead?
    -   Steve Verheul, Canadian Chief Negotiator
    -   Philipp Dupuis, European Commission Deputy Chief Negotiator

    10:15 a.m.
    Hilton Lac-Leamy
    Gatineau, Quebec
    Thèâtre du Casino
    Panel session 2: Why is a Canada-EU CETA good for both Canadian and
    European businesses?
    -   Dr. Werner Schnappauf, Director General and Member of the
        Presidential Board of the Federation of German Industries (BDI)
    -   Emma Marcegaglia, President, Confindustria, Italy/Managing Director,
        Marcegaglia S.p.a.
    -   Jean-Louis Schilansky, Vice President and Treasurer, Mouvement des
        entreprises de France
    -   Thomas d'Aquino, Chief Executive, Intercounsel Ltd., and Past Chief
        Executive, Canadian Council of Chief Executives (1981-2009)
    -   Richard Wansbutter, Vice President, Government and Commercial
        Relations, Viterra
    -   Shaun Usmar, Chief Financial Officer, Xstrata Nickel

    12:00 p.m.

    Hilton Lac-Leamy
    Gatineau, Quebec
    Salon Royal
    Luncheon keynote
    Honourable Jean Charest, Premier of Québec

SOURCE Canadian Chamber of Commerce

For further information: For further information: Kathryn Anderson, Director, Communications and Marketing, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Cell: (613) 797-1860,

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