OTTAWA, May 13, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual International Trade Day on May 14, 2014. This year, we will discuss what the future may hold for the NAFTA partners. We'll talk about what makes us more competitive and what policies are holding us back
When NAFTA first entered into force, it created the largest trading bloc in the world, setting a valuable example of the benefits to be gained from trade liberalization. Since that time, trade between the NAFTA partners has more than tripled. However, in an increasingly competitive world, we must continue to look for new avenues of growth.
|What:||The Hon. Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, will open the day. The keynote address will be given by R. Gil Kerlikowske, the newly appointed Commissioner for U.S Customs and Border Protection. The event will also feature a conversation between Tom Donohue, President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, H.E. Francisco Suarez Davila, Ambassador of Mexico to Canada and Perrin Beatty, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. The Hon. Rob Merrifield will act as moderator. All these are open to press.|
|When:|| Wednesday, May 14
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
|Where:|| Ottawa Convention Center
To access the program, visit www.chamber.ca.
SOURCE: Canadian Chamber of Commerce
For further information:
Émilie S. Potvin
Vice President, Public Relations and Stakeholder Engagement
Office: 613.238.4000 (231)