Tue., Apr. 25 | The Westin Hotel

“Canada and the Future of the Economic Regions in the Americas Pacific”

Registration is Closed
“Canada and the Future of the Economic Regions in the Americas Pacific”

Time & Location

Apr. 25, 2017, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Westin Hotel, 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0H7, Canada

About the Event

CCA Alberta invites you to our International Business Forum “Canada and The Future of the Economic Regions in the Americas Pacific”. The program will include keynote presentations and business panels for an in-depth conversation about business opportunities in the Americas and Pacific regions, with recognized experts in international trade and foreign policy.

FINAL AGENDA

7:15-7:30 A.M.            Registration & Networking

7:30-8:00 A.M.            Networking Breakfast

8:00-8:05 A.M.            Host Remarks, Miguel Cortines, President CCA Alberta

8:05-8:10 A.M.            Welcoming Remarks

Her Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell, CM, AOE, LLD, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.

8:15-9:15 A.M.            Opening Address

“Calgary and the Pacific Rim: Opportunities for Diversification”

Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Americas Society, Washington D.C.

Interviewed by: Deborah Yedlin, Business Columnist, Calgary Herald

9:15 - 10:15 A.M.        Morning Address

"Energy Opportunities in the Americas - Helping Canadian Companies Navigate Global Markets"

Donovan Volk, Vice President Sales & Marketing, JWN JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy Group.

10:15 - 10:45 A.M.      Networking Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:55 A.M.      Panel Discussion

“The Future of Business in NAFTA: A View from Three Perspectives”

Matt Rooney, Director Economic Growth, Bush Presidential Institute, “North American Competitiveness Scorecard”

Dr. Sergio Alcocer, Former Under Secretary North America, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico

Ian Brodie, Former Chief of Staff, Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Moderator: Deborah Yedlin, Business Columnist Calgary Herald

11:55-12:15 P.M.        Pre-Lunch Break

12:30 P.M.                   Remarks Honourable Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism on behalf of Minister of Alberta Economic Development & Trade

Government of Alberta

Recognition Trajectory CCA Alberta, Miguel Cortines, President CCA Alberta

12:50: 1:45 P.M.         Luncheon Keynote Address:

“The State of the Americas: What Canadian Business Need to Know”

Ambassador Guillermo Rishchynski, Canadian Executive Director, Inter-American Development Bank

Interviewed by: Deborah Yedlin, Business Columnist Calgary Herald

2:00 - 3:25 P.M.          Ambassadors Panel

“The Pacific Alliance: Opportunities for Western Canada Businesses”

Marcel Lebleu, Canada’s Ambassador to Chile

Pierre Alarie, Canada’s Ambassador to Mexico

Gwyneth Kutz, Canada’s Ambassador to Peru & Bolivia

Nicolás Lloreda, Colombia’s Ambassador to Canada

Moderator: Deborah Yedlin, Business Columnist at Calgary Herald

3:25 P.M.                     Closing Remarks CCA Alberta

Followed by General Networking Reception

Sponsored by TransCanada

5:00 PM  End of Program

SPECIAL GUESTS

Her Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell, CM, AOE, LLD, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta

Accompanied by Lieutenant Governor’s spouse: His Honour, Honourary Colonel Douglas Mitchell

Honourable Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism, Government of Alberta

THANK YOU TO OUR ANNUAL CORPORATE SPONSORS

- Norton Rose Fulbright

- TMX | Toronto Stock Exchange | TSX Venture Exchange

- SMPS Legal

CORPORATE GENERAL RECEPTION SPONSOR

- TransCanada

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

- Alberta Government

- Calgary Economic Development

PROGRAM PARTNER

- Canada West Foundation

CORPORATE TABLE SPONSORS

- ATCO

COMMUNITY PARTNER

- Calgary Chamber

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

- Event Technology Solution

Last Promo Poster CCA International Business Forum - Open File

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