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APEC business Outlook Conference

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 7:45am to Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 11:45am

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Navigating Choppy Waters: Trump, Tariffs & New Trade Deals

A revival of the softwood lumber dispute and a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement raise concerns about Canada’s access to its biggest export market. Yet a major trade deal with the EU is coming into force, and Canada has begun exploratory discussions for a possible free trade agreement with China, Atlantic Canada’s largest export destination after the US. And, on the domestic front, the new Canadian Free Trade Agreement took effect July 1, aimed at liberalizing Canada’s internal market. What are the implications of these developments for Atlantic Canadian companies?

In a rapidly changing business environment, this morning-only conference will focus on identifying the best opportunities at home and abroad, and the strategies needed for success.

  • APEC's exclusive economic outlook for Atlantic Canada for 2018
  • Industry leaders sharing their insights|
  • A premier networking opportunity                           

Confirmed keynote speakers will be Hon. John McCallum, Canada’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, and Brian Porter, President and CEO, Scotiabank.  Business panel speakers are Lori Kennedy, Co-owner and Founder of Louisbourg Seafoods, Chris Keevill, CEO of Colour and Dr. Stephen Jones, CEO, 4Deep

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