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

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

  • 25 Apr 2017
  • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • The Westin Hotel, Calgary at 320 4th Ave. SW, Calgary, Alberta

Registration

  • Includes access to Business Forum.
  • Include access to Business Forum only.

Registration is closed

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





CORPORATE GENERAL RECEPTION SPONSOR


STRATEGIC PARTNERS





PROGRAM PARTNER


CORPORATE TABLE SPONSORS



COMMUNITY PARTNER


TECHNICAL SUPPORT


All Rights Reserved The Canadian Council for the Americas Alberta

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software