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Sep
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The Economist Canada Summit, in Montreal
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

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In an increasingly protectionist world, Canada embraces refugees, pushes for more ambitious climate change efforts, and maintains an open, liberal economy. Can the Canadian model sustain and thrive under the current state of international political affairs?

What does a Trump presidency mean for Canadian trade and the future of its clean energy sector? Could these external events be a source of opportunity for Canadian business? As a leader in artificial intelligence, will Canada capitalize on this moment to establish itself as a hub for global talent and technological innovation?

Join Daniel Franklin, executive editor of The Economist and 200 leading policymakers, business decision-makers, and critical thinkers for a day of thought-provoking discussions on the issues shaping Canada’s business climate now and in the next 150 years.

Download the programme for full event details.

Register here – BCBC members get 15% off in tickets ~ email us to get your promo code

WHY ATTEND

Discussion topics:

  • How can companies expand their horizons and look beyond their operation and short-term gains towards a sustainable future?
  • What are the priorities and ambitions of the next generation of leaders catalysing positive change?
  • How can we shape sustainable health care, innovation and adaption for an ageing population?
  • What do businesses get out of immigration and diversity?
  • What will a Trump presidency mean for the energy markets in the United States and Canada and how will this affect the sustainability agenda?
  • Oxford-style debate: Silicon Valley meets Bob Marley, the right way to do drugs

Past speaker highlights:

  • Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister, Canada
  • Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, Canada
  • Andrea Stairs, Managing director, eBay Canada
  • Andrew Leach, Associate professor, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
  • Cameron Fowler, Group head,  BMO Financial Group

Companies in attendance last year:

  • eBay Canada
  • Edelman
  • EY
  • KPMG
  • Ontario Energy Association
  • BlackRock Investment Institute
  • Bank of Montreal
  • Business Council of Canada
  • Canada Goose
  • Honda
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Mastercard, Canada
  • Microsoft
  • P&G
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • TD Bank Group
  • Yahoo Canada

 

SPEAKERS

Michael Sabia

President and chief executive, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Ailish Campbell

Chief trade commissioner, Global Affairs Canada

Guy Cormier

President and chief executive, Desjardins Group

Hugo Larochelle

Lead, Google Brain

Hunter Tura

Chief executive, Bruce Mau

Phil Triadafilopoulos

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto

Madelaine Drohan

Canada correspondent, The Economist

Daniel Franklin

Executive Editor, The Economist

Wade Barnes

President and chief executive, Farmers Edge

Éric Martel

President and chief executive, Hydro-Québec

François Chopard

Founder and chief executive, Starburst Accelerator

CETA workshop by Christian Sivière, Solimpex
Sep 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Canada-European Union: The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
Start Date End Date Course Name Location Member Price Non-Member Price
Sep 07, 2017 Sep 07, 2017 Canada-European Union: The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Webinar $75.00 CAD + Tax $100.00 CAD + Tax

This workshop covers the contents of Canada’s most important free trade agreement since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and its impact on various parties involved in international trade. 

Participants can benefit from a pre-recorded lecture, a list of questions and answers from a previous session and a one-hour live session.

Participants will have access to a pre-recorded lecture upon registration. It is recommended that they listen to the recording prior to the live session on September 7th, 2017.

Please note that the July 1st provisional implementation date for the CETA has since been changed to September 21st, 2017.

The FAQ will be emailed to all registrants prior to the live session. Additional questions should be emailed to ciffa@ciffa.com.

Details
Locations: Online Virtual Classroom
Exam Location: No Exam
Certificate : Certificate of Participation
Final passing grade (%) : N/A
Certificate Expiry : NA
Prerequisites:  N/A
Schedule & Topics:

Delivery Format:

– One-hour pre-recorded lecture plus FAQ sheet
– One-hour live session (1:00 – 2:00 pm EST)

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the contents of the CETA articles
  • Explain the CETA’s advantages for importers and exporters
  • Explain the timeframe for the lowering of customs duties, quota and other issues under the CETA
  • Explain the CETA’s applicable rules of origin
  • Describe the European Union’s customs clearance process
  • Explain how the value-added tax (VAT) works 
Target Audience:

Exporters, importers, freight forwarders, customs brokers and other service providers.

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