|Thursday, October 31, 2019|
|8:00 - 8:30||Registration|
|8:30 - 8:45||Welcome & Opening Remarks|
|8:45 - 9:15||
Panel 1: Breakfast with Industry Leaders
"Barriers and Opportunities for Increased Trade Interaction"
Canada values the deep, long-standing relationships that is has with the countries of the Pacific Region, and as such, has signed several trade deals that have opened the doors for trading between Canada and the Pacific - but what are the opportunities, and what barriers do they pose?
|9:15 - 9:45||Keynote: Expanding to New Markets|
|The Importance of Establishing a Market Entry Strategy before Your Business Goes Global.|
Certified International Trade Profesional (CITP)
Forum for International Trade Training - FITT
|9:45 - 10:15||Panel 2: Pacific Trade in the Americas, in Real Terms|
|The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), will see significant market access gains and will eliminate tariffs, saving Canadian companies $428m a year. The notions within the agreement hold a combined GDP of $13.5tr, showcasing the vast opportunities for bilateral trade.|
|10:15 - 10:35||Coffee Break|
|10:35 - 11:05||Panel 3: Latin America - Canada Relations|
|Latin America has a growing role in the global economy. Events in the region are of critical importance to a broad range of Canadian goals, including prosperity, development, inclusion, sustainability, peace and security.|
|11:25 - 11:55||Panel 4: Making Trade Happen|
|Latin America is a growing market with diverse economies and vast resources. In 2017, Canada was one of the Pacific's major trading partners. Learn about success and failures from companies that have entered certain countries of Latin America.|
|11:55 - 13:00||Lunch & Networking|
|13:00 - 13:15||Keynote: Building Bridges Between Ontario and Latin America|
Honorable Vic Fedeli
Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
|13:15 - 15:00||Pitch Competition|
|8:30 - 16:00||Exhibition|
Companies led by women, representing 7 countries from Latin America and Canada will be exhibiting their products and/or services during the day. The perfect opportunity to connect and finding innovative and eco-friendly products in Toronto.
* Agenda and additional Speakers to be added as confirmed.