Program 2019

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.

Emiliano Introcaso

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.