APEC’s Business Outlook Conference, November 2017

Navigating Choppy Waters: Trump, Tariffs & New Trade Deals

 November 6, 2017 – November 10, 2017

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 has just come 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 include Hon. John McCallum, Canada’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, and Brian Porter, President and CEO, Scotiabank (Halifax); Susan le Jeune d’Allegeershecque, British High Commissioner to Canada and John Parsons, Partner, McKinsey & Company (St. John’s); Matthew Hoag, Operations and Commercial Director, Americas Region, DP World (Saint John); and David Alward, Canada’s Consul General in New England, and Oliver Technow, president of BioVectra (Charlottetown).

Business panel speakers will be Lori Kennedy, Co-owner and Founder of Louisbourg Seafoods, Chris Keevill, CEO of Colour and David Steele, Director, Product Management, MetOcean Telematics (Halifax);Ron Collier, VP Business Development, SubC Imaging, Holly Hill, COO, Agile Sensor Technologies andKay Riggs, VP Operations, Dynamic Air Shelters (St. John’s); Sylvia MacVey, President, GE Barbour, Dave Grebenc, Co-CEO, Innovatia and Lee Corey, President and Lead Dog, Corey Pet Nutrition (Saint John); and Esther Dockendorff, President and CEO, PEI Mussel King, John Kimmel, Managing Director, RevIQ, and Thane Smallwood, GM, PEI Bag Company (Charlottetown).

Registration now open    

New this year: Early Bird rates for tables & individual registrations 

Mon 6 Nov. 2017 – Halifax, NS (Pier 21)

Tue 7 Nov. 2017 – St. John’s, NL (Delta St. John’s)

Thu 9 Nov. 2017 – Saint John, NB (Hilton Saint John/Saint John Trade and Convention Centre)

Fri 10 Nov. 2017 – Charlottetown, PEI (Delta Prince Edward/PEI Convention Centre)

7:45 a.m. Registration and Breakfast 
8:30 a.m. Program starts
12:00 noon  Program ends