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Canada Arab Business Forum

November 24, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

CANADA ARAB BUSINESS FORUM

Canada and the Arab Countries: Economic Recovery, Resilience & Business Opportunities

 

9:00 Opening Plenary Session
Scott Jolliffe, Chair, Canada Arab Business Council;
Partner, Gowling WLG (Canada)
9:05 The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
9:10 His Excellency Jamal Al-Sallal, Dean of the Council of Arab League Ambassadors, Ambassador of the Republic of Yemen
9:15 Supporting Trade and Investment in the Arab World
Moderator:
Carmen Sylvain, Member, Canada Arab Business Council
Speaker:
Mairead Lavery, CEO & President, Export Development Canada
9:45 Profiling Canada to the World at Expo 2020
Introduction:
Kerry Adler, President and Chief Executive Officer, SkyPower Global
Moderator:
Her Excellency Marcy Grossman, Canadian Ambassador to the UAE
Speakers:
– His Excellency Fahad Saeed Al Raqbani, UAE Ambassador to Canada
– André Frenette, Director General and Interim Commissioner General for Canada
10:15 The Impact of COVID 19 on Globalization
Introduction:
Mark Ledwell, Gowling WLG Managing Partner, Toronto
Speaker:
Marc-André Blanchard, Executive Vice-President and Head of CDPQ Global (formerly Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations from 2016-20)
10:45 Reconstruction Efforts and Opportunities in Lebanon and Iraq
Moderator:
Robert Peck, Member, Canada Arab Business Council
Speakers:
Lebanon: His Excellency Fadi Ziadeh, Lebanese Ambassador to Canada
Iraq: His Excellency Wadee Batti Hanna Albatti, Iraqi Ambassador to Canada
11:30 Opportunities for Trade Diversification within the Arab World
Moderator:
Pierre Pyun, Vice President Government Affairs, Bombardier
Speakers:
– The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade
– Sara Wilshaw, Chief Trade Commissioner and Assistant Deputy Minister, International Business Development, Investment and Innovation, Trade Commissioner Service
– Ambassador Dr Kamal Hassan Ali, Secretary General for Economic Affairs for the League of Arab States
11:45 Close of Day 1 and Outline of Tomorrow’s Program
Scott Jolliffe, Chair, Canada Arab Business Council;
Partner, Gowling WLG (Canada)

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Date:
November 24, 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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