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Business Forum and Conference on EU-Canada CETA Agreement (Vancouver, June 20th, 2016)

Business Forum and Conference on EU-Canada CETA Agreement (Vancouver, June 20th, 2016)

The EU Chamber of Commerce in Canada- West, the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Vancouver and the BC Ministry of International Trade have organized a “Business Forum and Conference on Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement” which was held in Vancouver on June 20th 2016. The event was organized with support of EU Delegation to Canada, Global Affairs Canada and Consulates General of EU member states in Vancouver.

The initiative was a big success with intense and timely programmes, high-level speakers, qualified attendance of nearly 200 members of the business community and civil society, and lively and engaged discussion among participants.

The conference has served to enhance awareness of the European Union and CETA agreement among the various stakeholders in Western Canada as well as provided practical advice to companies on their preparation to take advantage of CETA and hopefully will ultimately lead to more business exchanges and initiatives between Europe and Canada.

The event’s guest speakers included high level government officials and industry experts from Canada and the EU.


Featured sessions included:

  Preparing Your Business for CETA

  Public Procurement

  Job Mobility

  Intellectual Property & E-Commerce

  Customs & Logistics

  Labelling & Certification

  Incentives for Innovation


Sector break-out sessions were organized for companies operating in:

  Seafood, Agrifood, and Consumer Products

  Technology & Innovation

  Professional Services


CLICK HERE for the full agenda of the event, including the complete lineup of speakers.

For more information, please write to the European Chamber of Commerce at or call us at 6045591008.