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  • CETA Seminar and Business Forum - Halifax

CETA Seminar and Business Forum - Halifax

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 8:30am to 3:00pm

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Marriott Harbourfront Hotel Halifax
1919 Upper Water Street , Halifax Ballroom
Halifax, NS, Canada



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Partnering organizations, Global Affairs Canada, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and Nova Scotia Business Inc., are pleased to invite you to attend an export business forum designed to help Nova Scotia businesses prepare for opportunities arising from the Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Learn about the opportunities which the CETA affords to help your business be more competitive in the EU market, with a specific focus on industries such as manufacturing, agri-food and beverage, ICT, professional services and more.

Get market development advice and programming information from industry experts at Export Development Canada (EDC), Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Global Affairs Canada (GAC), and Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI).

Presentations will be followed by an Export Café with one-on-one pre-arranged meetings with EU trade experts to discuss market approaches and opportunities specific to your company.

Companies will also have the opportunity to meet with various representatives from GAC – Trade Commissioner Service, EDC, BDC, Canadian Commercial Corporation, ACOA, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, European Services Forum, and NSBI.


  • 7:45am – 8:30am: Registration and Networking. Coffee and light refreshments served.
  • 8:30am – 9:00am: Welcome and Opening Remarks with Keynote Speaker, CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc., Ms. Laurel Broten
  • 9:00am – 9:15am: Overview of CETA
  • 9:15am – 10:30am: Panel Discussion – Doing Business in the EU. Marketing Opportunities for Canadian Businesses.
  • 10:45am – 11:30am: Trade in the Services Industry. Presentation on the role and importance of the EU Services Market and provisions under CETA including Labour Mobility.
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm: Tools of the Trade. Presentation on programs and support accessible to Nova Scotia businesses to help grow your international strategy.
  • 12:30pm – 1:15pm: Lunch with Guest Speaker, Ambassador of the EU to Canada, Mr. Peteris Ustubs
  • 1:15pm – 3:00pm: Export Café with one-on-one pre-arranged meetings* 


Sanjeev Chowdhury, Director, FTA Promotion Task Force, Global Affairs Canada
Sameena Qureshi, Embassy of Canada to the Netherlands in the Hague
Greg Houlahan, High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom
John Roxburgh, Embassy of Canada to Ireland, in Dublin
Michelle Cooper, Embassy of Canada to Belgium and Luxembourg

*To sign up for a one-on-one meeting at the Export Café, please complete the Export Café Application Form and email to Alexandre Lanteignem, Trade Commissioner: Alexandre.Lanteigne@international.gc.ca

Registration fee: FREE

The Atlantic Trade and Investment Growth Strategy is a collaborative, pan-Atlantic approach which aims to help Atlantic businesses begin exporting, increase their export sales, expand to new markets, and create global partnerships.  The Strategy was developed jointly by the governments of Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.



Nicole Johnson-Morrison


Aerospace & Defence, Digital Media, Business Services, Life Sciences, Natural Resources, Logistics & Transportation, Energy & Heavy Industrial, Mining, Information Communications Technology, Agri-food, Seafood, Oceans, Advanced Manufacturing