Free Trade in Africa: Opportunities for Canada - Ottawa with partner Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP & Global Affairs Canada - May 24, 2018

Join us for this presentation and panel discussion on the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement and African Economic Integration: Opportunities for Canada, followed by a networking cocktail reception.
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Free Trade in Africa: Opportunities for Canada: Panel Discussion and Africa Day Networking Cocktail Reception

May 24, 2018

Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

160 Elgin St.

Ottawa, Ontario

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Presentations and Panel Discussion

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Networking Cocktail Reception

 

Africa is implementing an African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement to integrate its economy which will create tremendous opportunities for Canadian companies, NGO's, educational institutions and investors.

 

Join us for this presentation and panel discussion on the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement and African Economic Integration: Opportunities for Canada, followed by an Africa Day networking cocktail reception, with partners Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP and Global Affairs Canada.  Africa Day celebrations take place in Ottawa on May 25.

 

DRAFT and subject to change

 

3:00 pm - Welcome

3:05 pm - David Luke, Coordinator, African Trade Policy Centre, Regional Integration and Trade Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

3:25 pm - Jesse Moore, Chief Executive Officer, M-KOPA Solar

3:45 pm - Questions and Answers

4:00 pm  - Networking Refreshment Break

4:20 pm - Panel Discussion: Stephen Ludlow, Senior Director, Enterprise Product Marketing, OpenText, Yiagadeesen (Teddy) Samy, Director of Carleton’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Paula Caldwell St-Onge, Director General, Pan Africa, Global Affairs Canada

5:00 pm - Moderated Discussion and Questions and Answers

5:30 pm - Networking Cocktail Reception - Welcoming Remarks - Timothy Sargent, Deputy  Minister for International Affairs, Global Affairs Canada, and H.E. Constant Horace, Ambassador, Embassy of Madagascar to Canada and Dean of African Diplomatic Corps