True North Free Trade Forum 2023


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Day 2 - June 14, 2023

(All times are in EDT and subject to change.)

12:30 PM

Emcee kicks off the session:

Perrin Beatty

Perrin Beatty,
President and CEO,
Canadian Chamber of Commerce

12:35 PM

Welcome remarks: The Honourable, Victor Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

12:46 PM

Keynote address:

Tabatha Bull

Tabatha Bull,
President and CEO,
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

1:45 PM


1:50 PM

Plenary Session: Expanding internal trade and helping businesses take advantage of the opportunities presented by the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)

Presented by:

Sean Stephenson

Sean Stephenson,

Ever wondered how the Canadian Free Trade Agreement can help you do business across Canada? Join Sean Stephenson, Counsel, Dentons as he walks you through the CFTA, highlighting the benefits and opportunities presented by the agreement. Key features to be highlighted include CFTA provisions on government procurement, dispute settlement, labour mobility and regulatory cooperation. The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Sean Stephenson is Counsel based in Toronto, Ontario focusing on international trade, investment, arbitration, government contracts, anti-corruption, and public international law.

2:27 PM

Closing Remarks

2:30 PM

Day 2 Ends

Note: The virtual business-to-business meetings between potential new buyers, suppliers and partners will take place from June 14-16, 2023.