Special Speaker and Panel: 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Luncheon Address: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Safeguarding our Trading Relationship
Canada and the U.S. are the largest and most successfully integrated trading partners in the world, sharing a $1.4 trillion bilateral trade and investment relationship. 35 American states count Canada as their biggest export market and all of Canada's 10 provinces call the U.S. their top customer. This thriving relationship is deeply integrated and any trade volatility could have profound repercussions on the competitiveness of both economies, labour markets and global supply integration.
The current U.S. Administration has embarked on a number of initiatives which will profoundly impact the Canada – U.S. relationship, namely re-negotiating NAFTA and the new U.S. tax legislation.
Join the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade for our Beyond NAFTA? Safeguarding our Trading Relationship. Top advisors and industry leaders take a deep dive into the future of continental trade, policy, politics and economic security.
President and CEO
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Robert Steven Kaplan has served as the thirteenth president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas since September 8, 2015. He represents the Eleventh Federal Reserve District on the Federal Open Market Committee in the formulation of U.S. monetary policy and oversees the 1,200 employees of the Dallas Federal Bank Reserve. He was previously the Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice and a Senior Associate Dean at Harvard Business School.
Managing Editor for Canada, Bloomberg
Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER)
Steve Bobb, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, BNSF Railway, Fort Worth, Texas
Russell W. Crawford, Partner US Corporate Tax & NAFTA Services in Canada, KPMG, Vancouver, B.C.
Dr. Christopher Sands, Senior Research Professor and Director of the Center for Canadian Studies, Johns Hopkins University SAIS, Washington, D.C.
Daniel Ujczo, Partner Specializing in NAFTA, Dickinson Wright, Columbus, Ohio
Moderator: Carole Taylor O.C., Chancellor Emeritus, Simon Fraser University