B.C.- E.U.: Trade and Investment Opportunities

Thursday, May 27, 2021
12:00 PM
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Schedule:Online Program 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. PT

You will be sent a Zoom link to participate prior to the event. Please do not share the link as it will inhibit your ability to join.

Registration closes on Wednesday, May 26th  @ 5:00 PM.

If you would like to register for this event after May 26th or have any questions please email Virginia Bremner at

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In partnership with the European Union (E.U.) Consular Corp. in B.C. and EU Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West, we are pleased to present this unique trade and business development webinar to discuss what opportunities are available under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and how British Columbians can take advantage of the post-pandemic economic recovery efforts in this jurisdiction.

As B.C.’s 5th largest export destination, with over $2 billion in annual goods exports in 2019, the European Union (E.U.) market should be high on the list for B.C. exporters and businesses looking to expand their market share outside Canada.

CETA is the free trade agreement between Canada and the E.U. member states. It grants B.C. businesses preferential access to a market of 448m consumers, the world’s largest trading bloc, a major source of investment to B.C. and a procurement market estimated at $3.3 trillion a year.

Join us for an insightful conversation and a chance to hear about high-value opportunities in the E.U. and request to meet with individual E.U. Consular Corp. in B.C. representatives after the event.


The Honourable Ravi Kahlon

The Honourable Ravi Kahlon
Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation
Province of British Columbia


The Honourable Bruce Ralston The Honourable George Chow Marta Cowling George (Bud) Ivey Karn Manhas Abi Conan-Walker

The Honourable Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, Province of British Columbia
The Honourable George Chow, Minister of State for Trade, Province of British Columbia
Marta Cowling, Consul General of Portugal, on behalf of the EU Member States represented in Vancouver
George (Bud) Ivey, B.Sc., CES, CESA, P.Chem., EP, President & Senior Remediation Specialist, Ivey International Inc.
Karn Manhas, Founder and CEO, Terramera
Abi Coman-Walker, Senior Director Finance & Operations, Acuitas

Additional speakers to be announced

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World Trade Center Vancouver is part of the World Trade Centers Association, a not-for-profit, non-partisan association dedicated to the establishment and effective operation of World Trade Centers as instruments for trade expansion. The World Trade Centers Association is an international ecosystem of global connections and integrated trade services made up of over 324 World Trade Center locations in 89 countries, representing over 750,000 businesses globally.