#TradeTalks: First-Mover Advantage

Seizing first mover advantage” is this year’s theme with a focus on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) given BC’s pole position as Canada’s Pacific province. During our half-day forum, we'll take a closer look at Canada’s progressive trade agenda on the world stage and help BC businesses step up their export game. 

Forum at-a-glance highlights 

Morning Keynote: Scotty Greenwood, CEO, Canadian American Business Council. Why the US is missing out on CPTPP and the greater opportunity this creates for participating countries ready to seize first-mover advantage. 

Panel: 'CPTPP Through the Eyes of Businesses' - moderated by Christian Hansen, Senior Trade Commissioner, Global Affairs Canada. This panel will give a trade case study in real-time from Consuls General and BC businesses doing trade in their countries. 

Keynote: Honourable Bruce Ralston, BC Minister of Jobs, Trade, and Technology.

Youth Export Pitch Challenge: Young Entrepreneur Leadership Launchpad is back by popular demand! During the day, two YELL grads will pitch their export concept during the “Youth Pitch Challenge” and outline why they’re putting a Trans Pacific Partnership country between the trade crosshairs.  You’ll be awed by these emerging visionaries – and get an exciting glimpse into what the future looks like when it comes to young BC exporters.

Register here!