#TradeTalks: First-Mover Advantage
Seizing First-Mover Advantage
October 11, 2018
Registration Opens and Breakfast
8:00 - 8:15am
8:15 - 9:00am
Morning Keynote Address
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.
9:00 - 9:20am
Youth Export Pitch Challenge - Presenter #1: Saimir Sulaj
Oigo is an AI-driven text-to-speech annotation platform that segments audio recordings based on the topics of discussion. It allows university students to record lectures, and search for specific snippets of audio with their desired topic.
9:20 - 10:00am
The Global Marketplace Networking Break
- Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
- Tourism Malaysia, Canada
- Export Navigator
- World Trade Centre - Vancouver
10:00 - 11:15am
Panel: CPTPP Through the Eyes of Businesses
Moderated by Christian Hansen, Director & Senior Trade Commissioner, Global Affairs Canada – Pacific Regional Office. This panel will give a trade case study in real-time from Consuls General and BC businesses doing trade in their countries.
- Takuji Sakai, Executive Director, JETRO
- Angela Hollinger, President, CE Energy Development; Director, the Canada-Japan Society of British Columbia
- Nick Fleming, Consul General of New Zealand
- Mike Wright, Director of Sales, Waterplay Solutions Corp.
11:15 - 11:35am
Youth Export Pitch Challenge - Presenter #2: Javed Gill
SmartPill is an app that connects patients to physicians and pharmacies to reduce wait times for reoccurring prescription orders.
11:35 - 12:15pm
12:15 - 1:15pm
Lunch with Consuls General
1:15 - 1:45pm
Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard
1:45 - 2:00pm
Honourable Bruce Ralston, BC Minister of Jobs, Trade, and Technology
Minister Ralston will share his vision for BC when it comes to international trade and how SMEs can take advantage.
2:00 - 2:05pm
Val Litwin, CEO, BC Chamber of Commerce
2:05 - 2:35pm
Breakout Session: Using the Export Navigator Program and World Trade Centre Vancouver to Get Export-Ready
Friend of the Chamber:
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