Africa is implementing an African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement to integrate its economy which will create tremendous opportunities for Canadian companies, NGO’s, educational institutions and investors.
Join us for this presentation and panel discussion on the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement and African Economic Integration: Opportunities for Canada, followed by a networking cocktail reception with Partner Gowling WLG. Presenters include David Luke, Coordinator, African Trade Policy Centre, Regional Integration and Trade Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and a senior representative from Global Affairs Canada.
DRAFT and subject to change
3:00 pm – Welcome
3:05 pm – David Luke, Coordinator, African Trade Policy Centre, Regional Integration and Trade Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
3:25 pm – Jesse Moore, Chief Executive Officer, M-KOPA Solar (tbc)
3:45 pm – Questions and Answers
4:00 pm – Networking Refreshment Break
4:20 pm – Panel Discussion: Stephen Ludlow, Senior Director, Enterprise Product Marketing, OpenText, Yiagadeesen (Teddy) Samy, Director of Carleton’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Paula Caldwell St-Onge, Director General, Pan Africa, Global Affairs Canada (tbc)
5:00 pm – Moderated Discussion and Questions and Answers
5:30 pm – Networking Cocktail Reception