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Apr 24 - Global Affairs, Women Influencers - An Evening with Laura Dawson
Halifax, N.S.
Apr 24, 2018

Global Affairs, Women Influencers – An Evening in Conversation between:

Laura Dawson, Director of the Canada Institute at the Wilson Center, Washington, DC


Karen Oldfield, President and CEO, Halifax Port Authority

The future of trade in the Maritimes and Canada is going to change – NAFTA re-negotiation, new opportunities with CETA/TPP and recent developments pointing to a trade war between the US and China will all have an economic impact on Canadian export and import markets.

“NAFTA, CETA, TPP and their respective programs are important outcomes for the economies of Canada and the Maritimes. Understanding how the negotiations currently underway will play out and ensuring that they assist us in getting our resources, products and services to new markets is important for our future” - Paul Jamer, Chair of The Maritimes Energy Association.

On Tuesday, April 24th, The Maritimes Energy Association will host Laura Dawson, Director of the Canada Institute at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC. This conversational style evening will help you to understand the complexity of changing US trade policy, how the NAFTA re-negotiation will likely play out and the importance of diversifying to new markets in challenging times.

Laura Dawson knows a thing or two about international trade issues. She is the Director of the Wilson Center’s Canada Institute and has served as a Senior Advisor on Economic Affairs at the United States Embassy in Ottawa. She is a speaker, writer, and thought leader on international trade policy and is one of Canada’s Top 100 foreign policy influencers. She appears as a frequent guest on CBC's Power & Politics and The National.

For more than 15 years, Karen Oldfield has led the Halifax Port Authority through a dynamic diversification strategy that has tripled its revenue and transformed it into a regional economic engine. Staying innovative and strategic in the market is instrumental to the Port’s success, and Karen has led the entry into new markets including China, India and Vietnam.

"Even under the best circumstances, if these three countries were holding hands and skipping through the fields, it would still be almost impossible to do it in two weeks."- Laura Dawson on NAFTA negotiations

Space is limited, we hope you can join us!!

When: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 

Venue: The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites

Networking Reception: 5:30 – 6:30pm

Dinner Served: 6:30 – 8:30pm

Event tickets are $125 for Members and $155 Non-Members.

Tables of 8
$1000 – Members
$1240 – Non- Members

Dress: Business Formal

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