Past Event

International Trade Day - What does the future hold for the NAFTA partners?
When: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 08:00 - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 14:00

The American Chamber of Commerce is pleased to support the upcoming International Trade Day, organized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Twenty years ago, the NAFTA created the world’s largest trading bloc. With a combined GDP of roughly $19 trillion USD, Canada, the United States and Mexico have become a global powerhouse. While the NAFTA resulted in significant gains for all three partners, there are signs the partnership is weakening.

The NAFTA agreement may no longer fit the needs of the modern North American relationship. On May 14, join us for International Trade Day, a thought-provoking event featuring a series of panel discussions and keynote addresses that will examine ways to make our supply chains more efficient, unlock access to new markets and leverage our NAFTA advantage in the face of growing international competition.

Along with speakers from some of North America’s most competitive businesses, the event will include a very special dialogue between two of North America’s foremost business leaders: Tom Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Preliminary Agenda

​Keynote Speaker

Featured Speakers

Join the discussion on North American trade with leading American, Canadian and Mexican business and government voices, including:


  • Tom Donohue, President & CEO, US Chamber of Commerce
  • Perrin Beatty, President & CEO, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • Todd Evans, Director, Corporate Research Department, Export Development Canada
  • Maryscott Greenwood, Senior Managing Director, McKenna, Long & Alridge LLP
  • Paul Gray, Vice President, External Relationships and Global Logistics, Nordion
  • Ross Hornby, Vice President, Government Affairs & Policy, GE Canada

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Supported by
AmCham National Capital