CETA Business Summit - Grow Your Business in the European Union

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Date: December 02-04, 2020
Venue: Virtual summit
Location: Ottawa (Virtual), Ontario, Canada
Target Audience: Canadian export-ready companies, especially SMEs, who are: not yet exporting their products or services to the EU but are interested in doing so; or already exporting their products or services to the EU but are looking to expand their business.
Sector: Aerospace, Agriculture and processed foods, Arts and cultural industries, Automotive, Chemicals, Clean technologies, Consumer products, Defence and security, Education, Financial and insurance services, Fish and seafood, Forestry and wood products, Industrial machinery, Information and communications technologies, Infrastructure, Investment, Life sciences, Mining, Ocean technologies, Oil and gas, Professional services, Tourism, Transportation, Wine, beer and spirits

Join us in exploring why the European Union (EU) is a market of tremendous opportunity at this virtual summit on the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)!

The EU is one of the largest economies in the world and Canada’s second-largest trading partner. With its dynamic and diverse market of 450+ million affluent consumers, it is a major importer of goods and services which provides ample opportunities for Canadian businesses. Thanks to CETA, you can leverage preferential access and reduced barriers to trade across this market to help you achieve your business goals.

CETA is an ambitious and inclusive free trade agreement (FTA) that covers virtually all sectors and aspects of Canada-EU trade. Its broad scope offers a full range of benefits and advantages for Canadian businesses like yours in a wide range of sectors, which can help you edge out the competition. FTAs, like CETA, are now more important than ever in advancing businesses’ recovery during COVID-19 and in helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) grow their businesses globally.

Join the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, at this virtual summit to learn about opportunities in this exciting market and how the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) can help you navigate the real benefits of CETA for your business during these challenging times.

Why participate?

Learn directly from experts with on-the-ground advice on how to make the most of advantages and opportunities available for your business in the EU through CETA, such as:

You will also discover how to capitalize on resources, programs and services offered by the TCS and partner organizations that will smooth your path to this lucrative market. As disruptions in global supply chains due to COVID-19 affect business operations, the TCS is a key support resource for Canadian businesses looking to navigate challenges, troubleshoot situations and find opportunities.


Note: Registered participants will receive an email with a detailed program schedule on the week of the event.

Day 1: December 2, 2020 (12:00 – 16:00 EST) 

Day 2: December 3, 2020 (11:00 – 16:00 EST) 

Day 3: December 4, 2020 (11:00 – 17:00 EST) 

Register now

Register now to participate in this free event! When prompted, please use the following invitation code to access the registration form: CETA3RD

Important note: Please type the code in rather than copy and paste it. The code is case sensitive.

Registration deadline: November 29, 2020 at 23:59 (EST)

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