Summit Agenda

Sep 13, 2011 - ... trade policy and the impacts and implications on integrated manufacturing as trade agreements move beyond NAFTA. • The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister for International Trade Canada. • Gary Hufbauer, Peterson Institute for International Economics. • Michael Hart, Simon Reisman Chair in Trade Policy, ...
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Summit Agenda

Day 1 – Monday September 12th, 2011

location

11:00am – 12:00pm

Registration

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12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lunch — Summit Opening Remarks and Objectives

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• Jay Timmons, President & CEO, National Association of Manufacturers • Jayson Myers, President & CEO, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters 1:00pm – 1:45pm

Canada’s Manufacturing Future

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• The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture) 1:45pm – 2:45pm

Canada - US Regulatory Harmonization

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This panel will provide an update from the leaders of the Canada/ US Regulatory Cooperation Council as well as insights, priorities and lessons learned from company and sector efforts on regulatory harmonization. • Michael Fitzpatrick, Associate Administrator of the Office of Management and Budget (OIRA) • Bob Hamilton, Senior Associate Secretary, Treasury Board of Canada • Nancy Croitoru, President and CEO, Food and Consumer Products Canada • Michael Sheridan, Director Global Trade Strategy & Policy, Ford Motor Company 2:45pm – 3:00pm

Networking Break

3:00pm – 3:30pm

North American Energy Policy

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This discussion will focus on North American energy policy including energy security, smart grid, business opportunities for manufacturers and necessary supportive government policies on energy and the environment. • Ross Hornby, Vice President Government Affairs & Policy, General Electric Canada 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Cross-Border Trade and Logistics

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This panel will provide an update from the leaders of the Canada/ US Beyond the Border Working Group as well as priorities from company and sector efforts improving trade security and compliance and reducing costs for cross-border supply chain logistics. • Simon Kennedy, Senior Associate Deputy Minister, Industry Canada • Birgit Matthiesen, Co-Chair, Business for Better Borders • Kelly Johnston, Vice President, Government Affairs, Campbell Soup • David Hamill, Partner, Arent Fox LLP 6:00pm

Reception and Dinner

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This dinner discussion will examine the future of North American trade policy and the impacts and implications on integrated manufacturing as trade agreements move beyond NAFTA. • The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister for International Trade Canada • Gary Hufbauer, Peterson Institute for International Economics • Michael Hart, Simon Reisman Chair in Trade Policy, Professor of International Affairs, Carleton University

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Summit Agenda

Day 2 – Tuesday September 13th, 2011

location

8:30am – 9:15am

Networking Breakfast

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9:15am – 10:30am

Bilateral Investment, Job Creation, and Innovation

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• Barry Johnson, Executive Director, SelectUSA, US Department of Commerce • Hope Andrade, Texas Secretary of State • David Cabrales, President, Texas Economic Development Corporation 10:30am – 11:45am

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Workplace Skills Development Manufacturers continually struggle with deficits in manufacturing education and training, which limits the pool of qualified candidates for high quality manufacturing jobs. This session will provide an overview of the US Skills Certification System as well as the Canadian Centre for Functional Standards as a model for all manufacturing sectors across North America. • Emily Stover DeRocco, President, The Manufacturing Institute • John Mavrak, Executive Director and CEO, Council for Automotive Human Resources

12:00pm – 1:15pm

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