Partnering organizations, Global Affairs Canada, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and Nova Scotia Business Inc., are pleased to invite you to attend an export business forum designed to help Nova Scotia businesses prepare for opportunities arising from the Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Learn about the opportunities which the CETA affords to help your business be more competitive in the EU market, with a specific focus on industries such as manufacturing, agri-food and beverage, ICT, professional services and more. Get market development advice and programming information from industry experts at -

Export Development Canada (EDC),
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC),
the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA),
Global Affairs Canada (GAC), and
Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI).

Presentations will be followed by an Export Café with one-on-one pre-arranged meetings with EU trade experts to discuss market approaches and opportunities specific to your company.


7:45am – 8:30am: Registration and Networking. Coffee and light refreshments served,
8:30am – 9:00am: Opening remarks with Keynote Speaker: Laurel Broten, CEO, NSBI,. 9:00am – 10:30am: Overview of CETA and Market Opportunities, 
10:45am – 12:30pm: Trade In Services: The Role of the EU Services Market; Tools of the Trade: Programs and Support,  
12:30pm – 1:15pm: Lunch with Guest Speaker: Ambassador of the EU to Canada, Mr. Peteris Ustubs,
1:15am – 3:00pm: Export Cafe: One-on-one pre-arranged meetings


Sanjeev Chowdhury, Director, FTA Promotion Task Force, Global Affairs Canada,
Sameena Qureshi, Embassy of Canada to the Netherlands in the Hague,
Greg Houlahan, High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom,
John Roxbugh, Embassy of Canada to Ireland, in Dublin,
Michelle Cooper, Embassy of Canada to Belgium and Luxembourg

For more information, contact: Nicole Johnson-Morrison, Export Development Executive, Nova Scotia Business Inc. 902.410.0563 |

Go to RSVP by Thursday, January 25, 2018. Registration is FREE. Coffee, refreshments and lunch to be provided.