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Export your agri-food products to Canada

Archive 21.03.2019

Do you or would you like to export your food and beverage products across the Atlantic? Along with AWEX, FIT and the Chamber of Commerce Canada-Belgium-Luxembourg, we would like to invite you to a seminar on pursuing export opportunities to Canada within the industry. Meeting at the Horta Meeting Room at AWEX in Brussels, on 28th March from 10am to 12:30pm.

Canada is one of Belgium’s main commercial partners. Exchanges between these two countries are intensifying considerably with the implementation of the CETA, the free-trade agreement between Canada and the European Union, generating numerous business opportunities for Belgian companies.

Trends and opportunities presented by the experts

Whether your company already has a presence in Canada or not, this seminar will allow you to reassess how to approach it within this industry. How might entering the Canadian market benefit your company? What are the opportunities? What are the trends? Our experts will answer and also deal with the regulatory issues in light of the CETA.

This is a unique chance to improve your understanding of the potential of the Canadian market within the agri-food industry. Register through the CanCham website by 27th March at the latest. Please note that registration is free but compulsory.

Programme

10:00: Welcome and registration
10:15: Introduction by Francis Kania, AWEX Americas Director
10:20: Overview of the Belgium-Canada agri-food industry by Anne Reul, Secretary General FEVIA Wallonia
10:40: Business opportunities in the agri-food industry in Canada by Côme de Bagneux, Business Services Manager, Desjardins Group
11:00: The agri-food industry and opportunities in Ontario by Richard Todd, European Investment Representative, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
11:20: CETA benefits for agri-food companies by Renita Bhaskar, Deputy head of unit – USA and Canada, Directorate General for Trade at the European Commission
11:40: Regulatory aspects of exporting agri-food products to Canada by Fabienne De Kimpe, Trade commissioner, Embassy of Canada
12:00: Success stories from Belgian companies in Canada
12:15: Questions and answers
12:25: Conclusion by CanCham BeLux

Practical information

Location: AWEX Brussels
Horta Meeting Room, ground floor
Place Sainctelette, 2
1080 Brussels

Any questions? Contact Sophie!

Sophie D’haemer
NAFTA zone Area Manager
Tel: +32 2 800 40 86
Email: sdhaemer@hub.brussels

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