Keynote Presentation

October 10, 2018 at 9 am
Bingemans Centre

Trade Deals Aren’t Enough
NAFTA’s uncertain future has brought Canada’s over-reliance on the U.S. market to the foreground, a situation bolstered by the fact that manufacturers are challenged in taking advantage of the 14 other robust Freetrade Agreements (FTA) already in place. To grow the economy, create new jobs and expand the middle-class, Canada needs a plan, not another trade deal.

Join Dennis Darby, President and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), as he explores the realities of FTAs, the importance of diversifying markets outside of North America and his 5-point plan to fully leverage Canada’s unique export position in the global economy.

As President & CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), Dennis Darby leads Canada’s largest trade and industry association, which helps Canadian manufacturers and exporters compete and win in domestic and global markets. Dennis is a registered professional engineer in Ontario, having received his degree in chemical engineering McMaster University in 1984. He achieved the ICD.D designation from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto in 2011.