Business Summit EU - Canada

  • Date: 6.5.2009 — 6.5.2009
  • Venue: Prague - Czech Republic
  • Category: Conferences and Seminars
  • Theme: Economic and Financial Affairs

The platform for coping with barriers in the EU – Canada trade relations

Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic Canada Europe Roundtable for Business BUSINESSEUROPE

Cordially invite you to a business meeting organized within the framework of the Czech Presidency of the EU. The business forum on the occasion of the European Union – Canada Summit will take place in the conference facilities of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Nebovidská 459/1, Praha 1, from 8.30 a.m. on the 6th May, 2009.

Canada and the European Union have agreed on the areas to be negotiated in a possible economic agreement between these two countries. These areas include trade in goods and services as well as investment area, technical barriers to trade and regulatory cooperation. These topics, jointly with the debate on the start of negotiations on a free trade and economic cooperation agreement, will be in the focus of the forthcoming EU – Canada Summit which will take place in Prague on the 6th May 2009 as one of the Czech EU Presidency events and will be attended by the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso, the Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper and the Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek.

Concurrently with this high level political meeting the Business Summit EU – Canada will be organized by the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the Canada Europe Roundtable for Business (CERT), Confederation of European Business BUSINESSEUROPE, The Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in the CR. The participants of the Business Summit – the top representatives of the business circles of the EU member countries and Canada – will discuss the problematic issues of mutual trade and investment relations. The conclusions of these discussions will be presented to the political leaders as recommendations for their negotiations at the EU – Canada Summit - both Prime Ministers, of Canada and the Czech Republic, Stephen Harper and Mirek Topolánek, will be present to listen to them. The participation of the EU Trade Commissioner Baroness Catherine Ashton, the Minister of International Trade of Canada Stockwel Day, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic Martin Říman and his Vice-minister Martin Tlapa and the President of the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic Jaroslav Míl at the meeting was also confirmed.

  • The meeting will be held in English language.
  • The participation is free of charge.
  • The participation is only possible upon our confirmation of your registration.

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