The Consulate General of Canada and partners are pleased to bring to you, Pittsburgh’s business community, a series of events aimed to enhance the Pittsburgh-Canada economic relationship. You are invited to attend the event s of interest to you and your company. Prior registration is required for each event. Please follow the RSVP/Registration instructions under each event description.
All of the events below will be held at:
623 Smithfield St.
Monday, April 7, 2014
9:00 – 10:30am – Economic Integration and Economic Competitiveness: The competitive advantages of the US-Canada economic energy relationship
Armchair Discussion with the Honourable Gary Doer Ambassador of Canada to the United States
The United States and Canada share the longest, peaceful border in the world and have a long tradition of close cooperation. The countries are each other’s most important trading partners, with two-way goods trade totaling $632billion annually – a trading relationship that dwarfs that of any other bilateral trading relationship in the world!
U.S.–Canada trade is characterized by highly integrated manufacturing sectors and supply chains and highly successful regulatory regimes. The two economies have become so integrated, so seamless, that countless firms have developed internal production value chains that operate back and forth across the border. This relationship drives innovation and creates a more competitive North American trading bloc.
How has the U.S.–Canada economic relationship evolved since the signing of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement? With a growing energy relationship, and the resurgence of manufacturing in North America, what sort of opportunities does the future hold — particularly for Pittsburgh’s connection with our northern neighbour? Join the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and the Canadian Consulate for an exploration of these questions and more with one of Canada’s most well-respected and distinguished public servants.
Co-host by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and the Consulate General of Canada.
Registration required. For more information and to register visit: http://www.worldpittsburgh.org/programsCalendarListDetail.jsp?restrictids=nu_repeatitemid&restrictvalues=0500280840951395126776392
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
7:45 – 10:00am – Doing Business in the Canadian Oil Sands Briefing
Join SMC Business Councils, the Canadian Consul General John F. Prato, CEO of Alberta Innovates Eddy Isaacs and Rainmaker President and CEO Clark Grue for the Canadian Oil Sands Business Opportunities Seminar.
The Canadian Oil Sands Business Opportunities Seminar offers Pennsylvania businesses the chance to learn about the Alberta Oil Sands and explore how best to get involved. With more than $12 billion in active projects, and $55 billion spent in 2012, there are incredible prospects for Pennsylvania businesses. An estimated $2 trillion in total projects that deal directly with oil production from the oil sands will be budgeted over the next 25 years. Opportunities include supplying both services and equipment used for mining, production, and support of infrastructure.
For more information and to register visit: http://smc.org/event/canadian-oil-sands-business-opportunities-seminar
11:00 – 1:30pm – Energy Innovation Seminar
This seminar will highlight synergies that exist in the development of innovation for the oil & gas sector, especially between the oil sands of Alberta and the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania. Starting from an acknowledgement that the industry in both jurisdictions faces similar challenges with regards to water management and carbon emissions, leading companies will provide examples of how they are innovating and developing new sustainable technologies for the industry.
Hosted by the Consulate General of Canada, in partnership with Southpointe Chamber of Commerce and NOVA Chemicals.
To RSVP call 724-873-7777 Ext. 1 or email Canada@southpointe.net
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
8:30 – 10:00am – North America’s Energy Triangle Takes Shape: Pittsburgh- Calgary-Houston Shared Strategies to Develop a Workforce Ready to Capture the Energy Opportunity
North America’s energy revolution continues to reshape the way we look at economic competitiveness, particularly in terms of our workforce development – including education, training, and other human resources support.
The energy sectors in each of these three cities create opportunities for collaboration and partnerships that can be leveraged into productive policies and regulations, and enhanced infrastructure and networks.
Please join us to hear about Pittsburgh’s place in the North American Energy Triangle.
Refreshments will be served.
Hosted by the Consulate General of Canada and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance.
RSVP via firstname.lastname@example.org.
4:30 – 7:00pm Power Perspectives: Electricity and Clean Technologies in Ontario and Quebec
Featuring keynote remarks by The Honorable William Peduto, Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh
Both provinces continue to promote and support the widespread use of renewable energy sources, such as hydropower and wind. As Ontario modernizes its electricity system through smart grids and pilot projects tackling issues such as system congestion, Quebec is actively looking toward the electrification of its transportation sector and other GHG-reducing programs, and has a vibrant clean-tech sector.
Reception to follow.
Hosted by the Consulate General of Canada, the Quebec Government Office, and the Province of Ontario in partnership with the Energy Alliance of Greater Pittsburgh.
RSVP via email@example.com
Please contact the Energy Alliance of Greater Pittsburgh with any questions.
Thursday April 10, 2014
3:00 – 6:00pm Seminar: Québec/Pennsylvania – The Power of Innovative Partnerships
Discover how collaborating with Quebec could add value to your business! Meet senior representatives from Bombardier Transport, Carnegie Mellon College of Engineering, Motion Engine and INO (Quebec Optic/Photonic Institute) to learn about business and R&D opportunities between Quebec and Pittsburgh. See how your company can take advantage of those existing relations, and learn more about what is happening in Quebec.
Seminar to be followed by a networking cocktail, where you will have the chance to taste some Quebec cheeses and beers!
Hosted by the Province of Québec in partnership with: Catalyst Connection, Bombardier, Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering, Motion Engine, and INO
For more information and to register visit http://www.catalystconnection.org/trainings/event.php?19