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8th National Forum on Canada-China Economic Policy

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The China Institute of the University of Alberta will host its 8th annual “National Forum on Canada-China Economic Policy.” The theme this year is “Economic Policy & Trade Options for Canada Amidst Uncertainties Surrounding NAFTA and US/China Trade Disputes.” This invitation-only one-day event will be held at the Fairmont Palliser in downtown Calgary on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Senior federal and provincial officials with responsibility for investment and trade policy will attend, along with industry leaders, including those from Chinese firms operating in Canada, and leading experts on trade and investment issues.

With a looming trade war between the U.S. and China, the ongoing negotiations of NAFTA and the revived Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new dynamic in global trade relations for Canada has emerged. As well, there remain uncertainties regarding the opening of formal negotiations on a Canada-China Free Trade Agreement. Evolving economic and policy environments in China and Canada add to the complexity and uncertainty surrounding Canadian economic relations with China and Asia that warrants a closer look at some key issues. The Forum this year will focus on the following topics:

- Canada-China Trade: Closing in on Free Trade Talks or Miles Apart?
- Bringing Energy to Asian Markets: Pipelines and Investment
- Working with Chinese State-Owned Enterprises: The Complexities and Opportunities
- Beyond Energy: Market Diversification – Industry Perspectives

Confirmed speakers include:

The Honourable Deron Bilous, Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Government of Alberta
Bruce Christie, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Trade Policy and Negotiations Branch, Global Affairs Canada
Jason Krips, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Government of Alberta
Guy Saint-Jacques, former Canadian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China; Senior Fellow, China Institute, University of Alberta
Gordon Houlden, Director, China Institute, University of Alberta
Ron MacIntosh, Director General, Strategic Planning, Resources and Coordination, Senior Fellow – Ottawa Representative, China Institute, University of Alberta
Ken Sunquist, former Assistant Deputy Minister (Asia and Africa) and Chief Trade Commissioner for Canada; Senior Fellow, China Institute, University of Alberta
Philip Calvert, former Canadian Ambassador to Thailand, Cambodia and Laos, Senior Fellow, China Institute at the University of Alberta
Martha Hall Findlay, President and CEO, Canada West Foundation
David Murphy, Minister (Commercial), Canadian Embassy in China – Beijing
Brett House, Deputy Chief Economist, Scotiabank
Andrew Pickford, Director, Indo-Pacific Energy Security Program, Perth USAsia Centre, Senior Fellow, China Institute, University of Alberta
Sarah Taylor, Director General, North Asia & Oceania, Government of Canada
Brian Tuffs, Chief Executive Officer, Sinopec Canada
Paul Whittaker, President and CEO, Alberta Forest Products Association
Se Yan, Deputy Director, Institute of Economic Policy Research, Peking University
Fei Yu, Deputy Representative, Asian Development Bank, North American Representative Office

Media will not be present for the panel presentations, and Chatham House Rule will apply to encourage frank and robust discussion. A detailed programme will be available closer to the event.

Registration is now open. Space is limited. Register early to secure your seat. Early bird prices will be available until April 20th.


For more information please contact Event and Administrative Coordinator Ms. Erin Asselin, by telephone at
780-492-1263 or by email at erin.asselin@ualberta.ca.

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