I.E. Canada's Annual Conference to be Held in October


I.E.Canada, The Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters Inc., will be holding its 78th Annual Conference and Trade Show October 19 to 20 at the Delta Meadowvale Conference Centre in Toronto, ON. The theme for this year's conference is Best Practices in Global Trade and Customs.

With a key focus on streamlining import and export processes, reducing global supply chain costs and minimizing trade compliance risks, the three-day event will feature approximately 60 speakers (representing government officials, industry leaders and service providers across North America) as well as 25 business sessions. The business sessions are to include keynote speakers, general plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, panels, workshops and case studies.

Among the several topics of discussion are best practices to build world class trade and customs compliance teams, trade updates and processes, as well as customs and import issues.    

Speakers are also scheduled throughout the event including The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Minister of Public Safety discussing the Future Direction of Canada-U.S. Border Management; Peter Hall, Chief Economist, Export Development Canada on the World Economic Outlook and Impact on Canadian importers and exporters; and Bob Armstrong, president, Supply Chain & Logistics Association addressing Green Supply Chain Management – The Path to Profitability. David Jacobson, the U.S. Ambassador to Canada is also scheduled to speak about the designate on Canada-U.S. Trade Policy – Where Next?

The conference is also scheduled to host its Inaugural CATIE Awards ceremony, highlighting the best in international trade and customs, along with the popular trade show, luncheons and a reception.

For more information about the conference visit www.iecanada.com