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CETA Business Forum

CETA BUSINESS FORUM: a new EU-Canada network

June 22-23, 2022 will see the first edition, in virtual format, of this networking event

Almost five years have passed since the historic Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) began, opening a new era of trade relations between the European Union (EU) and Canada.

The CETA Business Forum is a permanent networking and conference platform dedicated to strengthening business connections between the EU and Canada. The first event is scheduled for June 22-23, 2022, and will take place virtually, through a platform that will replicate an online trade show format, with conference rooms, booths and interactive services for participants. This event will be followed by subsequent in-person editions in the EU and Canada.

The CETA Business Forum is a chance to learn more about CETA, which already in these first years of provisional application has brought positive outcomes for trade between the EU and Canada. Utilization of the CETA tariff preferences for exports from Canada to the EU grew from 52% in 2018 to 57% in 2020 while the utilization of the same preferences for exports from the EU to Canada grew from 38% in 2018 to 56% in 2020. While positive, these statistics show there is room for growth.

The forum offers a unique networking opportunity for companies, professionals, start-ups, associations, institutions and universities from the EU and Canada. The CETA Business Forum provides an opportunity to promote business interests, gain international visibility, establish new contacts and find ways for fruitful collaboration and growth with a future. The online platform will remain active permanently creating ongoing networking opportunities enhanced by annual conferences.

The CETA Business Forum covers the following sectors: Energy, Agriculture, Furniture, Space, Sustainability, Automotive, Food & Beverage, Technology, Fashion, Education, Circular Economy and Blue Economy.

The CETA Business Forum offers many participation packages that include:

  • exhibitors that allow you to promote your business through a virtual booth and by hosting B2B meetings;
  • speakers at workshops, seminars and round tables;
  • partners or media partners, to inform and support the EU-Canada network;
  • visitors, to receive an update and find new inspirations that can stimulate your professional and personal growth.

The event is organized by Malta Business Events, with the support of Anima Investment Network (France), Ascame (Spain), Unci Agroalimentare (Italy), UPO University of Eastern Piedmont (Italy), Iconic Cluster (Romania), Cluster Energia (Spain), Mediterranean Academy of Culture, Technology and Trade (Malta) and the participation of UniExportManager, the network of Italian Export Managers and British Columbia Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation (Canada).

Check out the official website for the event registration and additional information:

Ceta Business Forum

  • Event Date(s): June 22, 2022 to June 23, 2022
  • Event Time: 8:00am to 10:00am PST
  • Location: Virtual
  • Contact: Caterina Passariello
  • Email: Contact Event Organizer

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