Minister of International Trade Diversification to talk about the government’s trade diversification strategy in Vancouver

Media advisory

December 5, 2018 - The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, will highlight the importance of diversifying trade markets in a series of events with business leaders and local entrepreneurs in Vancouver, in British Columbia.

Across his visit in the greater Vancouver region, Minister Carr will outline how Canada’s Trade Diversification Strategy will help local businesses, entrepreneurs and would-be exporters expand into new markets, especially in the Asia Pacific through the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

Event: Keynote address at the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade
Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018
Time: Event starts at 8:00 a.m. PT, Minister Carr to be speaking at approximately 8:15 a.m., media scrum to follow at approximately 9:00 a.m.
Location: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, Grand Ballroom, 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
Note: Media are asked to arrive no later than 7:45 a.m. PT. Media have to register in advance to cover the event, by sending an email to media@boardoftrade.com

Event: Networking event at the Richmond Chamber of Commerce
Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018
Time: Event starts at 10:00 a.m. PT
Location: Richmond Country Club, 9100 Stevenson Highway, Richmond, British Columbia
Note: Minister Carr to be speaking at approximately 10:15 a.m., media scrum to follow at approximately 11:15 a.m.

Event: Roundtable with Small and Medium Enterprises engaged in the Chinese market at Saltworks Technologies
Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m. PT
Location: Saltworks Technologies, 13800 Stevenson Highway, Richmond, British Columbia
Note: Closed to media. Photo-op to follow

Event: Site visit at Flying Fresh Air Freight
Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018
Time: 3:00 p.m. PT
Location: Flying Fresh Air Freight, 5000 Miller Road, Richmond, British Columbia
Note: Closed to media; a media availability will follow at approximately 4:40 p.m.

Contacts

Isabella Brisson-Urdaneta
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of International Trade Diversification
343-203-7332
Isabella.Brisson-Urdaneta@international.gc.ca

Media Relations Office
Global Affairs Canada
343-203-7700
media@international.gc.ca
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Greg Hoekstra
Communications Manager
Greater Vancouver Board of Trade
604-640-5450
media@boardoftrade.com


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