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Cross-Border Connections 2019: Joint Conference with ACG Detroit, ACG Toronto & ACG Western Michigan

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - March 5 @ 1:30 pm

When: March 4-5, 2019

Location: Detroit Athletic Club, 241 Madison Street, Detroit

Tickets:

ACG Members: $100 | Non Members welcome: $175  Cost includes reception and conference registration, Tuesday breakfast and lunch.

Description: 

The launch of this Conference is a partnership between the ACG Chapters in Detroit, Western Michigan and Toronto. At this event, business leaders from both the U.S. and Canada will be able to network and learn more about Cross-Border Trade, Commerce, Investment and Public Policy opportunities.

Canada and the U.S. have had a long partnership in Trade and Commerce. In addition, the Province of Ontario and State of Michigan are leading trade partners.  The new USMCA agreement was signed by all three parties in November 2018 and is now pending ratification by each country in 2019.    


Monday, March 4, 2019

SPECIAL Opening Reception

6:00pm to 8:30pm – Cocktails and Appetizers  


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Agenda:

7:30 to 8:00am – Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:00 to 8:05am – WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

8:05 to 8:35am – KEYNOTE SPEAKER

The Canada – U.S. Connection

  • Joseph Comartin, Consul General of Canada-Detroit


8:40 to 9:00am
– PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE 

  • Patrick Morris, President & CEO, ACG Global 
  • Gretchen Perkins, Partner, Huron Capital 


9:05 to 10:05am
– PANEL DISCUSSION

The March to Managed Trade – USMCA, Steel and Aluminum Tariffs, China, Auto Tariffs, and Trade Diversification  Sponsored by Dickinson Wright PLCC

Speakers

  • David Olsen, Regional President & Principal Officer, PNC Bank Canada, Toronto, ON
  • Dan Ujczo, Practice Group Chair-Canada-U.S., Dickinson Wright, PLLC, Columbus, OH
  • Kal Beidas, CFA, President, Aetna Bearing Company, Detroit MI
  • Sergio Lora Gomez, CEO, IQOM, Mexico City, MX


10:10 to 10:25am
– BREAK

10:25 to 11:25am – PANEL DISCUSSION

Cannabis in Canada & the U.S.: – Convergence and Divergence 

Speakers

  • Bob Hendricks, Cannalex Law
  • Michael Elias, President & CEO, Michigan Pure Med
  • Wes Reynolds, CEO, Green Mills Supercritical


11:30 to 12:30pm
– PANEL DISCUSSION

Ontario and Michigan – The Future of Canada – U.S. Trade & Investment Speakers

  • Mark High, President, Canada-US Business Association-Detroit/Windsor
  • James Illikman, Partner, Peninsula Capital Partners LLC
  • David Costa, CEO, Windsor Industrial Services
  • Duane Morrison, VP Deal Originations, Callidus Capital Corp.
  • Therese Thill, VP Business Development, The Right Place Inc.


12:35 to 1:15pm
– LUNCHEON & KEYNOTE SPEAKER
The Canada-U.S. Connection & Luncheon  

1:15 to 1:30pm – CLOSING REMARKS & ADJOURNMENT  

Details

Start:
March 4 @ 6:00 pm
End:
March 5 @ 1:30 pm
Website:
https://acgwm.wildapricot.org/event-3233647

Venue

Detroit Athletic Club
241 Madison Street
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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