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Canada’s Trade and Diversity Advantage

Manjit Minhas, Co-Founder and CEO of Minhas Breweries, Distilleries and Wineries, and co-star of CBC’s Dragons’ Den.

“Putting Canada’s Progressive Trade Agenda into Practice”

Featuring Manjit Minhas, entrepreneur and co-star of CBC’s Dragons’ Den

Thursday, November 2, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Cadieux Auditorium, Global Affairs Canada
125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa 

**Seating is limited. Advance registration is required.**

Map & directions (Parking is available in the Byward Market and surrounding area.)

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Presented by:

Carleton Centre for Trade Policy and Law logo

In partnership with:

Sprott School of Business logo

Logos for Global Affairs Canada Trade Commissioner Service and Export Development Canada

Centre for Research and Education on Women and Work

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada


This event is also supported in part by RBC Foundation.


8:30-9:30 a.m. Registration and coffee
9:30-10:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks:

  • Rosemina Nathoo, Senior Associate and International Trade Law Counsel, Centre for Trade Policy and Law, Carleton University

Keynote Address:

  • Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade
10:00-11:50 a.m. Remarks: “Canada’s Trade and Diversity Advantage – A Dragon’s Perspective”

  • Manjit Minhas, Co-Founder and CEO of Minhas Breweries and Distillery and a Dragon on CBC’s Dragons’ Den

Panel Discussion: “Canada’s Trade and Diversity Advantage – Putting Canada’s Progressive Trade Agenda into Practice”

  • David Usher (Moderator), Director General, Trade Negotiations, Global Affairs Canada
  • Manjit Minhas (Panelist), Co-Founder and CEO, Minhas Breweries and Distillery
  • Sue Abu-Hakima (Panelist), CEO of Amika Mobile Corp.
  • Mairead Lavery (Panelist), Senior Vice-President, Business Development, Export Development Canada
  • Katie Morican (Panelist), Partner and National Service Leader for Strategic Transformation and Change, Deloitte


 11:50 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Closing Remarks:

  • Linda Schweitzer, Interim Dean, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University
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