CanCham Focus on Canada: Trade, Business & Export Development on Thursday, January 30th at 18.30 at the Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel



Dear CanCham Members and Friends,

The CanCham invites you to a Focus on Canada: Trade, Business & Export Development event with Mr Michael Eyestone, Canadian Trade Commissioner, and Pierre-Olivier Savoie, the owner Savoie Arbitration.

We wish to explore ways in which Canadian businesses and CanCham can develop opportunities in this region and Canada. The event will also feature a Canadian wine tasting segment sponsored by the Canadian Embassy.

Please register here.

Mr Eyestone is the newly appointed Senior Canadian Trade Commissioner to the Baltics, and currently resides in Tallinn though he serves all three Baltic countries. Canada has not had a Trade Commissioner in the Baltics since 2002, hence we expect to see new initiatives from the Canadian Embassy in Latvia in support of the current Commercial Officer, Irena Cīrule. This event is to introduce Mr Eyestone to you and give him a chance to meet our members to share views on further development.

He will be discussing his vision of developing business opportunities for Canadians in this region and providing his view of where the CanCham fits.

Other issues that will be addressed include:

  • Canadian Embassy commercial objectives
  • the current status of CETA,
  • have there been any improvements in trade between Canada and Latvia and/or the Baltics because of CETA
  • upcoming plans of an economic/trade nature such as participation in trade shows and planned missions to or from Canada,
  • current Embassy personnel involved in commercial activities, and what they are responsible for.
Our new Corporate Contributing member, Mr Pierre-Olivier Savoie was involved in preparing CETA from the Canadian side, and will provide some insight of what was considered when negotiating CETA and how it all developed. Hopefully he will provide some guidance for how to work with Canadian counterparts.

Entrance charge includes refreshments (dinner not provided). Cash bar available.
Date: Thursday, January 30th, 2020 
Time:18.30 to 21.30
PlaceRadisson Blu Elizabete Hotel, Elizabetes iela 73,
Cost: €25.00 for members
 others pay €35.00
Register:Please register here!
 (To join as a member, use the following link:
Program:18.30    Arrivals / Networking
 19.00    Introduction and announcements – Ed Kalvins
 19.15    Michael Eyestone, Senior Canadian Trade Commissioner 
 19.45    Pierre-Olivier Savoie – Savoie Arbitration
 20.00    Participant introductions (maximum 30 seconds each) 
 20.30    Canadian Wine tasting (Arturs Bušs – Wine restaurant Tinto)
 21.00    Networking

A special treat for the eveng: a memorable wine tasting experience compliments of the Embassy of Canada to Latvia and presented by Tinto’s Arturs Buss for those with a taste for business and good wine.

Yours Sincerely,
Ed Kalvins, Chairman 

Seating capacity is limited. We encourage early registration. Advance payment is required and your place in the event will be confirmed when we have received payment. Preference will be given to paid guests. Unpaid registrations may be cancelled should the venue be fully booked. (CanCham reserves the right to charge registered persons who do not cancel their reservations by 17:00, January 29th, 2020.)

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