April 8, 2018

Join the Annual CABC Forum and Gala Dinner (National Arts Centre, Ottawa, April 24, 2018): A CATA Partnered event

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Dear Community members,

The Canada-Arab Business Council (CABC) with the partnership support of CATAAlliance invites you to join the Annual CABC Forum and Gala Dinner (at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, April 24, 2018).

Our underlying theme is innovation and sustainability, with a focus on promoting two-way trade and investment between Canada and Arab states. This year, special attention will be given to nurturing commercial links for small and medium Canadian enterprises, along with women-owned, youth-owned and native-owned businesses.

The Forum is also an opportunity to network with business executives, Government leaders and diplomatic representatives. Speakers at various points throughout the day and in to the evening include:

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne
Minister of International Trade

The Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains
Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

The Honourable Jean Charest
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Premier of Québec (2003-2012)
Member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada

Other prominent speakers include:

– Rabah Arezki, Chief Economist for the MENA Region, World Bank
– Audrey Mascarenhas, President and CEO, Questor Technology
– Kerry Adler, President & Chief Executive Officer, SkyPower
– Leslee Thompson, President Accreditation Canada and Health Standards Organization
– Ziak Rizk, Head of Systems Integration, Bombardier Transportation
– Andrew Bowerbank, EllisDon, and former CEO World Green Building Council
– Mark Romoff, President and CEO, Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships
– Dr. Ryan Wiley, President, Shift Health
– Andrew Padmos, CEO, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
– Danièle Henkel, Danièle Henkel Inc
– Aziz Bouzlikhane, President ISIAM Universiapolis, Morocco
– Christopher Manfredi, Provost, McGill University
– Sylvain Dubois, Vice President International, Institute on Governance
– Joanna Osawe, Chair and Co-founder of Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE)
– Tim Casben, Managing Partner, Dubai Office, Gowlings
– Bessma Momani, Professor of Political Science, University of Waterloo
– Shamira Jaffer, Founder and President, Signifi Solutions
– Blair Patacairk, Vice President – Global Expansion, Invest Ottawa
– Craig Ceppetelli, Associate Director, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
– Damien Dunne, Manager, International Partnerships and Programs, Algonquin College
– Miriem Bensalah Chaqroun, Présidente, Conseil General des Entreprises du Maroc
– Zineb Midafi, Vice President, Conseil General des Entreprises du Maroc

You can register for the Forum and Dinner
( $275 + 13% HST for CABC members – $350 + 13% HST for non-CABC members) on Eventbrite: https://tinyurl.com/y9nw5jfs

We look forward to you joining us in advancing business relationships between Canada and Arab states.


John Reid, CEO, CATAAlliance

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