The Economic Club of Canada

The Economic Club of Canada

June 02, 2009 09:52 ET

President of Emirates Airline to Address Economic Club of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 2, 2009) - The United Arab Emirates is Canada's largest trading partner in the Middle East and North Africa region, with Canadian exports to the UAE growing exponentially each year. There are huge opportunities in the UAE for Canadian agriculture, oil and gas, and professional services. In fact, there are already over 200 Canadian companies operating in Dubai alone. Recognizing this important and growing economic relationship, Emirates Airline began flying thrice weekly to Canada in October 2007. Despite overwhelming political and stakeholder support, Emirates remains restricted to three flights a week to all of Canada, artificially constraining export potential and stifling the attempts of the Canadian tourism industry to attract new visitors from the lucrative Middle Eastern market. The President of Emirates Airline, Tim Clark, will discuss Emirates' important investments in Canada, including the launch of scheduled A380 service to Toronto effective June 1, his desire to increase that investment, and the obstacles that stand in the way.



WHO: Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline

WHAT: Address to the Economic Club of Canada
"Dubai and Emirates Airline: Canada's Premiers, Ministers, Mayors
and business leaders can't all be wrong"

DATE: Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

TIME: 11:45am-1:30pm
Speech starts - 12:40pm

WHERE: The Chateau Laurier, Grand Ballroom
1 Rideau Street Ottawa, ON



Contact Information

  • To confirm your attendance or for more information
    about the event, please contact: The Economic Club of Canada
    Rhiannon Traill, Vice President
    416-306-0899
    416-306-0898 (FAX)
    traill@economicclub.ca