Richard Ivey School of Business

Richard Ivey School of Business

March 31, 2009 10:53 ET

Redefining the Canada-United States partnership in the Obama era

Honourable Michael Bryant to discuss trade and investment strategies at Ivey conference

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ON--(Marketwire - March 31, 2009) - The election of United States President Barack Obama and the world economic turmoil have transformed the United States, so Canada must move quickly to adopt new strategies to work with its neighbour and largest trading partner. The Lawrence National Centre at the Richard Ivey School of Business will host a workshop at the InterContinental Hotel Yorkville on April 6 on redefining the strong Canada-United States partnership.

Opening with an address by Thomas d'Aquino, Chief Executive and President, Canadian Council of Chief Executives, the workshop will take participants through business strategies, the economics, politics and trade and investment plans.

Ed Clark, President and Chief Executive Officer, TD Bank Financial Group, and Tom Jenkins, Executive Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer, Open Text Corporation, will discuss "The United States in Crisis: Strategies for Canadian Business".

The Honourable Michael Bryant, Ontario Minister of Economic Development, will give the keynote luncheon address on "The Canada-United States Partnership: Trade and Investment Strategies in the Obama Era".

Tackling the theme of "The Politics and Economics of a Transformed America: How Should Canada Respond?" will be Don Drummond, Senior VP and Chief Economist, TD Bank Financial Group; Fen Hampson, Director, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University; Michael Hart, Simon Reisman Chair in Trade Policy, Professor, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University; and William Robson, President and Chief Executive Officer, C.D. Howe Institute.

"In this time of unprecedented international change, Canadian companies need to step up with the knowledge, the skills and the flexibility to thrive," said Dianne Cunningham, Director, Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management at the Richard Ivey School of Business.

"Canadian companies are some of the best in the world," said Thomas d'Aquino of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives. "There are undoubtedly challenges ahead, but there are also enormous opportunities. Business and governments must work closely together to implement winning strategies."

Event: Redefining the Canada-United States Partnership in the Obama Era

Date: April 6, 2009

Time: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Location: InterContinental Hotel Yorkville, 220 Bloor St. West, Toronto

Media interested in attending must RSVP by April 3rd. Please contact Dawn Milne at 519-850-2536, dmilne@ivey.ca

About the Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario
The Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario (www.ivey.ca) offers undergraduate (HBA) and graduate (MBA, Executive MBA and PhD) degree programs in addition to non-degree Executive Development programs. Ivey has campuses in London (Ontario), Toronto, and Hong Kong. Ivey recently redesigned its curriculum to focus on Cross-Enterprise Leadership - a holistic issues-based approach to management education that meets the demands of today's complex global business world.

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For more information, please contact:

Dawn Milne, Communications Specialist, Richard Ivey School of Business, 519-850-2536, dmilne@ivey.ca

IN: ECONOMY, POLITICS, TRADE

Contact Information

  • Dawn Milne, Communications Specialist, Richard Ivey School of Business
    Primary Phone: 519-850-2536
    E-mail: dmilne@ivey.ca