CME’s Global Business Exchange

Global Business Exchange

Exploring new markets and international partnership opportunities is essential for business growth in today’s global economy. CME Ontario’s Global Business Exchange will provide you with the opportunity to exchange opinions and gain insight into trade and investment opportunities around the world.  Don’t miss this opportunity to establish connections to assist you in bridging the distance to the world’s key export destinations.


2:00 pm     Welcome: Ian Howcroft, Vice President, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, Ontario

Keynote Address: Hon. Sandra Pupatello, Minister, Economic Development & Trade

2:30-4:00   Business Opportunities in Emerging Markets –  An informative and engaging discussion designed to highlight business opportunities in Brazil, Russia, India, China and other Asian markets.

Eduardo Klurfan, V.P., Global Transaction Banking, Trade Finance and Financial Institution, Scotiabank

Antonio Lopes, Strategic Account Executive, Business Development Group, EDC

Konstantin Trofimov, Senior Trade Commissioner, Trade Mission of the Russian Federation

Rana Sarkar, President & Executive Director, Canada–India Business Council

Alex Alagappan, Partner, Rmagine

4:10-5:30 Managing Risks in Going Global –  The panelists will discuss legal, economic, transaction, currency volatility and other risks a company may  face while operating globally and share the strategies used by  successful Canadian companies that   operate internationally.

Michael Minnes, Director, Financial Advisory, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Karl Schamotta, Senior Market Strategist, Custom House, a Western Union Company

Mark Kirkey, Partner, Gowlings

5:40-6:30 Been There. Done That – CEO Success Stories –  Learn, first hand, from experiences of some recent successful ventures.

Jake Tamminga, President, JAY-LOR

Julian Bailey, Founder, Iceculture Inc.

Joan Vogelesang, President & CEO, Toon Boom Animation Inc.

6:30-8:30  Tradeshow and Reception/ Steam Whistle Brewery Tours

Welcome remarks:  Hon. Sophia Aggelonitis, Minister, Revenue


CME Members: $85+HST

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