Trade talk dominates the recent discussions about America’s commercial interests abroad and prosperity. The tariff battles with China and the European Union, bilateral trade negotiations with Asian nations and others, U.S. trade officials blasting the World Trade Organization, among other important developments garner our attention.
But hold the presses. There’s one nation that surpasses all the rest in total trade with the United States. That’s our neighbor to the north, Canada with who America trades over half a trillion dollars a year. Along with Mexico, our number two trading partner, Canada signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which came into force 25 years ago. That pact has been renegotiated and modernized this year and is called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
There could be no more timely business conversation to convene than to talk about the USMCA, the relationship between the United States and Canada and what it all means for Tennessee, with the Consul General of Canada to the U.S. Southeast Nadia Theodore.
You are invited.
The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce International Business Council in Partnership with Baker Donelson, the Belmont University Center for International Business
and the Tennessee World Affairs Council
invite you to an IBC Luncheon with
Consul General of Canada to the US Southeast Nadia Theodore
A Conversation on US-Canada business relations including the latest on the USMCA
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Baker Donelson Special Events Center
211 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN 37201
11-11:30am Registration, Networking and lunch buffet
11:30 – 12:30pm Program
Nadia Theodore has made her career in the Trade Agreement and Negotiations Branch of Global Affairs, holding leadership positions on several recent and major trade initiatives of Global Affairs Canada. Most recently, Nadia served in Ottawa as Chief of Staff and Executive Director to Canada’s Deputy Minister for International Trade. She was named Consul General for the US Southeast in August 2017.
With over 10 years of trade policy experience, Ms. Theodore’s appointment comes as Canada, Mexico and the United States have launched negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). As part of Canada’s international trade negotiating team, Nadia has built a reputation for forging strong partnerships with government and business leaders and managing complex, priority trade initiatives. Beyond trade negotiations, she helped Canada’s Trade and Investment Strategy, which is focused on ways to continue to help Canadian companies connect, compete and grow internationally.
She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of London and an M.A. in Political Science from Carleton University. She is married and has one child.
Supporting partners for the event include Baker Donelson, the Center for International Business at Belmont University and the Tennessee World Affairs Council.
The mission of the nonprofit, nonpartisan Tennessee World Affairs Council is to promote international awareness, understanding and connections to enhance the region’s global stature and to prepare Tennesseans to thrive in our increasingly complex and connected world.
A well-informed community that thinks critically about the world and the impact of global events.
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