Ottawa – European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström will make an official visit to Canada on 20-21 March, her first as Trade Commissioner. The two-day visit includes stops in Toronto and Ottawa and aims to advance the implementation of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
During her visit, Commissioner Malmström will hold meetings with the Hon. François-Philippe Champagne, International Trade Minister, and with various EU and Canadian business leaders and businesses gearing up for CETA implementation. Highlights of her visits also include keynote speeches at the Munk School of Global Affairs in Toronto and at an event hosted by Canada 2020 in Ottawa.
20 March 2017
*Please note time change for media availability at Munk School of Global Affairs
Event: Visits to Toronto businesses preparing for CETA implementation
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Freda's European fashion boutique owned and operated by a mother-daughter team of entrepreneurs from Cyprus
86 Bathurst St.
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: TORP Design: Danish furniture, jewellery and accessories showroom and shop
245 Davenport Road #200
Event: Keynote address: "EU Trade Policy in a More Protectionist World"
Media availability: 1:30 p.m.
Speech: 2 p.m.
Location: The Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place
- Photo opportunity
- Open coverage
*Note: The Commissioner’s speech will be published online after the event here.
21 March 2017
Event: Canada 2020 keynote address "Constructing CETA: Canada, the European Union & Progressive Trade in the 21st Century"
Time: 10:45 a.m.
Location: Lord Elgin Hotel/Pearson Ballroom, 100 Elgin St.
- Photo opportunity
- Open coverage & media availability following speech
- Media are required to carry their press accreditation/photo ID.
Diodora Bucur, EU Delegation Press Officer: Diodora.Bucur@eeas.europa.eu/ 613-563-6354.
Joakim Larsson, Trade Commissioner Spokesman: Joakim.Larsson@ec.europa.eu /+32 498 96 92 63