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June 13, 2017

Canada Minister of International Trade to visit

Francois-Phillipe Champagne smallREDI Cincinnati, the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, the Northern Kentucky International Trade Association (NKITA), the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council & Consul General Douglas George, Canada’s representative to Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana cordially invite you to join them and fellow Greater Cincinnati Business Leaders for a panel discussion: Canada & Greater Cincinnati, a mutually beneficial relationship on the occasion of the visit of  The Honorable François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s Minister of International Trade.

In the context of the NAFTA renegotiations and a rapidly changing international trade environment, this is a unique opportunity to hear from and engage with Canada’s top international trade representative. His remarks will be followed by an expert panel discussion on key international trade issues affecting the Greater Cincinnati area and Canada.  

Minister Champagne’s visit aims to highlight the integrated nature of the Canada-US economies with a focus on the Greater Cincinnati region. The Minister will also meet with public officials and engage with strategic stakeholders on the benefits of the Canada-US trade relationship for the prosperity of businesses and workers in both countries.

June 16, 2017
8:15 - 9:45 a.m.
Queen City Club
331 East Fourth Street, Downtown Cincinnati

Space is limited. Please RSVP by June 9, 2017 to louis-joseph.moukhtar@international.gc.ca or call 313.446.7037.


Francois-Phillipe Champagne is Canada’s Minister of International Trade. Between December 2015 and January 2017, he served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance. François-Philippe is a successful businessman, lawyer, and international trade specialist, rich of 20 years’ experience working for major companies worldwide. In 2013, he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Over the years, François-Philippe has held key roles internationally, most notably as Vice-President and Senior Counsel at ABB Group, which has over 150,000 employees. Later he served as Strategic Development Director, acting General Counsel, and Chief Ethics Officer and Member of the Group Management Committee at AMEC, a leader in the global energy sector. In addition to sitting on several boards, such as TakingITGlobal, Incheon Bridge Corporation (South Korea) and the C3E (Canadian Centre of Excellence in Energy Efficiency), he was also president of a major pan-Canadian strategic think tank.

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