November 23-29, 2015. This week has a particular focus on the United States, Canada’s largest and most important export market. In addition to the release of some key economic statistics that will help to show the health of the U.S. economy, there’s also a free webinar being offered by EDC on how to get the most out of exporting to the United States. Meanwhile, EDC Chief Economist Peter Hall continues his tour of major Canadian cities to discuss the Global Economic Forecast Fall 2015 Report; this week, he’s in Montreal. And Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with more than 50 world leaders at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta from Friday through Sunday.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
- U.S. government releases reports on revised GDP figures (3Q 2015) and Consumer Confidence (November 2015)
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
- U.S. government releases reports on Consumer Spending (October 2015), Durable Goods Orders (October 2015), New Home Sales (October 2015) and Consumer Sentiment (November 2015)
Tuesday, November 24, 2015: 7:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (EST)
- EDC-PwC 19th Annual Automotive Tooling Seminar “Opportunities and Growth Prospects in the Automotive Industry” (Windsor, Ontario) – A free seminar to provide you with the lasted update on automotive and economic forecasts. Speakers will discuss EDC’s Fall Global Export Forecast, dynamics of the automotive supply chain, the global automotive footprint, and challenges facing North American manufacturers.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
- Free Webinar Series: How to grow your business through exporting 2015 “Get the most out of exporting to the United States” (Online)- The United States is our largest trading partner and the first destination for most Canadian exports. Watch and learn how you can be a part of the world’s largest economy.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
- EDC Chief Economist Peter Hall is in Montreal to discuss the Global Export Forecast Fall 2015 Report
INTERNATIONAL TRADE EVENTS:
November 23-26, 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- “Big 5 International Building and Construction show” An estimated that 60,000 trade visitors will attend, visiting approximately 3,000 exhibitors from local and international markets. The Big 5 covers building materials, water technology, air conditioning, glass & metal, building hardware, construction equipment and machinery, kitchens and bathrooms, concrete, among many others.
November 23-27, 2015 – Melbourne and Sydney, Australia
- “AusRail: Canadian Trade and Investment Mission to Australia” A Canadian trade & investment delegation will participate in business matchmaking programs and networking events, and attend the AusRail Conference and Exhibition in Melbourne, Australia’s largest gathering of rail professionals which is expected to attract around 7000 attendees, including 450 exhibiting companies, and 1000-1200 conference delegates.
November 24-26, 2015 – Valletta, Malta
- “Commonwealth Business Forum” Taking place just prior to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), the Commonwealth Business Forum will highlight the role the private sector can play in helping to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals within the post-2015 development framework. In addition to the overarching themes of trade, investment, entrepreneurship and employment, sustainability is one of six priority areas of focus identified for the Forum, which also include financial services, infrastructure, technology, health care and tourism. The Forum will also feature investment sessions and a focus on Africa and India.
November 24-27, 2015 – Irapuato (Guanajuato), Mexico
- “Expo Agroalimentaria” One of the most important trade shows for agricultural equipment in Mexico, where buyers from all over the country come to meet with equipment suppliers. It offers the opportunity for Canadian agriculture equipment suppliers to meet potential buyers and to explore market opportunities in Mexico.
UPCOMING MINISTERIAL TRAVEL:
November 27-29, 2015
- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Valetta, Malta
November 15-16, 2015
- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended the G20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey
November 16-17, 2015
- Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion and International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland represented Canada at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meeting in Manila, Philippines
November 17, 2015
- Press Release: “Startup Canada-EDC partnership establishes Adam Chowaniec Memorial Fund for Global Entrepreneurship”
November 18-19, 2015
- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, supported by Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion and International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting in Manila, Philippines
November 18, 2015
- Press Release: “EDC launches 16th annual International Business Scholarships competition”
- Press Release: “Canada to seek NAFTA panel review on supercalendered paper dispute with United States”
November 22, 2015
- Southeast Asian leaders formally created the ASEAN Economic Community – a unified economic community in a diverse region far larger than the European Union or North America, with hopes of competing with China and India. ASEAN countries have torn down tariff barriers and have removed some visa restrictions, allowing people to work in other countries provided the jobs are in eight sectors, including medical, engineering and tourism.