"EU-Canada Free Trade Agreement: What's in it for the Green Economy?"


27 Jun 2013 08:00 to 10:30



Event Type

L - Conference, forum

Organiser type

Federations / Associations


Climate & Environment
Sustainable Dev.
Trade & Society

Event Location


Event Description

Brief Abstract
The seminar is the closure event of an 18-month project, co-funded by the European Commission, aimed to raise awareness
about opportunities arising from the EU-Canada economic and trade agreement. After an institutional perspective, provided
by the main negotiators of the agreement and focused on the sustainable development chapter, some practical aspects of
the EU-Canada partnership will be presented, with particular attention to sustainable energy and green economy.

Draft Agenda
09.30-10.00 Participants’ arrival and registration
10.00-10.30 Opening of the event

  •  Silvana Koch-Mehrin - Member of the Committee on International Trade - European Parliament
  •  Fabio Morvilli - Chairman of the Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce
  •  Celso Boscariol - Chairman of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West

10.30-11.15 Institutional perspectives on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between EU and Canada (CETA)

  •  David Plunkett - Ambassador of Canada to the European Union
  •  Philippe Dupuis - Deputy Negotiator CETA, European Commission
  •  Ramesh Chaitoo - Trade and Development Expert, University of Ghent

11.15-12.00 EU-Canada Partnership

  •  The Enhanced EU-Canada Economic Partnership: Challenges and Opportunities for SMEs, focusing on business opportunities arising from the Green Economy (Elisabeth Iachelli – Secretary General of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West)
  •  Nuša Urbančič - Transport & Environment
  •  Franco Traverso - President & CEO Silfab Spa (to be confirmed)

12.00-12.30 Questions & Answers
12.30-13.30 Networking cocktail

Participation is free of charge. To attend, please register before the 21/06/2013 sending an email to
denisa.kuchtikova@ep.europa.eu with the following information: name, surname, company/organisation, address, date of
birth, passport/identity card number.



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