The Ulster Canada Initiative launched its programme for the upcoming 5th Annual Laurentic Conference recently at the Canadian Embassy in Dublin. The event was hosted by Canadian Ambassador, Loyola Hearn.
The event which was attended by approximately 50 people included members of Donegal County Council, Buncrana Town Council, Derry City Council, The Canada Ireland Business Association and the Dublin Branch of the Donegal Association.
From its organic humble roots over the years the Laurentic Conference has developed into Northwest Ireland’s Flagship Cross-Border Trans Atlantic Economic Development Conference connecting the Northwest of Ireland with Atlantic Canada
This year’s Conference theme is “Ireland Northwest-Canada’s Gateway to Europe.” It will focus on the enormous potential for companies and SME’S in the Northwest to trade with Canada under The Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union. It will also look at how we can attract Canadian companies to use the Northwest as their gateway into Europe when the agreement is signed.
This year’s line up of impressive keynote speakers includes Canadian Ambassador, H.E Loyola Hearn; Senior Trade Commissioner to the Canadian Embassy Suzanne Cormie; Vice President of Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (Atlantic Canada’s Enterprise and Development Agency); Ron Immink-Co Founder of Small Business Can and Brian Britton, Chairman of the National Offshore Wind Association of
The Laurentic Conference will be taking place at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana on Thursday May 9th followed by the annual commemoration on Friday, May10th. If you wish to reserve a place at the conference please email firstname.lastname@example.org