Trade Trends in 2017: Challenges and Opportunities for Canada’s Trade Relationships

The Conference Board of Canada, December 15, 2016
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Canada faces a dramatically changed global economic and business context. The Canadian economy is now characterized by weak domestic growth, uncertainty over the direction of the U.S. economy, and moderating but steady growth in emerging markets.

Danielle Goldfarb will provide an overview of The Conference Board of Canada’s outlook on the key trends emerging in Canada’s trade.

Webinar participants will receive a copy of the Conference Board’s publication: What will Canada’s Trade Look Like in 2020? Canada’s Export and Import Forecast by Main Trading Partners and the opportunity to learn more about the Canadian Interactive Trade Forecast. The Interactive Trade Forecast provides interactive charts which portrays trends in Canadian exports and imports by country and type of traded goods and services.

Webinar Highlights

During this webinar, Danielle will discuss many of the key trends shaping business and policy decisions, such as:

  • The rise of US and global protectionism and where Canada fits in
  • The slowdown in the world economy and the impact on Canadian trade
  • How data and services are the most dynamic parts of global trade
  • The global green opportunity
  • The trend towards selling locally, not just via exports
  • The China opportunity
  • About Danielle

    Photo of Danielle GoldfarbDanielle Goldfarb is Director of the Conference Board of Canada's Global Commerce Centre. Danielle heads up research that delves into underexplored and emerging areas critical for evidence-based policy-making. Ongoing topics of interest include responding to rapid global economic change, selling Canada's high value services in global markets, and improving the links between Canada's multicultural population and global trade.

    Danielle speaks regularly to government, media, academic, and business audiences. Danielle's commentaries have been published by several Canadian think tanks and by most major Canadian media, including the Globe and Mail and Maclean's magazine.

    Danielle has been part of Statistics Canada's advisory committee on trade, the Georgetown University's leadership seminar, the Department of Foreign Affairs Academic Advisory Group on trade, and the US International Visitor Program on trade. Danielle has an M.Phil. in International Relations from Cambridge University and a B.Comm. in Honours Economics from McGill University.

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