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About the Global Commerce Centre

The Global Commerce Centre aims to help Canadian leaders understand global economic shifts and their practical implications.


The Centre draws on the Conference Board's established capacity in economic analysis to provide evidence-based tools and strategies for Canadian companies to succeed in global markets; and for governments to establish sound, effective, related public policies. The Centre makes recommendations for policy reform and strategies for success, based on sound analysis and independent evidence. The Centre’s private and public sector members also meet regularly to hear new research, policy and business insights.


The Centre has published more than 70 innovative reports, which have been widely read by business leaders and government officials. We use a variety of channels (including media, published reports, commentaries, blogs, webinars, and in-person presentations) to inform policy-makers, business leaders, and the public about what changes in the global environment mean for Canadian business and government strategies.

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“The Interactive Trade Forecast resource exceeded my expectations and allowed me to draw on key trends for a presentation to Japanese business executives.”

—Guy Poirier, Director, Research and Analysis, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development,
Employment and Infrastructure

“The Centre fosters engagement between public and private sectors, informed by excellent research, to address challenges and grow Canada’s global footprint.”

—Ailish Campbell, ADM and Chief Trade Commissioner, Global Affairs Canada