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Monday, July 22 • 9:15am - 11:30am

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PNWER has worked with public and private stakeholders to provide input to federal partners on specific issues impacting trade between the U.S. and Canada, including USMCA/NAFTA, the impact of tariffs, and the regulatory cooperation council (RCC). Information on our NAFTA Modernization taskforce, U.S.M.C.A resolution and other work is available here.

Brandon Lee, Consul General of Canada, Seattle
Katherine Dhanani, US Consul General, Vancouver

Opening comments from Consuls General on the benefits of USMCA/CUSMA, and the path forward. 
Brandon Lee, Consul General of Canada, Seattle 
Katherine Dhanani, US Consul General, Vancouver

A global perspective on the North American trade relationship. How is North America positioned to lead the world in trade in the 21st Century?
Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow at the Council on Fore­­­ign Relations (CFR) and Ross Distinguished Visiting Professor, Center for International Business, Western Washington University
US-Canada Trade Panel – Commentary on current events impacting trade and the path forward. 
Moderated by Chris Dekker, President and CEO, Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership
Lucia Piazza, US Consul General, Calgary 
Stéphane Lessard, Consul General of Canada, Denver
Scotty Greenwood, CEO Canadian American Business Council
Ben Voss, President & CEO, Morris Industries Ltd
Gordon Stoner, Director US Dry Pea & Lentil Association
 Action Item Discussion: How can PNWER work to address current trade issues?

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Katherine Dhanani

Consul General, United States Consulate, Vancouver
Katherine S. Dhanani is a career Foreign Service Officer. Her most recent assignmentswere in the State Department’s Bureau of Human Resources and in the Bureau ofAfrican Affairs’ Office of Regional and Security Affairs. Before returning to Washingtonin 2013, she served as Consul... Read More →
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Brandon Lee

Consul General, Consulate General of Canada
Mr. Brandon Lee was appointed as Consul General of Canada in Seattle in 2017, with accreditation for Washington State, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. Brandon Lee joined the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFATD) in 2004.He has a background leading management... Read More →
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Lucia Piazza

Consul General, United States Consulate, Calgary
A career Foreign Service Officer, since joining the State Department in 2001, Lucia hasrepresented the US government as a diplomat in countries throughout Africa and theMiddle East. Lucia received a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College... Read More →
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Scotty Greenwood

CEO, Canadian American Business Council
Maryscott “Scotty” Greenwood is a Crestview Strategy Partner and the Managing Director of the U.S. A former American diplomat to Canada and a frequent media commentator and public speaker, Scotty serves as a business and public policy advocate, communications expert and political... Read More →
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Stéphane Lessard

Consul General, Global Affairs Canada, Consulate General of Canada, Denver
Stéphane Lessard joined Global Affairs Canada at the Consulate General of Canada in August 2016. As Canada's Consul General in Denver, Stéphane oversees a team of 17 people who work within Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Utah and Wyoming to strengthen trade and economic ties; enhance... Read More →
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Gordon Stoner

President, National Association of Wheat Growers
Gordon Stoner manages a fourth-generation farm near Outlook, Mont., in the northeastern part of the state. Stoner Farms is a 100 percent no-till, continuous cropping operation raising 12,000 acres of durum, peas, corn, oil seeds and lentils along with a commercial cow/calf operation... Read More →

Monday July 22, 2019 9:15am - 11:30am PDT
Sheraton Top of the Inn