WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brian Mulroney, former prime minister of Canada, will address the 3rd Annual JOC Canada Trade Conference, June 3-5 in Toronto where he will share his perspective on a wide range of issues, from the outlook for the Canadian economy to how Ottawa’s trade policy can become more dynamic amid rising global protectionism.
The only conference focused on Canadian container shipping, JOC Canada comes amid increasing pressures on supply chains supporting importers and exporters. The conference brings together the country’s top logistics leaders to discuss how best to invest in infrastructure, collaborate and tap new technology to keep supply chains humming.
Former Prime Minister Mulroney on June 4 will participate in a “fireside chat”-style discussion with JOC executive editor Mark Szakonyi about how Canada trade can be more competitive amid a fast-changing environment. The conference is produced by The Journal of Commerce, part of the Maritime & Trade business at global business information provider IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO).
“Having been instrumental in the forging of the North American Free Trade Agreement, we’re delighted that the Right Honorable Brian Mulroney will share his perspective on the current trading relationship with the United States and how Canada can build upon its already strong trade position,” said Szakonyi, who is the chairman of the Canada Trade Conference. “As Canada faces pressure to expedite freight infrastructure projects and undertakes a review of its port authority structure, Mr. Mulroney’s experience in driving privatization, both in terms of challenges and opportunities, will be illuminating.”
Mr. Mulroney served as Canada’s 18th prime minister from September 1984 through June 1993. He was re-elected with a majority government in 1988, becoming the first Canadian prime minister in 35 years to win successive majority governments and the first Conservative prime minister to do so in 100 years.
His government introduced such initiatives as the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Canada-U.S. Acid Rain Treaty and the Canada-U.S. Arctic Cooperation Agreement. Prime Minister Mulroney’s government also introduced a wave of privatization, a low inflation policy, historic tax reform, extensive deregulation and budget-cutting policies, among other initiatives.
The JOC Canada Trade Conference is Canada’s largest container shipping event, bringing together more than 300 attendees representing cargo owners, forwarders, ocean carriers, logistics companies, ports, terminals and railroads.
The full agenda and registration for the June 3-5 event is available at https://www.joc-canada-trade.com
The two-day program is based on independent, unbiased editorial content developed by the JOC team of specialized business journalists. The JOC is the historic Journal of Commerce shipping newspaper that is now a focused business intelligence unit within IHS Markit, concentrating on international containerized transportation and logistics, freight markets, technology and strategy.
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