“Moving Forward”

DAY 3 - June 17, 2016

6:00 AM
Shuttles Depart Lofts Hotel and Hilton Columbus Downtown (30 minute loop)
7:30 AM
Registration Opens and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM
Welcoming Remarks
8:50 AM
Canada as a Trade and Investment Destination

Consul General Douglas George, Consulate General of Canada, Detroit, Michigan

9:15 AM
Information Sessions & Q&A’s with the cities of Montreal, Surrey and Winnipeg

This session will be an opportunity to learn about the unique business environment of Montreal, Surrey and Winnipeg, three Canadian cities amongst the 2016 Top 7 Intelligent Communities of the Year.


  • Nicholas Beaudry, Director Business Development, Montreal International
  • Councillor Bruce Hayne, Chair of the Investment and Innovation Committee, Chair of the Parks Recreation and Sport Tourism Committee
  • Greg Dandewich, Senior Vice-President, Economic Development Winnipeg Inc.
10:10 AM
Networking Break
10:30 AM
Financing Cross-Border Trade and Investment & Government Services in the Canada-U.S. Relationship


  • Tom Bainbridge, Export Assistance Program Manager, Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA), Columbus, Ohio
  • David Olson, Regional President and Principal Officer, PNC Bank Canada, Toronto, Ontario
  • Liliane Pin, Director, Chicago Office, Investissement Québec, Chicago, Illinois
  • Sebastien Roy, Consul and Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada, Detroit, Michigan
11:30 AM
Successful Navigation of the Canada-U.S. Legal and Tax Relationship as well as Treasury Management Options


  • Harry Chana, Partner, International Tax Services, BDO Canada LLP, Markham, Ontario
  • Mary McVicar, Senior Manager, Tax and Advisory Services, GBQ, Columbus, Ohio
  • David Olson, Regional President and Principal Officer, PNC Bank Canada, Toronto, Ontario
  • Dan Ujczo, Of Counsel and Cross-Border Business Development Director, Dickinson Wright PLLC, Columbus, Ohio
12:00 PM
Luncheon Served
12:15 PM
Deploying and Employing the Canada-U.S. Stakeholder Community to Advance the World’s Most Important Bilateral Relationship


  • Dr. Christopher Sands, Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies & Director, Center for Canadian Studies, Washington, D.C.
  • Kathryn Bryk Friedman, Research Associate Professor of Law, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
  • Dr. Beth-Anne Schuelke-Leech, Director of Manufacturing Innovation and Policy, Ohio Manufacturing Institute, Columbus, Ohio
1:00 PM
Luncheon Concludes
2:00 PM
Canada-U.S. Business Plan Fall 2016-2017
3:00 PM
Adjournment of U.S.-Canada S.A.G.E. Summit


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