From “Goodwill and Commonsense” to “Cooperative Competitiveness”—The Canada-U.S. Economic and Political Relationship 2016-2020
Dr. Trevor Brown, Dean, John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Steve Schoeny, Director of Development, City of Columbus, Columbus, Ohio
The panel will address whether the Guiding Principles of the U.S.-Canada relationship— such as whether “interdependence” remains a shared objective—continue to apply in 2016 and beyond. The Guiding Principles will be identified and discussed with the attendees. The panel also will demonstrate the interactive, consensus-building technology that will be utilized throughout the Summit.
Paul Meade, President, Canada Business Association of North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina
The panel will feature economic, polling, and site selection/industry information regarding the current status of the Canada-U.S. economic relationship. The speakers will identify trends, assess against the Guiding Principles, and discuss prospects for the future.
Mark High, President, Canada-United States Business Association and Member, Dickinson Wright PLLC, Detroit, Michigan
This panel will feature Canada-U.S. business leaders from the advanced manufacturing, consumer products, financial services, medical products, and agri-food sectors to develop action-oriented elements for a new Canada-U.S. framework (policies, programs and practices). Panelists will come to the Summit armed with answers to the following questions:
Matt Borges, Chairman, Ohio Republican Party, Columbus, Ohio
Dr. Wendy Cukier, Vice-President of Research and Innovation, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
This panel will examine two efforts to facilitate the cross-border certification of manufacturing, transportation, and skilled trades professionals.
This session will provide an examination of efforts to develop wind energy technology in the Great Lakes as well as report out the recent Great Lakes Economic Forum.
The panel will examine the transportation connections between Canada and the U.S.; examine recent legislative and policy developments; discuss cross-border alternative financing and public–private partnership models; and propose areas of future collaboration.