The U.S.-CANADA SUMMIT served as the first forum to provide:
The participating delegates discussed the existing initiatives that govern the cross-border relationship and advanced actionable strategies (e.g., “the Columbus Declaration”) for current and future Canada-U.S. measures.
The U.S.-CANADA SUMMIT launched a round of sustainable, cross-border advocacy initiated by the private sector. The event provided an unrivaled, front-lines forum for engaging Canada-U.S. decision-makers at all levels of government.
The U.S.-CANADA SUMMIT provided the participating delegates with enhanced gateways and networks through which to conduct their cross-border activities, thereby mitigating the silos and stovepipes that customarily confront the Canada-U.S. stakeholder community.
The primary challenge confronting the bilateral relationship is the erosion of effective engagement mechanisms. The U.S.-Canada SUMMIT will create ownership and buy-in among participants critical to longevity.
The world is changing.
In a volatile economic and political environment, strength comes from cohesive and articulate ideas, coupled with tangible plans and effective communications.
Click below to read Dr. Christopher Sands’ piece "We Need to Talk About Canada" which provides the underlying rationales for the Summit. Read the article