NAFTA & North American Competitiveness: A US-Canada Conversation

With nearly $630 billion in trade flowing between Canada and the U.S. every year, the ongoing NAFTA renegotiation talks have been closely watched.

How are NAFTA negotiations weighing on companies’ investment and innovation plans, and what sectors are being impacted the most? Is an overhaul of trade policy likely to make North America more or less attractive to investors? How are leaders in Washington and Ottawa working to ensure the region remains competitive on a global scale?

The Hill will convene key U.S. and Canadian officials, policymakers, trade experts and business leaders for a conversation on the future of NAFTA and the international investment landscape.



  • Anil Arora, Chief Statistician of Canada
  • Bob Cusack, Editor-in-Chief, The Hill
  • Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Member, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • The Honourable Wayne Easter
  • Vicki Needham, Staff Writer, The Hill
  • Congressman Erik Paulsen (R-MN), Member, House Ways and Means Committee, Subcommittee on Trade
  • Sherman Robinson, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Rufus Yerxa, President, National Foreign Trade Council 
  • Maryscott Greenwood, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian American Business Council (Sponsor Perspective)
  • Former Congressman Charles Boustany (Sponsor Perspective)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
8:00 AM | Guest Arrival & Networking Breakfast
8:15 AM | Program Begins
10:00 AM | Program Concludes

The Newseum
Knight Broadcast Studio
3rd Floor 
555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

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