State of the Sharing Economy: A Discussion on the Future of Cross-Border Commerce

Powered by an era of tech innovation, the sharing economy has created new marketplaces with the potential to reshape the global economy. As consumer transactions become increasingly faster and more affordable, platform businesses are changing the dynamic between personal and commercial.

How can North American policymakers and industry collaborate to safeguard traditional businesses without hindering innovation? What standards or regulations might be needed to ensure cyber and data security of these new markets? How will the sharing economy continue to affect cross-border transactions in an interconnected world?

On Tuesday, May 24, the Canadian American Business Council and The Hill will gather policy makers and industry specialists from both sides of the border weigh in on the state of the global sharing economy and the future it holds for U.S.-Canada economic relations.


8:35 AM: Keynote interview with CONGRESSMAN DARRELL ISSA (R-Calif.) in conversation with The Hill's Editor-in-Chief BOB CUSACK

8:50 AM: Sponsor perspective presented by MARYSCOTT GREENWOOD, Executive Director, Canadian American Business Council & DAVE PRYCE, Vice President, Global Government Relations, D2L

9:00 AM: Panel discussion featuring:
DAVE MADER, U.S. Chief Performance Officer & Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President -- invited
ADAM SCHLOSSER, Senior Director, Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
HUGH STEVENSON, Deputy Director for International Consumer Protection, Office of International Affairs, Federal Trade Commission
Co-Moderated by The Hill's KATIE BO WILLIAMS and VICKI NEEDHAM

9:35 AM: Keynote remarks from THE HON. NAVDEEP BAINS, Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development

9:55 AM: Program concludes

Sponsored by the Canadian American Business Council