Guelph Chamber Leads Canada – U.S. Dialogue on Trade & Export
Guelph, February 27, 2017: Today, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce hosted Mr. Juan A. Alsace, Consul General of the United States to Toronto for a roundtable discussion with leading businesses and institutions in Guelph.
"I am pleased to be in Guelph as we engage in great discussions with leading institutions and the extraordinary companies here in one of the fastest growing jurisdictions in Ontario. The many innovative businesses here can help add to the strong trade relationship between Canada and the United States," says Juan Alsace, Consul General of the United States Consulate General in Toronto.
Canada and the United States share one of the most unique and prosperous relationships in the world. Our supply chains are so deeply intertwined that we literally build things together. To reinforce its relationship with the United States, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce continues to actively engage on key issues such as ensuring our shared border is efficient and open to legitimate trade and travel; removing unnecessary regulatory differences and enhancing our business-to-business trade relationship.
“Given Guelph’s place as a leader in agri-business, manufacturing, energy and new technology development, it is important that the Guelph Chamber delivers on its commitment to provide further cross-border & global opportunities in these sectors for our local business community,” says Kithio Mwanzia, President & CEO of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce. “Convening organizations that are actively involved and are eager to go global – and connecting them with key opportunities to achieve this goal, is a means of accelerating local capacity and helping those organizations reach the next level.”
Canada and the U.S. have one of the most long-standing and mutually-beneficial trade relationships in the world. It’s important to preserve and strengthen it. By uniting in support of a common goal, we can create jobs and prosperity for all our citizens
“The Chamber has been actively involved in programs and activities that better connect Guelph businesses with global opportunities. Through the Guelph Going Global initiative, the Chamber has focused on connecting businesses in a variety of sectors – including agri-food, manufacturing, infrastructure and energy – to expanding market opportunities around the world,” concludes Mwanzia.
For more information, please contact Kithio Mwanzia, President & CEO, Guelph Chamber of Commerce