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Energy, Agriculture and the State of the Canada-Mexico Relationship: A conversation with Canada’s ambassador to Mexico
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Time: 11:00 to 12:00 pm (MT)
Location: 134, 110 – 11 Ave. SE, Calgary, Alberta
Join Canada’s ambassador to Mexico, Graeme C. Clark, as he provides insight into business and trade opportunities in the under-explored market of Mexico.
Often forgotten because of our focus on the U.S., Canada’s other partner in the new NAFTA, Mexico, represents significant opportunities beyond energy. The country is a top five trade partner for most of Western Canada with a GDP per capita higher than that of China. It’s also integrated into supply and production chains that fall under NAFTA and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
There are numerous challenges for western Canadian businesses in Mexico, from recent NAFTA trade and labour challenges to the stability of investment and political climates. In this market, getting insights from someone on the ground is essential to success.
Note this event is in person only and held under Chatham House Rule.
Seating is limited – register soon to secure a spot!
Graeme C. Clark has been Canada’s ambassador to Mexico since 2020. He was educated in French and English and attended the universities of Toronto and Oxford prior to joining the Canadian Foreign Service in 1989. He has held various positions at headquarters including Director of Mexico and North America, Director of Media Relations, Director General and then Acting Assistant Deputy Minister of Human Resources.
He began his career abroad as Second Secretary and Vice-Consul in San José, Costa Rica (with cross-accreditation to Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama), served as Ambassador to Peru and Bolivia (1997-2001), as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (2006-2010), and as Minister, Deputy Head of Mission in France (2014-2019). He was awarded the Orden del Sol del Peru and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal.
Carlo Dade, Director of the Trade and Investment Centre, Canada West Foundation