The Institute of the Americas’ virtual forum entitled “Build Back Better Together: Canada-United States” will be presented on June 29, 2021. The forum is being organized in cooperation with the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles and the Consulate of Canada in San Diego in honor of Canada Day. The forum will be filmed and rebroadcast by the University of California-Television (UC-TV) which reaches more than 3 million households throughout the state.
The host, the Institute of the Americas, is an independent, inter-American institution located on the University of California San Diego campus devoted to encouraging economic and social reform in the Americas, enhancing private sector collaboration and communication, and strengthening political and economic relations among the nations of Latin America, the Caribbean, the United States and Canada.
For the “Build Back Better Together” forum, we have Katherine Baird, Deputy Head of Mission for the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. delivering the opening keynote address. Ms. Baird’s address will be followed by a panel focused on US-Canada trade and investment that includes the participation of Ian Saunders, Deputy Assistant Secretary, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, as well as Eric Miller, Colin Robertson and Kirstine Stewart, (bios attached) moderated by David Weaver, Chairman and CEO, Intercap Energy Systems (agenda attached). The forum will close with remarks by United States Congressman Brian Higgins, Chairman of the Northern Border Caucus. We expect 300-500 business leaders to attend the virtual forum.