70 Organizations Participate in 5th RBC Enterprise Forum
On December 4th the fifth RBC-Schulich Enterprise Forum was held at the Schulich School of Business in Toronto. Organized by the Centre for Global Enterprise, the event theme was ‘It is Time to Think Outside the Border’.
Primarily a networking event, the Forum provided Canadian SME owners and entrepreneurs an opportunity to explore and connect with trade and investment representatives of various member countries of the Comprehensive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) as well as representatives of the domestic SME-support ecosystem that can assist them in engaging with international markets. The CPTPP is one of Canada’s most recent multilateral trade agreements, covering four continents, 11 countries and over 500 million consumers.
Kicking off the event were remarks from RBC and the Schulich School of Business. RBC Senior Director Sue Noble outlined the bank’s ‘Go Global’ initiative for Canadian businesses including the on-line international business centre ‘Global Connect’. This was followed by a keynote address from Lt. General (ret’d) Andrew Leslie whose experience as a military commander, business leader, federal parliamentarian and member of the Canadian delegation negotiating the revised NAFTA agreement gave special weight to his discussion ‘Where Will You Grow: Strategic Market Selection in an Age of Uncertainty’.
The Centre for Global Enterprise recognizes the sponsorship and support of RBC and the Schulich School of Business for the Enterprise Forum and thanks the more than 70 companies and organizations participating in this fifth iteration of the series. Special thanks also go to our speakers, staff, and volunteers who made this event possible.
For more information about the RBC-Schulich Enterprise Forum series or any of the foregoing, please contact the Centre for Global Enterprise at email@example.com.