GC2017 program det
The Future of NAFTA
Monday, May 1, 2017 / 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Moderator
Tony Fratto, Founder and Partner, Hamilton Place Strategies; Former Deputy Press Secretary, The White House

Speakers
Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Government of Canada
Gerónimo Gutiérrez, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States
Jodi Hanson Bond, Senior Vice President of the Americas, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Moisés R. Kalach B., Vice President, Grupo Kaltex; Vice President, Strategic Advisory Council for International Negotiations (CCENI)

With the election of Donald Trump, the North American Free Trade Agreement has been under the microscope as representatives from the United States, Mexico and Canada consider ways to reform the agreement. The participants in this session will examine important economic changes since NAFTA was conceived over 30 years ago from various perspectives, as well as how NAFTA might increase the continent's competitiveness in global markets and spur entrepreneurship. Potential questions:

  • Should NAFTA be scrapped all together or simply tweaked?
  • What considerations from the original agreement have changed most?
  • What are the win-win opportunities for NAFTA?
  • How big of a role should intellectual property, agriculture, energy, textiles, labor, etc. play?