HOW TO REGISTER

Download the registration form and return with payment. Registrations are due by Friday, April 20, 2012.

SPEAKER PROFILE

Roy Norton

Roy B. Norton

September, 2010 – present
Consul General of Canada (based in Detroit, MI)

2006-2010
Minister (Congressional, Public & Intergovernmental Relations), Canadian Embassy, Washington, D.C.

2005-2006
Assistant Deputy Minister (International Relations), Government of Ontario

2003-2005
President & CEO, Ontario Exports Inc./Assistant Deputy Minister (Export Development), Government of Ontario

2000-2003
Executive Director (International Relations) & Chief of Protocol, Government of Ontario

1994-2000
Public Policy Consultant (to several private sector companies and departments of the Government of Canada)

1990-1994
First Secretary (Economic), Canadian Embassy, Washington, D.C.

1984-1989
Senior Policy Advisor to the Foreign Minister of Canada

1980-1984
Legislative Assistant to the Leader of the Opposition, Senate of Canada

1979-1980
Legislative Assistant to the Leader of the Government, Senate of Canada

1976-1979
Legislative Assistant to a Member of the House of Commons of Canada

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

ACWA invites diplomats from embassies of countries that are important partners with the U.S., both in trade and politics, and long-term in addressing important global challenges. ACWA originated this program in 2005. View archives of previous participants.

In addition to the formal evening event, diplomats participate in ACWA's award-winning Global Scholars program for high-school students. ACWA also arranges sessions with executives and economists engaged in global trade in Northeast Ohio. The content of all programs is developed specifically for ACWA program attendees.

For more information about participation in any of these programs, e-mail ACWA's Executive Director Jane Walker Snider, at
info@akronworldaffairs.org.

 
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
DoubleTree Hotel Akron/Fairlawn

Canada and the U.S. – Goals and Challenges

Roy Norton, Consul General of Canada in Detroit, MI

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Mutual economic interdependence of Canada and the U.S.

After NAFTA, Canada restructured parts of its economy to better integrate with the U.S. New business models utilize production integration across the border. Parts and finished products move back and forth in the Great Lakes area and in other U.S. border states. Consul General Norton will provide perspective on how changes in the U.S. economy are affecting this commerce.

How the U.S. and Canada are cooperating to provide a border that works

The new U.S. – Canada Border Action Plan aims to better assess threats and ease bottlenecks at border crossings. For the Great Lakes area, this means reducing costs associated with $500 million of trade transported daily. Consul General Norton will provide perspective on what agreements need to be reached to provide a second Detroit-Windsor bridge, which is considered essential but has been long delayed.

Achieving North America energy self sufficiency

There is frequent mention in the news and by politicians of North America achieving a dominant role as a gas and oil producer and reducing our reliance on the Middle East. In what ways are Canada and the U.S. working together to accomplish this? What are the implications for energy companies, global politics and global consumers?

Those attending the evening session may bring comments and questions to address to Counsul Roy Norton at the end of his formal presentation.

DoubleTree Hotel Akron/Fairlawn | map
3150 West Market Street - Fairlawn
330-869-9000

6:00 p.m. Registration/Cash Bar
6:45 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Formal Program, followed by Questions & Answers and Discussion

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Dinner and Program with Q&A Session

6:00 p.m. Registration
6:45 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Formal Program, followed by Questions & Answers and Discussion

Individual Registrations
Members - $35
Non-Members - $45

Formal Program Only

7:15 p.m. Registration for Program and Q&A Session Only
7:30 p.m. Formal Program, followed by Questions & Answers and Discussion

Individual Registrations
Members - $12
Non-Members - $15

To Register for Either

Registrations are due no later than Friday, April 20, 2012.

Download the registration form and return with a check payable to:

ACWA - P.O.Box 5300 - Akron, OH 44334

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