2018 Agritrade Symposium

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The International Agriculture Committee (IAC) of the Calgary Stampede is proud to host the third annual AgriTrade Symposium on July 11, 2018 in the Arabian Room of the BMO Centre at Stampede Park. Registration fee is $99 and can be processed online by completing the accompanying attachment. If you have any questions please call John Arnold, International Agriculture and Agrifood committee member, at 403-393-8832. 

This year the theme is “Innovation – Trade – Prosperity” which underlines the importance of international trade, especially trade in North America. Leaders in government and our agriculture community will want to attend this event to hear dynamic speakers with real time experience in agriculture and trade. Canada, like our North American neighbours is an exporting nation. Last year Canadian agri-food exports exceeded $55 billion. In North America free and fair trade ushered in by NAFTA has been an incredible success for Canadian agriculture, and for agriculture throughout North America. Over the 25 plus years of NAFTA and the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement, Canada’s agri-food exports have grown by more than fivefold, from under $10 billion in 1988 to $56 billion in 2016. Together, the United States and Mexico accounted for over $31 billion of our agri-food exports this past year, a bit over half of Canada’s total. Because trade is a two-way street it has been good for the US and Mexico too. Canada’s agri-food imports from the United States have grown more than six times. Our agri-food imports from Mexico have increased more than tenfold over the period NAFTA has been in place. Hear more about this and current events on the trade front from our line-up of prominent speakers. 


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Event Date: July 11, 2018