Canada and the U.S. have long enjoyed a strong trading relationship due to our geographical location. Many new U.S. companies establishing a presence in Canada, will make the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada (AmCham Canada) their first point of contact.
If you are considering a membership to AmCham Canada, you might want to attend their upcoming ?Interesting Cocktails? event. In addition to learning something new and networking with industry professionals, it will be an excellent opportunity to meet the people behind AmCham and will give you a glimpse into the workings of this organization.
Event: Interesting Cocktails - No-Host
Host: No-Host Bar (Guests pay for their drinks)
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Place: Elephant & Castle, 395 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Anne Callaghan, U.S. Consul General
Anne Callaghan is a career senior Foreign Service officer with the U.S. State Department. Before her assignment as Consul General in Vancouver she was posted in southeastern Iraq, Rome, Bogotá, Tijuana, Perth and Tokyo. A native of New Jersey, she received her undergraduate degree in East Asian Studies from Colby College and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan School of Library and Information Science and the National War College. She speaks Japanese, Spanish, and Italian, and is the recipient of U.S. State Department Superior Honor and Meritorious Honor awards and the Department of the Army Superior Civilian Service award.
RSVP: Cheryl Schell
B2B Commerce Connections, 1st VP AMCHAM- Pacific Chapter
What is ?Interesting Cocktails??
?Interesting Cocktails? is AmCham Canada - Pacific Chapter's monthly networking event, featuring a guest speaker with expertise in international trade. Speakers bring insightful presentations on various business topics and current business challenges. It is a casual evening and a great opportunity to network and ask questions of industry professionals.
About the American Chamber of Commerce
The American Chamber of Commerce in Canada (AmCham Canada) is a private, non-profit, membership organization that promotes the two-way flow of trade and investment between Canada and the United States. AmCham Canada is committed to promoting trade opportunities, advancing economic growth, and promoting the cross-border mobility of people, goods and services. It is headquartered in Toronto, with chapters in Ontario (Toronto and Ottawa), Quebec (Montreal and Quebec City), the West (Calgary), and Atlantic Canada (Halifax).
The American Chamber of Commerce exists in all developed nations around the world to enhance U.S. commercial interests. The Canadian chapter of this organisation is a recent addition. AmCham Canada - Pacific Chapter held its first roundtable event in November 2012 and as a member of the Board of Directors we started meeting monthly since January 2013.
Why become a member of AmCham Canada?
AmCham Canada's membership is open to large and small U.S. companies that operate within Canada, as well as Canadian companies of all sizes that sell to or operate in the United States. With over two hundred fifty member companies, it is an extremely influential trade organization and can provide substantial opportunities in the way of:
1. Lobbying - AmCham Canada offers its members many unique opportunities to have their voices heard and views made known to government officials on both sides of the border.
2. Networking - This organisation offers many great opportunities to connect with industry professionals and expand your network. You never know whom you?ll meet! For example: Most recently, the United States Ambassador to Canada, David Jacobson met with AmCham Pacific Chapter Board of Directors (link)
3. Advocacy - Leadership opportunities to work on advocacy and policy development to enhance business opportunities in Canada and the United States.
4. Business development - Membership provides you with a wide range of services that help you, your business and your community develop. Supported by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Commerce, AmCham members often benefit from arising commercial opportunities.
If you are looking to give your business a competitive advantage and increase cross-border opportunities, I strongly recommend you consider a membership in your regional AmCham.
For more information, please visit www.AmChamCanada.ca .