Luncheon To Promote Cross Border Partnership - Register Today!

A cross-border update luncheon will be held in the border city of Ferndale, WA on February 24 to promote the Canada/USA partnership in the Pacific Corridor.

The event will bring together business leaders from BC and Washington communities adjacent to the border to renew and develop business relationships and opportunities presented by the recently announced "Beyond the Border Action Plan" agreed by Prime Minister Harper and President Obama.

In addition, information will be provided about "Globe 2012", a major international conference and trade fair on business and the environment to be held in Vancouver, BC March 14-16. Joint venture investment and business opportunities will be emphasized.

According to event organizer Jim Pettinger, "The decade following 9/11 saw a 'thickening' of the border in response to security needs. The new 'action plan' between our two countries promises 'perimeter security' and greatly improved border access at all levels."

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Don Alper, the first of two keynote speakers, will provide attendees with an update on the recent Canada/USA border 'action plan', which addresses 'perimeter security' and is intended to remove many major and minor barriers to trade and tourism. Alper is a professor and director at the Center for Canadian-American Studies and Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.

Cheryl Schell has been involved with the Globe series of biennial environmental conferences and trade fairs held in Vancouver, BC since their inception in 1990. She will highlight opportunities for individuals and organizations on both sides of the border to develop business, investment and joint-venture opportunities. Schell is the President of C/Schell Marketing Services, Langley, BC. Formerly, she was the Sr. Commercial Specialist at the U.S. Consulate in Vancouver, BC.

The update will be of interest to all persons involved with Canada/USA trade, tourism, investment, government, education and economic development.

Sponsors of the event include: Port of Bellingham, Pacific Corridor Enterprise Council (PACE), Ferndale Chamber of Commerce, South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Business Monthly Online, and International Market Access, Inc.

The luncheon will be held from 11:30 am to 2:15 pm on Friday, February 24 at the Silver Reef Casino Hotel Spa, Haxton Way at Slater Road, Ferndale, WA. Cost for the event is $35 pre-registered or $45 at the door. For more information contact Carol Jackson at 1-800-799-8848 or visit our website to register.

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Adriana Petty

Her career in the international trade industry began almost 8 years ago while she simultaneously worked her way to earning a Marketing Management Certificate from Kwantlen Polytechnic University's (KPU) School of Business and most recently an Associate Certificate in Graphic Design With Distinction from British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). Having reached her goal of amalgamating her fields of study to become a Marketing & Graphic Design powerhouse, Adriana spearheads the organization’s education program, external speaking engagements and internal staff events while providing support to the Graphic Design team. The education program and industry events at which we speak focus on teaching importers, exporters, carriers, and the like, the importance of customs compliance while moving commercial goods across international borders. Our messaging boasts efficiency, accuracy and compliance above all else with the least amount of exposure to delays. In 2015, she joined the Marketing and Events Committee for The American Chamber of Commerce – Pacific Chapter where she volunteers her time at events from inception to take-down. A creative at heart, she loves challenging herself, and thus is consistently known for growing her multi-disciplined training, responsibilities, and expanding her knowledge.

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