June 2018

The Impact of NAFTA's Future

11:30am-1:30pm | The King Edward Hotel - 37 King St. E M5C 1E9, Toronto

As negotiations continue, uncertainty over NAFTA’s future has left a lasting effect on Canadian industries. Join us as panelists discuss whether NAFTA’s proposed modernization can achieve the goals of supporting Canada’s sectors and its imminent impact.

- Lunch will be served -

Member price:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Regular price:
Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

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Avery Shenfeld

Chief Economist and Managing Director
CIBC Capital Markets

Avery Shenfeld

Avery Shenfeld is Managing Director and Chief Economist of CIBC World Markets Inc. He has been with CIBC since 1993 and is widely recognized as one of Canada’s leading economists for his perceptive analysis and insight on economic developments and their implications for financial markets.

Mr. Shenfeld is a nine-time winner of the Dow Jones Market Watch award for most accurate US forecaster and is highly ranked by Canadian institutional equity investors.

Mr. Shenfeld’s prior background includes experience in management consulting. He was on the economics faculty at the University of Toronto and in the summer program at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He has addressed numerous business groups and has been quoted in the media in the United States, Canada, Asia, and Europe.

Mr. Shenfeld holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.

David Adams

Global Automakers of Canada

David Adams

David Adams is a 30 year veteran of the Canadian automotive industry. He brings a unique perspective to the industry being the only individual to have served in executive roles with both of Canada’s leading automotive industry associations.

David was appointed President of the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada (AIAMC) in March 2005. In May 2013 the AIAMC changed its name to the Global Automakers of Canada (GAC) to reflect the members’ growth and relevance in the Canadian automotive industry.

Prior to his appointment as president of the AIAMC, he worked for 18 years in increasingly responsible positions with the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA).

David has a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in economics and psychology, from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.

He has been involved in the creation of two alternative dispute resolution programs within the automotive industry - the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP) for which he is the immediate past Chair of the Board, and the National Automobile Dealer Arbitration Program (NADAP).

David also serves as a director of the Automotive Business School of Canada, at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario. David and the Association are also actively involved in supporting The Forum for Young Canadians, which endeavors to teach young people from across the country about Canada’s democratic history and the parliamentary process to encourage leaders for the future.

Additionally, David is a regular columnist in Canadian Auto Dealer and past contributor to Canadian Autoworld, both monthly trade magazines for the Canadian automotive industry.

He is an avid cyclist and resides in Toronto with his wife Julie.

Farah Nasser

Anchor, Global Toronto

Farah Nasser

Farah Nasser is an award winning journalist, who brings extensive experience to her role as anchor on Global News at 5:30 & 6.

Nasser began her career with RogersTV before accepting a position with Newstalk 1010 in 1999. There she started as a producer and worked her way up into a reporting role. Next, Nasser made the move to Toronto 1 where she worked as a journalist for two years before joining /A\ Channel News in Barrie, reporting for the Toronto Bureau. In 2006, she joined Citytv as a reporter and later became a weekend anchor. Prior to her position with Global News, Nasser was an anchor and reporter for CP24.

Nasser has been informing viewers across the GTA for nearly two decades. Among her career highlights are the Toronto’s SARS outbreak in 2003, G20 Summit in 2010 and the Toronto 18 terror trials. She’s a political veteran having covered municipal, provincial and federal elections.

She was also the recipient of the RTNDA Sam Ross award for her viral commentary “What if the fighting in Aleppo was happening in Toronto?” in 2017. The video was viewed 3.5 million times and used as a teaching aid in schools to explain the Syrian conflict.

A graduate of Ryerson University in Radio and Television Arts, she also attended the University of Westminster in London, England for European Media Studies and later interned for CNN in New Delhi, India.

Nasser considers herself lucky to work in journalism and credits her father with her curiosity and passion for current events. She always knew she wanted to go into broadcasting and fondly remembers her first paying job and thinking, “I can’t believe they are paying me, I would do this for free!”

When not reporting on the day’s headlines, Nasser spends her time volunteering in the community. She regularly emcees community events and works with the Aga Khan Foundation, an organization that provides sustainable solutions for developing countries. She also sits on the Board of Directors for the University Health Network’s Arthritis Research Foundation and hosts their Power of Movement yoga fundraiser annually.

Nasser lives in the GTA with her husband, son, and daughter. She can often be found exploring the city, trying new restaurants or doing yoga.

MaryScott Greenwood

Principal, Dentons
CEO, Canadian American Business Council

MaryScott Greenwood

Maryscott (Scotty) Greenwood is Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian American Business Council and co-leads the US Federal Public Policy practice of Dentons US, LLP a leading global law firm. Greenwood serves on Board of Directors of the Foundation for Art & Preservation in Embassies and is an Advisory Director for a tech start up (HYR) and a non-profit (Hostage US). Greenwood previously served on the Board of the World Affairs Council of Washington, the Girls20 Initiative and the Association of Canadian Studies in the US.

Greenwood has a distinguished career in government and government relations, addressing public policy challenges in the US and Canada. She is a sought after public speaker with engagements in North American and Europe and is also frequently quoted in the media for her insights into political and trade issues.

Appointed by President Bill Clinton, Greenwood served in the U.S. State Department as chief of staff at the United States Embassy in Ottawa from 1997-2001. Prior, she served as the chief federal/state liaison for the Mayor of Atlanta, including the 1996 Interagency Security Task Force for the Olympic Games.

An honors graduate of the University of Vermont, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government Program for Senior Executives at Harvard Univesity, Scotty lives in Virginia with her husband, children and hound dog.

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