Hamilton Steel Summit

71 Main Street West, Hamilton, L8P 4Y5 View in Google Maps

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07 September 2018
08:30 - 13:00 EST

Registration for this event is closed.

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Gowling WLG and the City of Hamilton are pleased to invite you to a public summit exploring the key challenges facing Hamilton's steel industry - with an emphasis on current obstacles posed by new international tariffs.

In addition to insights from a number of industry, government and community leaders, the summit will feature a keynote address from accomplished international trade lawyer Richard Dearden.

A partner at Gowling WLG, Dearden served as external counsel to the Government of Mexico during the NAFTA negotiations and acted for the U.S. Department of Commerce during the Chapter 19 negotiation of the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement. The talk will leverage his vast experience to provide important context to the current trade issues impacting Canada's steel industry and economy at large.


08:30 - Networking & Refreshment

09:00 - Opening remarks from Mayor Fred Eisenberger

  • Keynote Speaker, Richard Dearden, Gowling WLG
  • Expert Panel on Hamilton's Steel Industry
  • Break (15 minutes)
  • Speakers (Steel Industry, Council, MPs, MPPs)
  • Delegations from the Public
  • Open Public Comment

13:00 - Wrap-up, Media Interviews

Gowling WLG and the City of Hamilton | Partners in Innovation

Gowling WLG and the City of Hamilton recently forged an exciting partnership that demonstrates our common goal and commitment to boosting commercial activity, fostering groundbreaking innovation and competing in the global marketplace.

Harnessing the strength of our industry insight, worldwide platform and strategic relationships with stakeholders throughout the region, Gowling WLG is proud to work with Hamilton to unlock the city's vast economic potential.

For more information regarding this unique partnership and to learn how you or your company may benefit, contact Louis Frapporti, managing partner of Gowling WLG's Hamilton office.

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