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TPP and Beyond: Trade Agreement for the Future

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the largest global trade agreement to date and is of significant importance to Canada for a variety of reasons. Collectively, the TPP countries represent a market of 792 million people, account for close to 40% of the world’s GDP and over 65% of Canada’s $56 billion in agriculture and food trade. But what are the benefits and cons for BC and Vancouver? How can BC use its comparative advantages? Will China’s exclusion from the TPP affect Sino-Canadian trade relations? 

Join us as a panel of academic, business, and political professionals discuss the TPP’s prospective benefits and challenges for Western Canadian business sectors. This event will provide aspiring economists a unique perspective of the implications of this monumental trade agreement and others to come. 

We would also like to thank The Vancouver School of Economics Undergraduate Society for sponsoring this event.



5:45 p.m. Registration
6:00 p.m. TPP Panel Discussion
7:15 p.m. Networking Reception
8:00 p.m. Program Concludes

There is event is FREE; however, due to limited space, registration is required. Please register at the link provided.


Light refreshments and snacks will be provided!

Dress code: Business Casual


WHEN: Thursday March 24, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:00pm

LOCATION: Aquatic Ecosystem Research Laboratory (AERL) Room 120 (Beside the Beaty Biodiversity Museum) 

We look forward to seeing you there!


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