To the members of the Finnish-Canadian Business Club

The Finnish-Canadian Business Club (FCBC) and the Canadian Embassy to Finland has the honor to invite you to a member event to learn more about doing business with Canada and the favourable commercial environment arising from CETA and CUSMA.

On the occasion of the visit of Ms. Marie-France Paquet, the Chief Economist of Global Affairs Canada, you are warmly invited to join us for a business roundtable to hear the latest news on the implementation of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), the Canada-US-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) and their influence on trade and investments between Finland and Canada. 

Time: Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 14.30 – 16.30

Venue: Marski Hall, WTC, Aleksanterinkatu 17, Helsinki


14:30    Registration, coffee and networking

14:45    Welcome remarks by Finnish Canadian Business Club President Kristina Sweet

14:50    Welcome remarks by Senior Trade Commissioner Francis Uy

15:10    Keynote presentation by

Ms. Marie-France Paquet, Chief Economist, Global Affairs  Canada

15:40    Juhana Harju, Eurofacts

Q & A and discussion

16:30    End of Roundtable

Please sign up by May 7th here.



Kristina Sweet

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Bio Ms. Marie-France Paquet

Mme Paquet is the Chief Economist and Director General, Trade Analysis Bureau, at Global Affairs Canada since September 2017. As Chief Economist, she leads a team of analysts in reporting and advising on international trade, investment and economic issues. Current economic research and analysis projects include the impact of trade agreements on labor and gender, the determinants of export for SMEs, the impact of the Trade Commissioner Services on Canadian exporters’ performance, or the impact of foreign direct investment on the economy.

Mme Paquet has previously worked in other government departments and in academia.  In academia, she taught economics at the School of Management at the University of Ottawa. She worked in the Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch, and in the International Trade and Finance Branch, at Finance Canada.  Mme Paquet was the Director of Operations, Economic and Regional Development Policy Secretariat at the Privy Council Office, providing policy advice to the Clerk of the Privy Council and the Prime Minister on a wide range of economic and regional development issues. She also worked at Transport Canada on the coordination of the policy response to the Lac-Mégantic tragedy. Mme Paquet received her PhD in Econometrics from Université Laval jointly with Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.