Date: Tuesday, 9 November 2021 at 14.30 – 18.00. 
Venue: Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Merikasarmi, Engel-Hall

This year the Embassy of Canada to Finland is supporting the Finland Chamber of Commerce in producing the annual Business Associations event that will focus on the changing economic order, and the role of circularity, CETA and green recovery in it.

Discussion will look at how the current trading modalities facilitate (or not) efforts at CE as an economic objective. Within the context of the upcoming MC12, our expert speakers will reflect on the much-debated fragility of the multilateral trading order, how agreements like CETA and Finnish Green Recovery measures can expand both circularity and trade benefits.

An interactive armchair-discussion will cover aspects of economic indicators, public policy programs and will engage with the audience. 


Registration and coffee
Welcome words by Jason Tolland, Ambassador of Canada to Finland
Opening words by Nina Vaskunlahti, Under-Secretary of State, MFA, TBC
An interactive armchair discussion with:
Martin Björklund, Research Fellow, Erik Castrén Institute, University of Helsinki
Rambod Behboodi, CEO, Geneva Trade Law (joining virtually) 
Malena Sell, Trade and Environment Specialist, Sitra
Crispin Conroy, Ambassador, Permanent Observer, International Chamber of Commerce (joining virtually)
Closing words by Juho Romakkaniemi, CEO, Finland Chamber of Commerce

The event will be moderated by Kristina Sweet, CEO of The Shortcut, and Chair of the Finnish-Canadian Business Council. 

Please see the recording below or on Youtube