AMCHAM Western Chamber participating in Canada Week

Monday, February 8, 2016

February 8, 2016

This is Canada week in the State of Arizona. And for the first time ever, the Western Chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce is out in full force. 

“We’re very pleased and excited to have such a big presence at Canada Week in Arizona,” AMCHAM Western Chapter Chair Bryant Andrus said.  “And we are particularly pleased to showcase the tremendous business, academic and community connections between western Canada and Arizona.  This is a relationship with a distinguished past and a vibrant future.” 

Arizona Governor Douglas A. Ducey has declared February 7-13, 2016 as Canada week in Arizona. The proclamation recognizes the long and enduring relationship between Canada and the United States. Bilateral trade between these two jurisdictions exceeds $23.7 billion annually. 

The week kicked-off with the 64th annual Great Canadian Picnic and reception in Phoenix. For the rest of the week, a delegation from the Western Chapter of AMCHAM will hold a series of meetings focused on exploring future areas of growth  between Canada and Arizona. 

This includes meetings today between Saskatchewan’s Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy and the Morrison Institute for Public Policy, an Arizona State University, which is a recognized statewide leader in examining critical issues for Arizona and the region. Later today, the AMCHAM delegation will meet with officials from the City of Phoenix to discuss future economic opportunities. 

Later this week, the AMCHAM delegation will be participating in events hosted by the Canadian Consulate based in Los Angeles, California. 

The American Chamber of Commerce in Canada is a private, non-profit, membership organization that promotes the two-way flow of trade, goods, and investment between Canada and the United States. 

AMCHAM Canada with seven chapters located through Canada is committed to promoting trade opportunities, advancing economic growth and facilitating the mobility of people, goods and services across the longest undefended border in the world.

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Rick Mantey