Sept. 24, 2012
-- CANADIAN CONSUL GENERAL TO SPEAK ABOUT NEW INTERNATIONAL TRADE CROSSING AT CHAMBER FORUM
Roy B. Norton, the Canadian Consul General based in Detroit, will be speaking at the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber’s Legislative Forum on Monday, October 15th. The focus of his remarks will be about “Bridging Opportunity”
, which will focus on Michigan’s vital trade relationship with Canada, as well as the importance of the now controversial New International Trade Crossing. Mr. Norton will explain how the bridge is not just relevant, but an essential tool to Wayne County businesses as well as all SWCRC members. The Detroit-Windsor crossing is the busiest border crossing on the continent, with approximately 237,000 jobs depending on Michigan-Canada trade.
Based out of Detroit, Mr. Norton represents Canada in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. As head of the Canadian Consulate General, he promotes a variety of Canadian interests, including trade, investment, environment, culture and academic relations. His office also provides consular, passport, visa, and immigration services.
Mr. Norton’s talk will be followed by a question and answer session. The Forum costs $15 to attend. Registration for the event begins at 11:00a.m., with lunch starting at 11:30a.m. The program starts at noon and ends at 1p.m.
Advanced registration is requested by calling the chamber office at (734) 284-6000 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Businesses and individuals can be sponsors not only for this event, but also for future forums. For more information or to sponsor a forum, contact Forum Coordinator Mary Jarosz at (734) 479-0156. Promotional benefits and access to a special pre-forum reception are included in the sponsorship fees.
Local high school students are invited to attend the Legislative Forums. To sponsor a high school table, call (734) 284-6000.
The Forum will be held at Crystal Gardens in Southgate, located at 16703 Fort Street. Additional information about not only the forum, but also chamber membership and other events can be found at www.swcrc.com.