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Trade Agreements & Supply Chain

Date:   Jan 29, 2019 - Jan 30, 2019
Time:   8:30 AM (MST)

Hilton Garden Inn – Calgary Airport

2335 Pegasus Rd NE
Calgary, AB

CPD: 10 Points

Price: $825 Member, $895 Non-member

Course Overview:

Canada at the crossroads of global trade.

 Canada’s trade policy in the twenty-first century has three main directions: first, maintaining multilateralism through the World Trade Organization (WTO); second, deepening North American integration; and third, diversification in trade with individual countries (through bilateral agreements) and regions (cross-regional arrangements and mega-trade deals) away from the US.

Since the implementation of NAFTA, Canada has signed free trade agreements (FTAs) with an additional 43 countries, including a cross-regional arrangement with the EU (CETA), and freshly minted FTAs with Ukraine and South Korea.  The success of these trade agreements depends on further advancement of existing and formation of new cross-border supply chains.   In order to prosper and grow, Canada should have preferential access to the high-value supply chains in North America, Europe, and Asia.

In this course, we will review the benefits and costs of international commerce, examine the implications of different forms of trade policies, classify trade agreements, and analyze Canada’s economic relations with the USA, the EU, and other key trade partners. Special emphasis will be given to profiling the Province of Alberta in terms of its export-import operations.  The learning materials, case studies, individual and team exercises will provide participants with interactive experience using the vocabulary, knowledge and tools needed to evaluate Canada’s position and develop essential skills of critical analysis of international treaties and new developments in the field of global trade.

 Participants will:

  • Review the principles and benefits of  trade between nations
  • Evaluate different forms of trade liberalization
  • Obtain an update on North American economic integration, CETA, and cooperation in the Trans Pacific region
  • Analyze Canada’s and Alberta’s trade profiles and project future developments
  • Identify the importance of global value chains for Canada’s economic growth and the nation’s future prosperity

This course will be useful for a broad audience including employees and decisions-makers in government, industry, agriculture, services and the public looking for a current and comprehensive view of Canada’s involvement in the global economy and relevant policy and business decisions.

About the Instructor: 

Dr. Paramonov has over thirty years of research, teaching, and consulting experience in North America and the former USSR. His academic activities have resulted in close to forty publications and numerous presentations covering regional economic integration, foreign direct investment, marketing channels for industrial products, economic geography, and business education. 

Born and educated in Russia, Dr. Paramonov received a grant from the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada to participate in the 1991-1992 Canada-USSR Academic Exchange Program at the University of Western Ontario. In 1996 he was selected by the Fulbright Office in Moscow for a research and faculty development program at the University of Montana in association with the United States Information Agency. Since 1998, Dr. Paramonov has lived and worked in Calgary. He is a faculty member at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and has also been affiliated with the University of Calgary. His consulting experience involves a variety of projects in the fields of international business, regional economic development, and higher education, dealing with marketing research, feasibility studies, and market entry recommendations for small and medium-sized firms and non-profit organizations in the United States, Canada, Russian Federation, and Ukraine.

Dr. Paramonov applies his interdisciplinary knowledge and international expertise to the design, implementation and development of both traditional and innovative courses in management, marketing, and international business. He has also received awards for teaching excellence including the Mortar Board's Professor Award from the University of Montana's Pentralia Chapter.

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