NAFTA and the Fresh Produce Industry
The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA), in collaboration with the Canada Institute at The Wilson Center, will be hosting a panel discussion and reception to discuss NAFTA and its impact on the fresh produce industry. Members of the fresh produce industry, government officials and politicians who are stakeholders in NAFTA should attend. The panel, comprised of industry and government representation from each NAFTA country, will discuss issues of concern, collaboration and the path forward for each country during negotiations. Our panelists include: Representing Industry Jan VanderHout, Chair, Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers' Association (Canada) Guillermo Martinez, General Manager, Wilson Produce (Mexico) Mark Powers, President, Northwest Horticultural Council (USA) Representing Government Mike Hawkins, Agriculture Counselor, Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC Karen Antebi, Economic Counselor, Trade and NAFTA, Mexican Embassy in Washington, DC Our Moderator Laura Dawson, Director, Canada Institute, The Wilson Center Due to space constraints, participation is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis.