Business Growth and Trade in the Intangibles

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST (UTC–05:00)
Private Event: Virtual Event
Business Growth and Trade in the Intangibles

The Honourable Mary Ng, minister of small business, export promotion and international trade, and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) host a virtual round table on "Business Growth and Trade in the Intangibles."

The purpose of this round table is to exchange views on how to best support business growth and trade in the global economy of intangibles. Specifically, the discussion will focus on the following three areas:

  • digital trade (COVID-19 economic recovery and Canadian businesses);
  • data governance (balancing privacy, security and economic opportunities); and
  • fostering competitiveness (innovation and intellectual property strategy).

Minister Ng is keen to help businesses succeed in the intangibles economy of the future and discuss ways business leaders, industry experts and members of academia can help inform policies and initiatives that support efforts in this space.

Event Speakers

The Honourable Mary Ng was elected as member of Parliament for Markham-Thornhill in April 2017.

Minister Ng is a devoted community leader who has always believed in the power of public service. She has 20 years of experience in the areas of education, women’s leadership, job creation and entrepreneurship.

Rohinton P. Medhora is a CIGI distinguished fellow, professor of practice at McGill University, and an expert in international economic relations, innovation policy, development economics and governance.