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Gathering will bring together a who’s who of B.C.’s business community

Now that the whole NAFTA issue is behind us, #TradeTalks doesn’t have to be such a dirty phrase.

And that’s good, because the hashtag will be of particular importance to those who want to rub shoulders with B.C.’s business elite.

BCBusiness partner the BC Chamber of Commerce is hosting #TradeTalks 2018: Seizing First-Mover Advantage on Thursday, October 11, at the River Rock Casino Resort.

The second annual event of its kind will focus on B.C.’s role within the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP, for those keeping track) trade agreement.

That mouthful of an acronym refers to a deal signed in March between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam that is essentially a remodelled version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, minus the U.S.

The event will feature guests from around the world, plus speeches by federal Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Jonathan Wilkinson and B.C. Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology Bruce Ralston.

Tickets can be found here.