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The 2014 North American Competitiveness and Innovation Conference - Toronto, Canada, October 30-31, 2014, Royal York Hotel

The fourth edition of the North American Competitiveness and Innovation Conference - NACIC 2014, will take place in Toronto, Canada on October 30 - 31, 2014. Addressing the theme "Vision to Action" this prestigious event will feature the participation of Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce; Ildefonso Guajardo, Mexican Secretary of Economy; and Ed Fast, Canadian Minister of International Trade; and other senior government and business officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada (AmCham Canada) and the Canadian International Council (CIC) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Commerce and Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development, Canada, NACIC 2014 will bring together senior most officials, policy experts and business executives who will contribute to the development and advancement of a "North American Work Plan" for competitiveness and innovation.

Ed Fast, Canadian Minister of International TradePenny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of CommerceIldefonso Guajardo, Mexican Secretary of Economy

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Statement by Canada, United States and Mexico on the North American Competitiveness and Innovation Conference

November 1, 2014

The Honourable Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade, Penny Pritzker, the United States’ Secretary of Commerce, and Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Mexico’s Secretary of Economy, today issued the following statement.

“We, the ministers responsible for international trade and commerce for Canada, the United States and Mexico, held a joint meeting and participated in the North American Competitiveness and Innovation Conference in Toronto, Ontario. The conference brought together business leaders from across North America to discuss our top priorities, which are creating jobs, economic growth, and long-term prosperity for North American businesses, workers and their families.

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