VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of the US mid-term elections, the Canadian American Business Council (CABC) will be holding its annual policy forum and Business Achievement Awards luncheon in Vancouver this Friday, November 5, 2010. With mid-term elections results still being decided in some areas, the CABC is bringing together senior business executives and government officials to take a look at the initial outcomes and impacts of the newly rearranged congressional map.
"It is important to remember with an outcome like this is that despite general hesitations about free trade with foreign governments, Americans still rank Canada as the most valuable economic partnership for their country," said Don Millar, Managing Director at FD. "Our recent polling for the Canadian American Business Council showed that while 46% of US respondents supported a protectionist approach on overall trade, the same number also argued in favor of strengthening economic relations with Canada, in order to further stimulate the US economy and compete with countries such as China and India." More detailed poll results will be presented at the policy forum.
In addition to high-level representatives from the Obama administration, Canadian government, and corporations including Shell Canada, RBC Royal Bank, TransCanada and Spectra Energy, Joel Babbit, the CEO and co-founder of Mother Nature Network will present a keynote address on the "Responsibility Revolution" at the Business Achievement Awards.
Among the business success stories at this year's event, Curves International and Mytrak Health System are being given the 2010 Business Achievement Award, in honor of their cross-border collaboration on designing, developing and installing CurvesSmart, a personalized coaching system now available at more than 4,300 Curves locations around the world.
The policy forum and Business Achievement Awards luncheon take place on Friday November 5th, at the Four Seasons Hotel. Additional information and registration options are available on the CABC website at: www.canambusco.org.
About the Canadian American Business Council (CABC)
The CABC is the premier voice of the Canadian American business community in Washington. Established in 1987, the Council is a non-profit, issues-oriented organization dedicated to elevating the private sector perspective on issues that affect our two nations.
The Council's activities include high-level briefings on issues of current concern, assistance with practical trade and policy challenges, and providing significant networking opportunities and informative seminars. Each year the Council also celebrates innovative cross-border partnerships through its prestigious Canadian American Award for Business Achievement.
SOURCE Canadian American Business Council