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    • Friday, December 09, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Ontario Investment and Trade Centre, 250 Yonge Street, 35th Floor, Eaton Centre, Toronto
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    Join the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT-Toronto) to celebrate three outstanding women – an export champion, an exporter of the year, and a student of international trade - at our annual awards ceremony on Thursday, December 1.

    We are excited that our Export Awards event will be in person this year!  You’ll walk away inspired by the recipients of the awards honouring the achievements of exceptional women in trade.  Plus you’ll enjoy the kind of high-calibre networking with like-minded women that OWIT is known for ... and all atop the Eaton Centre with its splendid view of the Toronto business landscape.

    The luncheon will feature a fireside chat with the Honourable Pierre Pettigrew, Executive Advisor, International, at Deloitte Canada. 

    Pierre is chair of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and he was the Government of Canada Special Envoy for the Canada-European Union Trade Agreement. Pierre has arbitrated international trade disputes between countries at the World Trade Organization in Geneva. In his 10 years as a federal Minister, Pierre has noticeably served as minister of foreign affairs, minister of international trade and minister of international cooperation. He has led a distinguished career with success in both the public and private sectors.

    Location: Ontario Investment and Trade Centre (OITC), 250 Yonge Street, Eaton Centre, Toronto

    Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022

    Registration: 11.30 am

    Luncheon: 12 pm - 2 pm

    Register Here

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