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Friday, May 1, 2009
2:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Pan Pacific Hotel, Crystal Pavilion

Ambassadors representing Latin American and Caribbean countries slated to attend premier networking event.


On the heels of the Fifth Summit of the Americas, held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, on April 17 – 19, 2009, the Canadian Council for the Americas will be hosting a mini-summit of its own in Vancouver – the Dinner of the Americas – onFriday, May 1, 2009.

With a presentation by Canada’s federal Minister of International Trade, the Honourable Stockwell Day, and opening remarks from Honourable Gordon Campbell, Premier of British Columbia, the second biennial Dinner of the Americas promises to be a premier networking event, where BC business leaders can discuss opportunities with 11 Ambassadors representing Latin American and Caribbean countries. The event culminates with a keynote presentation delivered by Mr. David Morris, Director of the Summits of the Americas Secretariat for the Organization ofAmerican States (OAS), which represents 34 member countries. Mr. Morris will share some of the latest developments in the region.


Space is limited so register soon


2:00 – 3:30 PM Registration

3:30 – 4:30 PM Armchair Dialogue I

4:45 – 5:45 PM Armchair Dialogue II

6:00 – 7:00 PM Networking Reception

6:30 – 7:00 PM Press Conference

7:00 – 7:30 PM Ministerial Presentation

7:00 – 8:30 PM Dinner

8:30 – 9:00 PM Keynote Presentation