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June Newsletter: Industry news, welcome new members, upcoming events and more!

Dear BCCTC members and friends, 


Last month we were delighted to represent our members at the Niagara Networks and Industry Collective, sponsored by BCCTC member Niagara Economic Development and hosted by the South Niagara Chambers of Commerce.


The day was filled with conversation and connection, with morning roundtables focused on 4 main topics identified by last year’s participants: Employer Learning and/or Capacity Building; Demographic Changes; Modernizing Employee Recruitment; and the use of A.I., and a roundtable on getting newcomers into the workforce.



While there was a very diverse group of local businesses and organizations, there were very clear trends and consistent themes that were identified and it was a great opportunity to learn about priorities and challenges in the market. 


This was BCCTC’s first participation in the tradeshow and it was highly valuable - the opportunity to connect one on one is the most powerful tool we have in business. Many thanks to those who participated as exhibitors, and also those who took the time to walk through and have real conversations with real people. Congratulations to the winner of British scrumptious basket of goodies donated by Morgan Williams International Inc.


We see many opportunities for our partnership with the South Niagara Chambers of Commerce and will share these as they become available with our membership. One of our key priorities this year is to strengthen our relationship with local chambers of commerce.


This Thursday, June 13, we will have another opportunity to connect in person with our fellow European Chambers at the European Networking event - make sure to register as these events usually sold out.


Last but not least, we leave you with the latest monthly update from BAB CEO Duncan Edwards "The Big Story From the Last Couple of Weeks….and the UK Election!" available to read online here. BritishAmerican Business is the leading transatlantic trade association incorporating the British-American Chamber of Commerce in the US (BABC) and the American Chamber of Commerce in the UK. BCCTC is Canada's co-ordinating Chapter of the BABN.


BCCTC June Newsletter


UK-Canada Industry News and Updates

  • 🇨🇦 Global Affairs Canada launches CPPTP Public ConsultationsPartnership (CPTPP)

  • The UK has ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific

  • “Solid GDP Growth Undershoots Bank’s High Expectations” Canadian Chamber of Commerce

  • Government of Ontario: Innovation Road Trip

  • Non-competes in Canada by Gowlings WLG

  • Expanding Your Engineering Company into Canada By Fiona Brown, Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP


Member and Forum Updates

  • BCCTC Sponsor Member Thinc hosts official launch at UK Consul General Residence

  • BABN 2024/25 UK-US Trade and Investment Guide

  • Welcome new BCCTC members!: Helen Filed, Mark Field, Connie Carter, Andrew Bates and Paul Harrison with Payments International Inc (PIIFX).

  • Dr. Rosemary Sadlier OOnt receives second Honorary Doctorate from the University of Toronto.


Member offers


UK-EU Trade

  • Trade Policy Updates


British community in Canada

  • CIMA Mayor's Trophy with OSCA - Ontario Schools Cricket Association - June 22

  • Commonwealth Garden Party & Luncheon with the Royal Commonwealth Society of Toronto - August 11


Upcoming Events

  • European Chambers Networking Night - June 13

  • Canada Day London Briefing Session - June 14

  • Save the date! "Leveraging the CPTPP: Personnel Opportunities for UK and Canadian Businesses" - June 26

  • Canadian Premiere of “The Trouble with Jessica” UK Film by Matt Winn featuring Shirley Henderson, Alan Tudyk, Rufus Sewell, Indira Varma and Olivia Williams - July 8, by ICFF.

  • everywoman in STEM Early Careers Day - September 12





Help to Grow SME Campaign



What is it: The UK Department for Business and Trade launched its 'Help to Grow SME campaign', alongside the creation of a new Small Business Council which is chaired by Small Business Minister, Kevin Hollinrake, brings together SME leaders from across the country to tackle the key issues facing small firms who will ne given new levels of direction access to government. The Help to Grow website has also been refreshed to create a one-stop stop for SME's to find information they need to grown and scale up. 


Want to find out more?: Browse through the campaigns website here, and ask Francesca Lentini, flentini@babinc.org, if you would like to know more.



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