Posted by: tampachamber on Thursday, April 19, 2018
[caption id="attachment_9620" align="aligncenter" width="508"]IMG_9254 Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Rohrlack, Consulate General of Canada Susan Harper, President and CEO of Canadian Chamber of Commerce Perrin Beatty, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Andrew McIntosh of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, and Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Chair Steve Bernstein[/caption] Tampa, Fla. – The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce hosted the Honourable Perrin Beatty, president and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce on April 18 for a lunch at the University Club of Tampa. The event was sponsored by Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick and featured a speech from Mr. Beatty that was titled “Canada and the Sunshine State: Partnering for Prosperity.” He spoke about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and trade issues in the context of the important Canada-Florida partnership. Mayor Bob Buckhorn of Tampa, along with other business leaders attended the event and got further insight into the economic impact that Canada has not only in Florida but in the Tampa Bay region. The discussion focused on the partnership that Canada and Florida have and the business success that both countries have provided for one another, with hopes of continuing that partnership. The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce will take 100 business leaders to Toronto in October for the Annual Benchmarking Trip. It will be the first benchmarking trip outside of the U.S.