Canada-EU (CETA) Update

The Vancouver Global Trade Enthusiasts is going to hold a panel discussion on European Trade at Acsenda School of Management in Vancouver.  The event will provide attendees an opportunity to interact with several professionals with years of experience in this area.

Date:   January 5, 2016 (TUE)

Time:   6:30 – 8:00pm

Venue: Acsenda School of Management

Only 30 seats are available, please refer to Meet-Up invite and sign up:


The expert panelists are legal and tax experts with extensive knowledge in this trade region.  Please come prepared to address any questions to the panel.  This event will be hosted by Acsenda School of Management, with Dr. Michele Vincenti acting as our friendly moderator.

·         Introduction to our panel members
·         Update on the status of CETA (European Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement)
·         Questions from the moderators and audience

Panel members:

Alex Martyniak – Executive Director EU Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West

Mr. Martyniak is the executive director for the European Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West. He has many years of experience in cross border policies and is very knowledgeable about the Canada-European Union: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Celso A. A. Boscariol – Partner, Watson Goepel LLP

Mr. Boscariol graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1981 and was called to the Bar in Alberta in 1982 and British Columbia in 1995. Mr. Boscariol is Past President of the Liberal Party of Canada (B.C.). In 1996 Mr. Boscariol Co-Chaired the National Convention of the Liberal Party of Canada. He has also served as President of the National Federation of Canadian-Italian Business and Professional Associations Inc. and is a member of the Vancouver Board of Trade. Currently Mr. Boscariol is the President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Canada – West.

Albert Botteselle – Partner, Galloway Botteselle & Company

Al started his career in public practice 1978, as a partner since 1984. Al has extensive experience advising and supporting clients in achieving their business goals. Galloway Botteselle & Company has flourished and grown serving a diverse clientele of business owners, professionals, public and private companies, non-profit organizations, individuals, trusts and estates.

Al helps clients with business and strategic decisions, including financing, business expansions, acquisitions, divestitures, valuations, restructuring, reorganizations, and various tax and personal financial planning matters.

Al has mentored many aspiring young professionals, providing guidance, support and encouragement, to help them achieve career and professional success.

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