Trade Chat: Expand & Innovate with Aluminum
Innovation : The Future of the North American Aluminum Industry
Canada remains a top destination for Kentucky exporters. In 2018, Canada was the #1 trade partner for Kentucky with over 7 Billion in exports. How can collaboration lead to innovation in the aluminum industry? Kentucky and Quebec have great synergy in the aluminum sector in that Kentucky has the greatest capacity to produce aluminum in the U.S. and Quebec has 9 of the 10 smelters in Canada. How can this synergy be leveraged to gain production efficiencies and improve global competitiveness? Join us for an engaging look at the potential for this industry and for the growth of trade for Kentucky and Quebec.
Welcome remarks from Craig McKinney, Director for International Affairs, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (BIO) (Think Kentucky - website)
- Moderator: Lee Lingo, Executive Director, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (BIO) (KAM - website)
- Eloise Harvey, Co-Chair of the Equipment and Specialized Suppliers Working Group, AluQuebec and President, Mecfor Inc. (BIO)
- Don Foster, CEO, Unity Aluminum (BIO forthcoming)
Exporters--Please consider the Rebound Initiative portal that businesses, governments and global trade organizations have signed on to express support for the Canada/U.S. collaboration through the recovery from the COVIC-19 pandemic.
To join the effort online go to https://cabc.co/rebound/.
ABOUT TRADE CHATS: Whether a specific topic like importing PPE, working within the EU, or mitigating risk, or an open ended talk about whatever is an issue your company is currently facing, our Trade Chat is a chance to come together with experts and industry professionals in an informal setting to get the answers you are looking for. These Chats are free for members!
*This seminar is an approved STEP Grant reimbursement. If you have not applied for the STEP (State Trade and Export Promotion), please visit the Kentucky Export Initiative website for more information: Click here to learn more about the STEP Grant.