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Global Atlanta Consular Conversations: Luncheon and Interview With Canada’s Consul General

February 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

In the seventh event in Global Atlanta’s Consular Conversations Series on Feb. 24, 2017, the editorial team will be interviewing Canada’s Consul General in Atlanta, Louise Blais.

Topics of discussion will likely include:

  • Canada’s view on U.S. trade policy and Buy American provisions
  • Future of NAFTA under the new U.S. administration and how it will affect the South
  • Defense and civil collaboration
  • Role of female entrepreneurs and information on an upcoming summit in Atlanta
  • The next step for Canadian investment, trade and manufacturing in the South, which already support an estimated 1 million jobs
  • Business impacts of Canadian film, music, culture and innovation

…and more.

The format:

  • Catered light lunch with soft drinks
  • One-on-one conversation with the Global Atlanta editorial team, followed by moderated audience Q&A
  • Discussion covered by Global Atlanta and published in a later article

Our speaker:

Louise Blais began her professional career at Interpol and the National Archives of Canada before joining the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1996.  She has served abroad as Counsellor at the Embassy in Washington and Tokyo and as Minister-Counsellor for Political Affairs at the Embassy in Paris.  In Ottawa, she has held the position of Director of the Public Diplomacy Division and Executive Director of the Rotational Staff Division before being appointed Consul General of Canada in Atlanta.

Louise Blais has served on numerous boards including the Helen Hayes Awards, the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington and the Tokyo International Film Festival. She is also an alum of the Herbert Quandt Foundation’s Trans-Atlantic and World Young Leaders Forum (2001, 2002, and 2005).

Louise Blais holds a B.A. from McGill University.  She is married and has two sons.

To read summaries of previous events on the UK, Ireland, Mexico, India and France, click here.


February 24, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Global Atlanta
(404) 377-7710
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