1. Trade Update-Canada-EU Trade Deal (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement-CETA)
European and Canadian negotiators finalised their work in formulating a trade agreement between the EU and Canadian in August 2014. In February of this year, both negotiating teams announced the end of the legal review of the text. It will now be submitted to the EU Council and Parliament for approval. The objective of CETA is to increase bilateral trade and investment flows and contribute to growth in times of economic uncertainty. This is in line with the Europe 2020 strategy to boost growth through external competitiveness and the participation in open and fair markets worldwide. To this end, the EU and Canada achieved the ambitious agreement they wanted, opening up new trade and investment opportunities for economic actors on both sides of the Atlantic.

To learn more about the benefits of CETA, please see the attached overview or contact emma.kerins@chambers.ie.

2. CleanTech Trade Event in Finland, 5-9 September 2016
This coming September, the ELAN Network, partnered by Eurochambres, will host the ELAN Network Technical Mission in Finland, which aims to boost low-carbon and energy-efficient technology based business opportunities for companies involved in clean technologies, renewable natural resources, recycled materials and also digitalization in contexts such as education, smart cities, health and businesses.

The target of the event is to help companies, especially SMEs, go international and enter new markets through effective collaboration with actors from Europe and Latin America. This event showcases key technologies aiming at co-creating business opportunities between European and Latin American companies and research organizations.

The event will take place from the 5-9 September 2016 and is free of charge. However, space is limited, so interested companies are encouraged to register early.

For more information, please visit ELANNetwork.org or contact emma.kerins@chambers.ie. Companies can register here.

3. Dublin International Arbitration Day 2016
Arbitration Ireland is hosting the Dublin International Arbitration Day 2016 on Friday 18 November 2016. Please find the flyer attached and  more information at the link below. This conference may be of interest to Chamber members working in legal practice or legal teams in areas such as financial services, aircraft services or construction.

Registration and further conference details available here:  www.arbitrationconference.com