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Ottawa, April 3, 2018  On April 5th and 6th, business leaders from G7 countries will gather in Québec City for the B7 Business Summit. They will discuss key business issues and discuss their policy recommendations for the G7 Leaders’ Summit with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 

“The B7 Summit is a unique opportunity for business to present a common set of proposals for the G7 Leaders’ Summit. We’re proud to host these key business organisations from G7 countries , and we look forward to working together to ensure our priorities are heard by the heads of government,” said the Hon. Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and Chair of the B7 Business Summit Host Committee. 

Prime Minister Trudeau will kick off the event on Thursday, April 5th, 2018. Premier Philippe Couillard will also welcome participants that morning. 

With over 80 participants, the B7 Business Summit will feature prominent business figures from around the world to discuss this year’s themes of resource efficiency, inclusive growth, and scaling up small business. Among the participants will be Dr. Dieter Kempf, President of the German business organization BDI and Chair of the Global Business Coalition, Tom Donohue, President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as well as representatives from global companies like John Deere Group, Air Liquide and TransAlta, in addition to the heads of other B7 business federations.  

“Our goal is to ensure the growth of all of our economies. We’re working together to promote the success of our business communities and the prosperity of our countries’ citizens,” said Mr. Beatty.

The business federations and delegations present will collaborate to develop recommendations to be brought forward at this June’s G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Quebec. The B7 Business Summit Host Committee, which is led by Mr. Beatty and co-chaired by Mrs. Dawn Farrell, President and CEO of TransAlta Corporation and Director of the Business Council of Canada, as well as Mme Monique F. Leroux, Chair of the Board of Investissement Québec and Chair of the Quebec Economic and Innovation Council, will oversee the organization and hosting duties for the event.

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Guillaum W. Dubreuil
Sr. Director, Public Affairs and Media Relations
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce