Work Track 6

Getting Back to Trade

Through convening a diverse set of experienced leaders, this Work Track will chart our region’s domestic and international trade strategy in this new COVID reality.

About this Work Track

Guiding Questions

  • How can we reduce trade barriers and instill a sense of confidence in businesses looking to expand into new markets domestically and internationally?


  • SUMMER, 2020: Virtual MAP first cohort
  • SUMMER, 2020: Virtual TAP first cohort
  • FALL, 2020: Regional Trade Strategy Report

Work Track 6 Membership

Raly Chakarova

Director, Policy
Toronto Region Board of Trade (Co-Chair)

José Antonio Santoyo

Director, Trade & Investment Office
World Trade Centre – Toronto (Co-Chair)

Martin Claessens

Principle Commercial Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce
International Trade Administration

David Clarke

Head of Government Affairs
TMX Group

Brad Duguid

Vice President, Corporate Affairs
CFFI Ventures

Sunil Johal

Director, Economic Support and Recovery
City of Toronto

Martha Harrison

McCarthy Tétrault

Michael Lewis

Managing Director, National Growth and Industry Leader
Marsh Canada

Pablo Herrera

Lead Partner
Deloitte Private

Asha Hingorani

Director of Government and Public Affairs
Wine Growers Canada

Scott Jolliffe

Gowling WLG

George Reid

Bennet Jones

Pauline Stern

Program Manager, Business Asia
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Andrew Weir

Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
Tourism Toronto

John Zimmerman

Director, Senior Trade Commissioner
Canadian Trade Commissioner Service – Ontario

Stan Zinman

Tax Partner
RSM Canada LLP