2013 Turkic Canadian Convention Schedule

10.30-12.00 Panel 1: Turkey, the Region and Beyond

Moderator: Dean Allison, MP, Chair, Foreign Affairs and International Development

Mustafa Gokcek, Associate Professor of History and the Director of MA program in Interdisciplinary Studies at Niagara University
James Howard Holmes, President of American Turkish Council
Joost Lagendijk, Columnist at Turkish dailies Zaman and Today’s Zaman
Patrick Martin, Middle East bureau chief for The Globe and Mail

12.00-14:00 Luncheon
Mr. Sadik BADAK, Chair, Turkish Grand National Assembly Canada Friendship Group, MP of Antalya Province from ruling Justice and Development Party
Dave Van Kesteren, MP, Chair, Canada-Turkey Friendship Group
14.00-15.30 Panel 2: Advancing the Cooperation between Canada and Turkey
Moderator: Enes Kula, Executive Director, Turkish Canadian Chamber of Commerce
H.E Tuncay Babali, Ambassador of Turkey to Canada
Hon. Gar Knutson, Counsel, Ottowa Office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Veysel Parlak, Deputy Director General for EU Affairs of Ministry of Economy
Mike Ward, Partner, XPC – Cross Pacific Connections
18.00-20.30 Annual Reception
Hon. Andrew Scheer, MP,
Speaker of the House of Commons