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NOTE: This opportunity has expired or is an event which has already taken place.

NOTE: This opportunity has expired or is an event which has already taken place.

On November 5th from 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. OceansAdvance will host a presentation and roundtable discussion featuring Andrew Percy, U.K.’s Trade Envoy to Canada and Kevin McGurgan, British Consul General and Director-General, UK Department for International Trade – Toronto.

Mr. Gurgan will bring greetings on behalf of his Department and introduce Mr. Percy who will discuss the U.K.’s interest and commitment to developing stronger trade and investment links between the United Kingdom and Newfoundland and Labrador including:

  • UK – a place do business and invest
  • UK Export Strategy including the strengths of exporters
  • Political and economic developments in the UK including Brexit

This is a tremendous opportunity to discover what opportunities exist for export and investment with the U.K. as well as to receive an update on Brexit.

Brief Bio’s:

Andrew Percy

Mr. Percy is the Conservative and Unionist MP for the Brigg and Goole and the Isle of Axholme constituency.

After holding various positions in Parliament, Andrew recommenced his role as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Canada in September, 2017. Trade envoys engage with one or more emerging markets where substantial trade and investment opportunities have been identified by the UK government. They support the drive for economic growth by building on the UK’s existing relations with these markets and maximising bilateral trade, thereby generating real and long-term benefits for the UK. For further information on Mr. Percy please visit:

Kevin McGurgan

Mr. McGurgan took up his appointment as HM Consul General and Director-General for UK Trade and Investment – Toronto in August 2014.

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1971, Kevin joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1990. He comes to Canada after four years as Consul-General in Florida, based in Miami. During that period, he was responsible for business development between the UK and Florida and oversaw the expansion of the Consulate’s staff and role across Florida and the Caribbean. For further information on Mr. McGurgan visit:

To register for this event please rsvp to no later than Thursday, November 1, 2018.

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