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Trade & Market Access Committee

Helping businesses in Edmonton by advocating on behalf of our members to positively influence decisions made by all levels of government.

Edmonton Chamber members that make up our Trade and Market Access task force work to identify opportunities for the Edmonton Chamber to advocate for improving intra-regional, inter-regional and international market access. They share their pooled expertise to determine means for enhancing the Edmonton region's trade capacity through new products, new industries, new processes and value added expansions of our rich, existing resource base. Once policy positions are established, they are submitted to appropriate levels of government for further review in order to vocalize member concerns and influence the impact of government decisions on business. Additionally, each year, the Edmonton Chamber has the unique opportunity to submit policies for consideration and potential approval to both the Alberta Chambers of Commerce and Canadian Chamber of Commerce. During the review process, Trade and Market Access task force members are actively engaged in communicating the best outcomes for Edmonton Chamber members on specific policies going forward for debate.

This volunteer task force consists of a remarkable team of individuals that actively initiate positive change on behalf of business in Edmonton.

Interested in joining our Trade and Market Access task force? The Edmonton Chamber is always looking for valuable members with unique strengths to join our volunteer team. To apply for a volunteer position or learn more about the expectations and benefits of joining our policy committee, contact Danuta Woronowicz, Vice President, Policy and Outreach, by emailing policy@edmontonchamber.com.

Our current Trade and Market Access task force members are:

Chair
Darrell Toma

Toma & Bouma Management Consultants

Member
Daylin Breen

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

Member
Lee Funke

Torque Communications

Member
Ian Morrison

Stantec

Member
Penny Omell

CIBC Wood Gundy

Member
Ryan Sporns

Enbridge

Member
Wray Steedsman

Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers

Member
Dr. Edy Wong

University of Alberta
Alberta School of Business

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