2013 Global Regulatory Summit

Doing Business in Canada

A Case for Expansion

Direct Selling in Canada is a $2.2 billion industry that provides an ideal market to test your international capabilities and strategies. Canada has a stable economy, a well-established direct selling market with positive consumer acceptance of the channel, and a strong, well-respected, effective DSA. Forty-two percent of Canadian consumers (more than 14 million) count on the direct selling industry to deliver a wide range of products and services. Canada’s population is projected to grow by more than 350,000 annually translating into 150,000 new consumers every year.

Seminar cost: $250
Register for this pre-Summit seminar by adding it to your U.S. DSA Global Regulatory Summit registration.

If you have questions about this pre-Summit seminar, please contact the DSA Canada for more information.

Seminar Agenda

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Welcome & Overview—DSA of Canada
  • Benefits
  • Government Relations
  • Strategic Plan
  • DSA Significant Achievements
Ross Creber, President, DSA of Canada
8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Canada—A Receptive Market for Direct Selling
  • Geographic, Political, Economic
Ross Creber, President, DSA of Canada
8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Keys to Launching a Successful Business in Canada—A Case Study
Bobbie Creber, Managing Director, lia sophia Canada LP
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. PART I: Establishing a Canadian Identity
Corporate Structure Strategies
Jack Millar, Senior Partner, Millar Kreklewetz LLP
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PART II: Establishing a Canadian Identity
What Companies Should Know About Canadian Tax Law
Rob Kreklewetz, Partner, Millar Kreklewetz LLP
11:30 a.m. – Noon Open Discussion
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Guest Speaker
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Canada's Competition Act: Model Legislation for Multilevel Marketing Plans & Schemes of Pyramid Selling
Judson Whiteside, Senior Partner Miller Thomson, Barristers & Solicitors LLP
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Provincial Direct Selling Legislation
Eamonn Flaherty, Partner, Miller Thomson, Barristers & Solicitors LLP
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Legal Requirements and Successful Strategies for Entering the Quebec Market
Robert Brouillette, Founder, Brouillette & Partners LLP
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Vital Legal Update for Anyone Doing Business in Canada
  • Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)
  • Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA)
Wendy Hulton, Partner, Dickson Wright LLP
3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Networking Break
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. What You Need to Know to Sell Nutritional Supplements, Cosmetics, Food and Drugs in Canada
Lewis Retik, Partner, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Open Discussion & Close
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Networking Reception at the Embassy of Canada

RSVP required for Security reasons. Invitation is non-transferable (registered conference attendees only). Your name must appear on guest list to attend. Government issued photo i.d. required to enter Embassy.