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Join the CanAm Border Roundtable to Discuss the Impacts of the Border Closure

The CanAm border remains closed to non-essential travel, even as both sides deal with the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. While freight traffic has now returned to pre-COVID levels, passenger traffic across the Niagara River bridges is essentially non-existent, creating a host of challenges for a diverse group of stakeholders, including tourism, cross-border businesses and local governments. On January 26 and February 2, join the South Niagara Chambers of Commerce, the Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce and World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara for back-to-back webinars on the CanAm border closure and prospects for re-opening, its impact on our bi-national regional economy, and real-life stories on how interests on both sides have been dealing with it (and will continue to do so).

Panel #1 – Analyzing the Environment – Tuesday, January 26, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., via Zoom

Anthony Annunziata, Tourism Niagara Canada

Dr. Kate Friedman, University of Buffalo

Ron Rienas, Peace Bridge Authority


Welcome: Dolores Fabiano, South Niagara Chambers of Commerce

Moderated by: Craig Turner, World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara

Panel #2 – User Response – Tuesday, February 2, 2:00 – 3:00, via Zoom

Eileen Martin, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman

Gary Pollard, Pollard Windows

Pat Whalen, TReC

Dean Wood, Borderworx Logistics

Welcome: Kory Schuler, Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce

Moderated by: Craig Turner, World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara


  • Tuesday · February 2, 2021
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM