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June 5, 2020 – B.C. firms reap protective equipment demand windfall – With China now pushing stringent export limitations on PPE, Omar Allam, Chief Executive & Global Trade & Healthcare Practice Leader talks about the path opening up for domestic PPE producers to step in.
May 14, 2020 – AAG 2020 Canadian PPE Mask Industry Outlook – The Allam Advisory Group releases the first 2020 Canadian PPE Mask Industry Outlook, which presents the total available mask market in Canada, speculates its growth, and explores trends that will impact the industry. The outlook also outlines key questions and actions to consider in the years ahead and provides suggestions on how government and industry can meet import and domestic production challenges.
May 11, 2020 – Canada has an opportunity to create a PPE manufacturing powerhouse – OpEd by AAG’s CEO Omar Allam on Canada’s challenges/opportunities for local PPE domestic production with new market growth projections in Canada and how we can strengthen domestic PPE production capacity to make sure we have enough supplies as we look to re-open the economy.
April 27, 2020 – China ramps up PPE export restrictions again – Omar Allam, Chief executive of Allam Advisory Group talks to Business in Vancouver about China’s latest move to apply non-tariff measures (NTMs) and trade barriers disrupting PPE supply chains.
December 12, 2019 – Phase One U.S.-China deal a small boost but more needed – The United States and China have reportedly reached a phase one trade deal in principle. Omar Allam of Allam Advisory Group discusses the challenges facing Canada, from exports and trade to foreign relations.
October 1, 2019 – Foreign affairs in the Canadian election – In light of the cancellation of the Munk debate on foreign affairs, are foreign affairs a significant issue for voters? Omar Allam CEO of Allam Advisory Group and best selling author and Executive Director of War Child Canada, Dr. Samantha Nutt, weigh in.
June 26, 2019 – China’s message to Canada is crystal clear – Omar Allam, CEO of Allam Advisory Group, joins BNN Bloomberg for his take on China suspending all imports of Canadian meat products. Allam says this is a way to target Quebec, a key province for the Liberal government in the upcoming federal election.
May 31, 2018 – U.S. Tariffs on steel and aluminum – Omar Allam, CEO & Founder of Allam Advisory Group, joins BNN Bloomberg to provide reaction to the U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum and Canada’s retaliatory measures.
February 23, 2018 – PM Trudeau Visit to India – Omar Allam, CEO of Allam Advisory Group joins CTV Power Play anchor Mercedes Stephenson to weigh in on Trudeau’s visit to India and what Canada failed to do.
January 22, 2018 – We’re underestimating Trump’s threat to withdraw from NAFTA – Omar Allam, CEO of Allam Advisory Group sits down with Catherine Murray of BNN to talk about the impact of growing distrust between Canada and the U.S. during NAFTA discussions and why we are still a long distance away from the end of the talks.
November 22, 2017 – CBC The National – The Question – Omar Allam, CEO of Allam Advisory Group talks to CBC’s Adrienne Arsenault to discuss the reforms in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; the investment climate and Canada’s trade agenda
November 15, 2017 – Expect Canada to ‘face a moment of truth’ in next round of NAFTA talks – As round five of NAFTA talks are set to get underway in Mexico City this week, Omar Allam, CEO and founder of Allam Advisory Group, joins BNN to discuss the latest chapter in the ongoing NAFTA talks and how he is advising his clients in case the trade deal is torn up.
August 17, 2017 – Embrace innovation to succeed in global trade – Co-authored piece by Omar Allam CEO of AAG and Melissa Gordon senior vice-president and general manager of enterprise platform for Tradeshift, a San Francisco-based global startup with 1.5 million businesses connected on its network.
June 19, 2017 – President Trump’s Report Card – U.S. President Donald Trump had an ambitious first 100 days in office. What did he do that will matter to Canadian exporters? Omar Allam talks to ExportWise.
June 8, 2017 – Canada’s trade relationship with the U.K. remains strong – As Britons head to the polls, Omar Allam, CEO and founder at Allam Advisory Group, joins BNN to discuss Canada’s trade future with the U.K. post-election and what Canada’s foreign policy means for Canadian businesses.
May 19, 2017 – Trudeau won’t let Canada get pushed around in NAFTA talks – Omar Allam, CEO and founder at Allam Advisory Group, joins BNN to discuss what Ottawa should consider when developing their strategy when NAFTA negotiations begin and why it’s crucial that Ottawa implements a contingency plan for success.
May 4, 2017 – A Le Pen win is a ‘frightening’ prospect for Canadian exporters: trade expert – AAG’s CEO & Founder joins BNN to discuss what opportunities or hindrances could open up depending on which candidate wins the second round of the French elections and how Canadian companies can manage risk depending on the outcome.
May 3, 2017 – Diversification: An Export Essential – Omar Allam’s interview in ExportWise Magazine on why it’s important for exporters to diversify or die when doing business globally.
March 24, 2017 – Why Canada needs to reboot its relationship with Saudi Arabia – Omar Allam, Founder & CEO of Allam Advisory Group joins BNN Business News Day to discuss the visit of the Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia to Washington, D.C. and why Canada needs to seek a new relationship with the nation.
February 9, 2017 – During Trump Era, Canada can’t fly under the radar anymore – As Prime Minister Trudeau prepares to meet with U.S. President Trump in Washington, Omar Allam, CEO and founder of Allam Advisory Group, joins BNN to discuss why Canada needs to take the reigns in trade negotiations with the U.S. and why Canadian firms need to start selling themselves to their peers across the border.
December 23, 2016 – We’ve seen Trump’s trade playbook before, Omar Allam, CEO and founder at Allam Advisory Group, joins BNN to discuss why President-elect Trump’s trade rhetoric is not new to America, but seems extreme since President Obama was more “eloquent and diplomatic” in his approach with trading partners..
28/09/2016 – Understanding Trade Barriers in OECD Markets -Emmanuelle Ganne, Vice-President, Europe, Allam Advisory Group explains what OECD markets are and the trade barriers you face when you decide to do business there.
08/17/2016 – The Path from Diplomat to Entrepreneur – Omar Allam, Founder and CEO of Allam Advisory Group explains to PROFITGuide why he left a promising career as a diplomat to be an entrepreneur.
17/08/2016 – Canada needs to engage in trade relations with Saudi Arabia – Omar Allam, Founder and CEO of Allam Advisory Group joins Bloomberg TV Canada’s Pamela Ritchie to explain why he thinks more Canadian companies need to invest in Saudi Arabia and discusses the importance of Turkey, Iran and Russia.
07/05/2015 – Philippine President visits Canada: What’s at stake? – Peter Sutherland, Board Advisor with the Allam Advisory Group and former Ambassador to the Philippines, joins The Business News to offer his insights on Philippine President Benigno Aquino’s visit to Canada and the potential for Canadian business in the Philippines and ASEAN marketplace.
09/04/2015 – Canadian business “late to the party” – Peter Sutherland, Board Advisor with Allam Advisory Group and former Canadian High Commissioner to India, joins The Close to explain why, as Canada and India build closer ties, we’re lagging behind other major countries. He also explains the symbolic significance of Cameco and India’s uranium deal.