Welcome to the Global Business Dialogue,  GBD, a membership association for those who care about trade policy–companies, trade associations, embassies, law firms and others.    GBD’s principal tasks are to highlight important perspectives on international trade and investment,  to foster understanding of the rules and realities that govern global commerce today, and to bring to the fore the issues and decisions that will shape it in the years ahead.


Watch this space for the announcement of the next event at the Global Business Dialogue.


EU OUTREACH: A Discussion of the European Union’s Trade with the World and with North America.  Held in Washington on June 23, 2017, this event featured a keynote address from the EU’s ambassador to the United States, His Excellency David O’Sullivan, and panel discussions of the EU’s trade and economic relationships with the countries of the North American: Canada, Mexico, and the United States.   A YouTube video of Ambassador O’Sullivan’s speech is available here:



From the TTALK Quotes,


“What was a blessing for Western Canada–Asian markets finally opening–could be even better without the presence of U.S. competitors.”

Carlo Dade
Of the Canada West Foundation
July 26, 2017  (publication date)

This is the start of a recent entry in GBD’s series of quotes, comments, and observations known as the TTALK Quotes.  Click  here for the full entry. 

Note to Visitors

This is but the start of a reconstruction and enhancement of the Global Business Dialogue website, www.gbdinc.org.  In a sense, it is premature to put it on line now.  We are doing it because we want everyone who is interested to have access to the three things this page contains: i)  a statement of what GBD is, ii) information on the next GBD event, and iii) the start of the most recent TTALK Quote.

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