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Chris Jamroz at the 2015 Toronto Global Forum: Pan American Edition

By: Charlotte Cardona, M.Sc, PMP
July 10, 2015

Christopher W. Jamroz, Cash Services President & COO, has been involved with the International Economic Forum of the Americas since 2011 and this year, he had a leading role at the 9th edition in Toronto, "Creating Opportunities in a Connected World."

Mr. Jamroz introduced Canada's Minister of International Trade, Ed Fast who brings to his mission to balance the economic interests of all Canadians while establishing an essential role for Canada in what is being described as “one of the biggest trade deals in history – the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The Partnership is a proposed free trade agreement consists of 12 countries, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand. These nations, all bordering the Pacific Ocean, represent a market of 792 million people and a combined GDP of $28.1 trillion or approximately 40 percent of the world’s economy.

GardaWorld Cash Services in North America processes more than $5 billion every day and has become the industry leader providing comprehensive cash services solutions on this continent, so Mr. Jamroz also works towards finding the balance of protecting assets while opening up trade opportunities internationally. In describing the vital role that Minister Fast is engaged in, Mr. Jamroz quoted F. Scott Fitzgerald who once observed that “the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.”

M. Jamroz also had the privilege to present concluding remarks and acknowledgements to luncheon guest speakers Shimon Perez, former President and former Prime Minister of Israel, and Marvin Odum, Upstream Americas Director of Royal Dutch Shell.