Aspin - Nicholson announcementInternational business is focus of a forum taking place in the city today (Friday).

MP Jay Aspin is hosting Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson for a stakeholders panel.

At this month’s North Bay and District Chamber of Commerce meeting (pictured), Aspin said the event will help develop new partnerships, with plenty of expertise in the international business world.

He’s working with the City of North Bay, Temiskaming Shores, the Chamber and other industry officials, including the mining sector.

Aspin says the event is about finding out where Ottawa is going, when it comes to international policy. The feds, meantime, are looking to see where businesses want to go.