WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22nd 2017
HKCBA MARKHAM BUSINESS NETWORKING MORNING WORKSHOP
7:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M. - CITY OF MARKHAM CIVIC CENTRE
101 Town Centre Blvd. Markham, ON, L3R 9W3
HKCBA organizes these workshops to encourage Canadian business – particularly small and medium enterprises - to take the opportunity and initiative to expand their business activities by taking advantage of the exciting opportunities that are available – now and increasingly in the future – in the rapidly growing Asia marketplace. These Workshops provide advice and examples as to how SMEs may do this, in confidence and safety, by using Hong Kong as their business platform to cover the regional markets in other parts of China and Southeast Asia.
This Workshop will cover such topics as:
7:30 A.M. REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING - CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST CANADA ROOM
Arthur Chan President, HKCBA Toronto GTA Section
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
His Worship Mayor Frank Scarpitti, City of Markham
Director, Culture and Economic Development, City of Markham
"Hong Kong - Your Super Connector to tap the Belt and Road Opportunities"
Canadian companies aspiring to increase their international business footprints in prospective markets are invited to this workshop to explore the emerging opportunities of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
BRI is a mega economic development blueprint designed to reinvigorate the flow of capital, goods and services in 65 countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe. This Belt and Road region currently accounts for 30% of global GDP and over 35% of the world’s merchandise trade. By 2050, the region aims to contribute 80% of global GDP growth, and advance 3 billion more people into the middle class.
The Initiative offers global businesses – from multinationals to SMEs including Canadian companies – unparalleled opportunities to tap into new markets along the Belt and Road and gain deeper access to markets in China, ASEAN, the Middle East, and Central and Eastern Europe. These opportunities will initially cover such sectors as infrastructure, transportation, logistics, financing and investment. It will also lead to opportunities in many other sectors including e-commerce, technology, health care, and lifestyle products and services.
This workshop will provide information on the BRI and proposed action plans for interested Canadian companies to position themselves to tap the opportunities strategically.
President, Armstrong Trade and Logistics Advisory Services Inc. (ATLAS)
President, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation North America
|Speakers:||Kathy Chan||Director, Hong Kong & Economic & Trade Office, Toronto|
|"Hong Kong- your Belt and Road Partner"|
|Andrew Yui||Director, Canada, Hong Kong Trade Development Council|
|"Online and Offline Platforms to tap the Belt and Road Opportunities"|
|Shirley Wong||Head of Investment Promotion, Canada, Invest Hong Kong|
|“Setting up in Hong Kong to tap the Belt and Road Opportunities”|
|Joe Lam||Chair, International Business Development Committee|
|Intelligent Transportation Society (ITS) Canada|
|"Experience sharing on leveraging the Hong Kong platform"|
|Harold Kersey||Senior Manager, Planning and Development, Lesso Mall Development (Markham) Ltd.|
|"Experience sharing of the Going Out Strategy of the Belt and Road Initiative"|
Questions/Closing Remarks: Robert Armstrong