Events Archive

  • December 7, 2017 Vancouver, BC

    Setting the Table for Asia Pacific Food Security: A Multi-Sectoral Dialogue

    This will be a multi-sectoral dialogue on the importance of food security in the Canada-Asia relationship. Our guest speakers Timothy Kendrick (President, BW Global), Gisèle Yasmeen (Senior Fellow, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia), and Ishkandar Ahmed (CEO, Choices Markets) will offer evidence-based perspectives on the impact of innovation on food production, the role of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the agri-food sector and the challenges they face, as well as how Canadian retailers and consumers are affected by shifts in international food production and procurement.

    Where

    APF Canada Vancouver Boardroom
    900-675 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2

    When

    Thursday, December 7th, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Contact

    Please RSVP at events@asiapacific.ca no later than December 4, 2017

    For any questions, contact Mandy Ng at mandy.ng@asiapacific.ca

  • November 28, 2017 Vancouver BC

    Journalism Under Attack: The Phenomenon of Fake News in the Philippines and Challenges of Accountability in the New Media

    Manny Mogato, a journalist with Reuters in the Philippines and this year's winner of the McLuhan Fellowship, will be presenting on the spread of fake news in the Philippines and how this undermines the news media's role. His discussion comes at a time when human rights and other fundamental freedoms in the Philippines are under the spotlight, and will explore what journalists should do to respond to the threats of fake news and the lack of accountability by purveyors of false information.

    Where

    APF Canada Vancouver
    900-675 West Hastings Street 
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2

    When

    Tuesday November 28th, 2017 from 12:30pm to 2:00pm 

    Contact

    Please RSVP at events@asiapacific.ca by Friday, November 24th, 2017

    For more information, contact Mandy Ng at mandy.ng@asiapacific.ca 

  • November 22, 2017 Vancouver, BC

    Canada and International Trade: NAFTA and the TPP: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

    Donald Campbell is the former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Prime Minister's Personal Representive for G8 Summits (1997-2000), and Deputy Minister of International Trade (1989 - 1993) in the department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (now Global Affairs Canada).

    He will be providing his insights from the summit on the Asia Pacific Economic-Cooperation (APEC) 2017 meetings in Vietnam, exploring where the Trade Pacific Partnership (TPP) stands now that the U.S. has pulled out. He will also share some of his deep understanding of NAFTA, and how it intertwines with the TPP – and how Canada may ultimately benefit from the current crisis of fractured alliances and straned strategic relationships internationally.

    Where

    APF Canada Vancouver Boardroom
    900-675 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2

    When

    November 22, 2017 at 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

    Contact

    The event is currently at capacity, but please refer to the Eventbrite link.

  • November 21, 2017 Vancouver BC

    Middle Power Diplomacy and the Role of Canada

    Join us for a roundtable discussion on middle power diplomacy and the role Canada can play. This event is hosted by Mexico, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Turkey, Australia, the Univeristy of British Columbia and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. 

    Agenda:

    9:30 - 10:00 - Registration

    10:00 - 10:10 - Welcome Remarks                       

                            Gunn Kim, Consul General of the Republic of Korea 

                            Paul Evans, Acting Director of the Institute of Asian Research


    10:10 - 11:50 - Session: Can Middle Powers Save the World Order from Unravelling?

                            Moderator : Paul Evans, Professor, UBC

                            Panel :

                               –Berenice Diaz Ceballos, Consul General of Mexico

                               –Anil Bora Inan, Consul General of the Republic of Turkey

                               –Kyung Ae Park, Professor, UBC

                               –Brian Job, Professor, UBC

                               –Donald Campbell,  Senior Strategy Advisor, DLA Piper

                             Discussion Panel :

                               –Gunn Kim, Consul General of the Republic of Korea

                               –Afina Burhanuddin, Deputy Consul General of the Republic of  Indonesia

                               – Kevin Lamb, Honorary Consul of Australia

                             Wrap up : Eva Busza,  Vice President, Asia Pacific Foundation 

    12:00 - 13:30 - Luncheon

    Where

    Sage East, University of British Columbia
    6331 Crescent Road
    Vancouver BC
    V6T 1Z2

    When

    Tuesday November 21, 2017 from 10am to 12pm 

    Contact

    For more information and to RSVP, please email middlepowerdiplomacy@gmail.com

     

  • November 10, 2017 Da Nang, Vietnam

    Technology and Innovation Training Session

    Part of APF Canada's APEC-Canada Growing Business Partnership program, this training session will introduce relevant Canadian best practices on micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) business development in the area of technology and innovation to MSMEs in APEC developing economies, focusing on Vietnam. It will be held in Da Nang in the margins of the APEC Economic Leaders' Week and delivered in English and Vietnamese. 

    Please click here to sign up for our MSME project mailing list, and for more information and regular updates on the program.

    When

    November 10, 2017

  • November 9, 2017 Vancouver, BC

    The ASEAN Dialogues: A Student-Focused Discussion

    Since its founding in 1967, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has made some impressive achievements: it has doubled its membership from five countries to 10, now comprising a combined population of 625 million people; and, it has reached a level of cohesion and integration that is impressive in light of the economic, religious, cultural, and political diversity among its members.

    As the association celebrates its 50th anniversary, now is a good time to take stock of the important role it is playing in the region’s politics, economics, and security. It is also a good time to look ahead to challenges ASEAN is facing at the dawn of its next 50 years.

    To that end, the Asia Pacific Youth Council (APYC), an initiative of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, is organizing a three-part event series called “The ASEAN Dialogues.” The first dialogue, to be held on November 9, 2017, will focus on the following questions:

    1. What challenges is ASEAN facing, both internally and externally?
    2. What strengths does ASEAN have to deal with these challenges? What are its current shortcomings in dealing with these challenges?
    3. What should Canada – especially Canadian youth – be doing to make itself better informed and relevant to ASEAN’s next phase?

    The first dialogue will kick off with Dr. Paul Evans of UBC, an expert on ASEAN and Asian international relations; the Hon. Neil Frank Ferrer, current Philippine Consul General from the Philippines Consulate in Vancouver; and, Mr. Gordon Longmuir, a retired Canadian diplomat who served in multiple Asian countries. They will provide background and context to frame the discussion. (The Philippines has the ASEAN Chair in 2017). This will be followed by a discussion among participants.

    Students and young professionals are especially encouraged to attend.

    Where

    APF Canada Vancouver Boardroom 
    900-675 West Hastings Street 
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2 

    When

    Thursday November 9, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

    Contact

    Please RSVP to erin.williams@asiapacific.ca

  • October 31, 2017 Vancouver BC

    Invitation Only Lunch with Ambassador John McCallum

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, in collaboration with AdvantageBC, is hosting a lunch with Canada's Ambassador to China, John McCallum. This is a closed-door roundtable discussion for British Columbia-based, China-focused industry leaders to discuss key issues and gain fresh insights in to China. 

    Invitation Only.

    Contact

    For more information please email events@asiapacific.ca

  • October 26, 2017 Vancouver, BC

    Coordinating Performance in International Trade and Human Rights

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is co-hosting with the University of British Columbia (UBC) a roundtable to generate a discussion about policy implications of recent research results from UBC’s Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution (APDR) Program.

    This is part of a series of research and knowledge mobilization activities, which includes a series of international consultations to share and receive feedback on the research findings and analysis. These consultations will provide opportunities to discuss results from UBC's seven-year policy research program on co-ordination of international treaty compliance in trade and human rights, and resulting policy implications. 

    Supported by the Major Collaborative Research Initiative (MCRI) program of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the APDR project has brought together researchers from Canada, Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Australia, and Israel to examine relationships between international trade policy and human rights performance.

    Following summary presentations on research results linking trade policy with human rights themes of development; poverty/inequality; health rights; labour relations; and, government accountability, participants will discuss policy implications and responses.

    By Invitation Only

    Where

    APF Canada Vancouver Boardroom
    900-675 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2

    When

    Thursday October 26th, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Contact

    For any questions, contact Mandy Ng at mandy.ng@asiapacific.ca

  • October 12, 2017 Vancouver BC

    Developing a Collaborative Approach to Exporting to China

    Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada co hosted with Federal-Provincial-Territoral Working Group on Clean Growth. 
    China represents unprecedented export opportunities for Canadian clean technology innovators. A great way to hear from federal officials and private sector representatives as they share their knowledge and experience regarding available resources, best practices and lessons learned that will help your stakeholders succeed. 

    Invitation Only 

    Where

    Sutton Hotel 
    845 Burrard Street 
    Vancouver BC
    V6Z 2K6

    When

    Thursday October 12th, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. 

    Contact

    For more information, please email events@asiapacific.ca

  • October 5, 2017 Vancouver BC

    Building Bridges: Connecting Entrepreneurship in Asia and Vancouver

    As an aspiring young entrepeneur in Vancouver, why is it important to think about Asian markets? What are some of the lessons that we can learn from the largest and fastest-growing markets in the world?

    Already have an answer? Sell your idea in a 50-second elevator pitch competition and potentially win $100!

    At Building Bridges, the goal is to connect young university entrepreneurs with local government bodies, renowned Vancouver entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists. We hope to share insight from experienced business leaders and their lessons learned from experiences in the dynamic economies of Asia.

    Agenda:

    5:30pm - 5:45pm Registration
    5:45pm - 6:00pm Opening Remarks
    6:00pm - 6:20pm Ken Su (National Partner, China Business Network, PwC)
    6:20pm - 6:40pm Pascal Spothelfer (CEO, Genome BC)
    6:40pm - 7:15pm Pitch Competition (10s transition, 50s pitch)
    7:15pm - 7:30pm Judges Comments + Prize
    7:30pm - 7:45pm Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada + Cansbridge Info Session
    7:45pm - 8:30pm Q&A Panel
    8:30pm - 8:45pm Closing Remarks
    8:45pm - 9:30pm Open Floor Networking

    Judging Panel:

    William Yu (Founder, Cansbridge)
    Brent James (CEO, Aquila Diagnostic Systems Inc.)
    Maria Pacella (Sr. VP, Pender Fund)

    Q&A Panel:

    Nushrat Anjum (President, APF Youth Council)
    Tina Lum (CEO, Push Operations)
    + 2 More Coming!

    By invitation only. 

    Where

    Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
    Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre 2555
    149 W. Hastings St.
    Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

    When

    Thursday October 5th, 2017 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm 

    Contact

    Please RSVP by filling out this form by no later than September 29th, 2017. 

    For any questions, please email events@asiapacific.ca

  • September 16, 2017 Vancouver BC

    Researching Contemporary Topics in Asia

    Join us for a panel discussion and workshop with our post-graduate research fellows, who will talk about their recent short-term field work in in Asia, looking at:

    • East Asian youth cultures (China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan)

    • Women entrepreneurs in Asia’s start-up scene (Pakistan, the Philippines, Vietnam)

    • Canadian support for LGBTQ rights groups (Myanmar, South Korea, and Taiwan)

    The panel discussion will be followed by two short workshops on how to do this kind of research and how to package it for a public audience.

    This event is free and open to all undergraduate and graduate students. Please RSVP by September 13, 2017.

    We would like to thank SFU's David See-Chai Lam Centre for International Communication for supporting this event.

    Agenda

    1:00-2:00                    Panel discussion

    2:00-2:30                    Q&A with audience

    2:45-3:45                    Workshop 1: Interviewing techniques

    4:00-5:00                    Workshop 2: Podcasts 101

    5:00-5:30                    Wine and cheese reception/networking

    Where

    SFU Harbour Centre Campus Vancouver, Room HC 1400-1410
    515 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC
    V6B 5K3

    When

    Saturday September 16th, 2017 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM PDT

    Contact

    Please register through Eventbrite.
    If you have any questions, please contact Jenny at jenny.sung@asiapacific.ca. 

  • September 15, 2017 Vancouver BC

    BJP Economic Policies and Programs in India and Economic Opportunities for Canadian Firms

    Join our roundtable discussion about Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) economics, policies, and programs in the world’s largest democracy. The BJP is one of the two major political parties in India, and is the country's largest in terms of representation in the national parliament and state assemblies.

    During this roundtable discussion with lawyers from India’s J. Sagar Associates law firm, the macro economic framework and the legal and judicial system will be explored, with a focus on innovation and IP creation and the opportunities and challenges in doing business in India. A specific focus on energy, infrastructure, and sustainable development will also be covered. 

    By invitation only.

    Where

    APF Canada Vancouver Boardroom
    900-675 West Hastings St.
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2

    When

    Friday September 15, 2017 from 10:00am to 11:30am

    Contact

    Please RSVP to events@asiapacific.ca no later than September 13th

    For any questions, contact Mandy Ng at mandy.ng@asiapacific.ca

  • August 28, 2017 Vancouver BC

    Conversation on Asia with Canada's Minster of International Trade

    The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne will be discussing a broad topic about Asia ranging around trade. 

    Where

    APF Canada Vancouver Boardroom
    900-675 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2

    When

    Monday August 28, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

    Contact

    For more information, please email events@asiapacific.ca

  • August 23, 2017 Vancouver BC

    Balanced Interests: India's Greater Asia Strategy in Turbulent Times

    India Ambassador to South Korea Vikram K Doraiswami discusses India's Greater Asia Strategy, focusing on East Asia and escalated tensions on the Korean peninsula. 

    Where

    APF Canada Vancouver Boardroom
    900-675 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2

    When

    Wednesday August 23, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

    Contact

    For more information, please email events@asiapacific.ca

  • August 16, 2017 Vancouver, BC

    Poverty Alleviation in China: Achievements and Challenges

    Prof. Zhou Jianming will talk about China’s goals and tasks for poverty alleviation by 2020, mechanisms established to fulfill the goals, and achievements made so far. He will share his thoughts on the challenges ahead and options for future work.

    Dr. Zhou Jianming, born in 1952, was a research professor at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, where he worked at the Institutes of Economics, Asia Pacific Research, and Social Studies, covering areas such as institutional building, international relations, and social governance.

    Since 2016, Dr. Zhou has participated in the inspection and supervision of poverty alleviation in Hunan Province, and visited Hunan eight times to investigate its work on poverty alleviation. In addition, he has also visited Guizhou Province, Jiangxi Province, and Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region to investigate poverty alleviation in these areas.

    Roundtable will be hosted in Chinese with English interpretation. 

    By invitation only. 

    Where

    APF Canada Vancouver Boardroom
    900-675 West Hastings St.
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2

    When

    Wednesday August 16th, 2017 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm 

    Contact

    Please RSVP to events@asiapacific.ca no later than August 15th

    For any questions, contact Mandy Ng at mandy.ng@asiapacific.ca

  • August 16, 2017 Vancouver BC

    Poverty Alleviation in China

    Professor Zhou Jianming will talk about China's goals and tasks on proverty alleviation by 2020, mechanisms established to fulfill the goals, and achievements made so far. He will share his thoughts on the challenges ahead and options for future work. 

    Where

    APF Canada Vancouver Boardroom
    900-675 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2

    When

    Wednesday August 16, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Contact

    For more information, please email events@asiapacific.ca

  • August 10, 2017 Vancouver, BC

    Gender, Violence and Justice in Myanmar

    Our guest speaker Theressa Etmanski will be discussing the Gender, Violence and Justice in Myanmar. She will be sharing her recent experience working with activists in Myanmar fighting for women’s rights, providing insight into the country's current legal-political framework, identifying some specific barriers to access to justice for women, and highlighting important work that is currently being done at the grassroots level. Ms. Etmanski is a Canadian lawyer, women’s rights advocate, and graduate of the Masters of Arts in Asia Pacific Policy Studies (MAAPPS) program at UBC. 

    Event is by invitation only. 

    Where

    APF Canada Vancouver Boardroom
    900-675 West Hastings St.
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2

    When

    Thursday August 10th, 2017 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    Contact

    Please RSVP to events@asiapacific.ca no later than August 8th

    For any questions, contact Mandy Ng at mandy.ng@asiapacific.ca

  • July 25, 2017 Toronto, ON

    ABACx: The APEC-Canada Growing Business Partnership Symposium on Technology and Innovation

    This symposium is a one-day event that focuses on start-ups and micro, small, and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs) in the APEC region. The event is planned in the margins of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) III meeting which runs from July 26th to 29th in Toronto. ABAC is the private sector arm of the Asia Pacific Economic Coorperation (APEC) and comprises a wide array of business leaders from the 21 APEC economies. ABACx will convene investors, leaders of incubators and accelerators, start-ups and policy-makers to discuss innovation and regulatory best practices. 

    Where

    Ritz Carlton Ballroom
    181 West Wellington Street,
    Toronto ON
    M5V 3G7

    When

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM 

    Contact

    For more information, please email events@asiapacific.ca

  • July 19, 2017 Vancouver, BC

    Roberta Staley's Mightier Than The Sword Lunch Discussion

    A lunchtime discussion and Q&A session with award winning filmmaker Roberta Staley. 
    Mightier Than The Sword was this year's winner of Best Canadian Documentary at the Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto. 

    Where

    APF Canada Boardroom 
    900-675 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2

    When

    Wednesday July 19, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    Contact

    For more information, please email events@asiapacific.ca. 

  • July 3, 2017 Vancouver, BC

    Canada-China “One Belt, One Road” Economic Forum

    The Canada-China “One Belt, One Road” Economic Forum will be held in Vancouver July 3 from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm. The Forum, hosted by Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) Alumni Association of Canada and CAIFU Magazine, will convene 200+ distinguished government officials, senior executives of multinational corporations, and top business leaders from China to identify upcoming opportunities and challenges between Canada and China, and to discuss new prospects arising from China’s OBOR initiative.

    This exclusive half-day forum will be led by Mr. Xiang Bing, Founding Dean of CKGSB, China’s leading independent business school. A delegation of 30 public companies’ senior executives, who are CKGSB alumni, will also join the Forum. CKGSB is known for its alumni network. More than half of CKGSB’s 10,000+ alumni are at the CEO or Chair level and, together, their companies accounted for one sixth of China’s GDP.

    Please click here for more information. 

    Where

    Westin Bayshore Vancouver, Stanley Park Ballroom
    601 Bayshore Drive , Vancouver BC, V6G 2V4

    When

    Monday July 3rd, 2017 at 2:00pm to 5:30pm

    Contact

    For more information, please contact Fionn Li at fionn.li@caifumagazine.com

  • June 1, 2017 Vancouver BC

    Setting the Course for Canadian Trade Engagement in the Pacific Rim: ‘TPP11’ and Trump

    A working roundtable to produce recommendations to reinvigorate and guide Canadian trade engagement in the Pacific Rim based on recent policy research.  
    Our guest speakers invited to this roundtable are Dan Ciuriak, Deborah Elms and Carlo Dade from Canada West Foundation. 

    Where

    APF Canada Vancouver Boardroom
    900-675 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2

    When

    Thursday June 1, 2017 from 10:00AM to 11:30AM

    Contact

    For more information, please email events@asiapacific.ca

  • May 27, 2017 Vancouver BC

    Asia Connect Student Working Group: Show Competition

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is pleased to invite you to the second student working group showcase competition. The event features nine post-secondary students from British Columbia (UBC, SFU, UFV, and TRU) who have researched topics related to youth and contemporary issues in Asia for the past 20 weeks. They will be competing for first place and our People’s Choice awards.

    Topics include:

    • Chinese soft power and Canadian youth
    • Chinese youth and the Internet
    • Japan’s aging crisis
    • Connecting to youth in Asia (Singapore, Indonesia, and Vietnam)
    • Corporation diplomacy between South East Asia and Canada (Vietnam)
    • Diplomacy through environmental organizations (Philippines)
    • Engagement between B.C.'s Interior region and Asia
    • Implications of immigration

    Where

    SFU Harbour Centre Downtown Vancouver
    Room 1400-1430
    555 W. Hastings St
    Vancouver, BC
    V6B 1L6

    When

    Saturday May 27th, 2017 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Contact

    Please RSVP tojenny.sung@asiapacific.ca before May 26, 2017.

  • May 17, 2017 Vancouver BC

    Fukushima Dai-ichi: A Comparison of Cultural, Geographical and Political Settings in Risk and Crisis Management

    This is a brownbag event with Dr. David Edgington. He will be comparing the different cultural, geographical and political settings that shaped the evolution of exclusion zones around the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in 2011 and the number 4 plant at Chernobyl in 1986. He is currently a professor of human geography at the University of British Columbia (UBC). 

    The event is by invitation only.

    Where

    APF Canada Vancouver Boardroom
    900-675 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2

    When

    Wednesday May 17, 2017 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    Contact

    Please RSVP to events@asiapacific.ca 

    For any questions, contact Mandy Ng at mandy.ng@asiapacific.ca

  • May 12, 2017 Vancouver, BC

    Annual Chinese Investment in Canada Forum

    The University of Alberta's China Institute is organizing the "7th Annual National Forum on Chinese Investment and Trade" on May 12, 2017 in Vancouver. Many topics around investment and trade will be covered.

    Panels include:

    • China's Rise in International Investment and Trade: A New Globalization Leader?
    • Reassessing Canada's Economic Partnerships: the US, China and Beyond
    • Approaching Free Trade Agreement with China: Policy Perspectives
    • Market Access and Reciprocity: Industry Perspectives

    For more details, please click here.

    Where

    Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown
    Pinnacle Ballroom
    1128 W Hastings St,
    Vancouver, BC
    V6E 4R5

    When

    Friday May 12, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

    Contact

    Erin Asselin
    Events and Administrative Associate
    Email: erin.asselin@ualberta.ca

  • April 20, 2017 Vancouver, BC

    Japan's Foreign Policy, Security Profile and Economic Relations with Southeast Asia and ASEAN

    Guest speaker Gwen Robsinon will discuss how Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has strengthened Japan's foreign and security policy and broadened its diplomatic and economic relations with a focus on Southeast Asia, particularly Myanmar. Gwen is currently the Chief Editor of the Nikkei Asian Review, the English-language journal and website of Japanese Media group, Nikkei Inc.

    This event is by invitation only. 

    Where

    APF Canada Vancouver Boardroom
    900-675 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2

    When

    Thursday April 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Contact

    Please RSVP to events@asiapacific.ca no later than April 19, 2017.

    For any questions, contact Mandy Ng at mandy.ng@asiapacific.ca

  • March 30, 2017 Vancouver, BC

    China’s Health-Care Sector Reform and Opportunities Arising for Canada-China Co-operation

    Our guest speaker Dr. Karen Eggleston will be discussing the major issues in China’s health-care sector reform and opportunities arising for Canada-China co-operation. She is currently a faculty member at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University, and the Director of the Center's Asia Health Policy Program. 

    Event is by invitation only.

    Where

    APF Canada Vancouver Boardroom
    900-675 West Hastings St.
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2

    When

    Thursday March 30, 2017 at 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

    Contact

    Please RSVP to events@asiapacific.ca no later than March 27th

    For any questions, contact Mandy Ng at mandy.ng@asiapacific.ca

  • March 29, 2017 Vancouver, BC

    Floor 9 Salon Series: "City State To Harbour City"

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada invites you to join us for the latest installment in our Floor 9 Salon Series, a quarterly inter-disciplinary arts and cultural showcase of local and visiting artists who have roots in the Asia Pacific.

    City State to Harbour City, the third event in our new series, features Singaporean-Canadian artists:

    • Kagan Goh (poet, playwright, filmmaker and journalist)
    • Lydia Kwa (novelist, poet and psychologist)

    Join us for a night of innovative, interactive arts programming and great conversation with these writers from Canada’s Asia Pacific diaspora communities. 

    Where

    APF Canada Vancouver Boardroom
    900-675 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver BC 
    V6B 1N2

    When

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 5:30 - 7:30 pm

    Contact

    Please RSVP at events@asiapacific.ca by Monday, March 27, 2017

    For more information, contact Mandy Ng at mandy.ng@asiapacific.ca or Phinder Dulai at penderd@yahoo.com

  • March 4, 2017 Vancouver, BC

    Talk to Me About Asia Conference

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is pleased to invite all post-secondary students to its first-ever Talk to Me About Asia Conference, organized by the Foundation's Asia Pacific Youth Council.

    For anyone seeking opportunities in Asia, this conference offers several panels on Asia experience in academic exchange, professional development, teaching and more.

    Come prepared to learn and network!

    A catered lunch will be provided.

    To register for our free conference, please e-mail logistics.apyc@asiapacific.ca with your preferred panels and any dietary restrictions no later than Thursday, March 2nd, 2017.

    Where

    Jack Poole Hall, Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, 6163 University Boulevard, UBC

    When

    March 4, 2017

    9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. PT

    Contact

    The conference is free but registration is required - please e-mail logistics.apyc@asiapacific.ca to register, and include your prefered discussion panels and any dietary restrictions.

    Deadline to Register: Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

  • January 21, 2017 Vancouver, BC

    Asia Connect Student Working Group Showcase Competition

    Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada invites you to the Asia Connect Student Working Group Showcase event! Come and see the works of local post-secondary students on contemporary Asia issues and vote for your favourite research project.

    A networking event, hosted by the Asia Pacific Youth Council, will give attendees the opportunity to mingle with young professionals working in Asia related careers.

    Showcase topics include:

    • ASEAN Diaspora in BC and Business Opportunities
    • Corruption and Modern Technology in Indonesia
    • Education in Japan and Ethics
    • Hazing in Indonesia
    • Rohingya Crisis and Canada
    • Trans-Pacific Partnership and Ethics

     *This event is open to the public.

    Where

    APF Canada's Boardroom
    900 - 675 W. Hastings St.
    Vancouver, BC

    When

    Saturday, January 21
    1:00pm - 4:30pm

    Contact

    jenny.sung
    @asiapacific.ca

  • December 12, 2016 Online

    Canada-ASEAN Week: Doing Business with ASEAN Webinars

    Strategy and operations management consulting firm Tractus Asia is hosting a webinar series 'Canada-ASEAN Week' from December 12-to-16 to mark the upcoming 40th anniversary of Canada-ASEAN relations. The webinars will focus on the opportunities and challenges for Canadian companies investing in and trading with five of the most important ASEAN member states: Vietnam; Thailand; Indonesia; Myanmar; and Singapore. 

    Tractus managers from Vietnam (Dec. 12), Thailand (Dec. 13), Indonesia (Dec. 14), Myanmar (Dec. 15) and Singapore (Dec. 16) will present twice each day, once during Canadian business hours (8 a.m. PDT/12 p.m. EDT), and once during Asia business hours (mid-afternoon sessions).

    The webinars are free to view. For more information and to register for a Tractus Asia Canada-ASEAN webinar, click here.

    Where

    Online

    When

    December 12 - 16, 2016

    Contact

    Register here.

  • December 8, 2016 Vancouver, BC

    Canada-Korea FTA & Clean Energy Cooperation

    This half-day conference, hosted by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Vancouver and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada), will consist of a panel discussion and series of presentations in which Korean and BC businesses, government and academia will share their experiences and knowledge on the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement and how it has changed Korea-BC economic relations. Renewable energy options and eco-friendly city planning initiatives will also be discussed.

    Sessions include: CKFTA - Ways to Enhance Greater Business & Commerce; LNG Energy Cooperation; Renewable Energy; and Eco-Friendly City Planning.   

     

    Where

    Four Season Vancouver
    791 W. Georgia Street
    Vancouver, BC

    When

    Thursday, December 8
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Contact

    events@asiapacific.ca

  • November 25, 2016 Toronto, ON

    Geopolitics & Business in Northeast Asia

    The Canada Korea Business Council presents 'Geopolitics & Business in Northeast Asia', a seminar aimed at helping Canadian business executives and economic development managers gain a deeper understanding of how to be successful in one of the largest economies in the World - Northeast Asia.

    Companies assessing investment opportunities or governments considering their foreign policy and global economic objectives need to understand transformations in geopolitics and international security. Understanding the history, culture and politics of Korea, China and Japan is critical for succeeding in the Asian market. 

    Find more details here

    Where

    Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
    Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower
    22 Adelaide St. W. Suite 3400
    Toronto, ON

    When

    Friday, November 25
    3:00 pm

    Contact

    Register here

  • November 24, 2016 Vancouver, BC

    Event: An Update on Bangladesh

    John Richards, an economist teaching in the SFU Public Policy School and a scholar in residence at the C.D. Howe Institute, is presenting the political economy of Bangladesh, its recent history, social policy and expansion of the garment sector (Bangladesh is the world's second largest ready-made garment exporter after China) during this roundtable discussion. 

    Along with his teaching work, Richards works extensively in Bangladesh and has published numerous monographs and articles on social and economic aspects of Bangladesh and South Asia. 

    This event is open to the public.

    Where

    APF Canada's Vancouver Office
    900 - 675 W. Hastings St.
    Vancouver, BC

    When

    Thursday, November 24
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

     

    Contact

    RSVP to events@asiapacific.ca

  • November 22, 2016 Vancouver, BC

    Journalism in Challenging Times: Media as Guardians of Democracy and Watchdogs of Society

    For decades, the Philippine media has been called the freest in Asia, carving its place as the guardians of democracy and the watchdogs of society.  But are times changing?  Gigi Grande talks about journalism under the new political leadership.

    Gigi Grande is the 2016 Marshall McLuhan Fellow – Philippines. She is a news editor and presenter of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation in the Philippines.  A journalist for almost twenty years now, Ms. Grande is currently a correspondent for ABS-CBN’s Investigative Research group, responsible for producing in-depth news reports for the network’s various news platforms.  She is also the anchor of The World Tonight Saturday and News Now on the ABS-CBN News Channel.

    She won the McLuhan Fellowship for her excellent reportage of the issues surrounding the Philippine national elections early this year.  As an editor, she is also tasked to mentor and edit stories of reporters who contribute investigative reports.  She had also managed a team of reporters covering the various political and Cabinet beats.  She graduated with a degree in Tourism from the University of the Philippines.  

    In her long career with ABS-CBN, she held various positions including being news bureau chief for ABS-CBN Australia, host and correspondent for the documentary program “The Correspondents,” and a news reporter covering defense, foreign affairs, elections, and the Church.

    *This event is open to the public.

    Where

    APF Canada's Vancouver Boardroom
    900 - 675 W. Hastings St.
    Vancouver, BC

    When

    Tuesday, November 22 Presentation 12:30pm – 1:30pm                       Q&A (students only) 1:30pm – 2:30pm

    Contact

    RSVP to events@asiapacific.ca 

  • November 14, 2016 Vancouver, BC

    The Pacific Islands' Rising - and Surprising - Geostrategic Significance

    Think that those small Pacific islands where people go for get-away-from-it-all vacations are marginal to global strategic interests? Think again. Even Canada is getting more interested. In September 2016, Global Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion became the first Canadian minister to attend the Pacific Island Forum. In this APF Canada talk, Cleo Paskal, Associate Fellow at Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) and Pierre Elliott Trudeau Visiting Fellow at CÉRIUM, explain why, as she identifies several aspects of the 16-member Pacific Island Forum (PIF) that have augmented the group's global significance. These include:

    • Geostrategic location between the Americas and Asia
    • Extensive global footprint (one-sixth of the earth's surface)
    • Pivotal collective voting power within international forums
    • Growing importance to China's strategic positioning

    This event is open to the public.

    Where

    APF Canada's Vancouver Boardroom
    900 - 675 W. Hastings St.
    Vancouver, BC

     

    When

    Monday, November 14
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Contact

    events@asiapacific.ca

  • October 7, 2016 Toronto, ON

    Japan Now Lecture Series: Multi-ethnic Japan

    The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto is hosting a lecture on multi-ethnic Japan as part of the the Japan Now lecture series. This lecture will give a snapshot of ethnic minorities in Japan today and discuss challenges Japan is facing as well as efforts being made to rectify them. It also tries to analyze the current status of Japan’s multi-ethnization by referring to its historical contexts and geopolitical environments. See here for more details. 

    Speaker Bio:
    Masayuki Tadokoro is a Professor at Keio University, who previously taught at the National Defense Academy. He studied at Kyoto University and the London School of Economics. His primary field is international political economy, but he works also on Japanese foreign and security policy. Currently he is on sabbatical at the University of Waterloo.

    Where

    Hart House
    University of Toronto
    7 Hart House Circle
    Music Room
    West Wing, 2nd Floor

    When

    Friday, October 7
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Contact

    eileen.lam@utoronto.ca
    416-946-8918

  • October 5, 2016 Vancouver, BC

    Dialogue on the Prospect of Canada-China Relations

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada in partnership with the Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies at Simon Fraser University's Beedie School of Business is co-hosting a dialogue with newly immigrated Chinese entrepreneurs in Canada on “The Prospect of Canada-China Relations.”

    Former Canadian politician and former member of the Canadian Senate, the Honourable Jack Austin, will share his insights on the development of Canada-China’s relations and how he sees the relationship evolving.

    The dialogue will be in English with Mandarin interpretation, followed by a session for questions and answers. This event is by invitation only.

    Where

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    900 – 675 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC V6B 1N2

    When

    6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Contact

    eventschina@asiapacific.ca

  • September 28, 2016 Burnaby, BC

    Japan and South Korea - Export Seminar

    The BC Ministries of Agriculture and International Trade in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and Grounded Strategies are pleased to invite you to attend an export opportunity seminar focused on Japan and South Korea.

    Opportunities for British Columbia Food and Beverage Exporters

    There is growing demand in Japan and South Korea for high-quality, healthy food and beverage products, making them ideal entry markets for B.C. exporters looking to expand into Asia. Come learn from experienced trade experts about opportunities in these markets and how your company can leverage Japan and South Korea to achieve success in Asia.

    What to Expect:

    PRESENTATIONS - Learn about food and beverage market opportunities and gather market intelligence and export tips from experienced trade experts. Bring your questions about what and how to sell into Japan and South Korea.

    NETWORKING - Join guest speakers from Japan and South Korea, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, federal and provincial government trade representatives, and fellow exporters over lunch.

    ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS - Bring your products and receive feedback on what you need to do to successfully export to Japan and /or South Korea. Book your appointment when you register.

    OPEN FORUM  - Learn about available resources, the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement and government programs and services available to B.C. food and beverage exporters.

    Where

    Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre
    4331 Dominion Street
    Burnaby, BC
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    When

    Wed, 28 September 2016
    8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
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    Contact

    Click here for tickets and more information.

  • September 22, 2016 Vancouver, BC

    China Trade and Investment Summit

    The BC-Jiangsu Business Council is hosting the Canada-China Trade & Investment Summit on September 22, 2016, in collaboration with the BC Ministry of International Trade and the Government of Jiangsu (China).

    Presentations will focus on trade and investment opportunities in technology, clean energy and natural resources. The Summit will feature pitch presentations from innovative Canadian companies. The winner of the pitch competition will receive a 3 day trip to Nanjing, Jiangsu consisting of organized meetings with key investors, partners and government officials.

    Speakers include: 
    - Hon. Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade
    - Director, Jiangsu Ministry of Commerce
    - Director, Nanjing Economic & Technological Zone 
    - Dr. Yves Tiberghien, Director, Institute of Asian Research
    - Colin Metcalfe, VP Corporate Affairs, Ridley Terminal 
    - David Brett, President & CEO, EnGold Mines Ltd. 
    - Andre Garber, Director, Dentons Canada Startup Program

    Special early bird rate until August 31. See here for more details on the event. 

    Where

    The Vancouver Club
    915 West Hastings St.
    Vancouver

    When

    Thursday, September 22
    Registration from 2:30 PM

    Contact

    Register here

  • September 14, 2016 Vancouver, BC

    Save-the-Date: BC-India Partnership Summit

    SAVE-THE-DATE

    Canada-India Business Council (C-IBC) is collaborating with the BC Ministry of International Trade and the Indian government to host the BC-India Partnership Summit on September 15, 2016. The focus of the summit is infrastructure and clean technology. The speakers include BC and Indian government officials and private sector experts.

    Reception   September 14 from 6:00 PM 
    Summit       September 15 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM 

    Where

    Vancouver, BC
    Venue TBC

    When

    September 14 & 15

    Contact

    416 214 5947 or events@canada-indiabusiness.com

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