The Canada-Asia 2013 Conference took place in Vancouver, BC on June 3-5, 2013, with the theme of Navigating Asia's Future, Charting Canada's Strategy. The Conference was organized by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and held in conjunction with the 21st General Meeting of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council. The Conference brought together over 500 leaders from across Canada and the Asia Pacific to discuss emerging trends in Asia and Canada's response to them. Key conference themes included opportunities for Canada in Asia’s growing service sector, opportunities for Canada to meet Asia’s demand for clean technology innovations, building Canadian influence and improving its standing in the Asia Pacific region, and preparing the next generation of Canadians for an Asia-centric world.
The Summary Report below details the conference sessions and key findings, including recommendations for Canada's response to key developments in Asia.