We greatly appreciate the commitment made by founding, supporting and sponsoring partners and thank them for their leadership in supporting the National Conversation on Asia (NCA). The aim of the NCA is to get Canadians thinking, talking and acting on Canada-Asia issues. This initiative is made possible with the vision, commitment and generous support of our private sector partners.
Teck Resources Ltd. +
"The dynamic Asian economies will lead the world in the short, medium and long term. Canada’s ability and readiness to take advantage of that growth will determine our own economic success. The same is true for Teck Resources and many other Canadian companies. How do we position ourselves to capture this potential benefit? This is the question that the National Conversation on Asia must answer and why we at Teck are an enthusiastic supporter of this initiative."
“The emerging markets of Asia provide a wealth of possibilities for Canadian companies. The HSBC Group was founded in Hong Kong and Shanghai in 1865 and now has around 7,500 offices in 87 countries and territories, including over 1,000 offices in the Asia-Pacific region. As a member of the HSBC Group, HSBC Bank Canada is uniquely positioned to connect Canadian businesses and individuals with Asia.”
Since the 1980s, global electricity consumption has tripled and it is forecast to almost double again over the next two decades. The majority of this growth in demand is being driven by the rapid economic growth and rising living standards in Asia. Huge quantities of clean, reliable and affordable electricity are needed, and Asia is increasingly turning to nuclear power to meet the challenge. Canada has the potential to become Asia’s energy partner of choice. For this reason Cameco is proud to support the National Conversation on Asia in its effort to engage Canadians and examine the region’s growing influence on Canadian society.
Fiera Capital +
"Over the past decades, Asia has risen to the occasion to play a significant role in the world’s economy and is now leading the way into the future. With its dynamic economies, Asia has shifted the balance of power in the global economy and Canada must determine how to embrace this opportunity in order to sustain its economic success. This is what the National Conversation on Asia has set out to do and that is why Fiera Capital is a proud supporter of the Foundation."
Port of Halifax +
“The Port of Halifax is Canada's Atlantic gateway port. We have to be keenly aware of overseas investment and ensure that Canadian national policies continue to promote trade between Canada and key global markets. This is especially true for Asia and in particular South East Asia. Asian container volumes today account for nearly half our business activity. In the near future these throughputs will double with expanding global investment in South East Asia. Our responsibility is to assure our port and intermodal infrastructure investments and services are sustainable for a competitive Canadian supply chain.“
SNC Lavalin +
Founded in 1911 and with offices in over 40 countries, SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership, operation and maintenance of infrastructure. The company executes turnkey projects in Mining and Metallurgy, Hydrocarbons and Chemicals, Power and Infrastructure and is currently working with clients in some 100 countries. In Asia, SNC-Lavalin has offices in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Beijing, Shanghai, New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore and works with Asian investors in Canada, the Americas and Europe.
For more than 100 years, TELUS has been delivering innovative telecommunications solutions to consumers and businesses including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, wireless, entertainment and video. Through TELUS International, the global arm of TELUS, we are active in the Asia Pacific Region, and partner with some of the world’s largest and most respected corporations around the world. With our global delivery capabilities, our multi-shore, multi-language programs, we offer safe, secure infrastructure, highly skilled resources and exceptional customer service - all backed by TELUS. Our company was one of only nine Canadian corporations across all sectors to be named among the Global 100 Most Sustainable Companies in the World by Corporate Knights research firm in 2010. At TELUS, we truly believe that the Asia Pacific is a dynamic and integral partner in enabling world-class technology innovations to help make the future friendly for everyone around the world.