Event Archive

  • August 15, 2019 Vancouver, BC

    August 15: Canada-China Business Dialogue 2019: Challenges, Collaboration, and Continuity

    Where

    SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
    580 W Hastings St.
    Vancouver BC V6B 5K3

    When

    Thursday August 15 2019 at 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

    Contact

    Please email events@asiapacific.ca for more information.

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is co-organizing the second annual Canada-China Forum with the School of Economics at Fudan University (FDU) following the successful inauguration of the Forum in 2018.

    This year’s Forum will focus on how Canadian and Chinese companies can work together and continue business in the context of the ongoing trade dispute. The Forum will feature keynote speeches by Professor Jun Zhang, Dean of the School of Economics, FDU, and the Hon. James Moore (invited), former Minister of Industry Canada, followed by a panel discussion with business leaders and experts.

    The Forum will be co-hosted by Fudan University Alumni Association of Vancouver and Alumni Representative Office in Vancouver; School of Econmics, FDU; and, supported by Simon Fraser University.

    Confirmed Speakers/Moderators: 

    • Wade Larson, Founder and Executive Vice-President, Business Development, URTHECAST CORP
    • Dr. Jeff Reeves, Vice-President of Research for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    • Wei Shao, Partner, Dentons Canada LLP
    • Her Excellency, Madame Tong Xiaoling, Consul General of PRC in Vancouver
    • The Hon. Senator Yuen Pau Woo, Facilitator of the Independent Senators Group of the Federal Government of Canada
    • Prof. Jun Zhang, Dean of the School of Economics at Fudan University
    • Iris Zhao, Vice-President of Fudan University Alumni Association of Vancouver and CEO of A2Z Capital

    By Invitation Only

  • August 14, 2019 Vancouver BC

    August 14: Roundtable with Senior Trade Commissioner to Hong Kong, Patricia Elliott

    Where

    Vancouver

    When

    Wednesday August 14, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Contact

    For more information, please email events@asiapacific.ca

    A 'fact-finding' roundtable discussion with Patricia Elliott, Canada's new Senior Trade Commissioner to Hong Kong.

    BY INVITATION ONLY

  • June 20, 2019 Vancouver, BC

    June 20: Canada and Pakistan Today: Culture, Commerce, and Co-operation in the Canada-Pakistan Relationship

    Where

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

    When

    Thursday June 20 at 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Contact

    For more information, please email events@asiapacific.ca

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is hosting a roundtable discussion with Canada’s High Commissioner to Pakistan, H.E. Ms. Wendy Gilmour. Ms. Gilmour will lead a discussion on the evolving bilateral relationship shared by Canada and Pakistan.

    By Invitation Only

  • June 14, 2019 Toronto, ON

    June 14: Doing Business in Japan

    Where

    Bennett Jones LLP
    First Canadian Place
    3400-100 King Street West
    Toronto, ON
    M5X 1A4

    When

    Friday June 14, 2019 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 

    Contact

    Please contact info@owit-toronto.ca or visit OWIT Toronto for more information.

    Join the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT-Toronto) for a breakfast meeting on June 14 about doing business in Japan, featuring the Consul-General of Japan in Toronto, Takako Ito, and Christine Nakamura, Vice-President, Toronto, with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.

    You'll learn about opportunities for Canadian companies in Japan, the recent trade mission for women entrepreneurs to Japan, and upcoming trade missions. 

    About Takako Ito, Consul-General of Japan in Toronto

    Ms. Takako Ito is the first female Consul-General of Japan in Toronto. She joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Japan in 1985. Her overseas postings included Embassies in Canada, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Mission of Japan to the UN in New York, and the Mission of Japan to ASEAN as Deputy Chief of Mission. At home, she served in many capacities, covering economic partnership negotiations, human rights, transnational crimes, development assistance policy planning, and the international press. Before arriving in Toronto, Ms. Ito was Assistant Chief of Protocol of MOFA, as well as Master of Ceremonies at Imperial Household Agency. She graduated from Sophia University in Tokyo and has a master's degree in International Affairs from Carleton University. 

    About Christine Nakamura, Vice-President, Toronto, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

    From 1976 to 2011, Ms. Christine Nakamura served in various capacities with the Canadian government, including at Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Department of Justice and, most recently, the Department of Foreign Affiars, Trade and Development. She has served overseas in Japan and Korea and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto, where she majored in East Asian Studies. She is a board member of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Foundation in Toronto and a member of the Advisory Council (Canada) for the Prince Takamado Japan Canada Memorial Fund.

  • June 12, 2019 Vancouver BC

    June 12: 2019 National Opinion Poll: Canadian Views on High-Tech Investment From Asia

    Where

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

    When

    Wednesday June 12, 2019 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Contact

    For more information, please email events@asiapacific.ca

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada invites you to the launch of its 2019 National Opinion Poll: Canadian Views on High-Tech Investment from Asia on June 12, 2019 in Vancouver.

    As the U.S.-China tech war and the global Huawei crisis continue, Canada finds itself at a crossroads of how to harness the vast potential of Asian investment in Canadian technology while safeguarding national security and Canadian values.

    Our 2019 National Opinion Poll (NOP) provides a nuanced understanding of the public sentiment toward Asian investment in Canada’s high-tech sector, a core economic driver of tomorrow. The NOP highlights the driving forces of an overall skepticism as well as room and opportunities for further engagement with Asia in this critical sector.

    PRESENTATION AND Q&A SESSION FOLLOWED BY RECEPTION

    with APF Canada’s Surveys and Polling Team

    BY INVITATION ONLY

  • June 3, 2019 Vancouver, BC

    June 3: Roundtable Discussion with Consul General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao, Jeff Nankivell

    Where

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

    When

    Monday June 3, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

    Contact

    For more information please email events@asiapacific.ca

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada will be hosting a roundtable discussion with Jeff Nankivell, Consul General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao. Jeff will be discussing the current Canada-China relationship, along with the different challenges and opportunities for business in the current climate.

    BY INVITATION ONLY

  • May 29, 2019 Vancouver, BC

    May 29: Roundtable Discussion with Australia's High Commissioner to Canada

    Where

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

    When

    Wednesday May 29, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Contact

    For more information please email events@asiapacific.ca

    APF Canada is hosting a roundtable discussion with Her Excellency Ms. Natasha Smith, Australian High Commissioner to Canada.

    Ms. Smith will discuss economic, political, and strategic challenges and opportunities in the Asia Pacific, along with her perspectives on Australia's role in the region and Canada-Australia relations as they relate to future collaboration in the new global economy.

    BY INVITATION ONLY

  • May 25, 2019 Vancouver, BC

    Indian Summer Art Society’s Annual Fundraising Gala: Dinner by Starlight: The Future is Asian

    Where

    Fairmont Waterfront
    900 Canada Place
    Vancouver BC V6C 3L5

    When

    Saturday May 25, 2019 at 7pm

    Contact

    Please email connect@indiansummerfest.ca for more details.

    Indian Summer’s annual Dinner by Starlight fundraising gala is one of the most anticipated events of the year. Seats to this event are limited and the event attracts an audience of 250 discerning guests and supporters.

    This year's Dinner by Starlight takes place in the oceanfront Grand Ballroom of the Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver. Canadian culinary magician chef Vikram Vij collaborates with celebrated chef Karan Suri to create one-time-only culinary delights that resonate with the evening’s theme, 'The Future is Asian.'

    The theme takes its name from the book by our very special guest of honour, Dr. Parag Khanna, geostrategist, futurist, and best-selling author.

    About Parag Khanna

    “Parag Khanna makes a powerful argument: the world can become smarter than the sum of its parts. We need to pay attention to his ideas.”  – Eric Schmidt, former CEO and Executive Chairman, Google

    Geostrategist, futurist and best-selling author Dr. Parag Khanna is a highly sought-after thinker, advising the world’s top companies, governments, and institutions on their future maps.

    The New York Times describes him as "a foreign policy whiz kid" and Esquire magazine named him one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century. Khanna is the founder of FutureMap, a data and scenario-based strategic advisory firm, and a best-selling author of six books. His TED talks have had millions of views.

    Get your tickets at bit.ly/Dinner-By-Starlight

  • May 7, 2019 Vancouver, BC

    May 7: Canada's Investment Monitor 2019: Stories From the City Level

    Where

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

    When

    Tuesday May 7th, 2019 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Contact

    For more information, please email events@asiapacific.ca

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is proud to announce the launch of its signature, annual Investment Monitor report, which delves into foreign direct investment (FDI) between Canada and the Asia Pacific.

    The 2019 report’s main focus on city-level FDI between Canada and the Asia Pacific is the first data-driven analysis at this level of detail on an issue that has captivated business headlines across Canada. It answers key questions on the who, what, where, when, and how of the Asia Pacific region’s investment into Canada – and conversely, on Canada’s own investments across the Asia Pacific.

    By harnessing primary sources and in-depth research, the 2019 Report adds much-needed nuance to flashpoint discussions on the future of Canada’s economic engagement with the Asia Pacific.

    The launch coincides with the online release of new data through investmentmonitor.ca, which allows Canadians to use easily accessible data visualization tools to uncover novel stories about the Canada-Asia Pacific investment relationship, right down to their local cities and sectors.

    BY INVITATION ONLY

  • May 6, 2019 Vancouver, BC

    May 6: Roundtable Discussion with Brooke Unger, Americas Editor, The Economist

    Where

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

    When

    Monday May 6, 2019 at 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

    Contact

    For more information, please email events@asiapacific.ca

    As part of a special report on Canada, Brooke Unger is visiting Vancouver to see firsthand how the city – and Canada more widely – has been shaped by its relations with the Asia Pacific. Please join us at the Foundation to hear Brooke share his thoughts on how Canada is seen in the world today, and to discuss the cross-border Cascadia Innovation Corridor, the influence of China on Canada, the contributions of our diaspora communities, and the role of Indigenous development, among other issues impacting today’s Canada-Asia dynamic.

    BY INVITATION ONLY

  • April 11, 2019 Vancouver, BC

    Canada-ASEAN Innovation Roadshow – Vancouver

    Where

    Deloitte Learning Centre, Vancouver
    2800 - 1055 Dunsmuir St.
    Vancouver, BC
    V7X 1P4

    When

    April 11, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

    Contact

    Please click on this link for more information. 

    The ASEAN Opportunity – Vancouver Edition

    Event Synopsis

    At the ASEAN Opportunity event in Vancouver, the Canada-ASEAN Business Council, in collaboration with Deloitte Canada, will bring together a panel of leading Canadian professionals and entrepreneurs who have raised capital and built companies in ASEAN for a candid discussion about the prospects and challenges of the region. The panel discussion will be followed by a networking session.

    Moderator

    Ms. Quynh Nguyen CPA, CMA, Regional Underwriting Manager Ι International Financing, Export Development Canada 

    Panelists

    Dr. Shawn Watson, CEO of Senescence and CABC SME Committee Chair
    Mr. Tim Nguyen, CEO, Poeta Digital
    Mr. Ryan Lang, Managing Director, Capital Advisory, Deloitte

    Agenda

    8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

    8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Welcome Remarks

    8:45 - 9:00 a.m. Overview of ASEAN and CABC, Andrew Doherty, Executive Director – Canada, CABC

    9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Panel Introducation and Discussion

    10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Questions/Run-over

  • April 5, 2019 Toronto, ON

    Canada-ASEAN Innovation Roadshow – Toronto

    Where

    Fasken Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Bay Adelaide Centre
    333 Bay St #2400 
    Toronto, Canada

    When

    April 5, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

    Contact

    For more information please click on this link.

    Canadian AI and the ASEAN Market Opportunity

    Through an expert panel, the Canadian Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the ASEAN Market Opportunity event in Toronto will educate Canadian firms on the ASEAN region and define the economic advantages of targeting ASEAN as an international business development strategy. The panel event features commentary from leaders in the tech sector, as well as from the business community who leverage and support the Canadian tech sector. 

    Moderator

    Mr. Craig BrownPartner, Fasken

    Panelists

    Mr. Megh GuptaGlobal Head of Strategy & Corporate Development, Element AI

    Mr. Lionel Pimpin Senior Vice-President, Digital Channels and P&C Strategies, National Bank of Canada

    Mr. Loudon Owen CEO, DLT Labs + Managing Partner, MW Capital

    Dr. Ian Scott – Partner, OMNIA, Chief Data Scientist, Deloitte LLP

    Mr. Brett House Deputy Chief Economist, Scotiabank

    Agenda

    8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

    8:30 - 8:35 a.m. Opening remarks by CABC

    8:35 - 8:40 a.m. Remarks by Mr. Omar Alghabra, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade Diversification

    8:40 - 8:45 a.m. Remarks by Fasken

    8:45 - 8:50 a.m. Introduction to Robot of the Year

    8:50 - 9:10 a.m. Fireside Chat with Element AI

    9:10 - 9:20 a.m. ASEAN Economic Outlook

    9:20 - 10:00 a.m. Panel Discussion

    10:00 - 10:20 a.m. Q & A

    10:20 - 10:30 a.m. Event closes

  • April 4, 2019 Montreal, QC

    Canada-ASEAN Innovation Roadshow – Montréal

    Where

    National Bank Tower
    600 Rue de la Gauchetière O
    Montreal, QC
    H3B 4L6

    When

    April 4, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

    Contact

    Please visit the link here for more information. 

    Event Synposis

    At the ASEAN Opportunity event in Montréal, a panel of leading Canadian professionals and entrepreneurs who have raised capital and built companies in ASEAN will have a candid discussion about the prospects and challenges of the region. The panel discussion will be followed by a networking session.

    Moderator

    Ms. Marie-Louise Hannan, Executive Director, Science, Technology and Innovation, Global Affairs Canada

    Panelists

    Mr. Dominic Jacques, Deputy VP International Development at National Bank
    Ms. Mélissa Contant, COO & General Counsel, Senescence Life Sciences
    Mr. Julien Billot, Lead, CreativeDestructionLab and NextAi program
    Mr. Yves Mayrand, President and Chief Creative Officer, GSM Project

    Agenda

    3:30 - 3:40 p.m. Welcome Remarks, Mr. Louis Vachon, President and CEO of National Bank 

    3:40 - 3:50 p.m. Presentation on National Bank's Investments in ASEAN, Mr. Dominic Jacques, Deputy VP International Development at National Bank

    3:50 - 4:00 p.m. Remarks, CABC President Mr. Wayne Farmer

    4:00 - 4:10 p.m. Overview of ASEAN and CABC

    4:10 - 5:10 p.m. Panel Introduction and Discussion

    5:10 - 5:30 p.m. Questions

    5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Reception 

  • March 14, 2019 Vancouver, BC

    Clean Tech Opportunities in China: a Walk-through of the China Eco-City Tracker Tool

    When

    Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019

    Time: 9:30-10:00am PT/12:30-13:00pm ET

    Contact

    For registration, please e-mail at: chinaecocity@asiapacific.ca

    Is your company interested in pursuing opportunities created by China’s transition to a 'green growth' economy? Are you eager to discover the opportunities and challenges in the world’s largest market for clean tech products and services?

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada would like to invite you to a webinar to learn about utilizing the China Eco-City Tracker, a tool that allows users to track the changes in environmental protection performance of China's major cities since 2013.

    Things we will cover during the webinar:

    1. What is the China Eco-City Tracker Project and what information is provided by the Tracker’s data visualization tool?
    2. What initiatives have been taken by China to combat environmental degradation?


    Presenters:

    • Iris Jin, Senior Program Manager at APF Canada
    • Evan Due, consultant to APF Canada; advisor to the China Development Research Foundation

    The event is free of charge, please make sure you register by March 11, and download the “Zoom Client for Meetings” webinar software in advance through this link. Further instructions for joining the webinar will be provided to you after the registration deadline.

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is a not-for-profit organization focused on Canada's relations with Asia. Our mission is to be Canada's catalyst for engagement with Asia and Asia's bridge to Canada, with promoting Canada's expertise in offering solutions to Asia's climate change, energy, and natural resource management challenges being one of our key objectives.

    Hosted By:

    With Support From:

  • January 28, 2019 Vancouver, BC

    Roundtable: Clean Tech Opportunities in China

    Where

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

    When

    January 28th, 2019 from 1pm to 4pm

    Contact

    To register to attend, or for more information email Jane Wang at bc@ccbc.com

    Is your company interested in pursuing opportunities created by China’s transition to a “green growth” economy?
     
    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and Canada China Business Council are organizing four roundtable discussions, Clean Tech Opportunities in China, which will focus on China’s “green growth” economy and the possibilities for Canadian companies in this market.

    Participants will learn about APF Canada’s China Eco-City Tracker and the role of APF Canada in providing policy research in support of clean tech business development in China.

    The sessions will take place in four Canadian cities:
     

    Vancouver, BC – Monday, January 28, 2019, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
    Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    900-675 W. Hastings St.
    Vancouver, BC

    Montreal, QC – Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    Venue and time to be announced soon.

    Toronto, ON – Friday, February 1, 2019, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Gowling WLG
    1 First Canadian Place
    100 King Street West, Suite 1600
    Toronto, ON

    Calgary, AB – Monday, February 4, 2019, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
    Dentons Canada LLP
    850 - 2nd Street SW, 15th Floor, Bankers Court
    Calgary, AB

     
    In addition, participating companies will have the opportunity to provide APF Canada with their perspectives on China’s growing clean technology market. Insights from company representatives should address the questions below, based on their current or planned business in China.
     

    1. What are the key business development issues your company faces with respect to opportunities in the clean tech market in China?
       
    1. China’s economic and environmental objectives still require further alignment and consolidation. What information issues does your company face with respect to clean tech development in China? How would your business model change with more information and at what level (city, provincial)?
       
    1. What do you see are potential avenues for Canadian business expansion in China in the clean tech areas of air, water, and solid waste, including in which geographical areas?
       
    1. How can policy research institutions like APF Canada, as well as other intermediaries such as CCBC and Canada’s trade missions, better aid in your company’s market decisions and risk assessments? Is the China Eco-City Tracker of particular interest? What information could be provided to aid in your business?

     
    The roundtables will be facilitated by Evan Due, a consultant to APF Canada and an advisor to the China Development Research Foundation, an institution initiated by the Development Research Centre of the State Council of China.
     
    Registration will be of interest to companies and professionals involved in the clean tech/environment sector. Participation will be confirmed by CCBC.

    The roundtables are free to attend, but companies must register in advance. Seating is limited. 

    For more information, please contact:
    Ontario: Noah Fraser, 416-954-3800 x320, noah@ccbc.com
    Quebec: Claire Zhang, 514-842-7837, quebec@ccbc.com
    BC: Jane Wang, 604-609-6189, bc@ccbc.com
    Prairies: Wayne Thai 403-910-2320, wayne@ccbc.com

  • November 6, 2018 Vancouver, BC

    Reporting from the Margins: The Role of Journalism in Covering Crises and Conflict

    Where

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

    When

    Tuesday November 6th, 2018 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

    Contact

    To register to attend, or for more information email Mandy Ng at mandy.ng@asiapacific.ca.

     

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is hosting a brownbag presentation by this year's Marshall McLuhan Fellow, Jeff Canoy, a broadcast journalist with Philippines media and entertainment group ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. Jeff has covered major conflicts and humanitarian and natural disasters in the Philippines including volcanic eruptions, landslides, and Category 5 Super Typhoons that hit the country. He has also worked on stories on the Maguindanao massacre, the botched police operation in Mamasapano, and investigative reports on extrajudicial killings and torture linked to police. He currently covers the Philippine National Police and the government’s war on drugs and is an anchor for the public affairs program Red Alert, focusing on risk reduction and disaster preparedness.

    Jeff's TV documentary, Never Shall be Conquered, about the Islamic State-inspired siege of Marawi, the Philippines’ only Islamic city,  recently won a Gold Dolphin trophy for Best Documentary under the Current Affairs, Human Concerns, and Social Issues Category at the 9th Cannes Corporate Media and TV Awards in France. His stories on disaster response have won him several awards from the local broadcasters’ guild.

    Most recently, Jeff was an international fellow for the Malaysian Press Institute and has completed journalism programs at the Lauder School of Government in Tel Aviv, Israel and Columbia University in New York.

    For his APF Canada presentation Jeff will discuss his experiences in covering the war in Marawi last year, including challenges, gaps, best practices, and efforts to underline the significant role media play as a watchdog to strengthen democracy and rule of law.

  • October 30, 2018 Vancouver, BC

    Media Fellow Alumni & CEO Panel Night

    Where

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

    When

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    Contact

    To register as a former APF Canada Media Fellow or for more information on the event, email events@asiapacific.ca subject line: 'Alumni and Panel Night.'

    Sorry, but this event is by invitation only.

    Save the Date: Join us Oct. 30 for our Media Fellows Alumni Appreciation and CEO Panel Night with co-hosts Weber Shandwick Vancouver and support from Cathay Pacific Canada.

    Meet our former and current Media Fellows and hear some of Canada's leading CEOs discuss Canada's place in the world, today and tomorrow.

    Watch this space . . . details to follow!

  • September 18, 2018 Vancouver BC

    The Future of the Asia Pacific Economy and Trans-Pacific Trade

    Where

    Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre
    Room: 1400-1410
    515 West Hastings St
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 5K3

    When

    Tuesday September 18th, 2018 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm 

    Contact

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

    Mr. Stewart Patrick, Senior Fellow in Global Governance and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance (IIGG) Program at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C., will speak to what the implications are, or could be, of the U.S.’s non-participation in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), formerly known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) especially as China proceeds to deepen trade and economic engagement around the world through the Belt and Road Initiative and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

    In addition, his comments will touch on what the American domestic foundations are for re-engagement of Asia in a context of rising regionalism, insularity, and protectionism in the U.S.

    APF Canada is grateful to the U.S. Embassy Ottawa, Office of Public Affairs, as well as to the David See-Chai Lam Centre for International Communication at Simon Fraser, for co-hosting this event.

    Please RSVP for a seat through Eventbrite by clicking on this link.

  • August 2, 2018 Vancouver, BC

    Understanding the Implications of Cambodia's 2018 Election

    Where

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

    When

    Thursday August 2, 2018 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

    Contact

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

    Voters in Cambodia head to the polls on July 29, 2018 to elect the country’s National Assembly. Join the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada for a conversation with two Cambodia watchers who will share their insights into the elections and possible post-election political developments.

    The lead-up to this election has been fraught with tension. Current Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has held the position since 1985 and is Asia’s longest-serving prime minister, is seeking another term. Meanwhile, concerns have been raised within and outside Cambodia about a lack of genuine political competition and the erosion of freedom of the press. Last year, the largest opposition party, the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), was dissolved and its leader jailed, while the Phnom Penh Post, the last independent English-language news outlet in the country, was sold in May to a Malaysian businessman with ties to the Cambodian government.

    How this will all net out for the people of Cambodia—specifically, whether they will get pulled further into an authoritarian undertow—remains to be seen.

    About the Presenters:

    Gordon Longmuir:
    Gordon served in the Royal Canadian Navy before joining the (then) Department of External Affairs, with diplomatic postings in Vietnam, Japan (twice), Korea and Thailand. He was Deputy High Commissioner in India from 1991-95, and Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia from 1995-99. He is currently a Research Associate of the Institute of Asian Research at UBC and is active with the Vancouver Branch of the Canadian International Council. He has monitored two previous Cambodian elections.

    Darren Touch:
    Darren Touch is a candidate in the Masters of Public Policy and Global Affairs at UBC and a recent graduate from the University of Ottawa with a baccalaureate in the Joint Honours Political Science and Public Administration (Co-op) program. Darren was formerly a Junior Policy Associate at the Public Policy Forum. He has also worked with Canada's Digital Policy Forum, the Government of Canada at Public Works and Government Services Canada, and Employment and Social Development Canada. Darren was also the youngest-serving president of the Cambodian Association of the Ottawa Valley and the former Vice-President of the Academic Affairs for the public administration program at the University of Ottawa.

  • July 18, 2018 Vancouver, BC

    Rethinking ASEAN: Security Competition and Visions of Asian Regionalism

    Where

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

    When

    Wednesday July 18, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

    Contact

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

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) has partnered with the Canadian International Council (CIC), Vancouver branch, to host a brownbag discussion with Dr. Stephen Nagy, Distinguished Fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. The CIC is an independent, member-based council established in 1928 to strengthen Canada's role in global affairs. 


    ASEAN has been unseated as the primary driver of Asian integration. On the one hand, China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is integrating the region through geo-economic statecraft that, while providing a public good to some developing countries, aims to create more economic autonomy for China. On the other hand, China's growing economic, military, and deplomatic footprint in Asia has created new regional alignments - and resurrected others - that are contributing to a sea change in the emerging superpower's influence in the region. 

    What does this mean for Asian regionalism? Can ASEAN remain a key anchor in the regionalization process? And what alternatives are arising as countires in Asia re-calibrate their national interests to manage the pressures emanating from the escalating China-U.S. rivalry? This presentation will examine these questions by analyzing how China-U.S. relations are in fact driving the reconfiguration of Asian regionalism, and how socio-economic development and security concerns in particular are shifting the axis of Asian regionalism away from its ASEAN centre (if it ever was) toward competing visions of Asian regionalization.

    By Invitation Only

  • July 16, 2018 Vancouver, BC

    Canada-China Economics Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    Where

    Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
    Arbutus Room
    791 West Georgia Street
    Vancouver BC, V6C 2T4

    When

    Monday July 16, 2018 at 11:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    Contact

    For more informaiton, Please contact:
    Kenny Zhang, Event Coordinator (Volunteer)
    Alumni Representative Office in Vancouver, School of Economics, Fudan University
    T: 778.788.3803
    E: kq_zhang@yahoo.com

    The School of Economics (SOE) at Fudan Universtiy (Fudan U) and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) will co-host a luncheon forum with a keynote speech by Professor Jun Zhang, Dean of SOE of Fudan U., followed by an armchair dialogue with professor Daniel Shapior, Dean Emeritus, Beedie School fo Business, Simon Fraser University and the Honourable Yuen Pau Woo, Senator, Parliament of Canada.

    The keynote speaker Professor Zhang is one of the leading economists in China and will share his insights on China's economy and Canada-China relations at this forum with business leaders, academic researchers, professional practitioners, and other individuals who share the same interest. 

  • June 11, 2018 Vancouver, BC

    Reclaiming B.C.’s History: An Overview of the Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project

    Where

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

    When

    Monday June 11th, 2018 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

    Contact

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

    The Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project (PCLP) is an initiative of the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley in partnership with the Royal BC Museum. The goal of the PCLP is to preserve, share, and explore the Punjabi community’s contributions to British Columbian and Canadian history.

    By bringing communities together to record family histories, the PCLP compiles and shares Punjabi historical and contemporary perspectives on immigration, employment, social organizations, inter-generational/intercultural understandings, family settlements, integration, political struggles, and experiences of racism and discriminatory legislation.

    Director Satwinder Bains and Co-Director Kamal Arora will be joined by co-ordinators Sharanjit Sandhra and Ishpreet Singh Anand, who will discuss the details of the project and the importance of archiving migration histories in Canada through hosting a brownbag event at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.

    By Invitation Only 

  • May 9, 2018 Vancouver BC

    Australia’s Foreign Policy White Paper: A Roundtable Discussion

    Where

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

    When

    Wednesday May 9th, 2018 from 9:30am to 11:30am 

    Contact

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

    A roundtable discussion with Australia’s new High Commissioner to Canada, Natasha Smith, as she discusses Australia’s Foreign Policy White Paper on a stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific region. The White Paper was released in late 2017 and is the first comprehensive review of Australia's international engagement in 14 years. Discover what this means for Australia’s international engagement moving forward, particularly in the context of a rapidly-shifting international landscape. 

  • May 8, 2018 Vancouver, BC

    Renewable Energy: Advances, Innovations, and the Canada-Asia Dynamic

    Where

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

    When

    Tuesday May 8th, 2018 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Contact

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

    A roundtable discussion on global best practices for renewable energy, how Canada can benefit from emergent opportunities in the Asia Pacific, and how Canada can adopt and benefit from technological innovation in the region. Renewable energy consultant Cat Brown will also speak about advances in Cleantech and the international work she has done in this space. Cat has over 20 years of international management experience in energy in the U.K., Northern Europe, North Africa, Russia, and North America.

    This Event is by Invitation Only 

  • May 7, 2018 Vancouver BC

    The China International Import Expo and Its Implications for Canada-China Trade and Economic Relations

    Where

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

    When

    Monday May 7th, 2018 at 3pm to 4pm

    Contact

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

    China is going to hold its first China International Import Expo in Shanghai from November 5-to-10, 2018. Hosted by China's Ministry of Commerce and the Shanghai Municipal People's Government, with support from the World Trade Organization and the United Nations, the event aims to promote trade liberalization and economic globalization, and actively open the Chinese market to the world.

    Is the Expo relevant to Canada, and how? Can Canada take advantage of the event to promote its trade and economic relations with China? Please join Dr. Ni Shoubing from Shanghai University of International Business and Economics in a discussion on The China International Import Expo and Its Implications for Canada-China Trade and Economic Relations.

    About Dr. Ni Shoubin

    Dr. Ni Shoubin is Professor and Dean of the School of Law, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE). He earned his Ph.D. in international law in 2005 from East China University of Politics and Law. He was a visiting scholar at Duke Law School from 2011 to 2012. Before joining SUIBE, he worked at investment and commercial banks in Shanghai for six years. He is also an arbitrator and serves as counselor for the Shanghai High Court.

    RSVP required. Email events@asiapacific.ca to reserve yourself a seat.

  • April 30, 2018 Vancouver, BC

    Answering the Siren’s Call: Canadian Tech Companies in Asia

    Where

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

    When

    Monday April 30th, 2018 at 10:00 am to 11:30 am

    Contact

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

    Deanna Horton, an APF Canada Distinguished Fellow and Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, will discuss new software and analytics applications in advanced manufacturing. She will also share how Canadian tech companies are participating in international markets, and especially how they are taking advantage of opportunities in Asia. 

    By Invitation Only 

  • April 18, 2018 Vancouver, BC

    Asia’s Future and the Role of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

    Where

    Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Vancouver Boardroom
    900-675 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2

    When

    Wednesday April 18th, 2018 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm 

    Contact

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

    A private roundtable discussion with the Head of Communications and Development for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Laurel Ostfield. Laurel will discuss how the new multilateral development bank aims to create a better tomorrow for billions of people by investing in sustainable infrastructure in Asia and beyond. 

    By Invitation Only 

  • March 15, 2018 Vancouver, BC

    Floor 9 Salon Series Presents: Nowhere People: The Plight of the Rohingya & Asia’s Stateless w/ Documentary Photographer Greg Constantine

    Where

    Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada’s Vancouver office
    900-675 West Hastings Street,
    Vancouver, BC V6B 1N2

    When

    March 15, 2018 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    Contact

    Please RSVP to Events Manager Mandy Ng at mandy.ng@asiapacific.ca

    For more information contact Communications Manager Michael Roberts at michael.roberts@asiapacific.ca

    Join us March 15, 2018 for a special presentation on displacement, statelessness, and human rights and identity with acclaimed Canadian/American documentary photographer Greg Constantine. Greg’s presentation – driven by his stunning photography and first-hand experiences among the displaced persons of the Asia Pacific – will address the issue of global statelessness with a hard focus on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar/Bangladesh.   

    The multimedia event will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on March 15, 2018 at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada’s Vancouver office (900-675 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1N2). Following Greg’s presentation there will be an audience Q&A. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to attend to Events Manager Mandy Ng at mandy.ng@asiapacific.ca.

    Greg Constantine is a Canadian/American documentary photographer who has been based in Southeast Asia since early 2006. He has dedicated his career to long-term projects about human rights, inequality and injustice. He spent more than a decade working on the acclaimed project Nowhere People, is the author of three books and solo exhibitions of his work have been shown in over 40 cities worldwide.

    In late 2016, Greg earned his Ph.D. from Middlesex University in the U.K. He was 2015 Distinguished Visiting Fellow with the International State Crime Initiative at Queen Mary University of London and is a 2018 IISRF Fellow at the Independent Social Research Foundation. Since November 2017 Greg has been an Artist in Residence of Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada. He is currently working on a new long-term project called SEVEN DOORS, which explores and exposes the impact of immigration detention on asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants around the world.

    Visit Greg on Twitter and Instragram: @grconstantine. And explore his work online: www.nowherepeople.org and www.7doors.org

    Overview:

    The United Nations estimates some 12 million people worldwide are without an effective nationality and are stateless. From Myanmar to Nepal and Malaysia to Thailand, Asia is home to some of the world's largest stateless communities.

    While a person or community can become stateless for any number of reasons, it is the arbitrary denial of this fundamental right by the state, as well as the manifestation of discrimination and intolerance into policy, that rest at the heart of this global issue.

    In August of 2017, many people in Canada were introduced for the first time to the persecution of the stateless Rohingya community from Myanmar (also called Burma). Described by the UN as a “text book case of ethnic cleansing,” others have claimed it is just one more step in a genocidal process that has spanned decades. This recent 'scorched earth' campaign by the Myanmar authorities and members of the local Rakhine Buddhist community has essentially eradicated the Rakhine State of the Rohingya by forcing 700,000 Rohingya out of the country and into neighbouring Bangladesh. It is the fastest and largest humanitarian crisis in the world today.

    Documentary photographer, Greg Constantine has been documenting the persecution of the Rohingya community for 12 years, including time in Bangladesh in September 2017. Join us for this special presentation of his groundbreaking work on global statelessness. Greg will discuss this recent wave of violence toward the Rohingya under the civilian-led government of the NLD and Aung San Suu Kyi, how little if anything is being done to hold anyone to account for the atrocities, the response from ASEAN to the crisis, and how the issue of statelessness extends well beyond Asia and impacts societies and the lives of millions elsewhere in the world.

  • March 14, 2018 Vancouver BC

    NAFTA and CPTPP: How are Trade Agreements Changing our Relationship with Asia and the United States?

    Where

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

    When

    March 14, 2018, 9:00am to 10:30am

    Contact

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

    A private roundtable discussion with Deputy Ambassador Kirsten Hillman. The discussion will offer insights into where we are with NAFTA, how we anticipate CPTPP rolling out; and how are these agreements and others on the horizon changing the geopolitical landscape for Canada?

    By Invitation Only

  • March 12, 2018 Vancouver BC

    News, Trust, and Democracy: What Can be Done?

    Where

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

    When

    March 12, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:30pm 

    Contact

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

    An intimate lunch we’re hosting with members and friends of the APFC. We will be discussing challenges and potential solutions to the interrelated issues of declining reporter-based media and the rise of disinformation in Canada and how this affects the Canada-Asia relationships. We are doing this in collaboration with the Public Policy Forum. We invite you to share your perspectives on this topic and on options going forward.

    By Invitation Only

  • March 9, 2018 Vancouver, BC

    Geopolitics and Security Shifts in East Asia - The Perspective from Japan

    Where

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

    When

    Friday, March 9, 2018 from 12:30pm to 2:00pm 

    Contact

    Please RSVP at events@asiapacific.ca no later than March 7th, 2018

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

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) invites you to join us for a brownbag discussion on geopolitics and security shifts in East Asia focusing on Japan. There have been a number of dynamics impacting the geopolitical landscape in East Asia over the past few years. The most acute – and recent – examples of this have been the intensifying provocations from North Korea, which continues to look at enhancing its nuclear and missile program.

    But, there are also a number of other critical changes in the region – from new leadership in South Korea to leadership consolidation in China. The region also continues to adapt to a new administration in the U.S. and its changing views on trade and – perhaps – alliances. All of these factors have made Japan's geo-strategic environment more complex. How is Japan adapting to this change and what are the tripwires to watch for? Also, what role is Canada – as a key middle power and long-standing friend of Tokyo – playing in this security environment?

  • March 2, 2018 Toronto, Ontario

    Save the Date: Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council March 2, 2018

    Where

    Toronto, Ontario

    When

    March 2, 2018

    Contact

    Events Manager, Mandy Ng: mandy.ng@asiapacific.ca

     

    The Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council (ABLAC) comprises a high-level group of Asian and Canadian business leaders convened annually to identify and articulate opportunities for improved Canadian-Asian business engagement. Launched in 2016, ABLAC has already established a critical forum to catalyze dialogue and action. To date, the focus has centred on the importance of a strong and distinctive Canadian brand in Asia, and the determinants of a successful Canadian pivot towards the region.

    This year's meeting includes an exploratory session examining the current global context affecting Canada’s relationships with Asia, and a consultative session assisting with the development of a Canadian Asia Strategy for the 21st century.

    Please note that this is an invitation-only event.

  • January 30, 2018 Vancouver, BC

    A Force to Reckon With: Women, Entrepreneurship, and Risk in Canada and Asia

    Where

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

    When

    Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 from 2pm to 3pm

    Contact

    For more questions, please email events@asiapacific.ca

    Janice McDonald, President of global business consulting firm, The Beacon Agency, will discuss the findings from her latest report (supported by BMO and the Centre for Women in Politics and Pubic Leadership at Carleton University) that examines common myths, barriers, and opportunities for women entrepreneurs in Canada.

    Janice will be in conversation with APF Canada’s President & CEO Stewart Beck, and VP Research & Programs Eva Busza, who will share findings from APF Canada’s national “Women to Women Roundtable” series.

    VP Operations Vilupti Lok Barrineau (who has 25 years of global experience in the field of women’s financial inclusion and gender equality), and Project Specialist Amar Nijhawan (who recently conducted research looking at the role of women entrepreneurs in start-up ecosystems in South and Southeast Asia) will be responding to Janice’s work with anecdotes and lessons learned from the Asia Pacific. 

    By invitation only. 

  • January 23, 2018 Vancouver, BC

    Mining and Resource Opportunities Along the Silk Road: Central Asia and Eurasia Progress Report

    Where

    Deloitte Conference Centre
    26th Floor
    1055 Dunsmuir Street
    Vancouver BC V7X 1P4

    When

    Tuesday January 23, 2018 at 11:30am 

    Contact

    For more information, please contact the Regional Director of CERBA-Vancouver, Tatiana Domilovskaya at 604-720-2905 or tatiana@cerbanet.org

    The CERBA-Vancouver Board of Directors invites its members and friends to attend the VII Mining and Mineral Exploration Conference organized on the margins of AME BC Roundup 2018 in collaboration with Deloitte and Deloitte Tax Law LLP, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, the Association of Mineral Exploration BC.

    Discussion topics will include new government policies and business climate implications in Eurasian and Central Asia countries, active projects, and resource industry demands for innovations and technologies transfer with sustainable regional development. 

    Agenda:

    11:30am Registration
    12:00pm Opening Remarks
    12:30pm Panel 1: Capitalize on resource opportunities in Eurasia and Central Asia: What's new?
    2:00pm   Panel 2: Active Projects and Leveraging Innovation Techonologies 
    3:30pm   Panel 3: Sustainable communities and engagement of First Nations in Resource Development Projects
    4:45pm   Special Presentation: Eastern Economic Forum - 2018
    5:00pm   Networking Reception 

    Please register through this link.

  • December 7, 2017 Vancouver, BC

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

    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

    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.

  • November 28, 2017 Vancouver BC

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

    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 

    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.

  • November 22, 2017 Vancouver, BC

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

    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.

    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.

  • November 21, 2017 Vancouver BC

    Middle Power Diplomacy and the Role of Canada

    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

     

    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

  • November 10, 2017 Da Nang, Vietnam

    Technology and Innovation Training Session

    When

    November 10, 2017

    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.

  • November 9, 2017 Vancouver, BC

    The ASEAN Dialogues: A Student-Focused Discussion

    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

    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.

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