Event Archive

  • October 5, 2017 Vancouver BC

    Building Bridges: Connecting Entrepreneurship in Asia and Vancouver

    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

    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. 

  • September 16, 2017 Vancouver BC

    Researching Contemporary Topics in Asia

    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. 

    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

  • September 15, 2017 Vancouver BC

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

    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

    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.

  • August 28, 2017 Vancouver BC

    Conversation on Asia with Canada's Minster of International 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

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

  • August 23, 2017 Vancouver BC

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

    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

    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. 

  • August 16, 2017 Vancouver BC

    Poverty Alleviation in China

    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

    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. 

  • August 16, 2017 Vancouver, BC

    Poverty Alleviation in China: Achievements and Challenges

    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

    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. 

  • August 10, 2017 Vancouver, BC

    Gender, Violence and Justice in Myanmar

    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

    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. 

  • July 25, 2017 Toronto, ON

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

    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

    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. 

  • July 19, 2017 Vancouver, BC

    Roberta Staley's Mightier Than The Sword Lunch Discussion

    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. 

    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. 

  • July 3, 2017 Vancouver, BC

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

    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

    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. 

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