Events Archive

  • 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

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