Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Invites Media to Attend Canada-China Executive Forum: Vancouver


VANCOUVER, BC – July 13, 2014 – The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) invites media to attend the Canada-China Executive Forum on July 14, 2014 in Vancouver. 

The Forum, co-hosted by APF Canada and Canada’s APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) members, will welcome a delegation of the members of the APEC China Business Council. The delegation includes some of China’s largest private and state-owned enterprises including Baidu, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Tongfang Co. Ltd, YOFOTO Co. Ltd, Huaren Century Group Co., Ltd, S.F. Express, and Jiangxi Lisan Estate Investment Group Co., Ltd, among others.  

Panels and speeches open to the media will include:

  • The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade
  • Premier Christy Clark
  • Mayor Gregor Robertson, City of Vancouver
  • Ian McKay, CEO, Vancouver Economic Commission
  • Yuen Pau Woo, President and CEO, APF Canada
  • Colin Hansen, President, Advantage BC
  • Paul Lee, Managing Partner, Vanedge Capital and ABAC Canada Member
  • Lorraine Mitchelmore, President and Canada Country Chair, Shell Canada Limited
  • Shi Hao, Chief Representative, Agricultural Bank of China
  • Lu Zhiying, Vice Chairman and Chief Branding Officer, Tsinghua Tongfang Co. Ltd
  • Wu Sheng, Executive General Secretary, Chinese E-commerce Committee

Media interview opportunities at the Forum include: 

  • The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, Government of Canada
  • Premier Christy Clark, Province of British Columbia
  • The Honourable Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade, Province of British Columbia
  • Yuen Pau Woo, President and CEO, APF Canada

Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

Date: Monday, July 14, 2014

Time: 7:00am-2:00pm 

More information about the Forum is available here


To register to attend as media, please contact:

Jillian Oliver
Communications Manager
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Tel: 604-630-1536


About the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) has been a leader in research and analysis on Canada’s relations with Asia for thirty years. Our mission is to develop ideas for action by Canadian businesses, governments, and individuals to help them seize the vast opportunities unfolding in Asia. We do this by offering clear, specific, and actionable policy advice and leadership based on sound research and analysis. APF Canada’s current thematic priorities include trade and investment, energy and the environment, and international education. Engaged in research and convening, APF Canada has developed strong ties with policy-makers, business leaders, academics, and opinion makers in Canada and throughout the Asia Pacific region. Visit APF Canada at 

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