Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada to Host Inaugural CanWIN Global Summit June 21, 2024

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, with strong support from the Government of Canada and Manulife, is pleased to announce that it will host the Canadian Women’s International Network (CanWIN) Global Summit in Toronto on June 21, 2024. The theme of this year’s Summit is Beyond Boundaries: Gender Inclusive Prosperity in Canada and AsiaRegistration is now open

The CanWIN Global Summit will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, shared innovations from entrepreneurs in CanWIN, and networking opportunities for women from Canada and the Asia Pacific. The Summit, hosted at Manulife’s corporate head office in Toronto, will bring together Canadian women entrepreneurs with women business leaders from across Canada and Asia to promote gender-inclusive trade, discuss women’s economic advancement, and gain insight into gender equity in both regions. 

The Global Summit will represent a unique opportunity for women and gender-diverse business leaders, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders in Canada and across Asia to build an inclusive Canada-Asia business community. By attending this event, Canadian entrepreneurs will gain access to a collaborative network and make connections to break into Asia Pacific markets. 

CanWIN is an international ecosystem of women assisting Canadian women in international business by offering a powerful network of connections and ongoing advocacy and support. CanWIN formally connects women thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and gender equality organizations to advance economic equality and empower Canadian women entrepreneurs through engagement with international growth markets in Asia.

CanWIN and the CanWIN Global Summit are generously supported by contributions from the Government of Canada through Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and the  Women Entrepreneurship Strategy.

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A.W. Lee, Ph.D., Director,
Director of Inclusive International Trade,
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada


Michael Roberts, Communications Director,
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

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