Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Tourism, Official Languages, and La Francophonie, Alaina Lockhart, will deliver remarks at the 2018 Canadian Inbound Tourism Association (Asia Pacific)'s Winter Function. She will highlight the positive collaboration between Canada and the Asia-Pacific region. During her remarks, Lockhart will discuss her recent mission to China, where she promoted the Atlantic Growth Strategy, a joint Federal-Atlantic provincial plan to stimulate the regional economy launched in 2016. In addition, she will update members of the tourism sector on the Canada-China Year of Tourism 2018. The 2018 Winter Function brings together travel and industry experts for education seminars and an afternoon trade show known as the Winter Marketplace. The event will take place at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, B.C. on December 4, 2018.