Canada China Business Council AGM 50 Years - Atlantic Chapter Invitation and Registration

Start: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

End: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Dear CCBC Atlantic Chapter Members and Guests,

The Canada-China Business Council invites you to participate in our 42nd Annual AGM and Business Forum on October 13th and 14th, 2020. This two-day virtual program offers all the traditional features of this annual event, including panel discussions, award presentations, and ample opportunities for networking, including Chapter networking sessions, “Virtual Lobbies” hosted by CCBC executives, and 1:1 networking via the AGM event portal.

The virtual format’s advantage is the ability to accommodate more participants, who don’t need to travel (or quarantine for 14 days), all at a special member price of CAD $99. See the Event program here, and click here to register.

2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of Canada-China diplomatic relations against a backdrop of challenges posed to Canada-China business, including continued bilateral tension and the economic impact of COVID-19. This year’s event will focus on emerging opportunities for future economic engagement and will feature distinguished speakers including:

• CEOs from Teck Resources, Mosaic Forest Management, Neo Performance Materials, Hydrogen in Motion, Brookfield Renewables, and more.

• 26th Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon. Kevin Rudd in conversation with former foreign affairs minister Hon. John Baird;

• Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, Hon. Mary Ng

• Former Vice Minister of Commerce, China; Former Secretary General; Boao Forum for Asia, LONG Yongtu;

• Canadian Ambassador to China Dominic Barton;

• Chinese Ambassador to Canada, CONG Peiwu;

• And reflections on 50 years of Canada-China relations with former Prime Ministers:

  • Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney;
  • Rt. Hon. Joe Clark;
  • Rt. Hon. Jean Chrétien;
  • Rt. Hon. Paul Martin;
  • Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper

And others to be announced.

This is a ‘must attend’ event for companies active in China or who are considering taking on this massive consumer market as part of their global business plans.

Please see the link here for full program details and registration information. The cost for this two-day virtual conference is $99 for CCBC members and $149 for non-members.



PANEL: Canada’s Resource Future
Canada’s economic reliance on resource production is especially applicable to our relationship with China. Where is the resources sector going, and how are Canadian companies delivering on innovation and environmental leadership? How can Canada’s resource expertise drive the creation of adjacent new lean and digital advanced manufacturing industries? Member CEOs involved in mining, rare earths and forestry will discuss these topics.

PANEL: The Future of Finance
A sector with significant future opportunity is financial services. Not only are substantive sectoral reforms taking place, the subject of Green Finance is one that provides overlap on a subject mutually agreeable to both Canada and China.

PANEL: Energy Transitions
What does Canada’s energy future look like? How do we provide affordable, reliable, and clean energy as Canada reduces its carbon intensity? More importantly, how can we link Canada’s energy supply and technological innovation with China’s demand to bring economic benefit to Canada?

Networking and Canadian Chapter Breakouts

During five one-hour sessions over the two days, all participants can take advantage group and individual networking opportunities.

• Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairies, and British Columbia chapters*
• “Virtual lobby” Zoom rooms with CCBC executives and board members
• 1:1 meetings arranged via the AGM app, which allows you to see who is in attendance.

*Chapter sessions are open to all participants, but to ensure conversation among the most active chapter members, the chapter leads will call on those who indicate participation via email. Please email confirming your attendance to [Laura Markle, CCBC Atlantic Chapter Director at]