Events

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  • April 30, 2018 Vancouver, BC

    Answering the Siren’s Call: Canadian Tech Companies in Asia

    Deanna Horton, an APF Canada Distinguished Fellow and Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, will discuss new software and analytics applications in advanced manufacturing. She will also share how Canadian tech companies are participating in international markets, and especially how they are taking advantage of opportunities in Asia. 

    By Invitation Only 

    Add to Calendar 04/30/2018 10:00 America/Vancouver Answering the Siren’s Call: Canadian Tech Companies in Asia

    Deanna Horton, an APF Canada Distinguished Fellow and Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, will discuss new software and analytics applications in advanced manufacturing. She will also share how Canadian tech companies are participating in international markets, and especially how they are taking advantage of opportunities in Asia. 

    By Invitation Only 

    Where:

    APF Canada Vancouver Boardroom
    900-675 West Hastings Street 
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2

    When:

    Monday April 30th, 2018 at 10:00 am to 11:30 am

    Contact:

    For more information, please contact Mandy Ng at mandy.ng@asiapacific.ca

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    900-675 West Hastings Street 
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2

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    For more information, please contact Mandy Ng at mandy.ng@asiapacific.ca

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    Where

    APF Canada Vancouver Boardroom
    900-675 West Hastings Street 
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2

    When

    Monday April 30th, 2018 at 10:00 am to 11:30 am

    Contact

    For more information, please contact Mandy Ng at mandy.ng@asiapacific.ca

  • May 7, 2018 Vancouver BC

    The China International Import Expo and Its Implications for Canada-China Trade and Economic Relations

    China is going to hold its first China International Import Expo in Shanghai from November 5-to-10, 2018. Hosted by China's Ministry of Commerce and the Shanghai Municipal People's Government, with support from the World Trade Organization and the United Nations, the event aims to promote trade liberalization and economic globalization, and actively open the Chinese market to the world.

    Is the Expo relevant to Canada, and how? Can Canada take advantage of the event to promote its trade and economic relations with China? Please join Dr. Ni Shoubing from Shanghai University of International Business and Economics in a discussion on The China International Import Expo and Its Implications for Canada-China Trade and Economic Relations.

    About Dr. Ni Shoubin

    Dr. Ni Shoubin is Professor and Dean of the School of Law, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE). He earned his Ph.D. in international law in 2005 from East China University of Politics and Law. He was a visiting scholar at Duke Law School from 2011 to 2012. Before joining SUIBE, he worked at investment and commercial banks in Shanghai for six years. He is also an arbitrator and serves as counselor for the Shanghai High Court.

    RSVP required. Email events@asiapacific.ca to reserve yourself a seat.

    Add to Calendar 05/07/2018 15:00 05/07/2018 16:00 America/Vancouver The China International Import Expo and Its Implications for Canada-China Trade and Economic Relations

    China is going to hold its first China International Import Expo in Shanghai from November 5-to-10, 2018. Hosted by China's Ministry of Commerce and the Shanghai Municipal People's Government, with support from the World Trade Organization and the United Nations, the event aims to promote trade liberalization and economic globalization, and actively open the Chinese market to the world.

    Is the Expo relevant to Canada, and how? Can Canada take advantage of the event to promote its trade and economic relations with China? Please join Dr. Ni Shoubing from Shanghai University of International Business and Economics in a discussion on The China International Import Expo and Its Implications for Canada-China Trade and Economic Relations.

    About Dr. Ni Shoubin

    Dr. Ni Shoubin is Professor and Dean of the School of Law, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE). He earned his Ph.D. in international law in 2005 from East China University of Politics and Law. He was a visiting scholar at Duke Law School from 2011 to 2012. Before joining SUIBE, he worked at investment and commercial banks in Shanghai for six years. He is also an arbitrator and serves as counselor for the Shanghai High Court.

    RSVP required. Email events@asiapacific.ca to reserve yourself a seat.

    Where:

    APF Canada Vancouver Boardroom
    900 - 675 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2

    When:

    Monday May 7th, 2018 at 3pm to 4pm

    Contact:

    For more information, please contact Mandy Ng at mandy.ng@asiapacific.ca

    APF Canada Vancouver Boardroom
    900 - 675 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2

    else: ?> Vancouver BC

    For more information, please contact Mandy Ng at mandy.ng@asiapacific.ca

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    Where

    APF Canada Vancouver Boardroom
    900 - 675 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2

    When

    Monday May 7th, 2018 at 3pm to 4pm

    Contact

    For more information, please contact Mandy Ng at mandy.ng@asiapacific.ca

Recent

  • April 18, 2018 Vancouver, BC

    Asia’s Future and the Role of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

    A private roundtable discussion with the Head of Communications and Development for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Laurel Ostfield. Laurel will discuss how the new multilateral development bank aims to create a better tomorrow for billions of people by investing in sustainable infrastructure in Asia and beyond. 

    By Invitation Only 

    Where

    Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Vancouver Boardroom
    900-675 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2

    When

    Wednesday April 18th, 2018 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm 

    Contact

    For more information, please contact Mandy Ng at mandy.ng@asiapacific.ca

  • March 15, 2018 Vancouver, BC

    Floor 9 Salon Series Presents: Nowhere People: The Plight of the Rohingya & Asia’s Stateless w/ Documentary Photographer Greg Constantine

    Join us March 15, 2018 for a special presentation on displacement, statelessness, and human rights and identity with acclaimed Canadian/American documentary photographer Greg Constantine. Greg’s presentation – driven by his stunning photography and first-hand experiences among the displaced persons of the Asia Pacific – will address the issue of global statelessness with a hard focus on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar/Bangladesh.   

    The multimedia event will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on March 15, 2018 at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada’s Vancouver office (900-675 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1N2). Following Greg’s presentation there will be an audience Q&A. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to attend to Events Manager Mandy Ng at mandy.ng@asiapacific.ca.

    Greg Constantine is a Canadian/American documentary photographer who has been based in Southeast Asia since early 2006. He has dedicated his career to long-term projects about human rights, inequality and injustice. He spent more than a decade working on the acclaimed project Nowhere People, is the author of three books and solo exhibitions of his work have been shown in over 40 cities worldwide.

    In late 2016, Greg earned his Ph.D. from Middlesex University in the U.K. He was 2015 Distinguished Visiting Fellow with the International State Crime Initiative at Queen Mary University of London and is a 2018 IISRF Fellow at the Independent Social Research Foundation. Since November 2017 Greg has been an Artist in Residence of Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada. He is currently working on a new long-term project called SEVEN DOORS, which explores and exposes the impact of immigration detention on asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants around the world.

    Visit Greg on Twitter and Instragram: @grconstantine. And explore his work online: www.nowherepeople.org and www.7doors.org

    Overview:

    The United Nations estimates some 12 million people worldwide are without an effective nationality and are stateless. From Myanmar to Nepal and Malaysia to Thailand, Asia is home to some of the world's largest stateless communities.

    While a person or community can become stateless for any number of reasons, it is the arbitrary denial of this fundamental right by the state, as well as the manifestation of discrimination and intolerance into policy, that rest at the heart of this global issue.

    In August of 2017, many people in Canada were introduced for the first time to the persecution of the stateless Rohingya community from Myanmar (also called Burma). Described by the UN as a “text book case of ethnic cleansing,” others have claimed it is just one more step in a genocidal process that has spanned decades. This recent 'scorched earth' campaign by the Myanmar authorities and members of the local Rakhine Buddhist community has essentially eradicated the Rakhine State of the Rohingya by forcing 700,000 Rohingya out of the country and into neighbouring Bangladesh. It is the fastest and largest humanitarian crisis in the world today.

    Documentary photographer, Greg Constantine has been documenting the persecution of the Rohingya community for 12 years, including time in Bangladesh in September 2017. Join us for this special presentation of his groundbreaking work on global statelessness. Greg will discuss this recent wave of violence toward the Rohingya under the civilian-led government of the NLD and Aung San Suu Kyi, how little if anything is being done to hold anyone to account for the atrocities, the response from ASEAN to the crisis, and how the issue of statelessness extends well beyond Asia and impacts societies and the lives of millions elsewhere in the world.

    Where

    Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada’s Vancouver office
    900-675 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1N2

    When

    March 15, 2018 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    Contact

    Please RSVP to Events Manager Mandy Ng at mandy.ng@asiapacific.ca

    For more information contact Communications Manager Michael Roberts at michael.roberts@asiapacific.ca

  • March 14, 2018 Vancouver BC

    NAFTA and CPTPP: How are Trade Agreements Changing our Relationship with Asia and the United States?

    A private roundtable discussion with Deputy Ambassador Kirsten Hillman. The discussion will offer insights into where we are with NAFTA, how we anticipate CPTPP rolling out; and how are these agreements and others on the horizon changing the geopolitical landscape for Canada?

    By Invitation Only

    Where

    APF Canada Vancouver Boardroom
    900-675 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver BC
    V6B 1N2

    When

    March 14, 2018, 9:00am to 10:30am

    Contact

    For any questions, contact Mandy Ng at mandy.ng@asiapacific.ca

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