Events Archive

  • January 21, 2017 Vancouver, BC

    Asia Connect Student Working Group Showcase Competition

    Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada invites you to the Asia Connect Student Working Group Showcase event! Come and see the works of local post-secondary students on contemporary Asia issues and vote for your favourite research project.

    A networking event, hosted by the Asia Pacific Youth Council, will give attendees the opportunity to mingle with young professionals working in Asia related careers.

    Showcase topics include:

    • ASEAN Diaspora in BC and Business Opportunities
    • Corruption and Modern Technology in Indonesia
    • Education in Japan and Ethics
    • Hazing in Indonesia
    • Rohingya Crisis and Canada
    • Trans-Pacific Partnership and Ethics

     *This event is open to the public.

    Where

    APF Canada's Boardroom
    900 - 675 W. Hastings St.
    Vancouver, BC

    When

    Saturday, January 21
    1:00pm - 4:30pm

    Contact

    jenny.sung
    @asiapacific.ca

  • December 12, 2016 Online

    Canada-ASEAN Week: Doing Business with ASEAN Webinars

    Strategy and operations management consulting firm Tractus Asia is hosting a webinar series 'Canada-ASEAN Week' from December 12-to-16 to mark the upcoming 40th anniversary of Canada-ASEAN relations. The webinars will focus on the opportunities and challenges for Canadian companies investing in and trading with five of the most important ASEAN member states: Vietnam; Thailand; Indonesia; Myanmar; and Singapore. 

    Tractus managers from Vietnam (Dec. 12), Thailand (Dec. 13), Indonesia (Dec. 14), Myanmar (Dec. 15) and Singapore (Dec. 16) will present twice each day, once during Canadian business hours (8 a.m. PDT/12 p.m. EDT), and once during Asia business hours (mid-afternoon sessions).

    The webinars are free to view. For more information and to register for a Tractus Asia Canada-ASEAN webinar, click here.

    Where

    Online

    When

    December 12 - 16, 2016

    Contact

    Register here.

  • December 8, 2016 Vancouver, BC

    Canada-Korea FTA & Clean Energy Cooperation

    This half-day conference, hosted by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Vancouver and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada), will consist of a panel discussion and series of presentations in which Korean and BC businesses, government and academia will share their experiences and knowledge on the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement and how it has changed Korea-BC economic relations. Renewable energy options and eco-friendly city planning initiatives will also be discussed.

    Sessions include: CKFTA - Ways to Enhance Greater Business & Commerce; LNG Energy Cooperation; Renewable Energy; and Eco-Friendly City Planning.   

     

    Where

    Four Season Vancouver
    791 W. Georgia Street
    Vancouver, BC

    When

    Thursday, December 8
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Contact

    events@asiapacific.ca

  • November 25, 2016 Toronto, ON

    Geopolitics & Business in Northeast Asia

    The Canada Korea Business Council presents 'Geopolitics & Business in Northeast Asia', a seminar aimed at helping Canadian business executives and economic development managers gain a deeper understanding of how to be successful in one of the largest economies in the World - Northeast Asia.

    Companies assessing investment opportunities or governments considering their foreign policy and global economic objectives need to understand transformations in geopolitics and international security. Understanding the history, culture and politics of Korea, China and Japan is critical for succeeding in the Asian market. 

    Find more details here

    Where

    Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
    Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower
    22 Adelaide St. W. Suite 3400
    Toronto, ON

    When

    Friday, November 25
    3:00 pm

    Contact

    Register here

  • November 24, 2016 Vancouver, BC

    Event: An Update on Bangladesh

    John Richards, an economist teaching in the SFU Public Policy School and a scholar in residence at the C.D. Howe Institute, is presenting the political economy of Bangladesh, its recent history, social policy and expansion of the garment sector (Bangladesh is the world's second largest ready-made garment exporter after China) during this roundtable discussion. 

    Along with his teaching work, Richards works extensively in Bangladesh and has published numerous monographs and articles on social and economic aspects of Bangladesh and South Asia. 

    This event is open to the public.

    Where

    APF Canada's Vancouver Office
    900 - 675 W. Hastings St.
    Vancouver, BC

    When

    Thursday, November 24
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

     

    Contact

    RSVP to events@asiapacific.ca

  • November 22, 2016 Vancouver, BC

    Journalism in Challenging Times: Media as Guardians of Democracy and Watchdogs of Society

    For decades, the Philippine media has been called the freest in Asia, carving its place as the guardians of democracy and the watchdogs of society.  But are times changing?  Gigi Grande talks about journalism under the new political leadership.

    Gigi Grande is the 2016 Marshall McLuhan Fellow – Philippines. She is a news editor and presenter of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation in the Philippines.  A journalist for almost twenty years now, Ms. Grande is currently a correspondent for ABS-CBN’s Investigative Research group, responsible for producing in-depth news reports for the network’s various news platforms.  She is also the anchor of The World Tonight Saturday and News Now on the ABS-CBN News Channel.

    She won the McLuhan Fellowship for her excellent reportage of the issues surrounding the Philippine national elections early this year.  As an editor, she is also tasked to mentor and edit stories of reporters who contribute investigative reports.  She had also managed a team of reporters covering the various political and Cabinet beats.  She graduated with a degree in Tourism from the University of the Philippines.  

    In her long career with ABS-CBN, she held various positions including being news bureau chief for ABS-CBN Australia, host and correspondent for the documentary program “The Correspondents,” and a news reporter covering defense, foreign affairs, elections, and the Church.

    *This event is open to the public.

    Where

    APF Canada's Vancouver Boardroom
    900 - 675 W. Hastings St.
    Vancouver, BC

    When

    Tuesday, November 22 Presentation 12:30pm – 1:30pm                       Q&A (students only) 1:30pm – 2:30pm

    Contact

    RSVP to events@asiapacific.ca 

  • November 14, 2016 Vancouver, BC

    The Pacific Islands' Rising - and Surprising - Geostrategic Significance

    Think that those small Pacific islands where people go for get-away-from-it-all vacations are marginal to global strategic interests? Think again. Even Canada is getting more interested. In September 2016, Global Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion became the first Canadian minister to attend the Pacific Island Forum. In this APF Canada talk, Cleo Paskal, Associate Fellow at Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) and Pierre Elliott Trudeau Visiting Fellow at CÉRIUM, explain why, as she identifies several aspects of the 16-member Pacific Island Forum (PIF) that have augmented the group's global significance. These include:

    • Geostrategic location between the Americas and Asia
    • Extensive global footprint (one-sixth of the earth's surface)
    • Pivotal collective voting power within international forums
    • Growing importance to China's strategic positioning

    This event is open to the public.

    Where

    APF Canada's Vancouver Boardroom
    900 - 675 W. Hastings St.
    Vancouver, BC

     

    When

    Monday, November 14
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Contact

    events@asiapacific.ca

  • October 7, 2016 Toronto, ON

    Japan Now Lecture Series: Multi-ethnic Japan

    The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto is hosting a lecture on multi-ethnic Japan as part of the the Japan Now lecture series. This lecture will give a snapshot of ethnic minorities in Japan today and discuss challenges Japan is facing as well as efforts being made to rectify them. It also tries to analyze the current status of Japan’s multi-ethnization by referring to its historical contexts and geopolitical environments. See here for more details. 

    Speaker Bio:
    Masayuki Tadokoro is a Professor at Keio University, who previously taught at the National Defense Academy. He studied at Kyoto University and the London School of Economics. His primary field is international political economy, but he works also on Japanese foreign and security policy. Currently he is on sabbatical at the University of Waterloo.

    Where

    Hart House
    University of Toronto
    7 Hart House Circle
    Music Room
    West Wing, 2nd Floor

    When

    Friday, October 7
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Contact

    eileen.lam@utoronto.ca
    416-946-8918

  • October 5, 2016 Vancouver, BC

    Dialogue on the Prospect of Canada-China Relations

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada in partnership with the Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies at Simon Fraser University's Beedie School of Business is co-hosting a dialogue with newly immigrated Chinese entrepreneurs in Canada on “The Prospect of Canada-China Relations.”

    Former Canadian politician and former member of the Canadian Senate, the Honourable Jack Austin, will share his insights on the development of Canada-China’s relations and how he sees the relationship evolving.

    The dialogue will be in English with Mandarin interpretation, followed by a session for questions and answers. This event is by invitation only.

    Where

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    900 – 675 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC V6B 1N2

    When

    6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Contact

    eventschina@asiapacific.ca

  • September 28, 2016 Burnaby, BC

    Japan and South Korea - Export Seminar

    The BC Ministries of Agriculture and International Trade in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and Grounded Strategies are pleased to invite you to attend an export opportunity seminar focused on Japan and South Korea.

    Opportunities for British Columbia Food and Beverage Exporters

    There is growing demand in Japan and South Korea for high-quality, healthy food and beverage products, making them ideal entry markets for B.C. exporters looking to expand into Asia. Come learn from experienced trade experts about opportunities in these markets and how your company can leverage Japan and South Korea to achieve success in Asia.

    What to Expect:

    PRESENTATIONS - Learn about food and beverage market opportunities and gather market intelligence and export tips from experienced trade experts. Bring your questions about what and how to sell into Japan and South Korea.

    NETWORKING - Join guest speakers from Japan and South Korea, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, federal and provincial government trade representatives, and fellow exporters over lunch.

    ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS - Bring your products and receive feedback on what you need to do to successfully export to Japan and /or South Korea. Book your appointment when you register.

    OPEN FORUM  - Learn about available resources, the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement and government programs and services available to B.C. food and beverage exporters.

    Where

    Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre
    4331 Dominion Street
    Burnaby, BC
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    When

    Wed, 28 September 2016
    8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
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    Contact

    Click here for tickets and more information.

  • September 22, 2016 Vancouver, BC

    China Trade and Investment Summit

    The BC-Jiangsu Business Council is hosting the Canada-China Trade & Investment Summit on September 22, 2016, in collaboration with the BC Ministry of International Trade and the Government of Jiangsu (China).

    Presentations will focus on trade and investment opportunities in technology, clean energy and natural resources. The Summit will feature pitch presentations from innovative Canadian companies. The winner of the pitch competition will receive a 3 day trip to Nanjing, Jiangsu consisting of organized meetings with key investors, partners and government officials.

    Speakers include: 
    - Hon. Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade
    - Director, Jiangsu Ministry of Commerce
    - Director, Nanjing Economic & Technological Zone 
    - Dr. Yves Tiberghien, Director, Institute of Asian Research
    - Colin Metcalfe, VP Corporate Affairs, Ridley Terminal 
    - David Brett, President & CEO, EnGold Mines Ltd. 
    - Andre Garber, Director, Dentons Canada Startup Program

    Special early bird rate until August 31. See here for more details on the event. 

    Where

    The Vancouver Club
    915 West Hastings St.
    Vancouver

    When

    Thursday, September 22
    Registration from 2:30 PM

    Contact

    Register here

  • September 14, 2016 Vancouver, BC

    Save-the-Date: BC-India Partnership Summit

    SAVE-THE-DATE

    Canada-India Business Council (C-IBC) is collaborating with the BC Ministry of International Trade and the Indian government to host the BC-India Partnership Summit on September 15, 2016. The focus of the summit is infrastructure and clean technology. The speakers include BC and Indian government officials and private sector experts.

    Reception   September 14 from 6:00 PM 
    Summit       September 15 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM 

    Where

    Vancouver, BC
    Venue TBC

    When

    September 14 & 15

    Contact

    416 214 5947 or events@canada-indiabusiness.com

  • September 12, 2016 Vancouver, BC

    Young Canadians in the 21st Asia-Pacific Century: Opportunities and Preparation

    As the 21st century is widely considered to be the century of the Asia-Pacific, Canadian governments, both at the federal and provincial levels, have made efforts to expand their relations with Asian countries through trade & investment. A question has arisen: How can young Canadians prepare for the Asia-Pacific Century? The Asia Pacific Youth Council (APYC) will be hosting an event to address this issue. The speaker panel includes experts from the areas of academia, government and business in Asia-related positions. The panel will discuss the emergence of the Asia-Pacific, introduce what opportunities there are for young Canadians in the region, and highlight what skills/experiences young Canadians would need to prepare for this era of Asia-Pacific.

    Speakers include: Dr. Paul Evans, Professor at Institute of Asian Research & Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC; Mr. Paul Irwin, Executive Director, East Asia at Trade & Invest British Columbia; Ms. Carolyn Bailey-Ling, Trade Commissioner at Global Affairs Canada, Pacific Regional Office and Aaron Cho, Fourth-year Finance & Human Resources Co-op Student, UBC Sauder School of Business. 

    Free Admission.

    Where

    APF Canada's Vancouver Boardroom
    900 - 675 W. Hastings St.
    Vancouver, BC

    When

    Monday, September 12
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Contact

    Register with Nushrat Anjum, VP of
    Event Logistics at logistics.apyc@asiapacific.ca

  • August 4, 2016 Vancouver, BC

    Floor 9 Salon Series: Pacific Post Modern


    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is pleased to host the second instalment of the Floor 9 Salon Series, a quarterly interdisciplinary arts and cultural showcase of local and visiting artists who have roots in the Asia Pacific.

    A free, public presentation, "Pacific Post Modern" features:

    • novelist and poet Larissa Lai, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Calgary
    • multimedia artist Andrew Lee, whose installations have been exhibited in New York, Malmo and Vancouver
    • award-winning poet Rita Wong, who has written four books of poetry and is currently working on an anthology about water

    More information on the "Pacific Post Modern" event and guest artists can be found here

    This event is open to the public, but registration is required via events@asiapacific.ca

    Where

    APF Canada's Vancouver Office
    900 - 675 W. Hastings St.
    Vancouver, BC

    When

    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    August 4, 2016

    Contact

    RSVP at events@asiapacific.ca 

  • August 3, 2016 Vancouver, Bc

    Opportunities for Students in Asia - Information Session

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and Simon Fraser University's International Studies Student Association (ISSA) is hosting an information session that will focus on introducing opportunities for students to gain experience in Asia. The event will feature speakers from SFU Study Abroad, International Co-op and SFU AIESEC. 

    The event is open to all SFU students. 

    Where

    APF Canada's Vancouver Office
    900 - 675 W. Hastings St.
    Vancouver, BC

    When

    Wednesday, August 3
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Contact

    Register here.
    Contact jenny.sung@asiapacific.ca with questions.

     

  • July 5, 2016 Vancouver, BC

    Dialogue on Starting a Business in Canada: Corporate Social Responsibility and Model of Cooperation

    The Asia Pacific Foundation and the Jack Austin Center for Asia Pacific Business Studies of Beedie School of Business, SFU is hosting a dialogue with newly immigrated Chinese entrepreneurs in Canada on “Starting a Business in Canada: Corporate Social Responsibility and Model of Cooperation”. Mr. Yuri Fulmer, Chairman, Fulmer Capital Partners, and Mr. Lin Zhishan, Partner, Canada Grizzly Bear Capital, will share their entrepreneurial experience in Canada and their insights on corporate social responsibility and model of cooperation. The first half of the dialogue will be in English with Mandarin interpretation, and the second half is in Mandarin only.

    This event is open to newly immigrated Chinese entrepreneurs. 

    Where

    APF Canada's Vancouver Office
    900 - 675 W. Hastings St.
    Vancouver

    When

    Tuesday, July 5
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Contact

    eventschina@asiapacific.ca for questions or to register

  • June 28, 2016 Vancouver, BC

    Preparing Students for South Korea’s Creative Economy: The Successes and Challenges of Educational Reform

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is hosting Rufina K. Park, Paul Reynolds Post-Graduate Research Fellow, as she discusses how South Korea is transforming its education system to better prepare the next generation for an emerging creative economy. During the presentation, Ms. Park will share her insights on Korea’s two major educational reforms – the Free Semester Program and Software Education – with findings from her field study and interviews with teachers, students, policy-makers, and representatives from the private sector that she conducted between March and May of 2016. 

    This event is open to the public. 

    Where

    APF Canada's Vancouver Office
    900 - 675 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver

    When

    Tuesday, June 28
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

     

    Contact

    events@asiapacific.ca

  • June 23, 2016 Toronto, ON

    Realizing Canada’s Clean Energy Opportunity in Asia

    The 'Realizing Canada’s Clean Energy Opportunity in Asia' workshop will bring together 20 leaders from government, think tanks and the energy industry to develop concrete recommendations for how Canada can improve its performance in exporting renewable energy and energy efficiency technology and services to China, India and South Korea. All recommendations will be synthesized into a final report aimed at federal and provincial government decision makers.

    While global demand for renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies is increasing rapidly, Canada has been losing its global market share in this area. At the same time, many Asian countries, including South Korea and China, have become world-leading consumers and exporters of this technology. As a result, Asian countries are not just potential markets for Canadian renewable energy and energy efficiency technology, but also compete against Canadian providers both in Asia and globally.

    This event is invite-only.

    Where

    Bennett Jones LLP
    100 King St. W.
    Suite 3400
    Toronto

    When

    June 23, 2016
    9:00 am - 1:30 pm

    Contact

    For any questions, please contact
    heather.kincaide@asiapacific.ca 

  • June 17, 2016 Vancouver, BC

    Video Art, Social Change and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement

    In anticipation of the implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, a free-trade agreement designed to promote trade and regional economic integration among Canada and 11 other Pacific Rim countries, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and the Greater Victoria Art Gallery is pleased to present 'Video Art, Social Change and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement', an exhibit of video art by artists from various TPP countries. The exhibit’s curator, Haema Sivanesen, is in Vancouver to show video clips of the exhibit to highlight the artist's work, and will discuss how they have researched and engaged with a long history of trans-Pacific and trans-American trade and exchange. She will be joined by one of the exhibit’s artists, Lucy Aukafolau of New Zealand.

    This event is open to the public.

     

    Where

    APF Canada Vancouver's Board Room
    900 - 675 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC

    When

    Friday, June 17
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Contact

    For questions or to registers contact events@asiapacific.ca

  • June 7, 2016 Vancouver, BC

    A Dialogue on 'Starting a Business in Canada: Governmental Policies and Resources'

    The Asia Pacific Foundation and the Jack Austin Center for Asia Pacific Business Studies at the Beedie School of Business, SFU, is hosting a dialogue with newly immigrated Chinese entrepreneurs in Canada on “Starting a Business in Canada: Governmental Policies and Resources”.  Mr. Jimmy Mitchell, Vice President, AdvantageBC and Ms. Joan Elangovan, Director, Vancouver Economic Commission will share their insights on the supporting system and resources available to businesses and enterprises from the federal, provincial and municipal governments. The dialogue will be in CHINESE.

    This event is open to newly immigrated Chinese entrepreneurs.

    Where

    APF Canada's Vancouver Boardroom
    900 - 675 W. Hastings St.
    Vancouver

     

    When

    Tuesday, June 7
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Contact

    Please contact events@asiapacific.ca for questions or to register.

  • May 24, 2016 Vancouver, BC

    2016 Pacific Finance & Trade Summit

    Stewart Beck, President and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, will be a guest speaker at the Pacific Finance and Trade Summit on May 24 & 25 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

    The second annual Pacific Finance and Trade Summit will look at how Canadians can build the economy with a focus on important new tools in finance and trade. And how we can further develop those advantages to build business in the Pacific, with a commitment to economic growth, sustainability and global trade.

    In partnership with AdvantageBC and the Province of British Columbia, the event will gather business and public sector leaders from across North America, Asia and India to look at new approaches to growing Vancouver’s, BC's and Canada’s economic activity in the Pacific Rim.

    Specific topics will include: building Canada’s status as a gateway for financial and infrastructure services between the Asia Pacific and the Americas; building new markets for trade; expanding our shipping, air and technology industries; and, building our national brand and presence in the Pacific.

    Where

    Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre
    999 Canada Place
    Vancouver, BC

    When

    May 24 & 25, 2016

    Contact

    Register here

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