Sorry for being so last minute about this posting.  Anyway, the Canada China Business Council (CCBC) is putting on a China Business Workshop at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia on Monday, March 11 and I am going to be one of the speakers.

This is the “fifth instalment of this popular cross-Canada series,” offering “real-life practical solutions to many of the issues that Canadian companies face when doing business in China.”

The following will be speakers and/or panelists at this event:

Tony Gostling, Director of Member Services and Outreach, CCBC

Dan Harris, Founding Member, Harris Bricken, LLP and author of China Law Blog

Wallace Ip, Team Leader and Trade Commissioner (Investment Promotion) Embassy of Canada in Beijing

Lee Kane, Team Leader and Trade Commissioner (Natural Resources), Embassy of Canada in Beijing

Kristina Koehler, China Director, Klako Group (based in Hong Kong)

Bob Kwauk, Managing Partner Beijing, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Donald Lindsay, President and CEO, Teck Resources Limited

Kishore Sakhrani , Director, Orangefield ICS Limited (based in Hong Kong)

This program is designed for the following:

  • Companies that source and export from China
  • Companies involved in bilateral investment
  • Companies manufacturing in or exporting to China
  • Service companies involved with China
The schedule is per the below:
07:30 – 08:00      Registration and networking; continental breakfast

08:00 – 08:10      Welcoming remarks and day overview

08:10 – 08:20      Overview of TCS in China, Ren Qing, DFAIT

08:20 – 08:50      RMB & Banking in China and HK, speaker tbd.

08:50 – 09:20      How to Sell into China, Kristina Koehler, Klako

09:20 – 09:50      Contracts, Dispute Resolutions & IP Protection, Dan Harris, Harris Bricken

09:50 – 10:05      Coffee break and networking

10:05 – 10:35      Forming an Entity in China & Hong Kong, Elizabeth Thomson, ICS Orangefield

10:35 – 11:05      Supply Chain Management, Tony Gostling, CCBC

11:05 – 11:35      Targeting 2nd and 3rd Tier Cities in China: Opportunities and Obstacles, Wallace Ip, DFAIT

11:35 – 12:20      Panel – Attracting Chinese Investments- A Strategic Choice and a New Approach, Lee Kane, Moderator

12:30 – 13:40      Buffet lunch with keynote address by Don Lindsay, President and CEO, Teck Resources Limited

Hope to see you there, eh.