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“Exporting into New Markets: China and Hong Kong”: Free Event for Companies Located Within Toronto Nov.8, 8:15 AM

This video presents “Hong Kong is Canada favored trade hub with 300,000 Canadian live in HK”:

  • Speaker: J. Ian Burchett, Canadian Consul General, Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong has rocketed to join the top 10 trade partners with Canada, mainly due to the SAR’s dynamic and sophisticated marketplace, says Canada’s recently-appointed Consul General in Hong Kong
  • Ian Burchett says his country’s largest consulate abroad explains to Canadian companies how to use Hong Kong as a platform for Asia
  • Sleepless in Hong Kong – James Ian Burchett was appointed Canada’s Consul General in Hong Kong and Macau in April
    • He has served at various Canadian diplomatic missions since 1990, including Beijing and Washington DC
  • Mr Burchett says Asia is a key priority for Canada, with Hong Kong and Macau playing an important role in Canadian commercial success in the region

"Exporting into New Markets: China and Hong Kong": Free Event for Companies Located Within Toronto Nov.8, 8:15 AM
“Exporting into New Markets: China and Hong Kong”: Free Event for Companies Located Within Toronto Nov.8, 8:15 AM

Exporting into New Markets: China and Hong Kong

November 8, 2012 – Toronto, Canada

FREE Admission for Companies Located Within the City of Toronto

8:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:15 a.m.)

Venue: Ontario Investment and Trade Centre, 250 Yonge Street, 35th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M7A 2H1

Presented by the City of Toronto and the Canada China Business Council

Hong Kong is an excellent channel for accessing China’s consumers, and offers many advantages for foreign companies interested in exporting to this diverse and expanding market. On Thursday, November 8, join the City of Toronto and the Canada China Business Council (CCBC) to learn how to leverage Hong Kong and export into China.

CCBC members and non-members are invited to purchase tickets for this important event. City of Toronto companies will receive complimentary registration. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Jiang, program officer for CCBC Toronto, at (416) 954-3800 ext. 317 or by e-mail at

Ticket Price:

Companies located within the City of Toronto- FREE to attend
Companies located outside of the City of Toronto – $50 + 13% HST = $56.50
(This event is sponsored by the City of Toronto, Economic Development & Culture department, and is therefore offered at no cost only to Toronto-based companies.)


08:15 – 09:00 Registration and Networking

09:00 – 09:05 Welcome remarks from CCBC and Program emcee Tony Gostling

09:05 – 09:10 Welcoming remarks from Michael Thompson, Chair – Toronto Economic Development and Culture Committee, Vice-Chair of the Toronto Police Services Board and the City Councillor representing Ward 37, Scarborough Centre

09:10 – 09:30 a.m  Hong Kong Opportunities – Gloria Lo – Director, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO)

09:30 – 10:00 Export Trade Financing Solutions, Chris Evans Sr., EDC

10:00 – 10:15 Canadian Trade Commissioners Service – Speaker TBA

10:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 11:00 China Market Entry Strategies – Tony Gostling, Canada China Business Council

11:00- 11:30 Corporate Structures, IP protection, Contracts and Dispute Resolution, Todd Bissett, BLG

11:30 -11:50 Panel Discussion on China Experience featuring Todd Bissett and Tony Gostling. This session will be interactive

11:50 – 12:00 Closing remarks

Seminar speakers will discuss how to export into Hong Kong and China.

The speakers are

  • Gloria Lo (Director, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office)
  • Luc Fournier (Assistant Vice-President, Global Trade and Receivables Finance)
  • HSBC’s Tony Gostling (Director – Membership and Outreach, Canada China Business Council)
  • Todd Bissett (Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP)

Please click here for registration info.


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