Skip to Content
Thursday, August 30, 2018
9:30 am Registration

9:50 am

Official Opening
Room 200, Beanfield Centre,105 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

Speaker: Virginia Ludy, CEO, Canadian National Exhibition Association

10:00 am

Welcome Remarks
Room 200, Beanfield Centre,105 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

Speaker: Jan De Silva, President and CEO, Toronto Region Board of Trade

10:15 am

Opening Keynote: What the Belt and Road Initiative means for Canadian Businesses
Room 200, Beanfield Centre,105 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

Synopsis: BRI is a powerful opportunity for Canadian businesses to deepen their ties to China. This keynote explores how Canada can get an early start on accessing new markets by participating in the projects that will connect us to them.

Speaker: The Honorable John McCallum, Ambassador of Canada to the People’s Republic of China

10:45 am

Panel Discussion: What Canadian Business Need to Know about BRI
Room 200, Beanfield Centre,105 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

Synopsis: This panel delves into how Canadians can get involved in BRI projects and provides an updated understanding of related markets, benefits and risks

Moderator: Sandra Pupatello, President, Canadian International Avenues Ltd and former Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Trade 

Panel:

  • Michael Lewis, Managing Director, Marsh Canada Ltd.
  • Howard Lin, Professor and Director, Canada-China Institute for Business & Development, Ryerson University
  • Qi Tao, Head of the Corporate Banking Department, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Canada)

11:30 am

Closing Keynote: Brand Canada & China's Rising Middle Class
Room 200, Beanfield Centre,105 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

Synopsis: Canada is one of the world’s most trusted national brands, and that reputation extends to China. The power of Brand Canada is a distinct competitive advantage as Chinese purchasing power rises.

Speaker: Jean Charest, Partner, McCarthy Tetrault LLP and Former Quebec Premier

12:00 pm

Lunch & Networking

1:00 pm

Afternoon Keynote: Belt and Road Initiative Provides Increased  Opportunities for Canada's Trade Diversification
Room 200, Beanfield Centre,105 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

Synopsis: The Belt & Road Initiative is providing the world with development opportunities that connect the global population to new avenues of financing, partnership and expertise. The Chinese government encourages all nations to get involved, and Canada is among the countries who can use this opportunity to expand trade relationships in a time of rising protectionism

Speaker: His Excellency Lu Shaye, Ambassador of People's Republic of China to Canada 

1:30 pm
Breakouts are expert panel discussions focused on specific industries

Evolving Trade Routes 
Room 206-B, Beanfield Centre,105 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

Synopsis: BRI will be one of the biggest overhauls to global trade routes in modern history. An expert panel will discuss what the overhaul will look like and how it will grant enhanced access to new markets for Canadian firms and their trading partners.

Moderator: John Boscariol, Partner, McCarthy Tetrault LLP

Panel:

  • Tim Strauss, Vice President of Cargo, Air Canada Cargo
  • Misko Kancko, Director Global Strategy, Canada Post
  • Jack Mahoney, President, Maersk Line Canada
  • Joseph Lam, Chair, International Business Development Committee of Intelligent Transportation Systems Society of Canada

2:30 pm
Breakouts are expert panel discussions focused on specific industries

Building the Belt & Road
Room 206-C, Beanfield Centre,105 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

Synopsis: At its heart, BRI is an infrastructure initiative. From roads to rail, from bridges to ports, this massive series of projects will require a global effort. This panel will tackle the types of projects conceived by BRI and how Canadian firms can participate.

Moderator: Julia Stefanishina, Global Director, Infrastructure Advisory Lead, Hatch 

Panel:

  • Louis-Martin Richer, Senior Vice-President Construction, Marsh Canada Ltd.
  • Daniel Leslie, Head of Client Coverage & Deputy Head of Commercial Banking, HSBC Bank Canada 
  • Chaoyong Gong, Deputy General Manager, China Construction Bank Toronto Branch
  • Xu (Steve) Tan, President, China Telecom Americas
  • Mario Peloquin, Senior Vice-President, Business Development & Proposals, SNC Lavalin

3:30 pm

Wrap Up & Networking 
Room 206 A-B-C , Beanfield Centre,105 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

4:00 pm End of Forum

 

This site is best viewed in modern browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer 9 or 10.

×