Summit

Entering & Expanding in the Chinese Market

The Kingston Economic Development Corporation is hosting a one day business summit Entering and Expanding in the Chinese Market. They are working with the office of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Toronto, and are pleased that Consul General He Wei will be opening the summit.

Friday, January 26, 2018
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Four Points by Sheraton
285 King Street E. Kingston, ON

Register here!

Create an Agenda that fits with your schedule - you do not need to attend the entire day - select the sessions you are interested in when registering. Space is limited, so register today!

Morning

8:30am: Registration & Networking
9:00am: Opening Remarks
9:15am: Key Note Address: Consul General He Wei
10:00am: Doing Business Abroad, Protecting Your IP in China, Canadian Intellectual Property Office
11:00am: Break
11:15am: Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service: Who We Are & What We Do

Networking Lunch 12:15 - 1:15 pm

Afternoon: Concurrent Sessions                                                                

1:15pm:

Entering the Market: Preparing for Entry: Due Diligence
Moderator: Ms. Meilan Fan, Vice President, Chinese Canadian Association Kingston & District

Panel:

Ms. Amelia Choi, Founder & President, Choi Tech and Law
Dr. Yafan Huang, President & Chief Scientific Officer, Performance Plants
Mr. Gary Guo, Managing Director, Chinway International Ltd.
Ms. Bei Wang, China Lead, Canadian Dairy Commission
Mr. Laurent Massam, Partner, Gowling WLG Law Firm, Intellectual Property

Expanding in the Market: Positioning Your Product or Service
Moderator: Ms. Sarah Kutulakos, Executive Director & CEO, Canada China Business Council

Panel:
Mr. Chester Burtt, Director, Focus Graphite
Mr. Sina Tahamtan, President, Canadian Wine Exporters
Ms. Shirley Wong, Head of Investment Promotion, Canada, Invest Hong Kong
Ms. Thatcher Sun, Program Manager, Canada-China Economic & Cultural Center
Mr. Jianhe Han, President, Beijing Oriental Re-Sun Prosthetics & Orthotics Technology Development Co

Capturing the Chinese Travel Market: OTT Pay

Mr. Robin Tam, Regional Manager, OTT Pay
Mr. Jevons Tam, Senior Business Development Manager, OTT Pay

2:45pm:

Entering the Market: Business Etiquette
Moderator: Mr. Shai Dubey, Adjunct Assistant Professor & Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Business Law, Smith Queen's School of Business

Panel:
Mr. Don Young, Vice President, International Education, St. Lawrence College
Mr. Chester Burtt, Director, Focus Graphite
Ms. Sarah Kutulakos, Executive Director & CEO, Canada China Business Council
Ms. Shirley Wong, Head of Investment Promotion, Canada, Invest Hong Kong

Expanding in the Market: Securing a Partner in China
Moderator: Dr. Stephen Brown, Associate Professor, Queen’s University

Panel:
Mr. Doug Wilton, President & CEO, Tecta PDS
Ms. Bei Wang, China Lead, Canadian Dairy Commission
Mr. Gary Guo, Managing Director, Chinway International Ltd.
Dr. Guojie Qi, Zhongguancun Science Park Toronto Office

Networking Reception 4:30 - 6:30 pm