HKCBA National Conference | June 21, 2019 in Markham, ON

21 Jun 2019
9:00am - 7:00pm EDT

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20 Jun 2019
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Event Details

In an ever-changing international business landscape, Hong Kong continues to play a vital role in tapping Asia’s growing middle-class. Previously inaccessible supply chains are freed up, creating a wave of opportunities for market diversification. Learn how best to position your business to benefit from emerging developments in the Asia Pacific region.

The 2019 HKCBA National Conference will:

  • Delve into why the time is now to take advantage of the Hong Kong platform when looking at expansion in Asia 
  • Showcase Canadian business opportunities within the Greater Bay Area and Belt and Road Initiative
  • Explore strategies companies can use to conquer trade with Asia
  • Craft a dialogue on investment trends when looking to attract funding from Hong Kong
  • Create opportunities to network with corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and government officials from across the country

The Conference is ideal for startups, SMEs and corporations alike interested in expanding to or attracting project funding from Hong Kong, active in Asia seeking to propel growth or seeking that competitive advantage in their international strategy. 

Visit our event page for speaker and program updates.


9:00 am - Registration

9:30 am - Welcome Address

  • Emily Mo, Director of The Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office
  • Zoheir Hasanbhai, President of The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (GTA Section)

9:45 am – 10:45 am - Panel 1: Optimal Time to Think Asia, Think Hong Kong again

To examine the role that Hong Kong plays as a source and target of investment between Canada and Hong Kong

10:45 am – 11:45 am - Panel 2: Conquering Canadian resistance to trading in Asia

To explore the whys and wherefores of Canadian SMEs’ aversion to doing business in Asia

12 noon – 1:30 pm - Luncheon and Keynote Speech

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm - Panel 3: Belt and Road Initiative, Greater Bay Area, Express Rail Link

To deliberate the opportunities of the Belt and Road Initiative and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, particularly in light of recent new infrastructure developments in Hong Kong including the Express Rail Link and Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge

3:00 pm – 3: 30 pm - Coffee Break

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm - Panel 4: Funding Opportunities in Hong Kong

To support growing and budding Canadian entrepreneurs in getting funding from Hong Kong and Canada

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm - Closing Remarks

  • Craig Lindsay, National Chair Hong Kong-Canada Business Association

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm - Networking Reception

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of HKCBA

21 Jun 2019
9:00am - 7:00pm EDT

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  • Hilton Suites Markham, 8500 Warden Ave, Markham, ON L6G 1A5

In collaboration with the Hilton Suites, we are pleased to offer out of town participants preferential pricing with the hotel. Booking details can be found here