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Entering & Expanding in the Chinese Market

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Four Points by Sheraton

285 King Street E

Kingston, ON K7L 3B1

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The Kingston Economic Development Corporation is hosting a one day business summit Entering and Expanding in the Chinese Market. We 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.

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FREE for businesses and service providers located within the City of Kingston.

We welcome interested parties from outside Kingston to attend, but there will be a registration fee

Format

In working with local businesses, we have learned that there are some gaps in knowledge about the resources available to Canadian businesses as well as best practices to enter the market and remain competitive. The Chinese market is in perpetual motion; China's drive to become a globally recognized nation of innovators may shape the world economy in the years to come.

The agenda has been developed to provide information and resources for businesses in two streams: businesses that have limited exposure to the Chinese market and would like to learn more ; and businesses that have some exposure to the market that are addressing challenges or creating a larger presence.

The morning includes presentations that will benefit all attendees, followed by a networking lunch to facilitate knowledge sharing between attendees, and one on one conversations with speakers. The afternoon is divided into two streams of concurrent panel sessions - Entering the Market and Expanding in the Market. The panel discussions will be moderated and each panel will include experts in the field as well as local business representatives.

NEW TOURISM PRESENTATION~ We are excited to include an additional presentation at 1:15 pm, Capturing the Chinese Travel Market. Tailored for the tourism industry, learn about the opportunities to increase sales for the Canada-China Year of Tourism!

The summit will wrap up with a networking reception to allow attendees to interact with panelists from both streams and share knowledge with one another.

Who Should Attend

Business owners, executives, sales professionals and/or individuals who provide business support services.

Agenda

Morning

8:30 - 9:00 am Registration & Networking

9:00 - 9:15 am Opening Remarks

9:15 -10:00 am Key Note Address: Consul General He Wei

10:00-11:00 am Doing Business Abroad, Protecting Your IP in China

Innovation Science & Economic Development Canada, Intellectual Property Office

11:00 -11:15 am Break

11:15 -12:15 pm Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service: Who We Are & What We Do

Networking Lunch 12:15 - 1:15 pm

Afternoon: Concurrent Sessions

1:15 pm Entering the Market: Preparing for Entry: Due Diligence Moderator: Ms. Meilan Fan, Vice President, Chinese Canadian Association Kingston & District

Panel
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
Ms. Amelia Choi, Founder & President, Choi Tech and Law

1:15 pm 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

1:15 pm Capturing the Chinese Travel Market: OTT Pay
Mr. Robin Tam, Regional Manager, OTT Pay
Mr. Jevons Tam, Senior Business Development Manager, OTT Pay

2:45 pm 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
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


2:45 pm 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.
Mr. Peter Zhang, Counsel, Gowling WLG Law Firm, China & East Asia Initiative
Dr. Guojie Qi, Zhongguancun Science Park, Toronto Office

Networking Reception 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Venue

Four Points by Sheraton, 285 King Street East, Kingston ON Rooms at a group rate are available Thursday, January 25 and/or Friday, January 26 Book HERE or call Four Points (613) 544-4434 to book under the group name Entering and Expanding in the Chinese Market One Day Summit

We hope you can join us!

For more information please contact Business Development Officers, Carey Bidtnes (Bidtnes@kingstoncanada.com) or Yina Wang (Wang@kingstoncanada.com

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