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Japan-Canada Innovation Partnership Forum in Vancouver

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Friday, 16 November 2018 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM (PST)

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Japan-Canada 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations

JETRO is pleased to host a Forum to commemorate the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Canada. The main theme of the event is innovation and how Canada and Japan can work together to advance innovation to the benefit of both Canadian and Japanese companies.

To set the scene, we will have a presentation by JETRO to give a broad overview of business and innovation ties between Japan and Canada, after which we will hear from one of the leading players, Fujitsu Intelligence Technology, who have recently established their AI headquarters in Vancouver. We will also hear from a panel of B.C. companies that have either established operations in Japan or have formed partnerships with Japanese firms to hear how they have achieved their success and what advice they can give to other B.C. companies looking to partner with Japan.

We are also greatly honoured to have a number of special VIP guests in attendance: Mr. Takashi Hatori, Consulate-General of Japan in Vancouver; The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion; and The Honourable Bruce Ralston, B.C. Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology.

 

Date:

Friday, November 16, 2018

10:00 am to 1:00 pm (registration starting at 9:30 am)

 

Venue:

Simon Fraser University - Vancouver Campus

Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6B 5K3

 

Organizer:

-      Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

    

Supporting Organizations:

- Global Affairs Canada (Trade Commissioner Service)

- Government of British Columbia, Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology

- Western Economic Diversification Canada

- National Research Council – Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)

- DigiBC, The Interactive & Digital Media Industry Association of BC

- Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

- Canada Japan Society of British Columbia
   (others to be confirmed)

 

 

AGENDA:

 

9:30 am – 10:00 am:         REGISTRATION / NETWORKING

10:00 am – 12:15 pm:         FORUM

Welcome Remarks:

-      The Honourable Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology

-      Mr. Takashi Hatori, Consulate-General of Japan in Vancouver

-      Mr. Takuji Sakai, Executive Director, JETRO Toronto

 

Keynote Speech:

-      Ms. Naoko Yoshizawa, CEO, Fujitsu Intelligence Technology

 

Panel Presentation and Open Q&A:

-      The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion

-      Moderator: Mr. John Tak, Strategic Advisor, Western Economic Diversification Canada

    • Andrew Fursman, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Office,Qbit
    • Amor Blackstock Pedroso, Director, Finance & Administration, CadMakers 
    • Anwar Sukkarie, Founder & CEO, LOOPShare
    • Mark Soares, President & CEO, Unifiller Systems Inc. 

Introduction of JETRO Services:

      -      Ms. Gayle Oyama, JETRO Vancouver

Closing Remarks:

-      Mr. Christian Hansen, Director and Senior Trade Commissioner, Canadian Trade Commissioner Service -   British Columbia and Yukon 

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm:           NETWORKING RECEPTION

 

 

Deadline:

Monday, November 12, 2018

*This event is free of charge but pre-registration is mandatory

 

*****If you have any other questions, please contact JETRO Vancouver*****

T: 604-684-4174;  

E: info_vancouver@jetro.go.jp

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Simon Fraser University - Vancouver Campus
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
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Friday, 16 November 2018 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM (PST)


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The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a Japanese Government trade and investment promotion agency under Japan’s Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI) which provides free support for foreign companies to establish their presence in the Japanese market.

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