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What Hong Kong Means to Canada in China and Asia

Canada-China Friendship Society - Ottawa

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

What Hong Kong Means to Canada in China and Asia

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Please join us on May 29 at 7:30 for a special CCFSO Speaker Series with:

Jeff Nankivell, Consul General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao.

What Hong Kong Means to Canada in China and Asia

Canada and Hong Kong share a strong and long-standing relationship. Today, there are over 300,000 Canadians living in Hong Kong – the largest Canadian overseas diaspora in one city outside of Canada.

Hong Kong is a significant market for Canadian goods and services, and most importantly, acts as a strategic regional hub for Canadian companies to access mainland China and other Asian markets. As one of the world’s top financial centres, a regional leader in cargo and passenger transportation, and ranked as the most competitive and free economy in the world, Hong Kong is a natural location in which to do business.

The Consul General of Canada, Jeff Nankivell, will speak on the unique bilateral relationship between Canada and Hong Kong, and why Hong Kong is an important commercial market for Canadian companies. He will also discuss the vital role of Hong Kong as a conduit for mainland China and other Asian investment into international markets, including Canada.

Jeff Nankivell became Consul General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao in August 2016.

  • From 2011 to 2016, Jeff served as Director General responsible for Canada’s official development assistance in Asia, first with the Canadian International Development Agency and then with Global Affairs Canada.
  • Jeff has been posted 3 times to the Canadian Embassy in Beijing: in the development assistance section 1991-95 and 2000-2004 and as Deputy Head of Mission (deputy ambassador) 2008-2011. He is fluent in Mandarin.
  • He also held various positions at the Canadian International Development Agency between 1988 and 2008, working on programs related to China, Russia, strategic policy and international financial institutions.
  • Jeff holds an M.Sc. in political sociology from the London School of Economics, B.A. in international relations from the University of Toronto, and a certificate (one-year program) in Chinese language and culture from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.

Christ church cathedral

414 Sparks Street, Ottawa

(between Bay Street and Bronson Avenue)

Free parking on site off Sparks Street with handicap access

Refreshments and conversation following the presentation and Q&A

All are welcome. No pre-registration required. Entry is free for CCFS members and $15 for non-CCFS members. Tickets and membership are available at the door.

http://www.ccfso.org/


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414 Sparks Street
Ottawa, ON K1R 0B2
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Tuesday, 29 May 2018 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)


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Canada-China Friendship Society - Ottawa

The Canada-China Friendship Society of Ottawa (CCFS-O) is an independent, non-political, membership organization, founded in 1976. It is run by volunteers and has over 250 members. The CCFS-O is dedicated to helping Canadians become better informed about China–its past, its current achievements and challenges, and what the future may hold. For more information, visit our website, http://www.ccfso.org/. 

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