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Exploring life, business, and the economy today
November and December webinar series of three episodes each: 1. Exploring life, business, and the economy in China today and 2. Decarbonization - understanding the global energy transition
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We all know now that China is BIG and getting bigger. More confident and ever changing. More ambitious and influential on a global scale. McKinsey reports that China's economy now exceeds that of the US and "... is unique and is set to retain its pre-eminent role as the engine of global consumption growth post-pandemic. Companies will require a focused strategy if they wish to continue playing a part in what many would argue is the world’s most exciting consumer story". This should come as no surprise knowing that China's economy has become more diversified, as domestic services supplement it's massive manufacturing and exports sector and established trading channels.
We'd like to know more. Why and how can Canada's SMEs succeed in adding China to their market? Why and how can governments assist? Consider "He who knows his customer best has no competition". Getting to know China is step #2. So if you and your firm are already at step #1 - ambitious and want to grow or are just "curious", then let's get to know China and the Chinese market better.
To help we've assembled a series of webinars about China today - life, business and the economy. Join us...for free, just REGISTER and we'll email you a Zoom invitation.
Life, business, and the economy in China today.
This 3-episode webinar commences with "A view of life in today's China", followed by further insights to it's economy, leadership, and opportunities for trading with Canada. SAVE THE DATES and the time 4:00-5:30 MST using the following url/link to access the webinars https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85896241732
Chaired by Doug Horner is currently a Partner with P3 Capital advising and developing Canada-China business relationships. Chairman of the Canada Asia Synergy Group - Business to business matching and advisory group for China and Canada and linking business, academia, and networks between Canada and Asia. Also President of Timber Wolf Investment - Advisory, network and consulting services to broad range of industries on value added agriculture, International trade, and how Provincial and federal governments work. Nominated in Alberta to serve as Senator; awaiting appointment by the Canadian Government. Formerly elected for four terms as MLA to the Government of Alberta during which he served as Treasurer. Graduate of the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
Guests - November 25th
Lu Xu Consul General Lu Xu took office as Consul General of the People’s Republic of Shina in Calgary in September 2017. Her diplomatic career began in 1991 and has rich diplomatic experience. Previously, she served as the deputy director of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China and worked in the Chinese Embassy in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Consulate General in San Francisco, the Embassy in the Czech Republic and the Embassy in the Slovak Republic Married.
Gordon Houlden Director Emeritus of the China Institute, Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Professor of the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta. Professor Houlden joined the Canadian Foreign Service in 1976, serving in Ottawa and abroad. Twenty-two of his thirty-two years in the Canadian Foreign Service were spent working on Chinese economic, trade and political affairs for the Government of Canada including five postings in China. He also served at Canadian Embassy in Havana and Warsaw, and at Canada National Defence College. His last assignment before joining the University of Alberta in 2008 was as Director General of the East Asian Bureau of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, responsible for Greater China, Japan, the Koreas and Mongolia.
Under Professor Houlden’s leadership, the China Institute focused on contemporary China studies, with an emphasis on Canada’s trade, investment and bilateral relations with the PRC, and Asian security issues. His third co-edited book on the South China Sea was published in the summer of 2021 by Bristol University Press.
David Wong In 2012, David retired from the Government of Alberta and the Canadian Embassy. He provided business consulting to Alberta Advanced Education, Alberta Innovates and from 2017 has been the China Representative for The Schulich School of Engineering, Graduate Program, University of Calgary. He remains in Beijing and travels throughout China, assisting numerous Chinese Universities that have collaboration with UofC. Earlier in his career David served as Managing Director of the Government of Alberta China Office responsible for Alberta operations in the Greater China region with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei. His diplomatic position was Counselor. His former role was Diplomat with the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade posted to the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei, as the Agriculture Trade Commissioner. Prior to that for the Government of Alberta's Department of Agriculture Food and Rural Development he served as the Trade Director for China/Hong Kong and was promoted to Senior International Trade Director of Asia Pacific.
He is also a writer for the monthly publication called Jin Mag which is circulated in Tianjin, a city of 11 million 100 km south of Beijing. David’s topics include culture, education, business and travel. David is knowledgeable of China and Canada, been to every province and is an excellent bridge for culture and business. “Anything is possible in China but Nothing is easy.”
Barry Mehr President of Mehr Holdings, Board Chair and CEO of Canada's Ha Ling Mountain Enterprises and founder and Board member of the Canada/Asia Synergy Group. Barry has held industry Board positions in agriculture, food, and technology innovation. Prior to his return to the private sector Barry was Deputy Minister for the Alberta Government's Departments of: Economic Development, Innovation and Science, and Agriculture. Prior to that he was a senior manager with the Swift Canadian Company. Barry has also been Chair and Board member for Olds College and it's Centre of Innovation and the Alberta Science and Research Authority. He received his B.A. in Food Chemistry from the University of Toronto.
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WEBINAR. December 2nd, 16th, and 23rd. Decarbonization - an Alberta perspective. The public webinar's 3-episodes each feature a Panel Chair and 3 presentations, exploring Decarbonization from three perspectives: The Global Energy Economy - the forces and source of change, Panel Chair - Eric Newell; Emerging Technologies - addressing climate change, Panel Chair - Eddy Issacs; and Pathway to Energy and Economic Sustainability - the transition, Panel Chair - Jim Carter. SAVE THE DATES and the time 4:00-5:30 MST using the following url/link to access the webinars
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