Two years into the global pandemic, HKCBA, HKETO, HKTDC and other like-minded multiplier partners have been launching proactive and effective initiatives to assist Canadian companies to mitigate the impact of COVID on their business development with Asia through the Hong Kong platform. One deliverable is the continuous availability of the HKTDC platform including international trade fairs and signature conferences, online and hybrid, for Canadian companies to leverage. These are recurrent sector-specific “windows of opportunity” for Canadian companies to beat the COVID barrier and to continue obtaining the latest market intelligence, expanding business contact network and concluding deals.
The objectives of this webinar are to brief the participants on the latest opportunities in Asia in the new normal, what the Hong Kong platform has to offer to Canadian companies and the upcoming sector-specific windows of opportunity for them to leverage.
Registrations are complimentary, but reservations are required.
Registration link: https://bit.ly/031722
Ben Leung, President, HKCBA Calgary Section
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Board Secretary,
Insignia Energy Ltd
Welcome Remarks and Hong Kong Updates (Video Greetings)
Emily Mo, Director
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto)
Windows of Opportunity for Canadian Businesses
Andrew Yui, Director, Canada
Hong Kong Trade Development Council – Toronto Office
Adrienne Ho, Marketing Manager
Hong Kong Trade Development Council – Toronto Office
Panel Discussion/Q&A (including Experience Sharing by Canadian businesses)
Andrew Yui and Adrienne Ho
Albert Mo, General Manager, McCray Optical Supply Inc.
Courtney Cole, Founder & CEO, ForaHealthyMe Inc.
Ben Leung, Webinar Chair
President, HKCBA Calgary Section
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Board Secretary, Insignia Energy Ltd
Ben has extensive board experience includes driving company financial, performing risk management, and deciding on investment strategies, all gained from top management positions held in renowned corporations and firms. Ben is responsible for the oversight of all aspects of financial functions. He brings over 20 years experience to the team. Prior to joining Insignia Energy Ltd., he was a partner in a financial consultancy firm. Previous to that he worked at Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) for over 13 years, gaining experience in treasury, tax, financial reporting, mergers & acquisitions, performance & appraisal, internal audit, contract & procurement, system implementation, new subsidiary establishment as well as finance shared service center set up and business process improvement. He was a member of the Board of Joint Ventures, CFO of Joint Ventures, Finance head at Shell based in Canada, China, Hong Kong and Norway. Ben holds a Master of Business Administration degree and is a Chartered Professional Accountant in Canada, fellow member of Certified Management Accountant in the United States and the Chartered Global Management Accountant in the United Kingdom.
Director, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto)
Emily joined the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China in 2001 as a member of the Administrative Officer Grade. In December 2018, she took up the Director post in the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Toronto, the mandate of which is to foster closer economic trade ties between Canada and Hong Kong, and also promote bilateral cultural relations and people-to-people ties. Before that she had worked in different offices, including the Home Affairs Department, the then Environment, Transport and Works Bureau, the Security Bureau, the University Grants Committee Secretariat and the Tourism Commission of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau. Before coming to Toronto, Emily served as the Deputy Head of the Human Resources Planning and Poverty Co-ordination Unit under the Chief Secretary for Administration’s Private Office to support the Chief Secretary for Administration for monitoring the implementation progress of policy initiatives on human resources planning and poverty alleviation in Hong Kong. Emily received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Hong Kong.
Director, Canada, Hong Kong Trade Development Council – Toronto Office
Andrew was appointed Director, Canada of HKTDC in July 1993. HKTDC is Hong Kong’s statutory body responsible for the promotion of international trade (imports and exports) in merchandise, services and technologies, via the Hong Kong platform. The Council works through a network of 50 offices worldwide. The HKTDC Branch Office in Canada, based in Toronto, is established to encourage and assist Canadian companies to diversify their business to Asia through Hong Kong. Since early 2020, to help Canadian companies to beat the COVID barrier, HKTDC Toronto Office has joined forces with like-minded multiplier partners like HKCBA, HKETO and many others in staging Canadian virtual missions to online Hong Kong international trade fairs and conferences.
Marketing Manager, Hong Kong Trade Development Council – Toronto Office
Adrienne joined the Toronto office of HKTDC in 2018. HKTDC is Hong Kong’s statutory body responsible for promoting international trade (imports and exports) in merchandise, services, and technologies via the Hong Kong platform. The Council works through a network of 50 offices worldwide. As part of HKTDC’s Canadian operations and the Toronto team, Adrienne works in close co-operation with companies and multipliers in both the public and private sectors, facilitating Canadian businesses to access and reassess their business opportunities in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and the rest of Asia through the Hong Kong platform.
General Manager, McCray Optical Supply Inc.
Albert has been working at McCray Optical Supply for over 15 years. His focus is on product development, in particular tool design and manufacturing. He is frequently abroad searching for new and innovative products all over the world. His extensive travels have given him a depth and breadth of knowledge uniquely suited for his position as Technical Development Manager. He has also been head of the repair department at McCray Optical Supply for 4 years. After Graduating from Georgian College, Albert returned as an advisory board member and has lectured at both Georgian College and Seneca College on the subject of proper tool use and frame repair. Albert’s education includes a BA Economics, University of Toronto, 2005 and Graduated (honours) Opticianry Program, Georgian College, 2007
Founder & CEO, ForAHealthyMe Inc.
Courtney is the Founder & CEO at ForaHealthyMe Inc. ForaHealthyMe uses AI, gamification, and virtual care technology solutions to address the complex needs of patients with Musculoskeletal, Cardiology, Neurological and Cognitive health issues.
Founded in 2012, the company works with partners and customers in the United States, Europe, and Asia to solve complex health challenges like long COVID and related issues.
Courtney has presented at local and global conferences and served as a panellist on a variety of health, technology and innovation topics.
Courtney has collaborated with multiple academic and healthcare institutions to develop applications and validate solutions for new models of healthcare services delivery.
His collaborations resulted in multiple publications in international academic journals, including poster presentations at the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery Presentation, The International Society for Posture & Gait World Congress, and the Journal of Medical Internet Research on Youth Mental Health.
Enquiries: Adrienne Ho, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Toronto Office,
Tel: 416-366-3594 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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