Doing Business in China – Vancouver Event

Join the CCBC for the fifth installment of popular outreach series across Canada. This dynamic workshop series offers real life practical solutions to many of the issues that Canadian companies face when doing business in China. Five speakers will examine key business topics, such as quality management, IP protection, and RMB banking issues. A high profile keynote address will follow at lunch. If you are engaged in business in China, you cannot afford to miss this event. 


March 11, 2013


Four Seasons

791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2T4


All sessions are 25 minutes plus five minutes for Q&A

7:30 – 8:00


Registration and networking; continental breakfast

8:00 – 8:10


Welcome remarks and day overview

8:10 – 8:30


Overview of TCS in China and how you can benefit

8:30 – 9:00


Session one

9:00 – 9:30


Session two

9:30 – 10:00


Session three

10:00 – 10:15


Coffee break and networking

10:15 – 10:45


Session four

10:45 – 11:15


Session five

11:15 – 11:45


Panel one

11:45 – 12:15


Panel two

12:15 – 12:25


Transition to lunch (Garibaldi Room)

12:30 – 1:40


Buffet lunch with keynote address


Panel themes:

Panel 1 (general)

  • Cultural challenges and survival techniques in China (covering bribery, etiquette, business climate and culture)
  • China off-shoring, on-shoring and localization, how to strike a balance and what’s the difference for manufacturers?
  • Branding and China market challenges
  • Market for services in China

Panel 2 (local)

  • Attracting Chinese investment for local projects and sectors
  • Markets for local products in China (agri-food, wine, consumer goods, etc whatever has a local theme)
  • Attracting and developing Chinese tourism in local market