The Canada China Business Council’s biennial Business Excellence Awards recognize organizations that have played innovative and leadership roles in expanding and nurturing bilateral business relationships in Canada and China.

The Canada China Business Excellence Awards recognize companies that have achieved excellent results in their business dealings and/or investment with China. The winners honoured have, over the past two years, made tremendous strides in growing their enterprises and deepening their ties with China. CCBC is pleased to share our members’ success stories with the business community through these biannual awards.


The winners of the CCBC Canada China Business Excellence Awards were announced during a luncheon in Toronto. CCBC extends our congratulations to all the Award winners:


Outstanding Achievement

This award was presented to a CCBC member organization, of any size, in any sector, that has made significant achievements at any time over the 40 years of CCBC’s history. The outstanding member has achieved success in China by undertaking bold ventures resulting in commercial success and has clearly distinguished itself from its competitors.

(L-R: Peter Kruyt, HAN Tao, The Honourable Keith Colwell, Emily Thompson, JIANG Yingchun, Ian Smith, Sarah Kutulakos)

Young Entrepreneurs


Encouraging young Canadians to diversify business to include China is imperative for Canada’s future prosperity. When CCBC was established in 1978, no one could predict how far China’s economy would come. This category recognizes entrepreneurs who have come of age during China’s opening and reform period, who have created dynamic businesses that have include China in their global strategy.

(L-R: Peter Kruyt, HAN Tao, MA Xiangyuan (representing SHAO Yang), Steve Di Fruscia, CHOW Wesley (representing Michael Burak), Sarah Kutulakos)

Education Excellence


This award was presented to a CCBC member organization in the education sector that demonstrates outstanding achievement in delivering China-related success including, but not limited to, research partnerships, recruitment, student/faculty exchanges, alumni relations, institution linkages, executive training, and provision of Canadian curricula.

(L-R: Peter Kruyt, HAN Tao, Randall Martin, Guy Lefebvre, Alan Middleton, Howard Balloch, Virginia Macchiavello, Sarah Kutulakos)

E-Commerce Achievement


This award was given to a company who has successfully incorporated e-commerce into its China go-to-market strategy.

(L-R: Peter Kruyt, HAN Tao, Husayn Remtulla, Emily Thompson, Ian Smith, Sarah Kutulakos)

Clearwater Seafoods

Nova Scotia


Viva Naturals

SME Excellence


The award was given to an enterprise that best exemplifies the innovative inclusion of China in the company’s growth and its overall strategies. The successful implementation of such initiative has significantly improved the firm’s competitive edge and financial performance.

(L-R: Peter Kruyt, HAN Tao, ZHOU Swan, Donald Wehrung, Mary Whittle, Kurt Sorschak, Sarah Kutulakos)

Paragon Testing Enterprises

British Columbia


Clear Lake Wineries Inc.



Xebec Adsorption Inc.


These awards are presented to organizations that have played an innovative and leading role in expanding and nurturing bilateral business relationships. By being selected as a winner or finalist in your category, your organization is recognized as an industry leader with a track record of success. Receiving a CCBC Business Excellence Award is an independent and prestigious endorsement, and is an excellent platform for increasing brand awareness of your organization.


Previous Award Winners

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2014/2015 Canada China Business Excellence Awards

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2012 Canada China Business Excellence Awards

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