September 25, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Calgary, AB
Gowling WLG 1600 - 421 7th Avenue SW

CCBC is presenting a full-morning workshop that will focus on how Canadian SMEs operating in China can protect their IP and the many financing opportunities that are available to them on Tuesday, September 25, from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm in Calgary. These sessions are part of CCBC’s national outreach series, and are also taking place in Halifax, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Toronto. Similar workshops took place in Vancouver and Montreal in June.


Keynote speakers and panelists will address the following questions:

  • What is the right deal structure to protect your IP?
  • How can Chinese capital be incorporated into your business?
  • What are Chinese investors looking for when making investment decisions?
  • How can you best present your business’ strategies to secure Chinese financing?
  • What other financing options are available to you?


The Canadian Intellectual Property Office will present China IP Protection Strategies and Gowling WLG will share Case Studies on IP Protection in China. Panel discussions with industry experts will follow and address How Chinese Capital Helps Canadian SMEs Expand in China and Investigating Additional Financing Options.


This workshop is designed for companies that are pursuing China as a market for their product, technology, or service. Food and beverage, clean technology, and life science companies are particularly encouraged.


Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Workshop: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Registration: 8:30 am – 9:00 am)
Business Lunch: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Limited seating. Participants will be vetted as participation is limited to target companies, sponsors, and investors/mentors.


For more information on the event, please contact Wayne Thai at Wayne[at] or call 403-910-2320.