October Newsletter 2013

A summary of Chamber news and events for members and the Canadian community at large

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businessleadersThe Honourable John Baird Attends Business Leaders’ Reception During his Visit to Shanghai

Oct 11A�| On the occasion of the visit to Shanghai of the Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Consul General of Canada, Mr. Rick Savone, in collaboration with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai held a Business Leaders’ Reception at the Official Residence in Shanghai. This was an excellent opportunity for dialogue among the Canadian business community in Shanghai. Guests exchanged ideas and experiences of doing business in China.A�View photos of the event

New Website for CanCham Shanghai

A new website forA�CanCham ShanghaiA�is currently is in the works to better serve our Members and the Canada-China business community.A�Stay tuned for the launch!

ministerbaird2Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving with the Honourable John Baird and CanCham Shanghai

Oct 13A�| Over 100 Canadians in Shanghai gathered at Big Bamboo to celebrate Thanksgiving and enjoy a delicious turkey buffet. The Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird and Consul General Rick Savone were part of the festivities.A�View photos of the event

mlb2013The 6th Annual Maple Leaf Ball: EH List Gala

Sept 21A�| The Canadian and Chinese business elite joined CanCham Shanghai for an evening of splendour and entertainment at the 6th Annual Maple Leaf Ball. Award-winning Canadian entertainer Tracy Bell enchanted the audience with her many performances.
View photos of the event
Photobooth sponsored by Life Solutions

UTP_4655Hockey Night in Shanghai

Sept 18A�| Over 1,500 hockey fans, including the Canadian Consul General in Shanghai Rick Savone and Chinese Olympic Champion Yang Yang, watched Canada take on The World at the Feiyang Skating Center. The Canadian team was defeated 3-2, evening out the series to 1-1.
Footage byA�Red Gate InternationalA�coming soon
View photos by nforcesports.com
View TV footage by ICS

ladies[Joint Chamber] Ladies Networking Night

Upcoming: Oct 16A�| Meet like-minded women from a variety of backgrounds: women running their own business, engaged in corporate businesses, planning to start working or just wishing to enlarge their professional network.A�RSVP Today

tugAsset Preservation and Litigation & Arbitration Strategies in China

Upcoming: Oct 23A�| You run a successful business in China, but unfortunately you face a dispute with your Chinese counterparts. Asset preservation can come in handy in these situations. But how can you freeze your counterpartsa�� assets? And how can you determine your best litigation or arbitration strategy?A�RSVP Today

retailTalking Shop: Retail in China

Upcoming: Oct 24A�| Get consumer savvy at our seminar addressing what any retailer – big or small – needs to know to enter and thrive in Chinese retail. This market needs to be taken on its own terms, learn the retail rules for China from the experts.RSVP Today

009Personalized High Impact Sales Presentations Training Program

Upcoming: Nov 15A�| Join this 3-day workshop to improve your English language sales presentation and sales communication skills. You will to plan, design and create a high-impact presentation, how to engage and persuade clients, and much more.A�RSVP Today

Member News

aircanadaAir Canada and Air China Expand Cooperation Agreement

Air CanadaA�and Air China are pleased to announce the expansion of their long-standing commercial cooperation agreement. The expanded agreement further enhances the carriersa�� interline and codeshare services offered via their respective hubs, making it more convenient for customers to travel between Canada and China.A�Read More

teckTeck Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Teck Resources LimitedA�has been named to the 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the fourth straight year, indicating that Tecka��s sustainability practices rank in the top 10 per cent of the worlda��s 2,500 largest public companies.A�Read More

inspectionAnnouncement on Adjusting Entry-exit Commodity Catalog Subject to Inspection and Quarantine by Entry-exit Inspection and Quarantine Agencies

1507 customs commodities code items under the general industrial manufactured goods no longer require an export commodity inspection.A�Read More

mixrMIXR Now Part of ZOOQ

MIXR announced its merger with the chic and cutting-edge online fashion retailer ZOOQ. Through this team-up, they hope to continue to bring the latest in top international brands. Going forward, MIXR will operate under ZOOQ but will continue to send out newsletters to keep clients updated on new arrivals and offers.

diamondsRio Tinto’s unique diamonds portfolio is key to market development in China

Rio Tinto‘s unique diamonds portfolio will play an important role in the growing Chinese diamond jewellery market, Diamonds and Minerals chief executive Alan Davies said in Hong Kong.A�Read More

drSEIMC Welcomes Dr. Yan Xing

Dr. Yan Xing joins the cardiology team at theA�Shanghai East International Medical Center.A�Read More

queensHuman Rights Office celebrates 20 years in the community

The Human Rights Office (HRO) atA�Queena��sA�celebrated its 20th anniversary by hosting activist and artist Faith Ringgold for a keynote speech, and unveiling two mosaics created by over 140 artists from the Queena��s, Kingston and greater-Kingston communities.A�Read More

chinagasEDC provides USD 250 M in financing to China Gas Holdings to help grow their Canadian supply

Export Development Canada (EDC)A�today signed a USD 250 million financing agreement with Hong Kong-based China Gas Holdings (CGH), one of mainland Chinaa��s largest natural gas suppliers.A�Read More

galleryKasian Wins Coveted ARIDO Award for Exceptional Art Gallery Design

On the back of the recent Award of Excellence and Best in Show awards received at the Interior Designers Institute of BC (IDIBC) SHINE Awards,A�Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd (Kasian)A�has received an additional award for the Esker Foundation Gallery.A�Read More

mhMandarin House Wins STM Star Award

Mandarin HouseA�is pleased to announce that it has once again won an STM Star Award for 2013. This year they received the accolade of the a�?Star World Language School.a�?A�Read More

schulichSchulich School of Business Sets Up in India

SchulichA�has forged a partnership with the philanthropic arm of Indiaa��s GMR Group, the infrastructure company that has agreed to build Schulicha��s Indian campus. Under the temporary arrangement, students will spend a year studying in India before coming to Toronto to complete their degrees.A�Read More


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Zhejiang Foreign Service Corp.
Established in 1984, Zhejiang Foreign Service Corp (ZFSC) is affiliated to the Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Zhejiang Province. It is the earliest professional institute to engage in HR service and foreign service in Zhejiang province. Its main business such as HR service, overseas study and immigration service, international education and training, international trade, and international communication have leaped into the front ranks of the province and even the country.

Shanghai E-Heng Import and Export Co., Ltd
Shanghai E-Heng Import & Export Co., LTD. was established ten years ago, assisting companies with exports and imports. They provide letter of credit, pay foreign exchange, apply for all kinds of certifications needed in business, and help with customs clearance.


Liang Sun | Olivia Ji | Gianluca D’Addesse


Bank of Montreal (China) Co.Ltd.Shanghai BranchA�
Bank of Montreal, Canada’s first bank, opened for business on November 3, 1817. It provided Canada’s first widely-recognized and circulated currency, and has played a major and continuing role in the development of the country. Today, it is one of Canada’s pre-eminent financial institutions and a significant presence in United States and world markets.

Shanghai Nortex Public Certified Accountants Co., Ltd.A�
TCS Nortex has been finding ways to develop since inception in 2002. Currently, their comprehensive lines of services cover assurance, advisory, tax and corporate services after several business restructurings.

The TD Bank Financial GroupA�
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with more than 85,000 employees in offices around the world, The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group (TD). TD offers a full range of financial products and services to approximately 22 million customers worldwide through four key business lines: Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking, Wealth and Insurance including TD Wealth, Wholesale Banking including TD Securities, and U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking.


Grant Buchwald | Colin Zhang | Will Sheng | Anthony Fong | Derek Tang


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