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  • CanCham Member Only Offer: Tickets for KE$HA Live in Shanghai


    CanCham is offering 2 free tickets to the first 6 members to email with the answers to the following questions:

    1) Full Name

    2) Phone Number

    3) Membership Number

    4) What is your KE$HA song?

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    Intern with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai

    The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (CanCham Shanghai) is the organizational representation of the Canadian business community in eastern China. With a large mandate we host events, organize government receptions, put together trade delegations, and provide every-day corporate assistance to member organizations that are navigating their way through the Canada-China economic relationship – be that Canadian corporate expansion to China or Chinese outreach to Canada.

    The CanCham Internship program provides Canadian post-secondary students and recent graduates a unique opportunity to grow their professional skills in one of Asia’s fastest growing business hubs. With China being Canada’s second largest trading partner, the sino-canadian community in Shanghai is active and fast growing. Gain insight in the area of leadership, project management, communications, marketing, sales, customer service and event management.

    Internship Highlights

    • Develop your professional & interpersonal skills in a booming international business landscape;
    • Acquire key business insights & knowledge at various seminars & events;
    • Connect with high profile business leaders;
    • Work in premium facilities, located in the heart of metropolitan sophisticationand traditional Shanghai heritage;
    • Work in a small team & get the chance to be involved in activities from all Chamber departments.

    Membership Intern

    The Membership Intern reports directly to the Membership Managers and is responsible for:

    • Representing CanCham Shanghai at various Canadian and Chinese Government events and exhibitions, and other events
    • Implementing and maintaining successful membership services programs so as to ensure member retention and growth
    • Record-keeping activities and the coordination of timely receipts of accounts receivables
    • Ensure all membership-related documentation as well as databases are kept current
    • Assisting in the creation of Chamber events and publications
    • Ad-hoc projects
    • Two-way translation between English and Chinese
    • Occasional business development initiatives to develop/maintain member relations

    Other duties include but aren’t limited to:

    • Provide general support to CanCham Shanghai events


    • A university degree or currently enrolled in University, with a focus on international relations or business related fields
    • Fluent English and Chinese Mandarin speaker with strong written and oral skills, French language skills a plus
    • Computer literacy with working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, database management
    • Strong project, organizational and time-management skills, willing to take initiative
    • Experience with international social media sites (preferred)
    • Excellent interpersonal skills & ability to work independently but also work closely with other team members
    • Excellent problem solving skills and capacity to adapt to various situations
    • Ability to handle multiple projects, organize work and set priorities
    • Ability to embrace tight deadlines, competing priorities, and budget restraints

    Please email if you wish to apply for this position.

    Marketing Intern

    The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai is looking for a qualified intern to join our marketing and communications department. Our department produces content geared towards the Canadian business and expat community in Shanghai, as well as Chinese community members who are interested in or do business with Canada, including event marketing, content rich articles, newsletters, and press releases.

    This intern should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment where they will be given the opportunity to do some supervised, hands on projects, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of marketing and communications.


    • Assist in the creation of signage, graphics, email campaigns, online event promotion, articles, etc. in Chinese and English
    • Assist with fulfillment of marketing commitments to Chamber’s Corporate and Government Members
    • Assist with logistics of marketing materials for events
    • Assist with execution of events
    • Perform analysis of marketing and sales data
    • Enter contact information into contact management systems
    • Provide support to social media efforts (Both Chinese and Western)
    • Assist in website management and track IT issues
    • Assist in improving SEO protocols for Chinese search engines


    The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is looking for an undergraduate student who is based in Shanghai during the internship period and is studying in or has spent significant time in Canada. This person should have excellent written and verbal skills in both Chinese and English. Further, this person should have a good understanding of popular Western and Chinese social media platforms in China. Experience with Wechat Official Accounts is a bonus. Ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc) is expected.


    Marketing, Sales, Advertising, Computer Science, Information Systems, Language

    Please email if you wish to apply for this position.



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    Buy your Tickets now! The 9th Annual Maple Leaf Ball – Soirée Jazz


    Ladies and Gentlemen, Guys and Gals, Hep Cats and Flappers,

    We invite you to jam, jive, and jitterbug

    We’ll get down in the swanky Grand Hyatt Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom.

    女士们, 先生们

    在这美妙的爵士舞会之夜, 香槟美酒已经备好. 我们在君悦大酒店嘉宾厅, 敬待您的光临.

    Click here for tickets.

    Event Details


    September 24th, 2016

    6:30 pm – late


    Crystal Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Shanghai 88 Century Ave, Pudong, Shanghai 上海市浦东新区世纪大道 88 号 Shanghai, China


    Members: RMB1200

    Early Bird: RMB1100

    Non-Members RMB1500

    Early Bird: RMB1400

    Corporate Tables

    Members: RMB19,000

    Non-Members: RMB21,000

    Young Professional Members: RMB 900

    Early Bird: RMB800


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  • Special Offer for Maple Leaf Ball Attendees: Your perfect Maple Leaf Ball gown from Atelier Rouge


    Shopping around for a ball gown in Shanghai?  Let the best in the business come directly to you.


    Special offer: Mention the Maple Leaf Ball to the Atelier Rouge WeChat account to get up to 40% off a custom-made ball gown for the big night this September!


    The process:


    1. We come to you! Discuss style and preferences, fabric selection with our designer by appointment in your home or office.  After taking your measurements, we start to work our magic.
    2. Trial fitting with a tailored sample.  For the second visit, you can try your gown to make adjustments to the cut and fit.
    3. Dazzle in your new gown!  We deliver your gown to you before your big day and celebrate together with a glass of wine while you spin and twirl.


    Packages for Maple Leaf Ball attendees:





    Custom-made dress, completely bespoke and  one-of-a-kind

    Starting  at 1800RMB





    Deluxe dress with more complex pattern-making,  additional fabric choices, and opulent decoration

    Starting  at 2500RMB






    Super package, total look from head to toe: deluxe  dress + accessories (headpieces, belts, purses, jewelries etc.)

    Starting  at 3500RMB




    For those who already have a  dress!

    A package including accessories (rental or purchase)

    Prices vary



    Professional styling advice as a bonus to all customers!




    Atelier Rouge is a Shanghai-based mobile boutique atelier, specializing in women’s clothing, from casual to formal evening wear.

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    Scan the Atelier Rouge QR code to see examples of our work, and to get in touch with our team to talk about your perfect ball gown.


    *Place your order early.  First come first serve.  No orders accepted after September 17th. 30% deposit, remainder due on delivery.

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    Canadian Happy Hour Fun Friday at the Jing’An Kerry Centre


    Come join CanCham and some of our friends from Shanghai’s amazing F&B scene for a happy hour beach party at Jing’An Kerry Centre’s Fun Friday. Canada will take over half the outdoor tent to show Jing’An how to Party Like a Canadian! When: Friday, July 22nd, from 5:30-9:30 PM. Where: Outside Tower 3, Jing’An Kerry Centre, 1238 Yan’An Zhong Lu, near Tongren Lu Featuring: Bloody Caesars, beers from our canoe bar, wine, and delicious food from our vendors

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    Photos: Luncheon with The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade

    On July 8th, 2016, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and co-host Saimen had the pleasure of hosting The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, for a business luncheon. During the luncheon, The Honourable Chrystia Freeland gave an insightful and positive speech about the future of Canadian-Chinese economic relations. She commented on how these relations are a priority of both herself and Prime Minister Trudeau, and her personal feelings on Chinese business culture, which she praised for being inclusive to women.

    Also speaking that day were The Ambassador of Canada to The People’s Republic of China Guy Saint-Jacques, Vice Chairman of CanCham Olivier Breault, General Manager at Shanghai Saimen Carl Breau, and Teck Executive Director and General Manager Ralph Lutes.

    We would like to thank the Canadian business community in Shanghai for their support, as well as the Chinese business leaders in attendance, and our luncheon partners and collaborators.


    除克里斯蒂娅•弗里兰部长以外,当日致辞的还有加拿大驻中国领事馆大使Guy Saint-Jacques,加中商会董事会副主席Olivier Brault,上海赛门商务咨询有限公司总经理Carl Breau和泰克咨询有限公司董事总经理Ralph Lutes。


    China, Shanghai, 2016. PHOTO © Patrick Alleyn. China, Shanghai, 2016. PHOTO © Patrick Alleyn. China, Shanghai, 2016. PHOTO © Patrick Alleyn. China, Shanghai, 2016. PHOTO © Patrick Alleyn.

    Click here to view the rest of the photos.


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    Luncheon with The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, Hosted by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and Saimen

    On July 8th the Canadian Chamber of Commerce will welcome the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, to a Luncheon. This is an opportunity for members of the Canadian Chamber, and Canadian business community in China, to gain insight from one of Canada’s most important ministries.


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    The Honourable Chrystia Freeland

    Minister of International Trade with the Government of Canada

    Chrystia Freeland was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre in a by-election in November 2013, and then as the Member of Parliament for University–Rosedale in October 2015. She was the Critic for International Trade in 2014.

    She was born in Peace River, Alberta, received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, and continued her studies on a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University.

    After cutting her journalistic teeth as a Ukraine-based stringer for the Financial Times, The Washington Post, and The Economist, Chrystia went on to wear many hats at the Financial Times, including deputy editor, UK news editor, Moscow bureau chief, Eastern Europe correspondent, editor of its weekend edition, and editor of

    Between 1999 and 2001, she served as deputy editor of The Globe and Mail, before becoming a managing editor at the Financial Times. In 2010, Chrystia joined Canadian owned Thomson Reuters as editor-at-large. She most recently worked as Managing Director and Editor of Consumer News. Chrystia was a weekly columnist for The Globe and Mail, writing extensively about the challenges facing the middle class.

    Her books include Sale of a Century: The Inside Story of the Second Russian Revolution (2000) and Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else (2012).

    Chrystia is married and a proud mother of three children.

    Event Details


    Friday, July 8th, 2016 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM


    Grand Ballrooms I & II, Grand Hyatt

    Jin Mao Tower, 88 Century Avenue, near Dongtai Lu


    金茂大厦, 近东泰路

    Shanghai, China




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  • Canada Day at the Bund Beach Activities and Schedule

    Sign up for our activities by emailing or enjoy the open activities at Canada Day at the Bund Beach 2016.

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    Canada Day at the Bund Beach 2016!

    Canada Day returns on the Bund Beach on June 26th, 2016 with music, games, food, drinks, dancing, volleyball, hockey, and FUN for the whole family! You do not want to miss it! Register Now to celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday with the Canadian community and friends of Canada in Shanghai. Check out photos of last year’s event here. Check out our amazing Canada Day Sponsors below, and contact if your organization would like to Sponsor the Best Beach Party of the Year! register here button Sponsor Titles




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    Economic and Trade Cooperation Conference in Vancouver

    CanCham was please to be able to support and attend the Economic Trade Cooperation Conference in Vancouver, Canada, on May 9th, 2016. Click here to view photos.