Message from the Executive Director
Let me begin by wishing you a Happy Dragon Boat Festival! The holiday marks the end of the first half of 2020. It offers a good time to reflect upon this interesting year, and a chance to assess how we are operating during these interesting times.
We are navigating a new era. One that was thrust upon us, outside what was accounted for in conventional contingency planning. We are well positioned. The quick and effective measures enacted to combat Covid-19 in Shanghai and throughout China have paved the way for a return to life as usual far ahead of any city globally.
The business community, not to say humanity at large, is being forced to adapt to the new ways of things, while simultaneously having a say in what the new ways of things are. How quickly we adapt to our new circumstances will determine if Shanghai remains the global leading market emerging from pandemic times. We have a chance to be prime movers in a new order.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is here to support. We work for our Members and with our Partners. We are the voice of the Canadian business community in China, we are the forum for discussion, we are the entry point for new ventures & investments, and we are the contact point to our Chinese counterparts. We are the China Traders of new. And we’re here to work with you!
The Chamber has recently gone through changes. With that in mind, I would like to personally thank all Members of the CanCham Board of Directors, as voted by our community, for their vote of confidence in naming me Acting Executive Director through this turbulent time. It is an endorsement of the highest regard. I would also like to thank Members of the Advisory Council and our Committees for their equal support. And I would like to thank Mathieu Cormier for leaving big shoes to fill. I wish you and your family all the best in your return to Canada! I look forward to working with all stakeholders and Members of our great Chamber!
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Executive Director (Acting)
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai
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