March 2014 Newsletter

A summary of Chamber news and events

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Chamber News

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Canadian Consul General speaking at CanCham Shanghai’s 2013 AGM

Notice of 2014 Annual General Meeting

The 2014 Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai will be held on Tuesday, 25 March 2014.

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2014 Annual Canadian Alumni Mixer

Upcoming: Mar 6 | You can still register for the 2014 Annual Canadian Alumni Mixer taking place Thursday, March 6th at the Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai. Come mingle with other alumni from Canadian universities! Register now / Over 150 RSVPs already

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The End of Cheap China and the Evolving Chinese Consumer (2 Spots Left)

Upcoming: Mar 11 | The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and DCCC Shanghai invite you to a discussion with Shaun Rein, the founder and Managing Director of the China Market Research Group and author of the international best-selling book “The End of Cheap China”. Register now

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China Company Law and Tax Law Updates

Upcoming: Mar 18 | The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai is pleased to present Ms. Yanping Wang, Partner at Miller Canfield, who will discuss the latest Chinese company law and tax law updates. Please note the presentation will be given in Chinese. Register now

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Lunch with the President and CEO of Teck Resources (Almost Sold Out)

Upcoming: Mar 20 | The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai is pleased to present the President and CEO of Teck Resources Ltd., Donald Lindsay, who will speak on the theme of opportunities and challenges facing Canada and China in the resource sector. Register now

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Shanghai Free Trade Zone, Qianhai and Hong Kong – Competitors or Allies?

Upcoming: Mar 28 | The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai is pleased to present Volker Englert, China Supervisor for Sales and Customer Service at Klako Group, who will compare the Shanghai Free Trade Zone to Qianhai and Hong Kong. Register now

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March 2014 President’s Dinner

Mar 4 | The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in China organized a round table discussion for the leaders of the international chambers of commerce in Shanghai.

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Securing Your Business Information: Security in the Digital World

Feb 26 | The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and the German Chamber of Commerce in China presented an IT workshop led by Mr. Keith Yuen and Ms. Wendy Xia from the information security advisory practice of Ernst & Young. Read more

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Canadian Consul General Engages Young Professionals in Shanghai

Feb 20 | The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (CanCham) organized a luncheon between Canadian Consul General Rick Savone and its Young Professional Members on February 20. Read more

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Member News

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Golder to Host Three-Day Course on ‘Air Emission Management’

Golder Associates Consulting in China will be hosting a three-day course on ‘Air Emission Management’, March 26-28, 2014 in Shanghai. The ‘Air Emissions Management’ course will prepare your people to be informed on potential changes in order to make informed judgments that are right for your company.Read more

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Western Founder’s Day on March 7

Western alumni and friends are invited to celebrate Western’s extraordinary achievements on the occasion of Founder’s Day at Tock’s Montreal Deli from 5:00 PM. Read more

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Casalingo March Promotions: Wagyu Beef

Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong East is offering a special March promotion on Casalingo’s Wagyu Beef dinner menu. Read more

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UBC IMBA 2014 Open Seminar

UBC IMBA Shanghai Office will hold an open seminar titled “A Smart Way of Affording Your Dream Home: Think Like a Financial Economist!” on 12 March 2014. The event will be led by Ron Giammarino, a finance professor from Sauder School of Business at UBC. Read more

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Record Year for Real Estate Investment in Asia Pacific While Office and Residential Leasing Remains Subdued

Jones Lang LaSalle has released its Asia Pacific Property Digest (APPD) for Q4 2013 and the latest quarterly indices for the region’s office, retail and residential markets. The report also gives a comprehensive regional overview and provides data and analysis of the industrial and hotel real estate markets. Read more

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Canadians Watch Gold Medal Hockey Game at Big Bamboo

Canadian-owned Big Bamboo Sports Bar was packed on February 23rd for the Olympic gold medal men’s hockey game featuring Canada vs Sweden. Read more

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Stop Moving from Low- to Lower-Cost Locations

In an interview with Global Sources, Kristina Koehler, China Director of the Klako Group says the country with the lowest labor costs may not be the best choice. Importers need to assess a range of other factors such as the cost of transportation and electricity, supply chain risk, workforce skills, and tax incentives before choosing a location. Read more

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The Access Program

CanCham’s Member to Member Discounts

Present your CanCham Membership Card at any Big Bamboo any day of the week and get 1 free Moosehead beer.

More about CanCham Shanghai’s Member Discounts

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New and Renewed Members

NEW MEMBERS

▪ Fairmont Nanjing ▪ Wailian Visa ▪ University of Waterloo ▪ Shama Management Limited ▪ Stream of Praise Enterprises Ltd. ▪ Kung Fu Data Ltd. ▪ Renaud

NEW INDIVIDUAL AND YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS

▪ Leo Liao ▪ Kendra Puls ▪ Steve Maksymyk ▪ Gaultier Létourneau-Ross ▪ Elizabeth Truc-Tien

RENEWED COMPANY MEMBERS

▪ CTC Group ▪ Touch Media ▪ Red Gate International (Shanghai) Limited ▪ Export Development Canada ▪ Shanghai F&S Financial Consulting Co., Ltd. ▪ National Bank of Canada Shanghai Representative Office ▪ Canadian National Railway ▪ Bombardier Aerospace Technical Consulting Services ▪ Allied Pickfords China ▪ Klako Group ▪ Big Bamboo ▪ Jones Lang LaSalle ▪ Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, Shanghai Representative Office ▪ Soucy Group ▪ Canpotex International Shanghai Representative Office ▪ Manulife-Sinochem Life Insurance Co., Ltd. Shanghai Branch ▪ Tush Skivvies ▪ Saskatchewan China Trade and Investment

RENEWED INDIVIDUAL AND YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS

▪ Raymond Gan ▪ Francois Duchastel ▪ Richard Grams ▪ Nancy Kingsley-Hu ▪ Robert Martin ▪ Charles Voon

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