CanCham Shanghai with the Canada-China Legislative Association 

March 24, 2024 / CanCham Shanghai

From March 24 to March 29, 2024, members of the Canada-China Legislative Association (CACN) travelled to Beijing and Shanghai for the 24th bilateral meeting with the National People’s Congress of China. The delegation was led by the Hon. Paul J. Massicotte, Senator and Co-Chair of the association and Co-Chair MP Han Dong; and included the Hon. Victor Oh, Senator; MP Majid Jowhari; and MP Don Davies.

During this visit, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai hosted a meeting with the delegation at the Hyatt Regency Global Harbour. CanCham Shanghai’s Executive Director, Matt Whately, alongside a contingent of CanCham representatives, welcomed the delegation and facilitated discussions on key topics aimed at exchanging insights from the Canadian community and exploring business opportunities in Shanghai.

The meeting commenced with warm remarks from CanCham Chair Jenny Fan; followed by a welcoming address from Honorary CanCham President and Consul General, Dave Murphy. Both underscored a sincere reception for the delegation in Shanghai.

Topics including as bilateral trade opportunities, people-to-people exchanges, and environmental cooperation were thoroughly deliberated upon. CanCham representatives provided valuable insights into Canadian business operations in China, highlighting the market growth in various sectors. Overall, the post-covid market condition is positive, noting a soft yet a steady recovery.

In emphasizing the importance of people-to-people ties, discussions centered on future initiatives and collaborative endeavors aimed at enriching bilateral cooperation. CanCham Executive Director Matt Whately reiterated the organization’s unwavering dedication to fostering strong bilateral ties, expressing confidence in achieving shared success in both business and community endeavors.

As the meeting concluded, the delegation departed with a renewed sense of optimism, buoyed by the effectiveness of the discussions and positive feedback received from the Canadian business community in Shanghai.

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian community enthusiastically anticipate enhancing collaboration between Canada and China for mutual success, working hand in hand towards collective prosperity.