November 2013 Newsletter

November 2013 Newsletter

A summary of Chamber news and events

Chamber News | Member News | Network Buzz | Member Spotlight | Jobs | Interesting Links | Access Member Discounts | New & Renewed Members | Upcoming Events


Chamber News

Governor General Awards Medallions to CanCham Members


Oct 20 | During his visit to China, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, awarded medallions to several CanCham Members and partners in ceremonies in Shanghai and Beijing for their contribution to the enhancement of Canada-China relations. Please join us in congratulating the following recipients for their ongoing dedication and service to Canada:

2013 Western Canada Showcasewesterncanada

Nov 11 | In cooperation with the Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership (STEP), The Governments of Alberta, Manitoba & BC and Western Economic Diversification Canada, CanCham Shanghai successfully organized the 2013 Western Canada Showcase matching Canadian delegates with Chinese buyers and investors.

2013 Canada Natural Resources Investment Forumcnrif

Nov 12 | In partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Shanghai and the provinces of Newfoundland & Labrador, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec, CanCham Shanghai successfully organized the 2013 Canada Natural Resources Investment Forum that matched Canadian delegates with potential Chinese investors.

How the Canadian Trade Office Network in China Can Help You in Second-Tier Citiescanadaflag

Upcoming Event: Dec 12 | Annick Goulet, Counsellor (Commercial) and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, will be in Shanghai to provide an overview of the Canadian Trade Office Network in China, which includes 6 locations (Wuhan, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Shenyang, Qingdao and Chengdu). She will outline all the ways the Trade Commissioner Service can help support Canadian companies interested in doing business in second-tier cities. Register for the event

CanChams in Asia-Pacific Unite to Raise Funds for Typhoon Haiyan Reliefphilippinnes

In light of the destruction caused the by Typhoon Haiyan and ensuing crises, CanCham Vietnam has established a special fund for Philippines disaster relief. Read more about how to help from Vietnam

CanCham Shanghai has set up donation collection points at the following locations:

Canada is matching donations to registered Canadian charities for the Typhoon Haiyan from now until December 8, 2013. Our selected Canadian charity is Doctors Without Borders.


Member News

Norduyn Signs 1 Million CAD Contract with China Southern Airlinesnorduyn

On October 17, the Honourable, Jean François Lisée, Quebec Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade, presided over the ceremonial signing of a series of business agreements between Chinese and Quebecois companies. Norduyn signed a contract with China Southern Airlines to supply the entire fleet with 350 baby beds. The contract is worth over 1 million CAD and the beds will be built in Norduyn’s Montreal factory.

North American Premiere Wineshop to Hold Wine Tasting Classwine

With Christmas and Chinese New Year fast approaching, North American Premiere Wineshop is offering a wine course to help you choose the perfect wine for each gift on November 27. Read More

CanCham Members at 2013 FHC China Trade Showfhc

Nov 13-15 | The 2013 FHC China trade show concluded successfully on November 15. CanCham Members Canada Beef, North American Premiere Wineshop and Natural Huesparticipated as exhibitors and had the opportunity to showcase their products and services to potential Chinese buyers.

Allied Pickfords Awarded International Moving Company of the Year at the EMMAs 2013! ap

Allied Pickfords has been awarded Asia-Pacific International Moving Company of the Year, at the 2013 Expatriate Management & Mobility Awards. The results were announced at the EMMAs Awards Gala Dinner in Singapore. Read More

Mandarin House Receives HSK Test Outstanding Service Awardmh

On November 5, Chinese Hanban and the Confucius Institute held the HSK Test Working Conference in the Renmin University of China. As the largest and fastest-growing HSK test center in the world, Mandarin House received the Outstanding Service Award from Chinese Hanban and the Confucius Institute. Read More

Tush Skivvies Launches Kickstarter Campaign04

Canadian-owned underwear brand Tush Skivvies has joined Kickstarter to bring its first collection into production and launch its online store. Their designs include a component to raise awareness in the fight against AIDS, STI’s and teenage pregnancy. Read More

Québec Products Shine at Superbrand Mallquebec

Handmade footwear, recreational vehicles and fruit wines — these were just some of the original products featured in the Quebec Shopping Fair at Superbrand Mall last November 8-12. The Quebec Office in Shanghai hopes to attract more Chinese tourists to Quebec and the rest of Canada. Read More

Hong Kong-Canada Double Taxation Agreement: Ratification and Implicationshk

As Orangefield ICS reports, the governments of Hong Kong and Canada signed a comprehensive double taxation agreement on November 11th 2012. Under this tax treaty, tax paid in Hong Kong can now be offset against tax payable in Canada and vice versa. Read More

KCS China Expands to Hangzhoukcs

KCS is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Hangzhou, the seventh office in their Mainland China network. Terry Wang, Head of Shanghai Office, will lead the new Hangzhou office. Read More

CN, EDC and Air Canada Sponsor NACO China Tour20131019

Oct 19 | CN, EDC and Air Canada sponsored the National Arts Council Orchestra’s Performance and Education Tour in China last October. Read More

Canadian International School Kunshan Groundbreaking Ceremonycisk

On Oct.18, 2013, Mr. John Jung, the Chief Executive Officer of Canada’s Technology Triangle in Waterloo Region, in Ontario, Canada, represented the Mayor of Waterloo to participate in the 2013 Kunshan Autumn Investment Promotion Fair as well as the Canadian International School Kunshan (CISK) Ground-breaking Ceremony. Read More

Information Session on Canadian Culture and Education at Canadian Consulate General in Shanghai


The Canadian Consulate General in Shanghai will be hosting an information session for Chinese nationals interested in studying in Canada on Thursday, November 28. Read More


Member Spotlight:06
Tush Skivvies

Canadian-owned brand Tush Skivvies is redefining underwear.

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The Access Programsxl

CanCham’s Member to Member Discounts

20% off all services, including market research, market entry and employee, customer & brand awareness surveys (market overviewing and sizing, competitor intelligence, industry trends report, benchmark analysis, distribution and supplier research, feasibility study for China entry, partner research).

More about CanCham Shanghai’s Member Discounts


New and Renewed Members


PrimeWIS is a multi-disciplined marketing group providing services in event management and design and manufacturing of exhibition booths.

Bishop Strachan School
BSS is Canada’s oldest day and boarding school for girls, offering programs from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Simon Fraser University
In the place where innovative education, cutting-edge research and community outreach intersect, you’ll find Simon Fraser University. Our vision? To be Canada’s leading engaged university. Born in 1965, SFU has become Canada’s leading comprehensive university with vibrant campuses in British Columbia’s largest municipalities — Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey — and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world.

Mulvanny G2
MulvannyG2 Architecture creates business value through inspired design for globally recognized clients. We design, retail, corporate office, and mixed-use destinations worldwide for many Fortune 100 clients. MulvannyG2 is among the world’s 40 largest architecture firms and consistently ranks as one of the top three retail designers worldwide. Founded in 1971, the firm employs a staff of more than 350 among five offices: Bellevue, Washington; Portland, Oregon; Irvine, California; Washington, D.C.; and Shanghai, China.


Emma Chen | Jay Henderson


Soprema (Shanghai) Construction Materials Trade Co., Ltd.
SOPREMA is an international manufacturer specializing in the development and production of waterproofing products for the building and civil engineering sectors. Founded in 1908, SOPREMA has its headquarters in Strasbourg, France and operates in 90 countries.

Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada’s largest full-service airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market, the Canada-U.S. transborder market and in the international market to and from Canada.

Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao
Relax at the Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao hotel admiring stunning Shanghai views from one of 674 spacious contemporary guest rooms. Situated only 15 minutes from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, this modern hotel is located close to entertainment districts and business corporations including the Shanghai World Trade Center.

KF Stone
K. F. Stone Design International Inc. Canada is a well-known architectural firm with expertise in the design of urban space, commercial, public and residential buildings. The firm has earned its excellent reputation and respect through its commitment to outstanding design quality and its dedication as well as by providing exceptional service to clients.

FII China promotes modern wood-frame construction in China. As an agency of the Government of British Columbia, Canada, FII China works cooperatively with Chinese officials, architects, engineers and the construction sector to develop wood-frame solutions to suitlocal construction needs.

Grand Hyatt Shanghai
Indulge in extraordinary luxury at Grand Hyatt Shanghai. Our Jin Mao Tower hotel, located in the centre of Pudong and the Lujiazui business district, provides an unforgettable 5 star luxury hotel experience in Shanghai. Home to several restaurants and bars including Club Jin Mao, Cucina, Grand Café and the stunning Cloud 9 Bar, Grand Hyatt Shanghai stands at the pinnacle of Lujiazui hotel accommodation.

Redev Properties
We are a Canadian company owned by Canadians. We have been in the real estate business in Canada for over 28 years. During this time, we have successfully developed over 11,000 units and currently have 25 shopping malls under management.

EHC Global
EHC’s Head Office in Canada developed the world’s first recyclable escalator handrail that features built-in antimicrobial properties and the ability to display custom graphics. At our Engineered Polymer division in China, EHC develops custom urethane products for many industries including automotive.

SXL Group
A new model of consulting. SXL Group manages teams of top students to deliver research projects at costs far below the market average. SXL is China’s first student consulting company. Based on a rapidly growing network of over 3,000 pre-screened top students from the country’s most prestigious universities we assemble project teams to work on our clients’ projects. All projects are supervised by our team of in-house Project Managers to ensure top quality.


Zhang Youli | Danny Leung


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