November-December Newsletter 2012

A summary of chamber news and events for members and the Canadian community at large

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Chamber News


Mayor of Victoria Visits Shanghai

On October 27, 2012, CanCham Shanghai hosted a luncheon for the Mayor of Victoria Dean Fortin and his delegation. The luncheon was part of the Victoria delegations’ mission to strengthen the economic and educational ties to China. During the trip the Chamber also worked with the Greater Victoria Development agency to connect the delegates with local partners.A�More

Screenshot_1Check out photos from last year’s Christmas

5th Annual Canadian Christmas Party Next Week

Hold on to your tuques because this Christmas will be one like you’ve never seen before. Actually…you probably will have seen it before because CanCham will be hosting a classic Canadian Christmas featuring an outdoor pre-dinner reception with hot chocolate, cider and eggnog. This year we are excited to announce that we will have a skating rink for the little ones sponsored byPetro CanadaA�with the support ofA�CTC GroupA�and a Christmas village designed byB+H Architects. With a little help from the elves atA�IvanhoA� Cambridge, Santa will be making a visit as well!A�More

Skating Rink Sponsor :A�Petro-CanadaA�and supported by theA�CTC Group
Airline Sponsor:A�Air Canada
Santa’s Workshop Sponsor:A�IvanhoA� Cambridge
Christmas Village Sponsor:A�B+H Architects
Tree Sponsor:A�CN
Our AmazingA�In-Kind Sponsors


Seminars on Investing in Canadian Property

In response to the demand for more information on investment in Canada CanCham hosted set of seminars focusing on real estate investment and its legal and tax implications.

The seminar held on November 1 in partnership with CBRE Ltd. (Canada) took a look at trends in the Current Canadian property market investment activities, the activities, the outlook for Vancouver and Canada as well as emerging legal issues for foreign investors.

On November 29th,A�REDEVA�presented a seminar focusing on Canadian tax requirements for non-residents interested in investing in Canadian properties.


Canadian Consulate Briefing

The Canadian Consul General Rick Savone and his team at theA�Canadian Consulate in ShanghaiA�gave CanCham andA�CCBCA�members an update on the latest business, economic, political, cultural and consular news.


New Seminar: Chinaa��s current OFDI restrictions

This December CanCham Shanghai andA�Troutman SandersA�will be hosting a talk on Chinaa��s current OFDI restrictions and how they are likely to evolve in the near term.

This seminar will be of interest to any parties seeking a clearer understanding of the approval procedures, timelines and uncertainties that will confront any Chinese investor planning an investment overseas, including Canada.A�More


Member News


B+H Gifts Pavilion to the City of Shanghai

To thank China for the opportunities they have been given over the past 20 years,A�B+H ArchitectsA�has designed and gifted a pavilion to Daning Lingshi Park. Design of the pavilion was led by Canadian architect David Stavros and was inspired by icons of Chinese culture such as silk cocoons and Chinese lanterns.

Since coming to China in 1992, B+H has worked on over 180 projects in China.More


In Case of Emergency: Keep Connected to Canada

If you are a Canadian living or travelling abroad remember to register online with theA�Canadian ConsulateA�to access Consular services and so that you can be notified if there is an emergency in your region.A�Register here

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Quebec Deputy Prime Minister Leads Trade Mission to China

The Deputy Premier ofA�QuA�becA�and Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, FranA�ois Gendron led a trade mission to China from November 12 to 16, 2012. He was joined by representatives of thirty QuA�bec companies. Participants traveled to Zhuhai, Hong Kong and Shanghai to meet with local business leaders and to take part in activities related to the aerospace, cosmetics and food sectors.A�More inA�FrenchA�orA�English


BC’s Trade and Investment Seminars Attract over 300 Business Leaders and Media

In October, theA�BC Trade and Investment OfficeA�in Shanghai hosted investment promotion seminars in Ningbo, Shanghai and Nanjing. Speaking to a full house at each city, speakers from British Columbia’s private and public sectors discussed BC’s competitive advantages.A�More.


Lanzun Appointed Vehicle Supplier to Cloud Gate 2

Shanghai Lanzun Car Rental Service Co., Ltd.A�was appointed the official vehicle sponsor for the Shanghai run of Cloud Gate 2. Created by renowned choreographer Lin Hwai-Min, Cloud Gate 2 is a modern dance production that has toured worldwide.


R&P Lawyers: How to Determine Your Optimal Investment Strategy in China

In their latest legal briefingA�R&P LawyersA�explain how to choose the optimal legal structure and establish a corporate governance system to allow the investor maximum control.Download the briefing.

In other R&P news, the firm has been recognized by “China Law & Practice” as one of China’s leading law firms.A�More


Intertrust Group Opens New Office in Toronto

Intertrust GroupA�is pleased to announce the opening of a new representative office in Toronto, Canada to enhance its presence within the North America region.

The opening of Intertrust’s new representative office in Toronto, Canada, underlines Intertrusta��s ambition to continuously expand its global network and range of services to serve international clients from every corner of the world. Headed by Jeroen de Moel, the new Toronto office complements Intertrust’s existing North America representative offices in New York, Houston and San Francisco, and its operational office in Delaware.A�More


Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Continues to Grow in China

In 2016 Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will be opening a new luxury property in Changsha, China. In addition to the hotel, Fairmont will also be managing a new conference center located next door.

Fairmont Changsha joins Fairmont Beijing, China; Fairmont Chengdu and Residences, China (2015); Fairmont Jakarta, Indonesia (2014); Fairmont Makati, Philippines (2012); Fairmont Nanjing, China (2013);A�Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China;A�Fairmont Singapore, Fairmont Taiyuan, China (2014) and Fairmont Yangcheng Lake, China.A�More


Collier’s Releases The Asia Office Leasing Market Confidence Index

The Asia Office Leasing Market Confidence Index recently released byA�Colliers InternationalA�registered 55.1% in 3Q 2012, edging down from 64.2% in the previous quarter. Though the index was lower than 2Q 2012, it remained at above 50%, a clear indication of the positive overall sentiment in the office leasing market.A�More


CBRE Deemed Greenest Commercial Real Estate Firm for 2012 by Newsweek

For the fourth year in a row Newsweek has ranked CBRE Group Ltd as the greenest real estate services firm in the world.A�More


Bombardier & COMAC Strengthen Collaboration

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC) andA�Bombardier Inc.A�announced the successful completion of the Phase I of an agreement signed in March to jointly develop common components used by their respective aircraft.

As such COMAC and Bombardier will be moving ahead with talks to develop Phase II of their collaboration.A�More

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Manulife Launches the “Entry into Asia Challenge”

ManulifeA�in partnership with theA�University of Torontoa��sA�Rotman School of Management establishes the “Manulife: Entry Into Asia Challenge”.

The competition challenges Canadian undergraduate and graduate business students to create business plans for a SME looking to expand into any country in Asia.More

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HSBC Flash China Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) Shows Growth in Chinese Manufacturing

For the first time in 13 months the HSBC China manufacturing PMI has gone over the 50 point mark. Based on a 100 point scale, any readings over 50 mark an improvement in manufacturing activity.A�More
HSBC’s Flash Purchasing Manager’s Index


University of Toronto Prof Discover Genetic Pattern that Predicts Time of Death

AA�University of TorontoA�professor and his team of scientists have found a gene mutation that not only determines whether or not you are a morning person but also predicts the time of day when someone is likely to die.

According to the study, those with the AA or AG genotype are more likely to be early risers and are also likely to die just before 11am. Meanwhile, those with the GG genotype wake up later and are more likely to die in the evenings (around 6pm to be exact).A�More

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Savour Canada Showcases the Best of Canadian Food Products

A special Savour Canada event hosted by Consul General Rick Savone took place at the 16th Food and Hotel China Exhibition on November 14. Local TV personality and celebrity chef Clinton Zhu, who is Canadian-trained and best known for judging Dragon TV’s Master Chef competition, conducted a cooking demonstration for approximately 80 invited guests, including media, importers, and retailers. Using Canadian ingredients such as pork, beef, canola, maple syrup, Saskatoon berries, icewine, fish and seafood, Chef Zhu created a number of Chinese-Canadian fusion dishes.A�More


North American Premiere Wine Shop Celebrates its First Anniversary in Shanghai

On October 30th, 2012 the North American Premiere Wine Shop celebrated its first anniversary in Shanghai. The North American Premiere Wine Shop opened on October, 2011. Since then the shop has been providing high quality North America (VQA Ontario and BC VQA) wines to customers in the greater area of Shanghai, including the Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces.A�More

Frances Sun

Former Hill + Knowlton Senior VP Joins APCO Worldwide

Frances Sun, former senior vice president at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, China, joinsA�APCO WorldwideA�as managing director of the firm’s Shanghai office.A�More.

In other APCO news, APCO Chairman Kenneth Jarrett has been appointed as an official economic consultant for Wuxi by Zhu Kejiang, Mayor of the Wuxi Municipal Peoplea��s government.


Special Christmas Events at CanCham’s Member Hotels

Christmas Goodies
On Decemeber 2, 2012A�theA�Grand Hyatt ShanghaiA�will kick off the holiday season with aA�Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. On December 2, 9, 16 and 23 enjoy Christmas afternoon delights while children learn how to makeA�traditional gingerbread housesA�from the Grand Hyatt’s pastry chefs.

If you are in the Jing An area and are craving Christmas edibles visitA�The Gingerbread HouseA�at theA�Portman Ritz Carlton, ShanghaiA�for your favourite Christmas goodies or pick up aA�festive ham or turkey dinnerA�to go from theA�Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai.


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CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE is the global leader in real estate services. Each year, we complete thousands of successful assignments – with clients from the gamut of industries.

This volume creates market knowledge that allows us to seize opportunities, speed the business process and create the most thorough, precisely accurate picture of global commercial real estate conditions and trends.

EXM (Changshu) Manufacturing Ltd.
Eurobec Metal Ltd. was founded in 1975 and introduced European-style deep drawn industrial enclosures to the Canadian market.

EXM innovations also include enclosures with flange-mounted quarter-turn locks and heavy-duty die cast hinges. EXM is also the only major Canadian enclosure manufacturer to use poured-in-place gaskets.

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