CanCham was pleased to host the Minister of Agriculture, The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, this past Sunday, November 6th, on the rooftop of The Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai. CanCham members, members of the Minister’s delegation, and distinguished guests were invited to a cocktail reception for networking with the purpose to increase business and economic relations between China and Canada. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay delivered a speech addressing his goals for his trade mission, which included a visit to the Shanghai Food and Beverage show the following day.
Minister MacAulay is leading the largest ever trade mission from Canada to China, with approximately 100 people in his delegation. This is his second visit to China as Minister of Agriculture, his first accompanying Justin Trudeau in a visit to cities across China and culminating in the G20 summit held in Hangzhou, Jiangsu province. For Minister MacAulay’s current visit, he is spending 10 days in China and visiting four major cities: Qingdao, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
Thank you to The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, The Consulate of Canada in Shanghai, our members, and guests for making this evening possible. A special thank you to Pillitteri Estates Winery and The Hare Winery for sponsoring the evening with Canadian VQA wine, and to Allied Pickfords, CanCham’s logistics sponsor.