Spring Newsletter 2012

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

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Chamber News

Annual General Meeting 2012

CanCham Shanghai held its Annual General Meeting on March 22, 2012 at the Sheraton Hongqiao Hotel. Chair Sharon Wong presented the annual report and Treasurer David Nicholson presented the financial report.

Members also also passed the proposed amendments to the CanCham Shanghai constitution.

View the annual report

Fourth Annual Canadian Inter-University Alumni Mixer

Over 150 Canadian Alumni and friends met up and mingled at the Fourth Annual Canadian Inter-University Alumni Mixer. Held at the Jazz 37 hotel in the Four Seasons, attendees enjoyed networking, drinks and met up with

Special thanks to Todd Anthony Tyler.

Visit this link to see more photos.

Canadian Student Guide to Shanghai Updated!

Living in a new city can be both exciting and intimidating. That’s what we’re here for. Created by Canadians living and working in Shanghai, we have created a city guide to help you discover the best of Shanghai. Enjoy!

See the guide

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Board Members Visit Fengxian Mayor

CanCham Shanghai directors Alan McMillan and David Nicholson met with the Mayor of Fengxian Zhuang Shaoqin to share their insights and to discuss ways to cooperate to develop future business opportunities in the area.

Understanding the National People’s Congress

CanCham Shanghai, APCO Worldwide and CCBC hosted a presentation on the 5th Plenary of the 11th National People’s Congress provided by Kenneth Jarrett, Chairman of APCO Worldwide China. He discussed the outcomes and significance of this year’s meeting, and highlighted the main implications it has for foreign businesses operating in China. Mr. Jarrett also provided his insights on the current leadership transition, and what can be expected in the coming year.


Member News

Bombardier Aerospace Inaugurates New Office in Shanghai

Bombardier Aerospace celebrated the next step in support of its growing activities in China with the inauguration of a new office in Shanghai. On hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony were Guy C. Hachey, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Aerospace; Jianwei Zhang, President, Bombardier China; Albert K. Li, General Manager and Head of Bombardier Aerospace China; and Andy Solem, Vice President, Sales, China and North Asia, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.


Export Development Canada Signs Agreement with China’s ICBC Leasing

Export Development Canada (EDC) signed an agreement with ICBC Financial Leasing Co. to develop their mutual interest in the procurement and leasing of various aircraft types manufactured by Montreal-based Bombardier.


Teck and China’s Ministry of Agriculture Partner Up to Promote Use of Zinc Fertilizer

Teck Resources Limited and the National Agricultural Technology Externsion Service Center (NATESC) have agreed to partner together in an effort to increase the use of zinc in agriculture. The use of zinc in fertilizer is expected to improve crop yield while saving water.


RONA Appoints Manon Bouchard to be the Executive Vice President, Merchandising

Manon Bouchard, the current head of RONA’s sourcing office in Shanghai has been appointed to be the Executive Vice President of Merchandising.


BMO Expands Presence in China with 19.99 per cent Stake in China’s COFCO Trust

BMO announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 19.99 per cent interest – the maximum permitted for a foreign investor – in COFCO Trust Co., a subsidiary of COFCO Group – one of China’s largest state-owned enterprises with operations across a variety of sectors, including agriculture and financial services.


The Oysterfest Returns!

Osteria brought back its popular oyster fest on April 23 with free flow oysters, snacks, drinks and shooters.

Also keep an eye out for the The Plump Oyster which will also be headed by Osteria’s own Rudy Guo.


Standing Ovation for YCIS’s Seeds of Hope Charity

The second annual Seeds of Hope Fundraising Concert at the China Conservatory of Music in Beijing on March 19, 2012 marked another milestone in YCIS history. Over 350 student- and teacher-musicians from YCIS Beijing, Shanghai and Qingdao campuses gathered on one stage to play a three-part concert series that entranced audience members and transported them around the world with a global music selection.


Ivey Launches Pre-University Program on Business Fundamentals

In 2011, Ivey launched a business fundamentals program for university-bound, high school students at its Hong Kong campus.

Based on its successful inaugural run we are pleased to announce our 2012 Summer Business Program (SBP) with courses in Hong Kong and Beijing.



Member Spotlight


Cancham Shanghai is proud to highlight the innovations of member company Norduyn Aviation Equipment (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. Norduyn was founded over 80 years ago in Montreal, Quebec, and provides efficient galley inserts and cabin interiors for airplanes and other means of transportation. Most recently, Norduyn received high acclamation for their innovative trolley design “Quantum”, winning the 2010 Crystal Cabin Award in Hamburg (the most prestigious international award for excellence in aircraft interiors) in the “Greener Cabin Health and Safety” category.

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Welcome and Thanks to New & Renewed Members


Academy Member
University of Ottawa
The largest bilingual university in the world, where it is possible for students to study in English, in French, or in both languages.

Company Members
The manufacturer of a large range of regional and business aircraft including the Learjet and Canadair ranges.

Silk Ventures
Our many years of experience in project management helps our customers to reduce the costs of supply management by using our tested system of full supply management and quality control.

CTC Industries (Beijing) Ltd.
CIMCO Refrigeration specializes in the engineering, design, manufacture, installation and service of industrial, process cooling and recreational refrigeration systems. 

Sinovest Consulting
A comprehensive corporate advisory firm with offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

AFA Packaging
Provides Custom Designed Automation Solutions for a variety of industries world wide whether it is robotics, cartoners, conveyor systems, packaging or high-speed assembly. 

Touch Media
Touchmedia uses state-of-the-art touchscreen technology to transform advertising effectiveness for its clients, by making the experience more involving for consumers. 

APCO Worldwide
An award-winning, independently-owned global consulting firm and leading provider of government relations, stakeholder engagement and strategic communication services in China. 

Young Professionals
Juliette Bourque
Taisa Ballantyne
Guillaume Synnott
Patrick Shorter
Peter Radford
Michael Hu

Eric Speciel
Jin Yi
Micky Xia
Helen Law
Francois Duchastel
Zhu Zhiming


Academy Members
University of Saskatchewan
Is a Canadian public research university, founded in 1907, and located on the east side of the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. 

Richard Ivey School of Business
One of the top business schools in Canada.

Sauder School of Business, The University of British Columbia 
One of Canada’s leading research universities and is consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world.

Company Members
Big Bamboo
Where everyone knows your name. The bar and all its offerings cater to a comfortable, laid back crowd.

Alberta Office Shanghai
Established in 2010 in partnership with British Columbia and Saskatchewan to form the Western Canadian Trade Office under the New West Partnership Agreement.

Red Gate International
A full-service agency offering a wide-range of PR and media products covering Marketing & Events and Film, Television & Video. 

Shanghai Lanzun Car Rental Service Co., Ltd.
Professional drivers, convenient rental procedures, and the latest fleet of Buicks on the road.

Redev (Shanghai) Property Agency Ltd
Redev has successfully developed over 11,000 units and currently has 25 shopping malls under management. 

MKT Co. Ltd.
MKT is a marketing agency located in Shanghai and operates across China and has a rapidly growing customer base all over the world.

Capital Tax & Accounting Services, Ltd.
Provides individuals and businesses with reliable, professional, effective accounting, payroll and personal/corporate tax services that facilitate business operations and adhere to reporting requirement.

Kyosay Global
A U.S.-managed firm specializing in operational improvements and increased supply chain value for our clients in North America, Europe and Asia.

Bishop Strachan School
Is Canada’s oldest day and boarding school for girls.

Tiny Earth Trading
Based in Shanghai, we are dedicated to importing and distributing premium baby related goods in an honest and transparent fashion.

PKF Consulting
PKF is among the top 10 international business advisory organizations, measured by turnover and quality.

Ontario Trade Office
Offers one-window investment service for multinational companies, providing information, advice and introductions to the “people” networks that can make investing in Ontario easy.

Howard Du

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