Discover how to do business in China from real-world experts

You are invited to join local business people and experts for a free, hands-on, business-focused event with workshops on e-commerce, finance, negotiation and human resources.

 

Agenda

8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Registration & Networking Breakfast

Lobby / ScotiaBank Theatre
Sobey School of Business, 903 Robie Street


9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Rob Summerby-Murray, President Saint Mary’s University, Saint Mary's University

Laurel Broten, President & CEO, Nova Scotia Business Inc., Nova Scotia Business Inc.


9:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Overview

Speaker: Claire Zhang, Interim Chapter Director, Atlantic Chapter, Canada China Business Council
E-Commerce in China – Touring the landscape of available channels


9:50 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.

Masterclass

Speaker: Joseph Cooke, President, Web Presence in China (WPIC)
Roadmap to the mastery of E-Commerce sales channel development


10:35 a.m. –10:50 a.m.

Overview

Speaker: Luc Hartwick, Director, Royal Bank of Canada
Route86 - An RBC and EDC initiative to help prepare and launch Canadian brands online in China


10:50 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.

Coffee break


10:50 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.

Panel Discussion

Speakers:
Royal Bank of Canada,
Ed Steeves, Regional Vice-President, Export Development Canada
Financing trends in E-Commerce. Getting the cashflow right


11:35 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Overview

Speaker: Riven Zhang, CEO, MotionPay
Using China’s Payment Platforms in Canada, keys to a successful head start


12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Panel on China’s Economy

Dr. Xiaoguang Wang (Director), Beijing Rongzhi Institute of Corporate Social Responsibility
Dr. Wenping Wang, Professor of Economics, Shandong University of Financial and Economics
Dr. Mohammad Rahaman, Associate Professor of Finance, Canada Research Chair, Sobey School of Business


12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Buffet – Loyola Conference Hall (L290)


1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Masterclass

Speaker: Jean-Luc Hébert, Vice-President, International, Saimen
Negotiating in China – A Strategic Matter


2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Coffee break


2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Masterclass

Speaker: Danielle Jiang, President, DJM Asia
Agri-Food Imports into China - policy and procedure


3:15 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Masterclass

Speaker: Catherine Zhu, Partner, Egon Zhender
Trends in talent and hiring in China – Keys to a successful HR strategy



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