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.



8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Registration & Networking Breakfast

Sobey School of Business, 902 Robie Street

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

Opening Remarks

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


Speaker: André-Philippe Chenail, Quebec Chapter Director, Canada China Business Council
E-Commerce in China – Touring the landscape of available channels

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


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.


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

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.


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

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch with speakers

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.


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.


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

3:15 p.m. – 4 p.m.


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

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