Sino-Canadian Trade Summit at Saint Mary's

Trade experts, government officials, business executives and researchers came together on Thursday, November 16th, to discuss trade between China and Nova Scotia at Saint Mary’s University. The summit provided a platform for the exploration of trade and business relationships between Nova Scotia and China, as well as enhancing educational and cultural understanding.

Speakers and presenters included:

  • Dr. Prof. Ye Jianmin, Dean of the School of Management, Xiamen University will attend as the designated representative of the President of Xiamen University
  • Karen Oldfield, President & CEO, Halifax Port Authority
  • Dr. Robert Summerby-Murray, President and Vice-Chancellor of Saint Mary’s University
  • Joyce Carter, President & CEO, Halifax International Airport Authority
  • William Allaway, CEO and Owner, Acadian Maple Products
  • Ian Smith, CEO, Clearwater Seafoods Limited Partnership
  • Dr. Stephen Jones, CEO, 4Deep

 The goals of the summit were to:

  • Celebrate existing trade relations between Nova Scotia and China
  • Explore ways to grow bilateral trade
  • Build mutual understanding and cultural appreciation across cultures

Speakers included experts in international trade, Canadian and Chinese government representatives, and local business leaders with trade experience.

The Nova Scotia Sino-Canadian Trade Summit was a partnership between Saint Mary’s University, the Confucius Institute at Saint Mary’s University, and the Sobey School of Business.