Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

June 03, 2013 10:00 ET

Reminder/Media Advisory: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Hosts Canada-Asia 2013 Conference

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 3, 2013) - Leading industry and policy experts from North America and Asia will convene over the next few days at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel to discuss the opportunities and risks in Asia over the next decade, and what skills, capacities and resources will be needed for Canada to respond effectively. This conference is being held in conjunction with the 21st General Meeting of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC).

WHO: Senior government, business and academic experts from North America and Asia

Speakers include: His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada; Hideto Nakahara, Senior Executive Vice President, Mitsubishi Corporation; Dean A. Connor, President and CEO, Sun Life Financial; Jusuf Wanandi, Senior Fellow, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Jakarta), and International Co-Chair PECC; David Emerson, Senior Advisor, CAI Private Equity; Sam Pitroda, Advisor to the Prime Minister of India on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations; Huibert Vigeveno, Executive Chairman, Shell Companies in China; Jim Prentice, Executive Vice-President and Vice-Chairman, CIBC; Zhang Yunling, Director, Institute of Asia Pacific Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

For the full conference program and speaker list, click here:


June 3: Welcome Remarks (19:00 PST)

June 4: First Plenary Session 'Key Trends Shaping the Asia Pacific' (8:30AM PST); Key Note Address by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada (Noon PST)

June 5: First Plenary Session 'Responding to the Rise of Asia' (8:45AM PST)

LOCATION: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (900 Canada Place Way), The Waterfront Ballroom (Lobby Level), Vancouver, BC

REGISTRATION: Media registration required. Contact or call 604-323-6781

This conference is generously supported in part by our Presenting Partners: Sun Life Financial and Teck; Major Partners: BMO Financial Group and Shell; Supporting Partners: Canada-China Chamber of Commerce, Export Development Canada, Government of Alberta, Government of British Columbia, HSBC Bank Canada, Manulife Financial, and Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management; Associate Partners: AON, Barrick Gold, CN and West Fraser; and Media Partner: The Globe and Mail.

About APF Canada

The Asia Pacific Foundation is a national not-for-profit organization that brings together people and knowledge to provide the most current and comprehensive research, analysis and information on Asia and on Canada's transpacific relations. It promotes dialogue on economic, security, political and social issues, helping to inform public policy, the Canadian public and Canada's Asia practitioners. The Foundation is funded principally through an endowment from the Government of Canada and by corporate and individual donors.

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