Trading opportunities with Japan

Thursday, March 22, 2018
11:30 AM
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Schedule:Registration:  11:30 a.m.
Lunch & Program:  12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Trade Show: 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Japan and Canada have a highly compatible trading relationship, as each country has resources, products, and services to sell that the other needs. Despite this, bilateral trade and investment are not reaching their full potential.

In partnership with the Canada-Japan Inter-Parliamentary Group and other organisations, this event will stimulate discussion on where trading opportunities can be found and how more can be created. In light of the recent developments in our trading relationship, this is a particularly crucial time to discuss these issues.

Vancouver's cultural and business connections with Japan are very important and the Inter-Parliamentary Group is eager to hear about the challenges that importers, exporters and investors are facing and the solutions that can be developed to overcome them.

This event will bring together those who have experienced success in Canada-Japan trade and investment and those who wish to achieve their own. A panel of speakers will share their stories and take questions from the audience.

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Co-Chairs of the Canada-Japan Inter-Parliamentary Group

Paul J. MassicotteTerry Sheehan

The Honourable Paul J. Massicotte, Senator
Terry Sheehan, M.P.

Special Speaker


Ian McKay
Vancouver Economic Commission


Don CampbellHisashi IkedaBrad TkachuckKirk LaPointe

Don Campbell, Senior Strategy Advisor, DLA Piper LLP and former Canadian Ambassador to Japan
Hisashi Ikeda, President and CEO, Mitsubishi Canada Ltd.
Brad Tkachuk, Senior Manager, Global Commercial Sales Forecasting, ARC'TERYX
Moderator: Kirk LaPointe, Editor-in-Chief, Business in Vancouver Media Group


Further Information:  Canada-Japan Interparliamentary Group

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