Market Activation Program

Unlocking Opportunities: Strengthening B.C. - Taiwan Trade Relations

Tuesday, September 12, 2023
9:00 AM
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Schedule:Registration: 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Program: 9:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Networking Reception: 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m
If you have any questions please contact Leenol Pereira at
Unlocking Opportunities: Strengthening Canada-Taiwan Trade Relations

The World Trade Centre Vancouver is proud to partner with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Vancouver, to host a market information session around business opportunities in Taiwan.

The event aims to showcase trade and investment opportunities between our province and Taiwan and Canada's decision to enter formal bilateral trade talks with Taiwan as part of a broader strategy for the Indo-Pacific region.

Join the World Trade Centre Vancouver and fellow business community members from the Greater Vancouver region for this informational session to learn about the investment opportunities in Taiwan and how it could benefit your business.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to connect with Consulate officials, and delegates from the Importers and Exporters Association of Taipei and discover how businesses can effectively capitalize on investment opportunities offered by Taiwanese companies.


Jagrup Brar

Jagrup Brar
Minister of State for Trade
Province of British Columbia


Brendan Hong-Yi Chu

Brendan Hong-Yi Chu
Assistant Director
Economic Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada

Chelsie Luciani

Janel Quiring
International Trade at Province of British Columbia


Angel Lihsin Liu Greg Timm Joslyn Young

Angel Lihsin Liu, Director General, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Vancouver
Greg Timm, President and Chief Executive Officer of PCB Global Trade Management
Joslyn Young, Manager, External Relations – Gateway Strategy, Port of Vancouver


Peter Huang Ed Jager Michael S. Tan Aisha Yang Hugh Stephens

Peter Huang, Secretary General, Importers and Exporters Association of Taipei
Ed Jager, Senior Trade Commissioner / Director of Trade and Investment, Canadian Trade Office in Taipei
Michael S. Tan, VP Finance, Damon Motorcycles
Aisha Yang, Co-Founder, CEO, Herbaland Naturals Inc.
Moderator: Hugh Stephens, Principal, Trans-Pacific Connections, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Program Partners:
Asia pacific

Supporting Sponsors:

Venue Partner:

World Trade Center Vancouver is part of the World Trade Centers Association, a not-for-profit, non-partisan association dedicated to the establishment and effective operation of World Trade Centers as instruments for trade expansion. The World Trade Centers Association is an international ecosystem of global connections and integrated trade services made up of over 300 World Trade Center locations in nearly 100 countries, representing over 750,000 businesses globally.