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Friday, September 20 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
C2CAN presents 'China Canada Innovation Summit Keynote & Panel #1: Innovating our way to the future'

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China Canada Cleantech Innovation Centre, in collaboration with China’s Ministry of Science & Technology, is developing the first Canada China Innovation & Investment Summit that will promote cross-border collaboration in science and technology. A key objective of the event is to demonstrate that Vancouver can act as the Canadian leader with respect to innovation collaborations and relations with China.

Topics of discussion:
  • Development of future technology such as 5G, AI
  • Role of the government: Bringing technology in Canada (Programs and assistance for startups)
  • How to build the sustainable partnership using technology
  • Issues regarding intellectual property

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Stewart Beck

President and CEO, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Stewart Beck is the President and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Prior to joining APF Canada, Mr. Beck served as the Canadian High Commissioner to the Republic of India with concurrent accreditation to the Kingdom of Bhutan and to Nepal. He joined Canada's Department... Read More →
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Alan Winter

B.C. Innovation Commissioner, BC Provincial Government
Alan Winter was appointed British Columbia’s first Innovation Commissioner in February 2018. He has a breadth of experience at senior levels in the technology sector and in government, including such roles as the president and CEO of Genome B.C. from 2001 to 2016.He was the founding... Read More →
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Wei Shao

Partner & National Leader for China Practice, Dentons LLP
Wei Shao is the National Practice Group Co-Leader for China and specializes in international business transactions focusing on China. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate and project financing, cross-border counseling, and general corporate and commercial... Read More →
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Catherine Warren

Catherine Warren is the Chief Executive Officer of the Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC), serving Canada’s fastest-growing, low-carbon economy, contributing to a metro region with an annual GDP of $138B and building upon a global brand valued at $32B. VEC is the economic development... Read More →
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Joan Elangovan

Executive Director, Asia Pacific Centre, VEC
Joan Elangovan is the founding Director of the Asia Pacific Centre at the Vancouver Economic Commission, dedicated to strengthening business and cultural ties with the Asia Pacific Region. She works closely with investors, entrepreneurs and governments locally and internationally... Read More →
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Virginia Balcom

Executive In-Residence, SFU Venture Labs
Virginia Balcom brings broad and deep marketing experience to SFU VentureLabs. For more than 20 years, Virginia has been introducing new products to enterprise customers and consumers. A strong collaborator and leader, she’s led marketing teams in many sectors, including retail... Read More →
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Dr. Joanne Curry

Vice-President, External Relations, Simon Fraser University
Joanne Curry has made a career of advancing the cause of higher education locally, provincially, and nationally and connecting the university with business and community. Her leadership in establishing SFU’s Surrey campus and helping to create SFU’s new vision of the engaged university... Read More →

Friday September 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
SFU Venture Labs 1200-555 West Hastings, V6B 4N6