The CABC invites members and partners to join the Canada: Your Hub in North America event on 4th February 2021.

Date: Thursday, 4th February 2021
Time: From 9:30am – 12:00 Noon (Singapore Time)
Free Admission but Pre-Registration and Pre-Acceptance are required.
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The Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) in partnership with the High Commission of Canada in Singapore, the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service in Singapore and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore will be organizing a Zoom webinar on Canada: Your Hub in North America on Thursday, 4th February 2021 from 0930HR to 1200HR Singapore Time.

This webinar will attempt to highlight business opportunities in Canada for your company as well as to enlighten you as to how to set up your business, how to distribute your products and services, and how to take advantage of trading opportunities in Canada and North America.  It will also cover relevant immigration programs for residency in Canada.

Webinar Highlights

Why Canada? Canada is one of the world’s premier locations for business investment. The population enjoys a relatively high income per capita. In addition, Canada’s network of Free Trade Agreements covering North America, Europe and Asia, greatly enlarges the market for your goods and services. Canada is strong in many sectors including aerospace, machinery and robotics, digital technology, agribusiness and agritech, environment and clean technology, smart cities, infrastructure, and cyber security. You will also learn about Canada’s five superclusters which enable a variety of opportunities for foreign companies to do business in Canada/North America and beyond.

Why you should attend:

This webinar will enable you to gain a first-hand understanding of the business potential in Canada and will cover many aspects of doing business in Canada including:-

·       Sectoral / Cluster opportunities

·       Taxation in Canada

·       How to set-up in Canada

·       Visa programs and obtaining residency in Canada

Tentative Programme 

Singapore Time Details

0930 HR

Welcome Address by Mr. Douglas Foo, President, Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF)
0935 HR Opening Remarks by Her Excellency Ms. Lynn McDonald, High Commissioner of Canada in Singapore
0940 HR Keynote Address by The Honourable Ms Mary Ng, Canada Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade of Canada
0955 HR The manufacturing sector in Canada by Mr. Pierre Cléroux, Chief Economist,

Bank of Development Canada (BDC)

1010 HR Why Canada/The Investment Landscape by Ms. Nathalie Béchamp, Chief of Investor Services, Invest in Canada
1025 HR Specific opportunities to invest in Canada by Mr. Omar Raza, Sector Executive, Global Infrastructure, KPMG
1040 HR How to set up your business in Canada by Ms. Isabelle Combe, Managing Director, Altios Canada
1055 HR Distributing your products in North America by Mr. Gabriel Lagunes, General Manager-Asia, CN Rail
1110 HR Visa Requirements/programs by Mr. Mark Eichhorst, Program Manager, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), High Commission of Canada in Singapore
1125 HR Investor testimony by Mr. Vishal Vijay, Director, Agrocorp Processing
1135 HR Q&A session moderated by Mr. Alex Perrotta, SMF Council Member and Chairman of SMF Americas Regional Business Group
1200 HR Closing remarks

 The webinar is targeted at Singapore and foreign companies interested to do business in Canada. Attendance is complimentary but pre-registration is strictly required and pre-acceptance is necessary. Please note that the organisers reserve the right to accept or decline your registration. Upon the acceptance of the registration, a link will be sent to you to join the webinar.

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