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National Conference | HKCBA

HKCBA National Conference | May 25 -26, 2018 in Montreal, QC

HKCBA National Conference

Date: May 25, 2018

Location: Fairmont Queen Elizabeth | Montreal, QC

Cost: $150 Members | $200 Non-members


Program Overview


9:00 am - 11:00 am: National Investment Pitch Competition

Highlighting Canada's entrepreneurial spirit, our flagship National Investment Pitch Competition features six post-secondary student teams who will pitch their business ideas, leveraging the "Canada - Hong Kong Advantage", live to conference attendees and a panel of seasoned professionals for their shot at $50,000 in cash and prizes. Click here for more information. 


12:00 pm: Welcome Address


12:15 pm - 1:45 pm: Luncheon and Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker will open the session with an update on how Asia and China’s economies are faring in an uncertain global environment, why Hong Kong continues to play a key role tapping into this market and how this affects Canada.


2:00 pm - 3:00pm: Panel #1 - The Belt and Road Initiative and Greater Bay Area

This panel discussion on the Belt and Road Initiative and Greater Bay Area will share insights on China’s ambitious foreign and economic policies, shed light on the opportunities for Canadian companies and how Hong Kong is strategically positioned to support your expansion efforts.


3:15 pm - 4:15 pm: Panel #2 - Fintech in Business

Hear first-hand from industry experts on developments in technology like fintech, cryptocurrency, and artificial intelligence to learn how to apply these advancements to benefit your business both locally and abroad.


4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Panel #3 – Asian Inbound Investment

Discover how best to position your business to attract inbound investment from China and Hong Kong.


5:30 pm: Closing Remarks


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Awards Ceremony and Networking Reception


Saturday, May 26, 2018


9:00 am - 10:30 am: Breakfast and Annual General Meeting (Members Only)

Members are invited to join in on discussions about HKCBA's strategic priorities and initiatives as well as participate in this years AGM. This session will give you an opportunity to connect with the association's national and regional directors. 


Congratulations to our 2017 award winners!

Business Leader Award


This annual award recognizes the success of a business leader who leverages the Canada - Hong Kong connection to grow a successful enterprise.  

Congratulations to JET Design Architect Inc., a Canadian architect form with a growing presence in Hong Kong and Asia. With creativity at the core of their business, JET’s unique designs blend the inspiration of nature with technology and tools from the aerospace, automotive and industrial design industries. JET won the open competition against 100 architect firms from around the globe to design its showcase M+ Pavilion in Hong Kong’s renowned West Kowloon Cultural District; building was completed just last year. Hong Kong’s first class reputation, educated designer talent pool and proximity to other Asian markets made setting up a subsidiary a logical choice for JET Design as they look to further expand their business in Asia. 


National Investment Pitch Competition

1st Place

Orello Hearing Technologies

2nd Place

Mirage VR

3rd Place

Opti-fold Cosmetics


Click here for more details on the competition and qualifying teams. 

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HKCBA is pleased to offer out of town participants preferential pricing with the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth and a discount code for domestic flights with Air Canada for the National Conference.


HKCBA is pleased to offer out of town participants preferential pricing with the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth if booked before May 3rd, 2018. 

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Domestic flights to Montreal for the Conference for the week leading up to and after the event are subject to a 10% discount dependent on the type of fare.

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