Please join us for this COMPLIMENTARY, Exclusive Invitation Only Reception
An exclusive opportunity to:
- Network with HKCBA Directors and Members and enjoy sumptuous hors d'oeuvres and beverages
- Keep informed of the latest business trends in Hong Kong and China
- Learn about our recent and future activities and plans
- Provide input to make HKCBA Ottawa more responsive to your needs
Date: 5:30 – 8:00 pm, Thursday, November 08, 2018
Location: The Rideau Club, 99 Bank St., 15th Floor, Ottawa, ON K1P 6B9
Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres
*Please note that a collared shirt and jacket are required for men when attending the Rideau Club
Members: Free Click to Register
Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis
5:30 - Registration and Networking
6:15 - Welcome and Intro, Overview of Objectives, Past and Future Activities
- Amy Willis, President, HKCBA Ottawa
6:30 - Latest Economic Developments of Hong Kong
- Florence Tsang, Deputy Director, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto)
6:40 - 2018 Team Canada Delegation to Hong Kong - The 19th Hong Kong Forum
- Andrew Yui, Director, Canada, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
6:50 - Membership Categories, Benefits and Intro of Patron Members
- Paul Quinney, Vice President, HKCBA Ottawa
7:00 - Input from Patron, Other Members on Interests, and Q&A
7:15 - Vote of Thanks and Remind Upcoming Chinese New Year Gala
7:20 - Networking
8:00 - Adjournment
Director, Canada, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Andrew was appointed Director, Canada of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in July 1993.
HKTDC is Hong Kong’s statutory body responsible for the promotion of international trade (imports and exports) in merchandise, services and technologies, via the Hong Kong platform. The Council works through a network of more than 40 offices worldwide.
Andrew Leads the Council’s Canadian operations and the HKTDC team located in Toronto. “Team HKTDC Canada”, in close co-operation with many like-minded public and private-sector multipliers, assists Canadian companies from coast to coast in accessing and reassessing their business opportunities in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the rest of Asia through the Hong Kong platform.
Prior to his emigration from Hong Kong to Canada, Andrew held trade development and promotion posts including Assistant Manager of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, Market Officer at HKTDC headquarters, and Attaché commercial for the Government of Québec Office in Hong Kong.
Miss Florence Tsang
Deputy Director, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto), Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government
Miss Florence Tsang joined the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in 2011 as a member of the Administrative Officer Grade. Before taking up the post of Deputy Director in the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) in December 2017, she had worked in the Education Bureau, the Labour and Welfare Bureau, and the Development Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.
Miss Tsang holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from The University of Hong Kong.
Amy Willis, MBA, CPA, CMA
President, Hong Kong Canada Business Association (Ottawa) and Director of Pinnacle Global
Amy is President of Hong Kong Canada Business Association - Ottawa and a Director with Pinnacle Global, specializing in investment services for Chinese investors and consulting services that help both Chinese and Canadian companies expand and penetrate markets in both Canada and China. She is a regular visitor to Hong Kong and China, and is passionate about fostering closer business ties, facilitating international trade and investment between Canada, Hong Kong, and China while promoting the concept of “Think Asia – Think Hong Kong.
Amy has over 10 years’ experience in strategic planning and execution, finance and operations, and investment and partnership development in Canada and Asia. Having spent half of her life in China and the other half in Canada, she has first-hand knowledge of doing business in both China and Canada, including founding and scaling up a start-up to over 160 personnel in four years with the opening of a branch office in China. Her innovative entrepreneurial leadership and unbridled passion for making a real difference have earned her a proven record of success, which has been featured on CBC, CTV, Rogers TV, and in the Ottawa Citizen. Amy has earned the reputation as an entrepreneur at heart while possessing a corporate mindset with the utmost integrity. She is a service-oriented consensus builder with a robust set of well-versed skills in business and financial management that are supported by a natural attitude for excellence.
Amy is fluent in English and Mandarin. She received her MBA from Queen’s University and Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Ottawa. She is also a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant (CPA, CMA) and holder of the Certificate for Responsible Leadership from Queen’s School of Business. Amy also serves on the Board of the Financial Management Institute of Canada (FMI IGF) - Capital Chapter.