• Sat
    11:30am - 3:00pmCrowsnest Hall, University of Calgary

    Keynote Speakers:

    Sylvain Defoy

    Sylvain DefoySRED (or SR&ED) refers to the Canadian Government's "Scientific Research and Experimental Development" program. This is a generous incentive program that rewards companies of any size for conducting Research and Development activities in Canada.

    Sylvain has been involved in many consulting special assignments as an in-house specialist in different government incentives and successfully helped corporations accessing different grants to support their investment in specific areas such as advanced technology project, export market business expansion, job creations etc.

    Jordan Martel, CBV

    Partner of Sequeira Partners

    Jordan MartelJordan has over 15 years of advisory experience providing business and asset valuations to support transactions, financial opinions, tax and financial reporting, corporate planning, and other advisory services for private and public companies primarily in the energy, chemical, and other heavy industries.

    Prior to joining Sequeira Partners, Jordan was a senior manager in Deloitte’s valuations group holding a number of leadership roles in the Alberta and Prairie markets. Jordan also held a management role in the valuation practice of an international middle market investment bank in Dallas, Texas. He holds an MBA from the University of Texas, is a Chartered Business Valuator and a Senior Accredited Member of the American Society of Appraisers in business valuation.


    • Active CCCA business members: 2 free tickets, $20 for additional ticket. Please contact us at roadshow@ccca88.ca to confirm your membership status and acquire your ticket. Quantity limited, first come first serve.
    • Active CCCA general members: $10 for first ticket, $20 for additional ticket. Please contact us at roadshow@ccca88.ca to confirm your membership status and acquire your ticket. Quantity limited, first come first serve. Welcome joining CCCA to receive member benefits.
    • Non CCCA member: $20, ticket purchase link, or pay via e-Transfer®
      • Recipient email: treasurer@ccca88.ca
      • Please email: treasurer@ccca88.ca to provide detail information (name and email) for ticket issuing.

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  • Thu
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFloor 5 of Global Business Center (120 8 Ave SE, T2G 0K6)

    2019 CCCA Roadshow Training Session # 1

    Speaker: Andrew Browne - Startup Support Specialist at Startup Calgary

    CCCA Roadshow trainings are free to all roadshow participants.

    Have a winning business idea? Come and join in the 2019 CCCA Roadshow pitch competition! The grand prize is $2,019 CASH for the final winner.

    Upcoming Training Sessions:

    • May 25 - Business Valuation, SR&ED
    • June 16 - Pitching Skill Training & Intellectual Property Strategy
    • June 20 - Mentoring Session

    Upcoming Pitch Competitions:

    • Aug 31 - Semi-final Pitch Competition
    • Sept 14 - Final Pitch Competition with Award Ceremony & Collaboration with Investors
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  • Fri
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pmCentral Library Performance Hall

    Welcome to the 2019 Western Canada Innovation & Entrepreneurship Roadshow Opening Ceremony presented by Canada China Commercial Association

    CCCA is going to launch the Roadshow program in 2019, which is the third year of this well received program.

    Date: April 5, 2019
    Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Venue: Central Library Performance Hall

    Building up on the success of 2017 and 2018, the CCCA Roadshow program will be further enhanced through our partnership with Innovate Calgary, Startup Calgary, Seedups Canada, Haskayne School of Business and other local leading organizations in the innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) industry. With such a strong partnership, CCCA will offer more diversified business resources to the participating ventures. For the Roadshow opening ceremony, CCCA has invited guests from local and international innovation and entrepreneurship industry, with strong business, investment, industrial background.


    Dr. Liming Liu

    Dr. Liming Liu is the VP Surface Technology at Value Creation Inc. (VCI) since 2013. He has over 20 years of research and development experience in the oil industry. Since 2000, he plays a leading role in the development of VCI’s proprietary technologies. He served Sinopec, China in the 90s. Dr. Liu obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from East China University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta in 2000.

    James Szarko

    James Szarko serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President at Botaneco. His primary focus over the past 15 years has been that of leadership roles with companies which have a proprietary technology focusing on commercialization and growth. Involved as an investor, advisor, executive and board member, James has run the gamut of entrepreneurialism. James served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director at SemBioSys Genetics Inc. He received his initial training with PricewaterhouseCoopers wherein he obtained his Chartered Accountant designation. This training also included an extended management posting in a developing market. James also possesses a business degree from the University of Lethbridge.


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  • Sat
    5:00 pm - 9:30 pmWhite Diamond Conference Center, 130 3 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB

    Canada China Commercial Association (CCCA) is hosting its 2019 Annual Gala and the Calgary Chinese Entrepreneur of the Year Award Ceremony at the The White Diamond Conference Center (130 3 AVE SE) on the evening of January 12, 2019.

    CCCA board invites you to join over 200 distinguish guests from local business and education communities, as well as representatives from Chinese embassy and local government for an informative and fun night, filled with ample networking opportunities.

    The Gala features two keynotes speakers:

    2019 Outlook - Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist of ATB Financial

    Todd Hirsch is a well known name in Calgary. For over 20 years, he has worked as an economist at numerous organizations including the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canada West Foundation and the Bank of Canada. For almost a decade, Todd taught economics at the University of Calgary. He released his third, Spiders in Space: Successfully Adapting to Unwanted Change in 2017.

    Todd holds a BA Honours in Economics from the University of Alberta and an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary. Todd provides economic commentary for many Canadian media outlets. He has served on the University of Calgary Board of Governors and is the chair of the Calgary Arts Academy. He also serves on the board of the Glenbow Museum.

    CN CanaPux Innovative Transportation Solution for Heavy Crude Oil – James Auld, Senior Manager, Petroleum & Chemicals Marketing, Canadian National Railway Company (CN)

    James Auld has been working on CN’s strategic initiatives since 2013. In 2018, Mr. Auld joined CN’s Petroleum and Chemicals business unit to advance the CanaPux project. Prior to joining CN, Mr. Auld spent over 26 years in the oil and gas sector focused on midstream assets and has held key roles in marketing, trading, operations and business development. In addition to his strategic development work, he is an Energy Subject Matter Expert for CN.

    Mr. Auld holds an MBA from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of Calgary. He also completed a Strategic Leadership Certificate from the University of British Columbia, and CN's Railroad MBA program.

    Calgary Chinese Entrepreneur of the Year

    As a business association, CCCA will not miss any opportunity to recognize Chinese entrepreneurs that are working so hard under this tough environment. Once again at the Gala, one entrepreneur will be awarded as the Calgary Chinese Entrepreneur of the Year. Everyone is waiting anxiously to meet this year’s winner and hear his/her story.

    Event Program:

    Location: White Diamond Conference Center, 130 3 Ave SE, Calgary
    Date: Saturday January 12, 2019

    • 5:00 – 5:30pm: Registration
    • 5:30 – 6:00pm: Opening Remarks
    • 6:00 – 7:00pm: Keynote Speeches
    • 7:00 – 8:00pm: 3 Course Dinner
    • 8:00 – 9:30pm: Networking, Lucky Draw (Grand Prize: Huawei Smartphone, iPad)



    • Non-member: $68, (Sold out)
    • CCCA General Member: $48, (Sold out)
    • CCCA Business Member: $38, (Sold out)

    We welcome nomination for the Calgary Chinese Entrepreneur of the Year. Please contact info@ccca88.ca for more information.

    There are sponsorship opportunities for the event. Please contact info@ccca88.ca for sponsorship package.


    Platinum Sponsor

    Gold Sponsors

    Kevin Meng Professional Corporation

    Kathy Zhang Law Firm

    Silver Sponsor

    Keylink Financial

    Bronze Sponsors

        Precision Manufacturing Corp

      SONG & HOWARD LAW OFFICE http://mxpay.ca/

    Grand Door Prize Sponsors


    Other Door Prize Sponsors

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