SOLD OUT – 2019 CCCA Annual Gala and Calgary Chinese Entrepreneur of the Year Award Ceremony

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 for more information.

There are sponsorship opportunities for the event. Please contact for sponsorship package.


Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Kevin Meng Professional Corporation

Kathy Zhang Law Firm

Silver Sponsor

Keylink Financial

Bronze Sponsors

    Precision Manufacturing Corp


Grand Door Prize Sponsors


Other Door Prize Sponsors