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    • Sat
      12
      Jan
      2019
      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)

       

      Tickets:

      • 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.


      Sponsors

      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

      Huawei  

      Other Door Prize Sponsors

    • Fri
      05
      Apr
      2019
      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.

      Keynote:

      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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    • Thu
      02
      May
      2019
      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
    • Sat
      25
      May
      2019
      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.

      Ticket

      • 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.

    • Sun
      16
      Jun
      2019
      11:30am - 3:00 pmCrowsnest Hall, University of Calgary

      Keynote Speakers:

      Intellectual Property Overview & Strategy

      Dr. Morgan Guo

      Morgan is an Innovation Manager, Medical & Life Sciences, at Innovate Calgary. She works with University of Calgary researchers to manage intellectual property and commercialization of new discoveries in agricultural and life sciences.

      Expertise and background:

      • PhD., Physiological and Molecular Biology, University of Illinois
      • Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
      • Industry Liaison Manager, University of Lethbridge
      • Breeding and Logistic Specialist, Monsanto

       

      Pitching Skill Training for Entrepreneurs

      Dr. Oleksiy Osiyevskyy

      Dr. Oleksiy Osiyevskyy is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. In his scholarship, Oleksiy concentrates on the problem of achieving and sustaining firm growth through successfully engaging in entrepreneurial strategies. Particular areas of expertise include analyzing and designing innovative business models, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of corporate innovation practices, and evidence-based strategies for developing high-growth new ventures.

      Dr. Osiyevskyy’s scholarly achievements were recognized with the prestigious Canadian Izaak Killam Memorial Scholarship (during his Ph.D. studies), and numerous awards from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Moreover, his research was included in the list of ‘research projects taking place at Canadian universities that teach important lessons for today's business leaders' by the Canadian Business Magazine. Before joining Haskayne School of Business, he was an Assistant Professor in the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Group of the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University (Boston), from 2014 till 2017.

      Ticket

      • 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.

    • Thu
      22
      Aug
      2019
      4:30 PM - 7:30 PMDentons Canada LLP, 850 - 2nd Street SW, 15th Floor, Bankers Court, Calgary, AB T2P 0R8

      Canada China Commercial Association presents to you the 2019 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Roadshow Semi Final Pitching Competition.

      We invite George Tai, partner of Denton's Canada LLP to share his knowledge and insights on equity structure for early stage businesses.

      About the Speaker:

      George’s practice centers on Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities, Corporate Finance and Corporate/commercial transactions, primarily in the energy and technology sectors. George also has extensive experience advising technology companies having successfully negotiated complex licensing contracts, service agreements and software development agreements domestically and internationally with numerous multinational original equipment manufacturers, telecommunications companies and software companies.

      George has experience in structuring and negotiating international commercial transactions, advising a number of Canadian-based clients on transactions in Asia, and with Asian-based clients pursuing investments and business opportunities in Canada. George is the co-lead of Dentons' Canada's China Services Desk.

      George has served as a director and a corporate secretary on a number of TSX and TSXV listed oil and gas companies and technology companies.

      Ticket

      • Active CCCA business members: 1 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.

    • Sat
      05
      Oct
      2019
      11:00am - 1:30pmPetroChina Canada, 707 5 Street SW, Calgary, AB

      Nowadays, most of us cannot live without Internet and information technology. While enjoying the convenience brought by these new technologies, the concerns about network and information security are arisen to be a hot topic. Without being a cyber security expert, you may find yourself lost in the overwhelming knowledge you have to learn to secure your information. This seminar will provide you with a simple guide on what to watch for and how to secure your network and information to the maximum with your own efforts.

      People who may benefit from this Seminar:

      • Small and medium business owners who have to manage their own network and information security risks
      • Anybody who would like to have their cyber security questions answered by an expert.

      Winnie Phung | Manager, BDO Risk Advisory Services will bring

      • Why small businesses are especially vulnerable to fraud
      • Different types of fraud
      • How to prevent fraud
      • Cyber attack scenarios
      • Steps to protecting your data
      • How to enlist your staff in securing data

      Date: Saturday, October 5th 2019
      Time: 11:00am – 1:30pm
      Address: PetroChina Canada, 707 5 Street SW, Calgary, AB

      Light meal will be served.

      Ticketing:

      • Active CCCA business members: 1 free tickets, $20 for additional ticket. Please contact us at info@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 info@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.

      Event Sponsored by TechJoe Technologies

       

    • Fri
      18
      Oct
      2019
      6:00 pm - 9:00 pmThe Turett Room, Silver Springs Golf & Country Club, 1600 Varsity Estate Drive NW

      Presented to you by Canada China Commercial Association (CCCA)

      2019 marks the third year of the CCCA Roadshow program. Our program aims to promote early stage entrepreneurs with innovative technology advancements and business models. Every year, our program offers a series of seminars focusing on various topics to get the entrepreneurs ready to showcase their business ideas and to connect with the investment community. We finish each year’s program with a pitching competition.

      In 2019, CCCA partnered with Innovate Calgary, Startup Calgary, Seedups Canada, Haskayne School of Business and other local leading organizations in the innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) industry. From April to August, We organized 5 seminars with the topics of business plans, business valuation, the government funding program SR&ED, intellectual property, pitching skills, and equity structure.

      Thanks to the support from the CCCA community partner, Denton’s Calgary Office and all the generous sponsors, 2019 Roadshow has continued to be a success in supporting local ventures. We will present the 2019 Western Canada Innovation & Entrepreneurship Roadshow Finale on October 18, 2019.

      The final four teams to pitch at the finale are:

      • Nimble Science Ltd – An innovated device for small intestine MicroBiome Aspiration
      • Momentum Material Corporation – Nano-engineered membranes for advanced water treatment systems
      • Western Heritage – Online platform for data processing based on remote sensing images, drones, and IoT sensors
      • Elsius Biomedical – Extra corporeal membrane oxygenation device, a very complex technology that takes a patient’s blood from its body and in -real-time adds oxygen to it while pumping it back into the system

      Date: October 18, 2019 5:30 pm-9:00 pm

      Venue: Silver Springs Golf & Country Club, 1600 Varsity Estates Drive NW, Calgary, AB

      Ticket

      • Active CCCA business members: 1 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.
       

    • Wed
      23
      Oct
      2019
      6:30 pm - 9:30 pmDelta Hotels by Marriott Calgary South 135 Southland Drive Southeast Calgary, AB, Canada T2J 5X5

      Taxes are the most fun presentation topic, it can save a lot of money for business owner!

      This event is designed to help business owners and professionals navigate the tax environment. The presentation will go over the essentials of small and medium business tax and will also cover the most notable recent tax changes that have been imposed on small and medium business owners, such as passive income for corporation, changes to income splitting and the small business deductions. We will also provide several tax planning tools for business owner and their family, this session explores:

      • How to define priorities and identify investment options
      • Integration, attribution & TOSI
      • How to manage risk

      Enjoy a free dinner and learn all about how to minimize your next tax bill as a business owner. Even if you already have a financial advisor or accountant, come out to this presentation to gather as much information as possible!

      Host by:

      Henry Tian Insurance & Financial Services Inc., Sun Life Financial

      RSVP:

      Very Limit seating, please RSVP at your early convenience.

      Bridget Cai | Phone: (403)707-9888 | email: bridget.cai@sunlife.com

      Date/Time: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (MDT)

      Location: Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary South, 135 Southland Drive Southeast Calgary, AB, Canada T2J 5X5

    • Sat
      16
      Nov
      2019
      1 PM - 4 PMCrowsnest Hall, University of Calgary, 250 Collegiate Blvd NW, Calgary, AB T2N 5A6

      Kathy Zhang, founder and lawyer of the Weninger Zhang law firm, will discuss the importance of basic estate planning, including preparing a will, enduring power of attorney, and personal directive. Kathy will explain why having proper legal advice is essential in this process. In addition, Kathy will go over property that ordinarily doesn't form part of an estate, such as joint property, and investments and insurance policies with beneficiary designations. As well, Kathy will talk about the importance of succession planning in a family business and review some basic tax considerations in estate planning. At last, Kathy will discuss issues relating to your assets in China.

      Sherry Wong, certified financial planner (CFP) from IG Wealth Management, will discuss the tax liabilities at death, tax minimization, estate by-pass, fair and equitable estate distribution, trusts within the will and other related issues.

      Ticket

      • Active CCCA business members: 2 free tickets, $10 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: 1 free ticket, $10 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: $10, 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.

    CCCA Roadshow July 18 Event - Business plan drafting and an introduction of intellectual property in Canada
    5:30 pm - 9:00 pmUplands Recreation Centre, 20 Hawkside Close Northwest, Calgary AB

    Canada China Commercial Association (CCCA) proudly presents the 2017 Western Canada Innovation and Entrepreneurship Roadshow (“The Roadshow”). A series events to walk the venture entrepreneurs through all training sessions. The finale is scheduled to be in November, 2017. A cash reward of $1,688 to be offered to the winner.

    Please join us on July 18, 2017 evening for a CCCA Roadshow event.   The event is a good mix of training seminar of business plan drafting and an introduction of Canadian Intellectual Property.

    Part 1: How to write a winning business plan?  Topic to be presented by ATB Financial Tony Chu and his colleague.

    Nearly all business experts agree that to have a good business plan  is critical for an venture business to sell your business idea. It is also a good management tool once the business gains its ground.

    A good business plan help to formulate your idea and evaluate your business. Tony and his colleague is going to bring his expertise to address the important elements and tips of business plan drafting.

    Part 2: An introduction of Canadian Intellectual Property - Brought it to you by Dr. Morgan Guo from Innovate Calgary.

    To protect Intellectual property is critical to protect innovation. It is our pleasure to have Dr. Morgan Guo from Innovate Calgary to address the intellectual property topic in Canada.

    Morgan Guo is the Intellectual Property Manager - Life Sciences, she works with University of Calgary researchers to manage intellectual property and commercialization of new discoveries in agricultural and life sciences.

    Dr. Guo's previous experience includes working as the Technology Transfer Manager at the University of Lethbridge on research partnership building, early stage technology development and commercialization. She has provided consulting services to various small businesses in Southern Alberta on intellectual property strategy. In addition, Dr. Guo also worked for Monsanto as breeding and logistic specialist.

    Dr. Guo received her PhD in Physiological and Molecular Biology from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

    The event also provides a great networking opportunity to all venture entrepreneurs, we have invited professors from university and financial industry experts to share their knowledge and experience.

    Ticketing:

    • Non Members: $20
    • General Members: $10
    • Enterprise Members: Fee, please contact us at info@ccca88.ca to receive your ticket

    Please purchase tickets from Eventbrite site or alternatively, you can pay via Interac e-Transfer®

    Recipient email: treasurer@ccca88.ca
    Please email treasurer@ccca88.ca with the answer of your secret question. Please indicate your name, type of ticket and quantity of ticket in your email.

    Business members: free. Please contact us to receive the ticket. info@ccca88.ca.

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