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A Canadian Conversation: Climate Change, Clean Growth, and Energy Opportunities in China

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November 27-29, 2018 | Fairmont Hotel MacDonald | Edmonton, AB

What is needed for Canadians to succeed in climate change, clean growth, and energy sectors in China?

The China Institute of the University of Alberta, Global Affairs Canada and the Government of Alberta are hosting a forum themed A Canadian Conversation: Climate Change, Clean Growth, and Energy Opportunities in China. This event will be held at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald in Edmonton on November 28, 2018, preceded by a welcome dinner on November 27. There will be practitioner panels, networking opportunities, as well as be one-on-one federal and provincial trade and investment support for interested companies, and – on the following morning, November 29 – a detailed market briefing and additional meeting opportunities. We would be delighted if you would accept our invitation to attend.

Bringing together leaders from industry and the public sector, the event is designed to learn from the on-the-ground-experience of Canadian small and medium-sized companies today and to spark focused dialogue on what is needed to succeed in China’s clean technology and energy industries tomorrow. The forum will also provide vital guiding insights for Government of Canada’s engagement with China through the Trade Commissioner Service as well as mechanisms like the Canada-China ministerial dialogues on Clean Energy and on Climate Change and the Canada–China Clean Technology Working Group.

The forum will focus on the following topics:

  • The Enabling Environment and Emerging Opportunities in China
  • The Enabling Environment in Canada
  • Experience from the Ground
  • A Canada-China Dialogue : What’s Ahead

Among confirmed speakers are:

  • Feng AN, Founder and Executive Director, Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (iCET) / US-China Clean Tech Center
  • Don Bobiash, Assistant Deputy Minister, Asia Pacific, Global Affairs Canada
  • Jean-Christian Brillant, Deputy Consul General & Senior Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada in Shanghai
  • David T. Fung, Chairman & CEO, ACDEG International Inc.
  • Arthur J. Hanson, International Chief Advisor, China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development
  • Ron Hoffman, Senior Representative for the Asia Pacific Basin, Government of Alberta
  • Gordon Houlden, Director, China Institute, University of Alberta
  • Rod Lever, Clean Growth and Clean Technology, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
  • Matt Machielse, Assistant Deputy Minister, Government of Alberta
  • Darryl Nelson, President & CEO, Nelson Environmental Remediation
  • Karen Ogen-Toews, First Nations LNG Alliance
  • Nicholas Parker, Chairman, Global Acceleration Partners
  • Thomas J. Timmins, Partner and Leader, China Initiative, Gowling WLG
  • Kevin Tu, Former China Program Manager at IEA
  • Tao Wang, China Strategist, Climateworks Foundation
  • Nancy Wu, Executive Director, Alberta Ministry of Economic Development and Trade
  • Rong XU, CEO, UMore Consulting
  • Junjie Zhang, Director, Environmental Research Center

Schedule of Events

Day One – Tuesday, November 27, 2018
17:00 onward | Registration
17:00 – 19:30 | Keynote Speech and Dinner

Day Two – Wednesday, November 28, 2018
08:00 – 15:30 | Conference

Day Three – Thursday, November 29, 2018
08:30 – 10:30 | Roundtable meetings at the University of Alberta

Please register before Tuesday, November 20, 2018. We strongly recommend registering as soon as possible as space is limited.

We have reserved a limited number of rooms for a special rate at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald in Edmonton. To make reservations please call the reservations desk at 1-866-540-4468 and mention you are with the China Institute event to enjoy our conference rate.

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