December 8,2017 MARKHAM— FCCM/CCCM “The Belt and Road Business Forum and Reception” was held successfully at the Markham Chinese Cultural Centre of FCCM on Friday Dec 8 from 12 pm to 2 pm.
Many guests attended the business forum including Hon. Michael Chan, MPP Markham-Unionville(Minister of International Trade) , Mary Ng, (MP Markham-Thornhill), and Mr. E Defeng, Counsellor and Head of Commerce Section, the Consulate-General of the Peoples Republic of China in Toronto as keynote speakers, Nirmala Armstrong, (York Regional Councillor of Markham), Mr. Thanakrit Luangasnathip, Consul & Director of Royal Thai Consulate-General and Thai Trade Centre,Toronto, and more than 100 local business elite.
The forum was hosted by the Chairman of the Federation of Chinese Canadians in Markham (FCCM) and its Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Markham (CCCM), Dr. Ken Ng. Mary Ng, MP Markham-Thornhill who completed the visit to China with Prime Justin Trudeau, and Hon. Michael Chan, MPP Markham-Unionville(Minister of International Trade) who accompanied Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, to China brought their greetings and updates from their recent trips to China and from the Federal/Ontario Government. They both expressed that the recent trips achieved fruitful results. Hon. Michael Chan mentioned,”I think this Kathleen Wynne ‘s visit to China is the best because lots of achievable contracts were signed.” Mr. E Defeng, Commercial Counselor of the Consulate-General of China in Toronto, introduced the Chinese government’s Belt and Road Initiatives. Regarding the highly interested Canada-China Free Trade Agreement negotiations, Mr. E Defeng said in the interview, “I know that the both sides had a very good communication in Beijing. The negotiation should be very positive. ”
Dr. Ken Ng gave the Chairman’s welcome remarks and updates including the design of the new FCCM and CCCM Centre at King Square and expressed appreciation to the member – RICHFIELDSHOP in sponsoring this business forum and helping set up the China office of FCCM/CCCM in Guangzhou.
Dr. Ng announced that FCCM will host a special Chinese New Year Day Gala Dinner on February 16, 2018 at Le Parc Banquet Hall in Markham. Many government leaders , business and community leaders will be attending, in addition to the special performances and food. Information will be on www.fccm.ca.
In the Forum, the guests from local businesses networked warmly. Many business leaders expressed their gratitude to Dr. Ken Ng and FCCM/CCCM for hosting this business forum so that they can understand the economic strategy of the Canadian and Chinese governments better and exchange views with local business peers on new business opportunities and cooperation in the forum. The honored guests appreciated that FCCM/CCCM actively promote cultural and economic exchanges between China and Canada, and set up a new branch office for establishing a business exchange platform between China and Canada in Guangzhou, China.
Next year is the Canada-China Tourism Year, so the local business industry expects to have more business opportunities on both sides of Canada and China.
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加拿大萬錦市加華聯會（FCCM) / 萬錦華商會（CCCM)，於12月8日（星期五）下午12時至2
吳建忠醫生在論壇中也宣佈萬錦市加華聨會將于2018年2月16日在萬錦市Le Parc Banquet Hall主辦一個特別的中國新年晚會。許多政府要員、商界和社區領袖將光臨本次新年晚會，另外晚會將有精彩的表演節目及美味的食品供大家享用。具體信息我們近期將發佈在www.fccm.ca。