2016 -17 Season

Our first events: September 12- Agrifood; September 13 - Cleantech and our networking cocktail were a success with about a 100 people taking advantage of the learning and networking opportunities they provided. 
Thank-you to our our partners and sponsors.
We closed the year with a Holiday Networking Cocktail on December 13. Some 30 people took part, sharing the past year's successes and plans for the future.  Our 33rd Annual Chinese New Year Gala, was a not to be missed event. 


We are always open to your comments, suggestions and ideas. Our events offer valuable opportunities for you to get involved and expand your business. So please, do not hesitate in contacting us  for your Asian development via Hong Kong.

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We look forward to seeing you!


Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 from 6PM onwards
Ros&Lina (1000 de la Gauchetière West, main level)

Cleantech Workshop
and Networking Reception 

When: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 4 to 7 pm  

Format: presentations, panel disccussion and Q&A followed by a networking cocktail

Denis Leclerc, president and CEO, Écotech Québec
- Québec Cleantech Sector: creating conducive conditions for business growth and development and encouraging end-users to adopt clean technologies.  
Nick Choi, Deputy Director, Hong Kong Economic Trade Office

- Hong Kong's superconnecting role for Quebec companies to tap business opportunities in Asia
- Opportunities in Hong Kong and the region for Quebec clean tech companies (including under the Belt and Road Initiative)
- Case studies to illustrate how Canadian companies successfully leverage the Hong Kong platform to tap business opportunities in the region
- How Invest Hong Kong supports Quebec companies - free of charge.
Peggy Lau, Marketing Manager, Hong Kong Trade Development Council Toronto Office
- To present the annual Canadian Clean Tech Mission to Hong Kong to Eco Expo Asia (26 - 29 October in 2016 ) as a window of opportunity to facilitate Quebec clean tech companies to explore the market and find potential partners in a strategic way.  
Jean-Philippe Mikus, partner, Fasken Martineau and Emilie Bundock, associate, Fasken Martineau
- Will provide an overview of best practices in your dealings abroad, more specifically in China and Hong Kong, including best practices to address the risks of intellectual property violation (trademarks and patents).
Simon Labrecque, Vice President of Business Development. Industrie Orkan Inc. 
- Experience doing business in Asia
- Participation in 2015 and upcoming 2016 Canadian Clean Tech Missions to Hong Kong
Jamie Kerr, President and Founder, Clean Ltd. 
- Recent launch of Hong Kong-based, cleantech sector business after more than 16 years of experience with his China-based business, Fabco.
Fasken Martineau
800, Square-Victoria,
Suite 3700, Montreal 
(Square Victoria Metro)
and our partners

Agrifood Opportunities via Asia's superconnector, Hong Kong

When: Monday, September 12, 2016 from 4 to 7 pm  

Format: presentations, panel disccussion and question/answer period followed by a networking cocktail


Nick Choi, Deputy Director, Hong Kong Economic Trade Office
Hong Kong's superconnecting role for Quebec companies to tap the business opportunities in Asia
Shirley Wong, Head of Investment Promotion, Canada & South America, Invest Hong Kong
Update on the food and wine market in HK and the region, a couple of case studies and Invest HK services
Peggy Lau, Marketing Manager, Hong Kong Trade Development Council Toronto Office 
The annual opportunities presented by the Canadian pavilions at and missions to Food Expo (August) and the Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair (November)  
Karen Trujillo, account manager - Quebec Region, Agri-Food sector, Export Development Canada.
EDC solutions oriented to the Agri-food sector 
Vicky Couture-Adams, Export Advisor, Agri-Food Export Group
Export assistance - an overview of government and other programmes and services offered via and by the Agri-Food Export Group 
Cindy Wang, President, Sinoque Alliance International  
Will share her experiences exporting food such as dried cranberries, dried blueberries, coffee, ice cider to China.
DEL - Développement économique de l'agglomération de Longueuil, Salle Jean Neveu 
204, boul. De Montarville, bureau 120
Boucherville (Québec) J4B 6S2

with support from:
and our partners



End of season networking cocktail
(our last scheduled event until September)

Wednesday June 15th from 17h30
Houston Avenue Bar & Grill - Square Victoria
1001 Square Victoria - Montreal, QC H2Z 2A8

with a brief presention by Simon Gaudry, Le Pointe de Vente, an entertainment industry entrepreneur active in Hong Kong

International Movement of Funds

The Panama papers have brought to the forefront issues surrounding off-shore accounts. Learn what comes into force after 2016 so you can protect your assets.


When:Wednesday May 4, 2016 from 4pm to 7 pm

Format: presentations and panel disccussion, question/answer period followed by a networking cocktail

  • Tax Information Exchange
  • Common Reporting Standard ("CRS")
    • What it is exactly
    • Update on the implementation
    • Specific consideration: Canada, China, Hong Kong
  • Voluntary disclosure
    • Federal
    • Quebec
  • Some International tax planning
  • Bi-directional fund transfers between China and Canada - business and personal
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DS Lawyers Canada LLP
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Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Canada)
with support from
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and our partners
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BnR_logo.png Hong Kong: Canada’s Super Connector to Cross-Continental and Multi-Sector “Belt and Road” Business Opportunities

Pictures from the event can be found here

China’s Belt and Road initiative, which is designed to boost economic, trade, cultural and people-to-people ties between China and more than 60 countries spanning three continents, offers businesses unparalleled opportunities to tap into new markets. With Hong Kong’s well-developed financial markets and professional services, Hong Kong is gearing up to make contribution to and benefit from the initiative.

Canadian companies can also take advantage of this opportunity to foster business with China and countries along the Belt and the Road. These business opportunities will initially cover such sectors as infrastructure, transportation, logistics, financing and investment. It will then unfold a myriad of opportunities for companies to promote products and services to a cross-continental consumer market with 63% of the world’s population.

This event will provide information on the Belt and Road Initiative and a proposed action plan for interested Canadian companies to formulate their strategies and tap into the business potentials.


Nick Choi Acting Director, Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, Toronto
Andrew Yui, Director, Canada, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Speaker to be confirmed, Fasken Martineau

Tuesday, March 22nd, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM

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(Square Victoria Metro)
Format : presentations and panel discussions, question and answer period, followed by a networking reception.
with support from
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our event partners
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Thursday, February 4th, 2016, Science Centre, Old Port, Montreal

Pictures available on our Facebook page

Cocktails from 6:00 pm
Traditional Chinese dinner from 7:30 pm

Super-connect to new opportunities and friends with HKCBA's annual Chinese New Year Gala - bringing together company executives, business professionals, strategic partners, government and entrepreneurs for a spectacular dinner and networking cocktail to celebrate our rich connections with Hong Kong and Asia.

The Chinese New Year Gala was:

  • 200 plus business people united for an enjoyable evening
  • A networking cocktail
  • A Gala dinner of traditional Chinese cuisine
  • The classic Lion Dance to open the meal
  • Themed and unique entertainment
  • A quiz to challenge participants’ knowledge of Hong Kong
  • Targeted networking amongst potential partners
  • A raffle to test your luck
Amongst the raffle prizes:

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Before The Holidays 
Come raise a glass with us! 
An informal networking event. Cash bar, canapés will be served 
Wednesday, December 9th
from 6:00 PM onwards
3424 Parc Avenue, Montreal
(QC) H2X 2H5, 514 288-7779 


The Business of Play - who’s game?

Opportunities for Gaming via the Hong Kong Super Connector 

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 from 16:00 – 19:00
Fasken Martineau
800 Rue du Square-Victoria, suite 3700, Montréal
(Metro Square Victoria)

Quebec is a world leader in the dynamic world of games and software development.

Our featured speaker, Jose Rueda is a games entrepreneur and educator with over 20 years of experience in North America and Hong Kong including involvement in leading edge R&D and commercialization initiatives.  Come to HKCBA Montreal's inaugural Gaming event to hear a group of panellists ( Jason Della Rocca, Shirley Wong,  Frederic ArensJean-Philippe Mikus ...)  speak about:

  • How Quebec's companies can bring expertise and exciting products to China and Asia via Hong Kong.
  • How Hong Kong supports innovation, creative industries and partnerships, making it an excellent launch pad for the gaming and software development sector.
  • Why potential partners from China would be interested in relationships with gaming companies in Quebec.
  • How financing for market expansion works in Hong Kong.
  • How "Gamification" can dramatically improve the way we create and produce value for stakeholders. How large companies and entrepreneurs can use game design methods to transform their organization, customer relationships and marketing strategies.
Format: Panel presentations and discussion, Q&A, followed by a networking reception
with support from:    
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and participation from:
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our partners (to date);      
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Hong Kong Super Connector
Networking Reception
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Team Hong Kong united for you in Montreal
The highest-ranking Hong Kong Government officials in Canada will speak about:
  • upcoming trade fairs, missions and related opportunities
  • the Hong Kong economy and its unique positioning for entry to Asia and China
  • the free help that Team Hong Kong can offer any size company to access this expansive market
Super Connect with Hong Kong for success in China, Asia and internationally across diverse sectors!
Recent success story: Canadian Solar secured a US$28-million loan from Rabobank Hong Kong to support the construction of photovoltaic (PV) parks in Japan capable of producing up to 20 megawatts of power. Under the terms of the agreement, Rabobank Hong Kong will provide a two-year credit facility to the Guelph, ON-headquartered company.
Join us on Sept 24 from 5:30 pm  onwards to prepare for:
1000, De La Gauchetiere West, 
9th floor, Montréal
Exclusive Cleantech Opportunities Session
4:30 - 5:30 (just before the reception)
an update on intiatives this fall that touch this sector
with collaboration from:    
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with a brief presention by Jamie Kerr

Wed., June 17 from 5:30 PM,
Otto / W Montréal
901 Square Victoria, Montreal, QC H2Z 1R1
Jamie Kerr has been working with manufacturers in China since 1989, initially in footwear then evolving to be what his company, Fabco Custom is today, a contract manufacturer specializing in B2B industrial products.
Fabco’s products are for both the North American and Chinese markets, and Jamie will share with us the evolution of the Hong Kong and mainland Chinese business landscape over the past 25 years, and what Canadian entrepreneurs need to know to successfully manage that changing backdrop.
Members $20, Non-members $30


TUESDAY, JUNE 9th, 2015 14:00 – 19:00

Over 60 participants.  Thank-you!

According to the 2014-2015 budget, billions of dollars will be invested by the City of Hong Kong in the green economy, especially in waste management, green building, energy efficiency and water treatment.Hong Kong is an excellent springboard to penetrate the Asian market. Its special autonomous status allows it to maintain a very liberal economic model, while providing direct access to several Asian countries. It is important to note that half of Hong Kong’s exports go to China.

The Rendez-vous Quebec + Hong Kong is your chance to explore the market opportunities, and meet partners who can help you start or accelerate your efforts in this region of the world.
The Rendez-vous Quebec + Hong Kong :

  • Speakers from Hong Kong
  • Workshops to help you discover new business opportunities
  • Secrets to enter the Hong Kong market
  • Canadian entrepreneurs sharing their experiences in Hong Kong
  • Targeted networking with potential partners and facilitators


Program (PDF)

14:00 – 14:30 Introduction

  • Welcoming remarks

Caroline Charbonneau, HKCBA
Denis Leclerc, Écotech Québec
HSBC, speaker to be determined

  • Stakeholders presentations

14:30 – 15:15 Business Opportunities in Hong Kong

  • Presentation by sub-sector in cleantech

Charles NG, Associate Director-General, Invest Hong Kong

15:15 – 16:00 Secrets to penetrate the Hong Kong market
  • Experts panel



16:00 – 16:30 Canadian entrepreneurs sharing experiences in Hong Kong
  • Testimonials of cleantech entrepreneurs established in Hong Kong

Bruce Hicks, Managing Director, TPIZ Resources
Other speakers to be determined


Kurt Sorschak, CEO and President, Xebec Absorption


16:30 – 19:00 Networking with partners and facilitators

  • Speed-Dating period
  • Networking cocktail (wine and appetizers)


Marriott Château Champlain

1050 Gauchetiere West, Montreal, Quebec, H3B 4C9 (map)
Room Maisonneuve D, 36th floor


The carbon emissions from the event are quantified and compensated by Will Solutions, verified by Enviro-access.


















Photos available on our Facebook page / Entertainment video and photos here


October 23 - ''Passionate, Enthusiastic, Excellent, Bravo''

Evaluation form comments collected from the capacity crowd at our
Branding and Internationalisation luncheon workshop
hosted by BDO and sponsored by HKTDC. Thank-you to our participants and partners.

Branding and Internationalisation
Luncheon Workshop

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 12:00 - 14:00

Downtown (location to be announced), Montréal, QC
METRO: (to be determined)
In partnership with: logo hktdc

Branding and Internationalisation - presented by Chia-Yi Tung,Founder and president, Orchimedia

  • Branding ...a new marketing recipe? Certainly mysterious for many who wondering how these concepts and strategies can influence your day to day.
  • Branding for China a matter of seduction. A must!
  • What are the realities of internationalisation, beyond B2B and the oft ill-understood challenges related to the investment you make in your brand.
  • Actions and subsequent results of localization and product packaging, the consequences of investing or not in a Chinese name and slogan.
  • The ‘foreign brand’ trend amongst Chinese companies and the types of marketing campaigns to consider.
  • Maintain the flame at each stage of your seduction; Be the most remarkable in the eyes of China, the most sought after.



Team HKCBA Delegation to Hong Kong Forum 2014presented by Andrew Yui, Director, Canada, Hong Kong Trade Development Council


This annual flagship event is organized by the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide for the more than 11,000 members of the 35 Hong Kong Business Associations in 24 countries (including HKCBA in Canada) to network, obtain first-hand business and market intelligence, and explore business opportunities in Asia. The Team HKCBA Delegation will also participate in additional programmes including the HKCBA National Board Meeting, the World SME Expo and the Business of IP Asia Forum.



September 23 - Succinct presentations, Great networking

Over 50 people benefited from quality networking time both prior to
and following both 'to the point presentations' at this event
hosted by the National Bank and sponsored by EDC. Thank-you to our participants and partners.



June 18 a Success

Over 50 people in attendance to network and listen to David's inspiring stories
of building a thriving business, and how Hong Kong contributes to their success.
A good time was had by all.

Networking Cocktail - Wednesday June 18th, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Includes a presentation from the owner of Accent Labels, David Ceausu
15 years an industry leader in fashion and apparel labeling and branding solutions.

Find out how Montreal’s Accent Labels set up successful operations in Hong Kong and China,

and other valuable advice from someone with great experience!

The format of this event will be informal, and will favour exchanges between the participants and speakers.

Please note that the presentations, exchanges, and questions will be in French and English.

Location: Otto Restaurant (in W hotel)
901 Square Victoria, Montreal, QC H2Z 1R1 , Phone:(514) 395-3180



May 29th Event Sold Out

Thank you to our host, Ivanhoé Cambridge Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and
Denis Couture, Executive Vice President, Public and International Affairs and his
wonderful assistant Heidi Wilson. Thank you also to our event partners the
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office and Gloria Lo and the Hong Kong Trade Development
Council and Andrew Lui, along with participating speakers Antoine Valin of Canada Mall
and Jean-Dominique Ieraci of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.
Finally, thank you to the fifty or so attendees whose active participation made this a beneficial event for all those present.
Au plaisir!