A New Pacific Nexus: Canada, Latin America and Asia

  • March 30th, 2017 Date
  • 7:30am - 1:00pm Time
  • The Law Courts Inn Location
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To help the business community to understand how to take advantage of a shifting global demand, policy changes and new market opportunities abroad. To strengthen Canada`s strategic position by building a hub between Asia and Latin America.


Around 120 attendees, including Asian, Latin American, American and Canadian governments, members of the consular community, policymakers and academics, and diplomatic BC business communities.


In view of slow global growth, economic integration initiatives through trade and investment have been the preferred tool to boost growth. Latin America sets an example of good management during economic slowdowns in Europe and the U.S. by exporting commodities to its strategic partner Asia, which reduced Latin America’s vulnerability to economic changes. Also, the performance of the trade bloc Pacific Alliance - comprised by Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Mexico - stands out in the region because its members are the best countries in the ease of doing business (World Bank, 2016) and have the most resilient economies.

What You Will Learn About

  • Bilateral and multilateral trade agreements in Asia and the Americas

  • Opportunities offered in trade and investment

  • Political and cultural issues

  • The future of the economic relationship between these regions

  • Security among the regions


  • Fariba Pacheleh
  • Jill Earthy
  • Tom Rubin
  • Brenda Wills
  • Gwyneth A. Kutz
  • Marcel Lebleu
  • Pierre Alarie
  • H. E. Paul Maddison
  • Carlo Dade
  • Yves Tiberghien
  • Stewart Beck
  • Maxwell A. Cameron

Who Will Attend

  • Local government representatives

  • Members of the consular community

  • Professionals and business owners

  • Academics and students

Opening Remarks

  • Clark Roberts, Q.C.
  • H. E. Consul General Liu Fei
  • H.E. Consul General Ernesto Otto Rubarth


  • Deborah Barros Leal Farias

In partnership with:

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Event's Sponsors


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The Schedule

7:30 am - 9:00 am Registration - Coffee and light breakfast
9:00 am - 9:15 am Opening Greetings by Latincouver and CIC Vancouver
9:15 am - 10:00 am Overview of importance of Latin America and Asia to Canada’s future prospects
10:00 am - 11:00 am Panel Discussion: Common Political and Security Issues for Canada and the nations of Asia and Latin America
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Panel Discussion: Economic and Social Issues and their Implications for the Asia Pacific Area, including Latin America and Canada
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Final speech - Luncheon