NOVEMBER 15 & 16 2023

MORRIS J. WOSK CENTRE FOR DIALOGUE

A New Pacific Nexus: Canada, Latin America and Asia

Date and place

MARCH 30, 2017 at 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver, Law Courts Inn

Description

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.

A New Pacific Nexus: Canada, Latin America and Asia

Speakers

Paul Maddison

H. E. Paul Maddison

Mr. Paul Maddison is High Commissioner of Canada in Australia with concurrent accreditation as High Commissioner to Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. He also holds concurrent accreditation as Ambassador to the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau. He began his current assignment upon arrival in Canberra in August 2015. Mr. Maddison served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 37 years, retiring in 2013 at the rank of Vice Admiral and from the position of Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy.

 

 

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Carlo Dade

Mr. Dade is the Director of the Centre for Trade & Investment Policy at the Canada West Foundation. Carlo Dade is a senior fellow in the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa, where he focuses on the role of private-sector actors in international development, trans-Pacific Trade, and Canadian engagement in Latin America. Prior to this, he was executive director of the Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL).

 

 

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Yves Tiberghien

Yves Tiberghien (Ph.D. Stanford University, 2002) is the Director of Institute for Asian Research (IAR) and an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. He is also a Faculty Associate at the Center for Chinese Research, at the Center for Japanese Research, and at the Institute for European Studies at UBC, as well as a Research Associate at Science Po Paris and at the Asia Centre (Paris). He specializes in comparative political economy and international political economy with an empirical focus on China, Japan, and Korea.

 

 

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Stewart Beck

Stewart Beck is the president and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. He joined the Department of External Affairs and International Trade in 1982 and served abroad in the United States, Taiwan, and the People’s Republic of China. He was Consul General in Shanghai and prior to his posting to India, he was Consul General in San Francisco.

 

 

Maxwell Cameron

Maxwell A. Cameron

Maxwell A. Cameron (Ph.D., California, Berkeley, 1989) specializes in comparative politics (Latin America), constitutionalism, democracy, and political economy. Cameron has taught at Carleton University in Ottawa, Yale University and the Colegio de Mexico. Since 2011 he has served as the Director of the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions in which capacity he has organized the Summer Institute for Future Legislators every year since 2013.

 

 

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Daniel Kiselbach

Daniel is a partner of Deloitte Tax Law LLP and heads up the firm’s international trade, customs and commodity tax team. Daniel graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, in 1989 with a Juris Doctor. He is on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters (“IE Canada”) and serves as secretary on the AMCHAM Canada Board of Directors.

 

 

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Carl Jones

Carl Jones is the Director of Air Service Development at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). He is leading airline relationships working to increase destinations and expand air services offered at YVR. Carl has a Masters of Marketing, a Bachelor of Applied Science and has completed the Senior Managers Program at Melbourne Business School.

 

 

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Pilar Portela

Pilar Portela is a senior executive with over 20 years’ experience in enterprise business applications, technology start-ups and economic development. She has held executive roles in a variety of industries including emerging technologies, facility management, manufacturing, wholesale/retail and non-profit organizations. Chief architect applying agile methodologies to all areas of an organization.

Opening Remarks

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Clark Roberts, Q.C.

Clark Roberts is the Deputy Minister to the B.C. Ministry of International Trade. He oversees trade and investment activities in BC’s priority international markets; international trade missions; trade strategy and policy, including international and domestic trade agreements; international marketing; and venture capital programs as well as the development and implementation of provincial multiculturalism programs and initiatives.

 

 

Liu Fei

H. E. Consul General Liu Fei

Madam LIU Fei served as Counsellor successively at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Papua New Guinea and Department of North American and Oceania Affairs of Chinese Foreign Ministry, the Chinese Consul General in Brisbane, Australia, Chinese Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia and Deputy Commissioner General for 2010 Shanghai World Expo. She assumed current the current post in November 2011.

 

 

Ernesto Otto Rubarth

H.E. Consul General Ernesto Otto Rubarth

H.E. Consul General Ernesto Otto Rubarth, Consulate-General of Brazil in Vancouver. Rubarth’s diplomatic career has taken him to countries in South America, Afria, Asia and Europe before arriving in Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Law and Philosophy from Rio Grande Federal University and a Masters from Pontifical University of Rio de Janeiro.

Moderators

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Clark Roberts, Q.C.

Clark Roberts is the Deputy Minister to the B.C. Ministry of International Trade. He oversees trade and investment activities in BC’s priority international markets; international trade missions; trade strategy and policy, including international and domestic trade agreements; international marketing; and venture capital programs as well as the development and implementation of provincial multiculturalism programs and initiatives.

 

 

Liu Fei

H. E. Consul General Liu Fei

Madam LIU Fei served as Counsellor successively at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Papua New Guinea and Department of North American and Oceania Affairs of Chinese Foreign Ministry, the Chinese Consul General in Brisbane, Australia, Chinese Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia and Deputy Commissioner General for 2010 Shanghai World Expo. She assumed current the current post in November 2011.

Topics

1. Bilateral and multilateral trade agreements in Asia and the Americas

2. Opportunities offered in trade and investment

3. Political and cultural issues

4. The future of the economic relationship between these regions

5. Security among the regions

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