Singapore — (August 12th, 2013), Global Vision
Canada’s High Commissioner to Singapore, Ms. Heather Grant, welcomed 31 Junior Team Canada (JTC) Ambassadors to Singapore, Canada’s third largest trading partner in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), on Monday morning.
Following a preliminary overview of Singapore and the ASEAN market by Commissioner Grant, the Ambassadors participated in several briefings by trade commissioners in the sectors of clean-technology, defense & aerospace, agriculture, and life sciences. The speaker panel preceding the briefings included: Chia Wan Liew, Chief Representative of the Export Development Bank of Canada; Caroline Berube, Managing Partner at HJM Asia Law & Co. LLC; and Huijin Kong, Counselor and Program Leader at LinHart Group Pte. Ltd.
“Starting a business in China requires comittment to things like a commercial lease for a minimum duration of 12 months.” explains Pedro Burgarelli, a Junior Team Canada Ambassador from Montreal, Quebec. “In Singapore however, you can set up a business very quickly, in a few days. With it’s prominence in the ASEAN market and it’s free trade economy, Singapore would be a great market for Canadian entrepreneurs to set up in, especially in research-intensive sectors.”
The Canada-Singapore relationship is strengthened by cooperation in multilateral forums such as Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC and with dialogue through the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Canada’s support for Singapore’s entry as an observer entity in the Artic Council, and conversely Singapore’s support for Canada’s involvement in the developing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, both demonstrate the close ties between the two nations.
Global Vision and Junior Team Canada would like to thank Commissioner Grant and the Trade Commissioners with the Canadian High Commission in Singapore for their continuous support of this mission.
Updates from JTC Asia 2015:
Junior Team Canada is opening doors in two continents tomorrow:
President Terry Clifford is thrilled to receive the invitation of Prime Minister Trudeau to the state dinner in honour of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Ottawa
The 5 Step Game-Changer describes the SWOT and the need to re-do it at regular intervals. December is a great month to reflect on your experiences snd the ups and downs one experiences as part of the natural flow of life.
In order to help prepare your self for the upcoming year I urge you to consider the following questions when reflecting on 2015.
OK let's review what got you here and set -up what has to happen next.
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Some of you have tried this in school shows or in community theatre, others have imagined or dreamed of what it would be like to be an actor in real life. Now is everyone’s chance – JTC China will hit the world stage July 30th in Chongqing. You certainly have been readying for such a role. Countless telephone interviews, speeches, emails, Face to Face meetings etc. have sharpened your skills and steadied your resolve. Now the curtain call approaches for a 2 week run of the much anticipated JTC Trade Mission, ‘Le Tour de Chin'.
As we get ready for JTC China 2015 where we will be on the ground in Chongqing, Chengdu, and Guangzhou, you can connect with people over the internet to contact sources for meetings to meet your sponsor mandates. Remember that you are assuming the role as a young professional in business. Stay in this role and use the following tips from Vicky Oliver to make a great first impression when meeting someone through the internet