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Tuesday April 23 9:00am - 11:00am

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Saturday April 27 7:00pm - 11:45pm

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Tuesday May 7 9:00am - 5:00pm

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Thursday May 23 12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Investing in Quebec: Land of Opportunities

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 -

Time: 9:00am - 11:00am

Registration and Breakfast: 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Presentation: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Q&A Session: 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Duane Morris & Selvam LLP Income at Raffles 16 Collyer Quay, #17-00 | Singapore 049318 +65.6311.0030 REGISTER by 19 April 2019 We look forward to seeing you there. Please be prompt, as the presentation will start at 9:30 a.m.
About the Program Quebec is the largest of Canada’s 10 provinces and is the second-most populated province, with 8.4 million people. With 3 percent of the planet’s renewable freshwater reserves and 2 percent of the world’s forests, Quebecers are nature lovers and are well aware of their collective wealth. In the last 50 years, Quebec has rapidly evolved from a resource-based to a knowledge-based economy to become one of the world’s most innovative and creative regions. Quebec’s excellent schools and universities, a forward-looking approach to the international mobility of skilled workers, as well as financial support for research and development activities, have accelerated this transition. Quebec’s business environment draws on the synergy connecting the arts, design, technology and science. This unique blend has created economic leaders recognized in their fields around the globe—in aerospace, information and communications technology, video games and artificial intelligence―making Quebec a sophisticated center of innovation. At the end of 2018, the government of Quebec opened its formal representation in Singapore to develop economic ties in the region. With a network of 32 offices now in operation around the world, the government of Quebec offers businesses, investors, creators, researchers and Quebec institutions its services and advice, as well as activities adapted to the realities of the regions where it is represented. The government of Quebec is also actively present in the region via its financial arm, Invest Quebec (IQ). Acting as a sovereign fund, a public financing corporation and Quebec’s economic development agency, IQ manages over C$10 billion. IQ actively supports the growth of Singaporean businesses and investors to help them thrive in the North American market. Few federated states have a comparable presence on the world stage. This network closely follows the work of international organizations in areas that concern Quebec’s spheres of competence as a province, namely culture, science and knowledge, economy and education. Ho May Kim, director of Duane Morris & Selvam, will open the session, and High Commissioner of Canada N. Lynn McDonald will give the welcome address. In this roundtable, René Sylvestre and David Brulotte will provide an overview of Quebec and discuss the following topics: • Quebec’s current economic situation • Quebec’s international policy and its efforts to create a more secure, sustainable and equitable world • Collaborations between Quebec and Singapore in innovation and R&D • Quebec’s investment opportunities and competitive advantages Finally, Quebec-licensed lawyer Marc-André Séguin, partner of Exeo Attorneys in Montreal, will briefly present Quebec’s business immigration programs as well as Canada’s work permit frameworks that all entrepreneurs must consider in planning their next steps into this market and its opportunities. About the Speakers N. Lynn McDonald, High Commissioner of Canada to Singapore Lynn McDonald is the High Commissioner of Canada to Singapore. Prior to this position, H.E. McDonald served as consul and senior trade commissioner at the consulate general of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao from 2014 to 2016. Between 2011 and 2014, she worked as the director of the Intellectual Property Trade Policy Division in Ottawa, where she oversaw the negotiation of the intellectual property provisions of Canada's bilateral and multilateral trade agreements. Her other assignments overseas include legal advisor to Canada's Permanent Mission to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, and counsellor and head of the trade policy section at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. During her time in Ottawa, she worked in the Legal Bureau, the Trade Law Bureau and the Trade Policy Bureau. H.E. McDonald was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1995 and joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1996. Ho May Kim, Director, Duane Morris & Selvam LLP Ho May Kim is a director of Duane Morris & Selvam LLP, the joint law venture between Duane Morris LLP and Selvam LLC. May Kim is concurrently a director of Selvam LLC, a Singapore law entity, where she has an active commercial litigation and international arbitration practice in complex corporate, commercial and fraud cases. She also has a keen interest in mediation and has successfully mediated a considerable number of matters. She appears regularly before the High Court of Singapore. René Sylvestre, Director, Quebec Government Office in Singapore Over the last 20 years, René has held several public and private sector positions, providing him with extensive experience in financing, business development and project management in an international context. During those years, he worked as a consultant to major organizations, market analyst at a financial institution and business development manager for an economic development organization. He also held the position of director of finance and corporate affairs for a division of a European conglomerate. René has extensive knowledge in financial analysis, government relations, market research and economic development. René holds an MBA from the National University of Singapore, a BBA (finance) from HEC Montreal, and a degree in social sciences, concentrations in economics and Canadian and Quebec politics, from the University of Ottawa. David Brulotte, Director for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, Invest Quebec In June 2018, David was named director for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East for Invest Quebec, the province of Quebec’s financing corporation and economic development agency. Based in Japan, David manages the operations of IQ’s offices in Japan, Korea, China and India and the business development in the wider region. Prior to being posted in Japan, David worked as a trade commissioner in the Quebec government office in London, after which he joined IQ’s headquarter in Montreal. In 2014, he was posted for four years to Europe as the business development director for France, Italy and the Benelux countries in IQ’s Paris offices. Before joining the Quebec civil service, David worked in disarmament affairs for the United Nations in Kathmandu, Nepal. David speaks French, English and Japanese and holds a B.A. in political sciences from Universite Laval and an M.A. in international studies and diplomacy from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. David has been involved in cultural philanthropy in Quebec and has represented Canada at the Triathlon World Championships in 2017 as well as being an Ironman All World Athlete. He received Universite Laval Foundation’s Raymond Blais distinction in 2015 and Rotary International’s Paul Harris Fellowship in 2018. Marc-André Séguin, Partner, Exeo Attorneys Marc-André Séguin has been practising business immigration law for nearly a decade. Spending over a third of each year travelling the world to promote and explain immigration programs to Canada and the United States, he has personally developed business relations with industry professionals in over 20 countries and is a respected and frequent speaker on Canadian and U.S. business immigration issues. His interventions in various issues and immigration cases have been covered in outlets such as The New York Times, The Guardian, BBC, CNN, Paris Match, Le Monde and Time. Marc-André is an attorney licensed in Quebec and in New York state. He graduated from McGill University Law School, with degrees in both civil law (B.C.L.) and common law (LL.B.). He also holds an LL.M. in Asian legal studies from the National University of Singapore. He has published a widely read handbook on the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program.


Duane Morris & Selvam LLP, Income at Raffles
16 Collyer Quay, #17-00
Singapore, 049318

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The Platinum Ball - 70 years of Glamour and Giving

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 -

Time: 7:00pm - 11:45pm


Westin Singapore
12 Marina View, tower 2 Asia Square
Singapore, 018961

Event Fees:

SGD 288.00 Five Pillar Members
SGD 328.00 Non-Member
SGD 2880.00 Corporate Table of 10

The Corporate Affairs Forum

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 -

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

The 2019 PublicAffairsAsia Corporate Affairs Forum GROWTH & REBALANCING - NEW STRATEGIES FOR ASEAN & BEYOND Tuesday, May 7, 2019: The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore

 Special Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore Partner Offer
As the new normal of escalating great power rivalry and trade tensions casts doubt on global economic stability and growth, whither Southeast Asia? Through panels that visit shifting paradigms in regional business, trade, infrastructure, energy, waste, health and technology, this year’s Corporate Affairs Forum will discuss the future of this dynamic, fast-growing region in an era of trade wars. It will examine how effective and engaged corporate affairs strategies can allow companies to secure growth and manage conflict during the critical years ahead. Now in its eighth year The Corporate Affairs Forum examines cutting edge innovation and best practice in corporate affairs and stakeholder engagement. It is a unique platform to drive awareness of emerging trends, practices and thinking about new approaches to corporate public affairs in ASEAN and beyond. Sessions include: • ASEAN Outlook - Regional CEO Dialogue • Trade Wars in the Asia Pacific • Plastics, Climate Change and the Energy Transition • Avoiding the “Ostrich” Effect: Embracing Change Through Proactive Communications • The Belt & Road Initiative and Infrastructure in ASEAN • New Paradigms in Public Health: Value-Based Healthcare & Lifestyle Related Illness • Technology, Disruption and Corporate Affairs Sponsors include: • Lead Sponsor: Vriens & Partners • Co-Sponsor: GR Group Asia • Co-Sponsor: Spurwing Communications • Executive Search Partner: Taylor Bennett Heyman Partners include: • The US-ASEAN Business Council • The EU-ASEAN Business Council • Food Industry Asia • AmCham Singapore • Asian Business Trade Association • The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore • European Chamber of Commerce (Singapore) • The Canada ASEAN Business Council Join us at a specially discounted partner rate saving 15% off advertised ticket prices using the discount code CANCHAM2019 Click here to visit the website reserve your seats now: Who Should Attend? 

The Corporate Affairs Forum is an annual interactive conference designed for C Suite professionals in public affairs, communications and corporate affairs. Delegates include middle and senior representatives in roles including: Government Relations, Corporate Affairs, Public Affairs, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Communications, CSR, Sustainability and Shared Value. What Previous Attendees Said:

 Eighty per cent of previous attendees said the conference exceeded their expectations. Positive reviews included: "Highly Interactive", "Top-Level Insight", "Unrivalled platform for my profession", "Well organised and effectively structured". One top-level practitioner says: "No other professional forum hits the target so accurately in Asia Pacific today."


The Fullerton Hotel
1 Fullerton Square
Singapore, 049178

Event Fees:

$ 895.00 Early Bird Rate
$ 1325.00 Full Delegate Rate

CanCham AGM 2019 & Behind Closed Doors Event

Thursday, May 23, 2019 -

Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

On behalf of Rohan Belliappa, President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore
JOIN US Thursday, 23 May 2019 Adrift by David Myers, Marina Bay Sands (Library Room), Hotel Lobby 2 11:30am - 12:00pm Registration 12:00pm - 12:30pm AGM 12:30pm - 2:00pm Behind Closed Doors $60 CanCham Members
Immediately following the AGM, CanCham will be hosting its annual Behind Closed Doors event, with H.E. Lynn McDonald. This closed door, member only event has been designed to create a forum for members to discuss topics of the day relevant to Canadian bilateral ties with Singapore, including a brief update from the High Commissioner on recent commercial developments. It is also an opportunity for members to raise concerns, ask questions and candidly discuss issues that are at forefront of many Canadians' minds, such as: CPTPP implementation, USMCA, implications of the US-China trade tensions and – if members wish to offer their own insights - the impending Canadian election! WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! As this event has been designed for Members, we want to know what issues you would like addressed at this event. Please send us an email, by May 17th. 
CanCham is grateful to event sponsor
FOR MEMBERS WHO WISH TO NOMINATE A PROXY, A PROXY FORM MAY BE VIEWED HERE  AGM Agenda: - To receive the annual report of the Executive Committee - To receive and adopt the Accounts for CanCham for the year ending March 31st, 2019 - To elect no more than fourteen members to the CanCham Executive Committee for 2019-2020 - To elect auditors for the ensuing year - To approve the financial budget for the ensuing year - To consider any other matter that the Secretary has received in writing seven days prior to the AGM  Nominations for Executive Committee positions may be submitted in writing to the Secretary up to seven (7) days in advance of the AGM. All nominations may be sent to Members who cannot attend are encouraged to nominate a proxy by filling out a proxy form here


Adrift by David Myers (Library Room), Marina Bay Sands, Hotel Lobby 2
10 Bayfront Ave
Singapore, 018956

Event Fees:

SGD 60.00 CanCham Members

SBR International Business Awards 2019

Friday, May 31, 2019 -

Time: 6:00am - 6:00am

Singapore Business Review is now open for nominations for the International Business Awards! Multinational companies with global headquarters outside Singapore are eligible to apply. Nominate your most innovative projects and best practices and get recognised as one of the most competitive businesses in the international arena. Deadline for nominations is on 31 May 2019. For inquiries, contact Eleonor Angeles at or click here to know more. Send your entries through the online nomination form here.



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