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CanCham Annual General Meeting Luncheon - Panel Discussion on NAFTA

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore
Annual General Meeting 2018 Luncheon Invitation

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Adrift by David Myers, Marina Bay Sands (Library Room)
Hotel Lobby Tower 2
12:00pm-2:00pm (AGM 12:00pm-12:30pm)
$60 CanCham Members; $80 Non-Members

CanCham is grateful to event sponsor

Opening remarks by
H.E. Lynn McDonald, High Commissioner of Canada to Singapore

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between Canada, Mexico and the United States went into effect on January 1, 1994. Now in its 25th year, the agreement is in the midst of serious re-negotiation. A free trade agreement that is at the heart of so many value chains could have some serious implications to the Canadian economy.

Please join us for our AGM luncheon, as guest panelists discuss their views on NAFTA.

Guest Panelists:
Jennifer Reynolds, President & CEO, Toronto Financial Services Alliance
Jennifer Reynolds is the President & CEO of the Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA), a public-private partnership whose mission is to promote and develop Toronto’s financial services sector, and to establish its prominence as a leading global financial centre. Jennifer’s 20 year career in the financial services industry has included senior roles in investment banking, venture capital, and global risk management. Prior to joining TFSA, Jennifer was the President & CEO of Women in Capital Markets (WCM), Canada’s largest industry association and advocacy group for women in the financial sector. Jennifer is a Director on the Board of the Canada Development Investment Corporation ("CDEV"), Director on the Board of Women’s College Hospital Foundation, and is a former Member of the Ontario Venture Capital Fund Advisory Committee, former Chair of the Board of Advisors of the Microskills Business Incubator, and former Director on the Board of Studio 180, an independent, Toronto based theatre company. In 2015 and 2017, she was named a Women's Executive Network (WXN) Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner. Jennifer is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Women's Leadership program, and she received her MBA from McGill University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Economics and Political Science from McGill University. Jennifer also holds the Institute of Corporate Directors Designation, ICD.D.

Dr. Malcolm Cook, Senior Fellow, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore
From 2003 to 2010, Dr. Cook was the inaugural East Asia Program Director at the Lowy Institute for International Policy in Sydney and then the inaugural Dean of the School of International Studies at Flinders University in Adelaide. Before that, he was a lecturer at Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. Malcolm has worked in Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia and Singapore. He was awarded a joint honours Bachelor of Arts degree by McGill University in Montreal, a Masters degree in International Relations by the International University of Japan in Niigata-ken and a PhD in International Relations by the Australian National University in Canberra. He grew up in Mont Ste Hilaire, Quebec

Rohan Belliappa, Representative, Southeast Asia, CN and President, CanCham Singapore
Rohan Belliappa is Singapore and SE Asia Representative for Canadian National Railway. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for customer engagement with a growing volume of ocean carrier, cargo owner and international inter modal partners in ASEAN. Rohan is president of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, hails from Halifax, Nova Scotia and has a Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. He is a former television broadcast journalist with ESPN in Singapore and served within the trade section of the Canadian Consulate in Sydney, Australia.

Rob Simmons, Managing Director, Southeast Asia & Oceania, Government of Alberta
Rob Simmons joined the Alberta Government in August 2013 as Managing Director – Southeast Asia and Oceania based in the Alberta Singapore Office. Rob has over twenty five years of experience in trade, investment promotion and export finance in Asia. From 2004 to 2013 Rob was Chief Representative, Southeast Asia for Canada’s official export credit agency - Export Development Canada (EDC) based in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Prior to joining EDC, Mr. Simmons held a number of senior positions within the Alberta Government including Director Asia Trade and Investment working out of the Alberta Hong Kong Office and Advisor - Natural Resource Policy with the Ministry of Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs based in Edmonton. Mr. Simmons is a graduate of the University of Manitoba as well as the University of Winnipeg and he is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA - CMA).

CanCham Annual General Meeting 2018


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, 2018
-To elect no more than fourteen members to the CanCham Executive Committee for 2018-2019
-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 

Event Location

Adrift by David Myers, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Tower 2
10 Bayfront Ave
Singapore, 018956

Event Fees:

CanCham Member SGD 60.00

Non-Member SGD 80.00

Registration is closed for this event.

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