From Waterloo to Hong Kong & the APR: Dr. Cedric Jeannot, APrivacy in Today’s News

Inside today’s news in SCMP, we read about our very own Dr. Cedric Jeannot:

APrivacy: A Hong Kong-based security firm providing secure means for banks to send private data to clients is seeing growing interest from the insurance industry as it claims its systems allow customers to create new revenue streams.

APrivacy moved its top staff to Hong Kong last year from Waterloo, Canada, after joining the Accenture FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific where it realised the potential for growth in the region.

Dr. Cedric Jeannot (our fellow CanCham member), chief executive of financial technology (fintech) start-up APrivacy, said the company’s security features provide an invisible layer to allow banks to send financial information securely to clients through email, document sharing websites and other means.

Privacy is among a growing number of fintech start-ups that collaborate with banks, rather than the original fintech goal of disrupting traditional banking models.

This article appeared in the South China Morning Post print edition as:

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Group Photo and Arrangement for September 20: Entrepreneur and Small Business Committee


The Entrepreneur and Small Business Committee Meeting on August 23:

Jessica Kwok, Eclispe Management

Polly Tang, Manager of the Forensic Accounting / Litigation Support, EY

Madeleine Behan, Co-Chair, the Entrepreneur and Small Business Committe

Tracy Wong, Chilli Fagara

Anna Leonardo, AD MediLink Ltd.

Carol Chan, Barbara Mok (CanCham Secretariat)

Andrew Jones, Guardian, Sanctuary

Brian Brown, Managing Director, British Columbia‘s Trade and Investment Representative Office;

Christopher Dillon, Award Winning Writer, Entrepreneur, Principal, Dillon Communications

Brendan Warren, Asia Business Development Group

Gilles-Alexandre Salansy, Senior Manager, Mazars International Desk

John Leighton, Consultant – Senior Finance and Accounting, Focus Core Group

Parker Robinson, Founder, The Word Factory;

Michael Wong, University of Waterloo Hong Kong Foundation

Nick Waters, Corporate Communications, HKTDC

Philip Ma, Perfect Specialty Coffee & Beverages

Jin Sun, Director, Business Development, iSGO HK Ltd;

Colin A. Pritchard, Interactive Studios Inc.

Issac Vigil, Near, CEO & Co-founder, Professional Networking

Arrangement for the September 20 meeting: We are visiting Blueprint at 9am.

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G20 Nations Must Do More to Help Young Entrepreneurs’ Firms

September 2nd SCMP

“Young people are more susceptible to unemployment, and experience more poverty than their elders. So we must treat young people as a priority”.

“In a context in which digital developments are omnipresent and innovation is essential, the work of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance focuses on the necessary approach to enable people to create their own jobs and ensure the growth of their businesses.” – G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (Winston Chan, Leader)

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CanCham Food Entrepreneurs and Small Business Made A Very Canadian Dinner 2016 Possible

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June 21st, 2016 has become an important day in the CanCham Event Calendar:

It has long been difficult for the small Canadian food retailers and distributors to break into the local market where competitors such as the American and Australian food suppliers are generally better known to Hong Kong’s F & B outlets.

In order to engage and showcase the Canadian fresh food and produce sponsored by our food entrepreneurs, the Entrepreneur and Small Business Committee hosted a Canadian Dinner prepared by a Canadian Chef (Angie Ford of the Porter House by Larus in LKF).

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It was a memorable experience with Canadian wines, dishes and dessert on the evening of June 21st! Specifically, the dinner was dedicated as a farewell to the Consule-General, Ian Burchett. It was attended by ExCo members and the Governors among several other members.


Followed by the Canadian Dinner, the Committee partnered with the Lan Kwai Fong Group for a Canadian Food Promotion Campaign for the whole month of July. Air Canada offered a couple of tickets for a lucky draw to mark the end of the festivities. (- by Madeleine Behan, June 21st, 2016)   

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Focus in June – Polly Tang as Presenter: CanCham Entrepreneur and Small Business Meeting

Presenter of the Meeting, June – Entrepreneur and Small Business Committee Meeting

Polly Tang,  EY

Polly is specialized in Financial fraud and misconduct investigation, FCPA compliance, litigation support & family law.

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  • Highlight of the presentation
  • What is forensic investigation:

Polly mentioned that one of the most common frauds is occupational fraud, which includes asset misappropriation, corruption and financial statements fraud. She shared how forensic investigation works and some special incidents in her career.

A very inspiring presentation. The meeting were all interested in the topic. We hope to see Polly again in our next meeting. (by Madeleine Behan June, 16th 2016)

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Come to Inspire/be Inspired – A Selection of Lively Discussions 2016 (1)

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The photos show some of those members who participate in our meetings regularly :


Andrew Jones (Santuary Resorts)

Parker Robinson (The Word Factory)

Nick Waters (HKTDC)

Brian Brown (International Trade and Investment Office Representing BC)

James Thomson-Sakhrani (The Zubin Foundation)

Jin Sun (iSGO)

Prof. George Woo (Poly Vision)

Brandon Hui (Groveland Financial Services Limited)

Brendan Warren (Asia Business Development Group)

Jaime Chua, (Asiapac-Nutrition Co. Ltd)

Gilles Alexandre Salansy (Mazars – International Desk)

Roland Gyuris (Canada Asia Connection)


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A Very Canadian Dinner Organized by the Entrepreneur and Small Business Committee: Full!

A Very Canadian Dinner to Promote Canadian Food:

Farewell Dinner in Honour of Mr. J. Ian Burchett

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**WAITLIST** A Very Cdn Dinner to Promote Cdn Food: Farewell Dinner in Honour of Mr. J. Ian Burchett


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When: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Where: The Porterhouse by LARIS
7/F California Tower,
30-36 D’Aguilar Street,
Lan Kwai Fong
Hong Kong
Contact: Janice Ip


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FULL: **WAIT LIST ONLY** Sponsored by Air Canada

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is delighted to invite you to

a “Very Canadian” Dinner

Prepared by a Canadian Chef and

wine pairings by a Canadian Sommelier

Dedicated as a Farewell Dinner in Honour of The Consul General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao,
Mr. J. Ian Burchett
Organized by CanCham’s Entrepreneur and Small Business Committee

Celebrating the Launch of the Canadian Food Campaign in Lan Kwai Fong

Supported by the Governors’ Council

on Tuesday, June 21, 2016
*6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.(Reception at*6.30pm)
Venue: The Porterhouse by Laris, 7/F California Tower,
30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong
$800 for Members
$950 for Non-Members[Limited Seats Available]

About the Event:

It has long been difficult for our small/micro Canadian food retailers and distributors to break into the local market where our major competitors are normally long-established and well known to Hong Kong.

The Entrepreneur and Small Business Committee has been conducting a series of Canadian Food events from 2014 to promote our members in the Canadian Food distribution and retail sector.
Now the Chamber is proud to present a Canadian Dinner prepared by a Canadian Chef to showcase Canadian food supplied by our members.Our Chef will bring you a memorable experience with Canadian ingredients,wines, dishes and dessert!

Followed by the Canadian Dinner, the Committee will partner with the Lan Kwai Fong Group for a Canadian Food Promotion Campaign starting from July 1st. More information is coming!

Note: More information about the Canadian Food Campaign in Lan Kwai Fong and Central from July 1st to 31st, 2016 will be circulated soon – by M. Behan, Co-Chair, the Entrepreneur and Small Business Committee

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Ingredients included:
Nova Scotia Seafood, Alberta Beef, BC fruits and vegetables, Prince Edward Island Potatoes
Canadian Wines, Ontario Vodka and Craft Beer, B.C Coffee, Nova Scotia Maple Syrup.

Companies/Suppliers participating:

Worldwide Seafood Limited, iSGO, Frutodor ltd,
12 Bottles Company Limited (Cuvees),
NextStep Gourmet Group (Thirsty Brothers Ltd), B.C. Fine Food LTD,
SunSelect Produce Inc, Love Natural, Sutherland S.A. Produce Inc,
Million Gourmet Limited, reSIProcate,
Crft-Pit Team, Fully Fine Food





Your photographs at the event may be taken by our organizing team and be uploaded on our website for viewing by the public or be published in our printed marketing materials.  If you have any questions, please contact us at 2110-8700.


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