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).
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)
Presenter of the Meeting, June – Entrepreneur and Small Business Committee Meeting
Polly Tang of JLA Asia Limited
Polly is specialized in Financial fraud and misconduct investigation, FCPA compliance, litigation support & family law.
- 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)
The photos show some of those members who participate in our meetings regularly :
Amelie Dionne (AD MEDILINK LIMITED)
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)
A Gathering Place for Entrepreneurs, Start-ups and Small/Micro Business: For Inspirations
Anne de Roulhac, Legal Advisor (Rosemont Hong Kong Ltd), Amelie Dionne-Charest, CEO (AD MEDILINK LIMITED)
Henry Chan (Founder, ThinkAct), Andrew Jones, Guardian, Sanctuary
Jonathan Hopfner, Co-Founder & Partner, New Narrative Ltd.
\James Thomson-Sakhrani, Programme Associate, The Zubin Foundation
Sharon Vipond (Knots & Strokes)
Joe Lee (Omega One)
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Signature Series
“Starting, Managing and Marketing a New
Business or an Entrepreneurial Venture”
A Practical Checklist: Skills and Experiences We Need During the Set-up Phase
Presented by the
Entrepreneur and Small Business Committee
Our Speakers: 1. Arnold Leung is the sole founder of Vancouver based Appnovation Technologies and started the company straight after graduating from the UBC Sauder School of Business in 2007. Since then the IT services firm has opened offices in Atlanta,London and Montreal and currently holds a workforce of over 100 full time employees worldwide. He decided to open an office in Hong Kong last year 2015.
2. James Gibson of Emack & Bolio’s leads the team that successfully launched the award-winning ice cream brand with rock and roll roots here in Hong Kong. James shares details of his personal entrepreneurial journey so far including the key lessons he’s learnt along the way.
3. Charles Ng of InvestHK presents the recent trends of the types of entrepreneurs and start-ups moving into Hong Kong. He discusses with the audience the three most consistent concerns of these new companies at the set-up phase.
Q & As moderated by Madeleine Behan, Co-chair, ESBC
Guests including: Michael Wong, Andrew Jones, Alexander Kaymer, Padraig Walsh, Leo Leung and Sharon Vipond and of course Beatrice Fan of Baker Tilly Hong Kong, the Sponsor of the Series.