About

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

Entrepreneur and Small Business Committee (ESBC)

Co-Chairs: Anthony Behan, Madeleine Behan

Committee Directors: Andrew Jones, Brian Brown, Christopher Dillon,  Parker Robinson and Richard Wright

Hong Kong’s position as a prosperous international business and financial centre has been built upon the entrepreneurial spirit of its people. Through the years, Canadian entrepreneurs have made an important contribution to that success.

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur and Small Business (ESBC) Committee was founded in 2004 to develop and foster an entrepreneurial spirit within the Chamber, among its members and in the community at large.

The Committee organizes a variety of events that allow

past, present and future entrepreneurs including:

Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) as well as

SOHO (Small Offices Home Offices)

to exchange experiences, seek mentors, and educate themselves about the challenges they face establishing and operating a business in Hong Kong, China and in the Asia Pacific Region.

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ESBC  – Co-Chair Madeleine Behan and Directors Andrew Jones, Brian Brown, Christopher Dillon, Parker Robinson and Richard Wright

November 2017 Committee Meeting Group Photo (Below): 

Jim Wang, Ben Ross, Eric Cheng, Hend Lemenager, Julien Mathieu, Andrew Jones, Madeleine Behan, Janice Ip, Gilles-Alexandre Salansy, Polly Tang, Christopher Dillon, Parker Robinson, Brian Brown and Richard Wright

ESBC organizes a variety of events that allow past, present and future entrepreneurs to exchange experiences, seek mentors, and educate themselves about the challenges they face establishing and operating a business in Hong Kong, China and in the Asia Pacific Region

New###Upcoming Events

“A Very Canadian Dinner” – October 22, 2018

NEW *****

The 5th TransPacific Entrepreneurial Conference – December 3, 2018 (2-6 pm Conference; 6-8 pm Reception)

Objectives of our Events

  • Contribute to current issues, forums of debate and discussions
  • Offer events that enable experience sharing and business growth
  • Offer peer networking through Social & Professional Gatherings
  • Expand and raise the profile of membership and attract and retain members eventually
  • Expand the services offered by ESBC in particular and by the Chamber as a whole

Part 1 – Events: First and Second Quarters of 2018

Objective Events Date & Venue Sponsors
Offer Events that Enable Experience Sharing, Professional Development and Business Growth 1.     Launching and Operating a Business Effectively: Understanding the Key Basics at the Early Stage

 

Launching and Growing a Business Successfully Part 1

 

Speakers: Jeffrey Broer, Co-director, Founder Institute Hong Kong

Xania Wong, JOBDOH, Founder

 January 30, 2018 – (6:30pm to 8:00pm)

 

The Landmark:

Eversheds LLP

Baker Tilly Hong Kong

 

 

2.     From NY Fries to Bubble Tea – the Story of NextStep Group

 

Launching and Growing a Business Successfully Part 2

 

Speaker: Thomas Lau

Moderator: Brian Brown

 April 26th, 2018

6:30pm to 8:00pm)

 

Venue – Lee Gardens Two: Vistra

 

Baker Tilly Hong Kong

 

3.     From a Concept to Funding to Where Are We Now, Where Do We Want to Go: The Journey of the Solerìco Foundation

 

Launching and Growing a Business Successfully Part 3

Speakers: Martine Vanasse,

Jack Wagner, Caitlin Spencer

 

June 27, 2018

(6:30pm to 8:00pm)

 

Venue – Chamber Boardroom

Baker Tilly Hong Kong

 

Part 2 – Events: Planning for June 2018 to May 2019

Objective Events Date & Venue Sponsors
Offer Events that Enable Experience Sharing, Professional Development and Business Growth 4.     Launching and Growing a Business Successfully Part 4

 

Speakers: TBC

 

Tentative Date:

November, 2018

 

Venue – TBC

Baker Tilly Hong Kong
 

Offer peer networking through Social & Professional Gatherings

 

Expand and raise the profile of membership

 

 

A “Very Canadian” Dinner

 

A Dinner to showcase Canadian ingredients, wines, dishes and dessert to promote small business retailers/distributors of Canadian food and beverage products

 

October 22, 2018 (Monday)  

 

Venue – TBC

 

Offer Events that Enable Experience Sharing, Professional Development and Business Growth

 

Offer peer networking through Social & Professional Gatherings

 

Expand and raise the profile of membership

 

 

CanChamHK-HKCBA – The 5th TransPacific Entrepreneurial Conference

 

Hosted by the Entrepreneur and Small Business Committee jointly presented with HKCBA (Hong Kong Canada Business Association) and xxxx

 

Speakers: TBC

 

 

December 3, 2018

(2:00pm – 6.30pm Conference) (6.30pm-8:pm) Cocktail Reception

 

Venue – HKTDC SME Centre (TBC)

 

Offer Events that Enable Experience Sharing, Professional Development and Business Growth

 

Expand and raise the profile of membership

Participate in the Annual HKTDC World SME Expo (SmartBiz Expo)

 

To maintain the relationship with the HKTDC and the TDC office in Canada

 

 All ESBC members can exhibit their company products and services free using the Canadian Chamber’s booth/panel

 

December 5th, 6th and 7th 2018

 

Venue: HKCEC

5.     Launching and Growing a Business Successfully Part 4

 

January 2019
6.     Launching and Growing a Business Successfully Part 4

 

 

April 2019

 

Significant Moments: 

a) “From Seed to Exit” Signature Series of Eight Events 2013-2015

      Sponsored by Baker Tilly Hong Kong and Air Canada  

b)  The Inaugural TransPacific Entrepreneurial Conference (December 1st, 2014)

       Jointly Presented by CanChamHK and HKCBA (Hong Kong Canadian Business Association) Hosted by the Entrepreneur and Small Business Committee (ESBC)

Cocktail Title Sponsor: InvestHK, Cocktail Co-Sponsor: KPMG

Conference Sponsor: Baker Tilly Hong Kong

Folder Sponsor: McMillan Venue Sponsor: IVEY

Wine Tasting Sponsor: The International Trade and Investment Office Representing the Government of British Columbia in Hong Kong

Members of the Conference Organizing Committee (2014)

Anthony Behan, Co-Chair, ESBC CanChamHK, Wayne Berge, National Chair, HKCBA, Carmen Lee, National Executive Director, HKCBA and Madeleine Behan, Co-Chair, ESBC CanChamHK

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Further to this, ESBC provides a platform for discussions and networking opportunities generally designed for member companies of different sizes and types and specifically for MSEs (Micro and Small Enterprises). For example:

a) Canadian Food Entrepreneur subcommittee led by Josh Leblanc

b) Insurance and Health Care subcommittee led by Amelie Dionne and Brandon Hui 

c) Social Entrepreneurship subcommittee led by Prof. George Woo, Brian Brown and Donna Brown

                              NEW!

– NOVEMBER 30th, 2015 – Conference: 2pm-6pm Cocktail: 6pm-8pm

SECOND TransPacific Entrepreneurial Conference

Jointly Presented by CanChamHK and HKCBA (Hong Kong Canadian Business Association)

Hosted by the Entrepreneur and Small Business Committee (ESBC) Venue: HKTDC SME Centre, HKCEC, Wanchai

Members of the Conference Organizing Committee

Alexandria Sham, National Chair, HKCBA, Anthony Behan, Co-Chair, ESBC CanChamHK, 

Madeleine Behan, Co-Chair, ESBC CanChamHK and Randy Paquette, National Executive Director, HKCBA

 

 – Updated by Madeleine Behan September 22, 2017

 

 

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2 Responses to About

  1. Hello, I’m interesting in joining the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, but i can’t seem to find the website or any other contact info, including a telephone number or e-mail. Could you please point me to the url or suggest how i might contact them.

    Thanks and regards,
    Ian

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