Countdown to the first Canadian Women's Mission to China & Hong Kong

From October 21-31, 2008, a group of Canadian women business leaders will make history by participating in the first all-Canadian Women’s Mission to China and Hong Kong.

Co-led by Valerie Bell of Bell Alliances International and Carla Kearns of TLI-The Mandarin School, and supported the Hong Kong Canadian Business Association and Tour East Holidays, this cross-sector, highly interactive mission will provide a comprehensive first-hand view of this dynamic economy. Delegates will learn how to do business in the China region, what opportunities are available, how to mitigate risks and what resources are available to support them.

Women who are interested in learning more about doing business in or with China,or would like to learn more about the upcoming mission, are invited to attend next week’s seminar at the beautiful Verity club in downtown Toronto:

Thursday, May 15, 2008 – 7:30 – 9:15 am
FOCUS ON WOMEN IN CHINA
KEY GROWTH SECTORS IN CHINA
STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE
Valerie Bell, CEO Bell Alliances
Carla Kearns, Managing Director TLI-The Mandarin School
Location: Verity, 111d Queen St. East
$10.00
Includes Continental Breakfast
RSVP: info@themandarinschool.com before May 12.

Mission to China Details

Women interested in finding out how they can take part in the mission, or organizations interested in sponsoring the mission can send an email to info@alliancesinternational.com or info@themandarinschool.com.

Mission Programming will include:
• Internal networking sessions with mission delegates, as well as with Hong Kong Forum delegates
• Meetings and networking with Canadian and Chinese government officials and agencies
• Meetings and networking with successful Canadian and/or Chinese businesswomen and businesswomen organizations
• Orientation to regional resources available to support business
• Visits to sector-specific trade shows and exhibitions, including:
o World Congress of Food and Technology
o Expo Comm China (telecommunications)
o Sports Source Asia
o Eco-Expo Asia
o Asia Gifts, Household and Premium Products Show
o Hong Kong International Building and Decoration Show
• Optional business matching
• Organized tour of the Great Wall of China

The HKCBA Road to Hong Kong-China Series will provide a series of seminars in the GTA leading up to and preparing you for your participation in the 9th Annual Hong Kong Forum, and the Women’s Mission to China and Hong Kong next October. Throughout the next seven months, we will explore several and varied topics and issues for Canadians doing – or looking to do – business in China.

Thursday, May 22, 2008 – 7:45 to 9:00 am
THE BEST LEGAL, BUSINESS STRUCTURE – THE ADVANTAGES OF HONG KONG’S BASIC LAW, IP PROTECTION ETC.
David Matheson, Counsel, McMillan Binch Mendolsohn, Honourary Chair, The Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide
TBC, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Location: HKCBA, 9 Temperance Street, Toronto
RSVP: toronto@hkcba.com

Thursday, June 26, 2008 – 7:45 to 9:00 am
GLOBAL VALUE CHAIN / LOGISTICS
Robert Armstrong, Armstrong Trade & Logistics Advisory Services (ATLAS), President Supply Chain Logistics Association Canada
Location: HKCBA, 9 Temperance Street, Toronto
RSVP: toronto@hkcba.com

For more information on the mission including pricing, travel costs and itinerary, please contact:
Valerie Bell
Bell Alliances International Inc
Office: (905) 822-0449
Cell: (905) 302-8068
info@alliancesinternational.com
or
Carla Kearns
TLI-The Mandarin School
Office: (416) 581-8868
Cell: (416) 710-7166
info@themandarinschool.com

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