City of Markham-ACCE webinar


Co-Presented by the City of Markham and ACCE (Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs):

As the world’s 11th largest economy and the fourth largest in Asia, South Korea ranks among one of the exciting overseas markets for Canadian businesses with numerous and varied opportunities for export.   Its 50 million strong domestic population is affluent, savvy and out to buy the best.  As a consumer society with an internet usage rate of close to 92 percent among the population, it is no surprise that its e-commerce market size ranks 5th in the world ($120b).  With the Canada-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA) now in place, Canadian exporters have preferential access to one of the world’s largest economies and market opportunity.

Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Key discussion topics:

- Business opportunities for Canadians in the Korea market

- Successful strategies in doing business in S. Korea

- Cross-Border E-Commerce in S. Korea

- Funding & Resources for Canadian Exporters


1:00 PM Welcoming Remarks:

• Kevin Au-Yeung, President, ACCE

• Mayor Frank Scarpitti, City of Markham

• Hon. Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and Trade

• Tae-In Chung, Consul General, Republic of Korea in Toronto

1:20 PM Panel Discussion:

• YoungHwa Jung, Director General, Korea Trade & Investment Promotion Agency

• Sue Rauth, Deputy Director, Global Affairs Canada

• Patrice Guindon, Chief Representative Asia, Export Development Canada

• Kevin Au-Yeung, President, Nobis Inc.

• Don Romano, President & CEO, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.

• Leo Park, Lead, Shopify Korea

• Q&A

3:00 – 3:30 PM Networking & Breakout Sessions with Presenters

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