Canada-China Relations Forum Program

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time: 8:30 – 16:45 - Full Day Event
Venue: Drawing Room, Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, Ontario


08:15 Registration & Breakfast

08:45 Welcoming Remarks
Gordon Houlden, Director, China Institute, University of Alberta

09:00 Panel 1 - Closer Economic Cooperation: FTA and Investment
Chair: Sarah Taylor, Director General, Asia Pacific – Trade and Diplomacy (North Asia), Global Affairs Canada, Government of Canada
Panelists:
Amb. LAN Lijun, Former Chinese Ambassador to Canada
John Gruetzner, Principal & Founder, Intercedent Limited
ZHANG Jianping, Director, Department of International Economic Cooperation, Institute for International Economic Research, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
Laura Dawson, Director, Canada Institute, Director, Canada Institute; Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

10:30 Health Break


10:45 Panel 2 – Environment, Climate Change, and, Governance
Chair: Ron MacIntosh, Senior Fellow and Representative , Ottawa Chapter, China Institute, University of Alberta

Panelists:

PAN Jiahua, Director, Urban Development and Environment Research Centre, CASS; Expert Member, National Climate Change Commission
Sarah Burch, Canada Research Chair in Sustainability Governance and Innovation; Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation; Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Yves Tiberghien, Director of Institute of Asian Research (IAR); Associate Professor – Political Science, University of British Columbia 
Susan Gregson, Senior Fellow, China Institute, University of Alberta; Former ADM – Asia Pacific , Global Affairs Canada

 


12:15 Lunch


13:15 Panel 3 - Global Security Issues: Canadian and PRC Perspectives

Chair: Amb. Robert Wright, Former Ambassador to China and Japan; Senior Fellow, China Institute, University of Alberta
Panelists:

Amb. Marius Grinius, Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute; Former Ambassador to the Republic of Korea and DPRoK

RUAN Zongze, Executive Vice President, China Institute for International Studies (CIIS)

David Perry, Senior Analyst and Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute

14:45 Health Break

15:00 Panel 4 - Prospects for Bilateral Relations: A Look over the Horizon

Chair: Amb. Philip Calvert, Former Ambassador to Thailand, Laos and Cambodia; Senior Fellow, China Institute, University of Alberta
Panelists:

Amb. Robert Wright, Former Ambassador to China and Japan; Senior Fellow, China Institute, University of Alberta

Amb. ZHANG Junsai, Former Chinese Ambassador to Canada

Yves Tiberghien, Director of Institute of Asian Research (IAR); Associate Professor – Political Science, University of British Columbia

WANG Wentian, Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Canada

4:30 PM Wrap-up