BEIJING, Oct. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A China Entrepreneur Club (CEC) delegation will embark on an eight-day journey to Canadafrom October 16 to 23. This is the 9th destination country for CEC's annual visits, following successful trips to the United States, UK,France, Belgium, Australia, Singapore, Germany, and Italy.
The journey will cover the cities of Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will again meet with the CEC delegation, hosting them at the Willson House residence on Meech Lake. Just six weeks ago, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with CEC members at the China Entrepreneur Club Leaders Forum in Beijing during his first official visit to China. It created an opportunity for a candid discussion focused on the questions of China's private sector business leaders concerning Canada-China business relations and partnership growth.
The delegation will mainly look into the policy landscape of Canada, the opportunities during economic transformation, competitiveness in talent and technology, and foster communication with important industries including technology and innovative industries, consumer goods, and finance.
The CEC delegation to Canada will be headed by Dr. Ma Weihua, President of China Entrepreneur Club, President of the National Fund for Technology Transfer and Commercialization Council and former President of China Merchants Bank. Delegates include business leaders from various industries including Xu Jinghong, Chairman of Tsinghua Holdings; Frank Wu, Chairman of Central China Real Estate; Jiang Xipei, Chairman of Far East Holding; Niu Gensheng, Founder of Mengniu Dairy Group, Founder and Honorary President ofthe Lao Niu Foundation; Peter Wang, Chairman of Tentimes Group; Wang Chaoyong, Founding Chairman and CEO of ChinaEquity Group; Xia Hua, Chairwoman of EVE Group and other renowned entrepreneurs.
The visit has attracted much attention, and a few of the events planned will include a media presence. On the business front, CEC's visit will include meetings organized by Power Corporation, Bombardier, Cirque du Soleil, and The Royal Bank of Canada. Roundtable dialogues will be held with the QG100 Network, the Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA), the Canada China Business Council (CCBC), the Business Council of Canada (BCC) and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.
The delegation carries an objective of bolstering public diplomacy of the Chinese private sector. Ma Weihua elaborated that the purpose of the CEC international visit is to learn from the most disruptive business leaders and systems across the world, while demonstrating the integrity of Chinese entrepreneurs and ambitions in seeking cooperation opportunities. Ma noted that the recent warming of China-Canada relations has created more opportunities for business communication between the two countries; the duty of entrepreneurs is to turn this bilateral enthusiasm and positive energy into practical business cooperation.
The China Entrepreneur Club is the premier business leader platform in China. CEC member companies are economic powerhouses, with 50 dynamic companies earning a total annual gross income of over three trillion RMB. As a private non-profit organization, the CEC is committed to nurturing entrepreneurship and business integrity while paving the future of sustainable economic and social development.