• 11 May 2012
  • 7:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • KPMG offices at 333 Bay Street, 46th Floor, Toronto (Bay/Adelaide)
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 Global Strategy Roundtable Presents

Pipedream or Reality?

Friday, May 11, 2012, 7.30-9.45am


We have all heard at least one story of a business that made the leap and launched in China, only to pull back after being unsuccessful or continue to fight what seems like a losing battle.... 

This cycle can be changed! 

The disappointment others have experienced can be turned around to testimonials of building a business that sticks and wins globally.


China, the second largest economy in the world and a key emerging market, is critical to growth for Canadian companies looking to build critical mass and drive sustained high growth.


But how do we access this market?

How do we win on the ground - not just in theory but in practice?

What are the risks - can they be mitigated? 


It can be done - hear from our panel of business leaders and experts that have experienced great success in establishing and/or growing a profitable business in China.  This is a bold change that benefits from a realistic assessment of cultural and logistical issues and a deliberate plan for managing this change.


Join us on May 11th! Don't miss this opportunity for interactive and rich conversations with our experienced panel guests!



Dr. David T. Fung  is the Chairman and CEO of the ACDEG Group of companies.  He has business partnerships in North America, Europe and Asia.  He obtained his Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees in chemical engineering from McGill University in Montreal and completed the senior business executive program at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.   

Dr. Fung is currently chair of the national board of directors of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, co-chair of the Members of the Canada Foundation for Innovation, vice-chair of the Canada China Business Council, senior fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation, member of the Strategy for Partnership and Innovation Committee of NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council) and past president of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering.  He is also a national board director of the Canadian Standards Association Group (CSA), Canadian Green Chemistry & Engineering Network, International Science and Technology Partnership Canada (chair of China Sub-committee), CentrePort Canada Inc. and the Western Canadian Transportation System Strategy Group.

  Dr. Richard Reiner is a Founding Partner at CC Stratus, an investment firm focused on funding international expansion for high-tech companies.

Previously, he was Chairman & CEO of Enomaly, a global leader in cloud computing & security, culminating in Enomaly’s acquisition by Virtustream in 2011. Prior to Enomaly, Dr. Reiner was the founder, CEO, and CTO of Assurent Secure Technologies, a SaaS company in the IT Security space that was acquired in 2006 by TELUS, a Global 1000 corporation.

Dr. Reiner is also an active angel investor, and has served on the Boards and Advisory Boards of many highly regarded early-stage companies in the IT infrastructure, security, and SaaS sectors.

Dr. Reiner is often quoted by the press, and has appeared in media such as the New York Times, CBS, NBC, USA Today, CIO, and hundreds of technology publications. Dr. Reiner holds a Ph.D. and multiple patents in the fields of software and cloud computing security.

 As Director of Membership & Outreach for the Canada China Business Council (CCBC), Tony Gostling is responsible for organizing trade missions, events, and outreach activities across Canada and in China. Tony is also responsible for the Business incubation Centre in Shanghai, and works closely with many member companies to get their China operations off the ground. 

Tony has been heavily involved in Chinese business activities since 1996. For the two years prior to joining CCBC, he was a consultant in the field of product sourcing for industrial components in both China and Taiwan.  Prior to that, Tony spent nine years working in China as the President and Chief Representative for a trading company with offices in Shanghai and Henyang, which supplied “made in China” OEM components, mainly for the rail road and transportation industry, to their customers in the US and Canada.

 As a Senior Vice-President of Marketing and Corporate  Development, Cyril Fernandes has spent the last few years in developing and driving exponential growth of EPM Global Services in China.

With over 25 years experience in Senior Operations and Supply Chain Management roles across varied organizations, Cyril brings a wealth of experience in global implementation strategies. As SVP, Marketing and Corporate Development at EPM, Cyril is responsible for all Marketing and Business Development activities. In this role, Cyril is also responsible for global organizational structures and systems required for efficient implementation of customized supply chain strategies for a varied base of industrial OEM customers through EPM’s facilities in Canada and Asia.


 Derrick Novis, Tax Partner, International Corporate Tax at KPMG LLP.

Derrick is a member of the KPMG's China and India  as well as a Information and former co- Chair of the KPMG International Information and Communication Tax Network. Derrick has extensive experience advising multinational corporations on M&A and complex international market expansion strategies, pricing policies and offshore structures.


Our keynotes will share their respective challenges and approaches used to manage cultural and logistic issues. 

Find out what it takes to turn a great idea into reality!

Date: Friday,May 11, 2012

Time: 7.30am - 9.45am (continental breakfast included)

Place: KPMG Offices at 333 Bay Street, 46th Floor,Toronto (Bay/ Adelaide)

Tickets: Members $40.00, Non-members 65.00 (plus HST)

Table of 8: $320 (discounted from 520) (plus HST) 


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