The Pacific Gateway Committee
The Pacific Gateway Committee facilitates connections between the Burnaby business community and industries in the Asia/Pacific region, and pursues opportunities to create a more ethnically integrated business community. The Committee further identifies priority issues relating to trade, investment, education, and cultural exchanges between the Burnaby Board of Trade, the business community and the Asia Pacific region.Vivian Yuen (Chair), Larlee Rosenberg, Barristers & Solicitors Olivia Yeung, HSBC Bank Canada
Lotus Chung, Sutton Centre Realty
Garth Evans, Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein
Richard T. Lee, MLA Burnaby North
Mike Prodanovic, Heights Financial
Carmelita Tapia, Southeast Asia Canada Business Council
Yama Yamazaki, Institute of Intuition
Cyrilla Conforti, Consulate General of Indonesia Phebe Chan, Richards Buell Sutton LLP William Tsai, Maple Overseas Cultural Foundation Joy Jin, TUV NORD David Wong, DK Wong & Associates Aaron Fourt, City of Burnaby Harjeet Mand, Scotiabank Paul Holden, Burnaby Board of Trade Cory Redekop, Burnaby Board of Trade Amber Shanahan, Burnaby Board of Trade
Committee Updates – January 2016
Planning continues for the BBOT’s Lunar New Year celebration at the Fortune House Seafood Restaurant, which will take place on February 18th. The emcees this year will be Vivian Yuen and Aaron Fourt. One of two (or possibly three) entertainment acts have been confirmed.
The next High Tea Dim Sum event is scheduled for January 28th, and will focus on the topic of immigration. The topic, which was very popular last year, will be presented again by Vivian Yuen and Phebe Chan.
In continued discussions around 2106 initiatives, it has been proposed that the PGC will engage in some way with the upcoming World Junior Taekwondo Championships being hosted in Burnaby.
A number of PGC representatives attended a special presentation on China’s new 5 year plan—delivered in only a handful of North American cities.