International Business Contacts

Update:  The Burnaby Board of Trade signed a memorandum of understanding with the Hwaseong Chamber of Commerce on February 20, 2018 during a delegation to Korea to explore business opportunities and cultural ties.  Read more here. 


The Burnaby Board of Trade has worked to foster relationships and build contacts in various cities and countries around the world, with a particular focus on the Asia Pacific. Please contact the Board of Trade office at 604.412.0100 for information on how to access and leverage any of these International Business Resources.

Below is a list of the cities with which either the Burnaby Board of Trade has a strategic partnership with, or the City of Burnaby enjoys a “Sister City” or “Friendship” relationship with:

The Burnaby Board of Trade has cultivated relationships and contacts with various individuals in the following cities through receiving travelling delegations and participating directly in cultural and economic exchanges:

  • Beijing
  • Changchun
  • Changsha
  • Changzhou
  • Chongqing
  • Dalian
  • Guangyuan
  • Hangzhou
  • Hong Kong
  • Jiangmen
  • Jiyuan
  • Lanzhou
  • Maoming
  • Nanchang
  • Shanghai
  • Shangyu
  • Taian
  • Wenzhou
  • Zhenzhen
  • Ziamen

The Burnaby Board of Trade also has relationships with the following embassies, trade offices, and economic development agencies:

The Burnaby Board of Trade’s Pacific Gateway Committee serves to build bridges between the Board of Trade and Burnaby’s Asia-Pacific business community and council the Board on important Asia-Pacific issues. Learn more.

There are various government bodies that exist to help firms interested in international business: