CanCham invites members and non-members to start the Chinese New Year of the Dog on the right foot by joining a moderated panel discussion that will provide a dynamic take on the state of health and wellness for both the body and mind in 2018. The discussion, moderated by CanCham Executive Director Helene Larochelle, will bring together health and wellness specialists and leaders including Serge Ajamian, CGO of AnyTime Fitness; Alan Leung, founder of Olive Branch; and Brandon Mehrgut, founder of Shanghai Mindfulness. Receive industry knowledge on this highly important topic to kick start a year of personal and professional success. This event will be held in English. Light breakfast refreshments will be served.

狗年伊始,加中商会诚邀您参加由本商会执行执行董事Helene Larochelle主持的有关身心健康的小组讨论会议。本次小组会议以英语举行,形式多样,并且也会有包括Anytime Fitness的首席发展官Serge Ajamian;Olive Branch创始人Alan Leung;Shanghai Mindfulness创始人Brandon Mehrgut在内的健康领域的专家与领导的参与。相信该会议将为您的身心健康提供权威行业建议,为您新的一年的工作生活保驾护航。此活动将以英文进行。现场将提供简单早餐。

CanCham invite les membres et les non-membres à commencer le Nouvel An Chinois du bon pied en participant à une table ronde modérée qui abordera de façon dynamique l'état de la santé et du mieux-être tant du corps que de l'esprit en 2018. La discussion, animée par la Directrice Exécutive de CanCham Hélène Larochelle, réunira des spécialistes et leaders en santé et bien-être, dont Serge Ajamian, CGO de AnyTime Fitness; Alan Leung, fondateur d'Olive Branch; et Brandon Mehrgut, fondateur de Shanghai Mindfulness. Recevoir des connaissances de l'industrie sur ce sujet très important pour démarrer une année de succès personnel et professionnel. Cet événement sera en anglais. Un petit déjeuner léger et des breuvages seront servis.


  • Serge Ajamian (Chief Growth Officer at AnyTime Fitness)

    Serge Ajamian

    Chief Growth Officer at AnyTime Fitness

    Serge is the Chief Growth Officer for Anytime Fitness China, with over 13 years experience in global business development, transformation, strategy, and growth.

    He is an expert in identifying and nurturing strategic relationships through creating win-win opportunities.

    Fluent in Mandarin, Arabic, English, French, Armenian, Serge is a multinational, lived and worked over 3 major continents with the last 10 years in China.

    His focus has been on Real Estate, Property, Construction, and Investment sectors in the Greater China region.

    He takes great passion & pride in building, motivating, mentoring and leading teams & individuals to success, contributing to creating a dynamic creative, collaborative workplace.

    His core Values that drive him are (4Cs): Courage, Curiosity, Compassion, Collaboration.

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  • Alan Leung (Founder of Olive Branch)

    Alan Leung

    Founder of Olive Branch

    Alan Leung is the founder of Olive Branch, a fitness & nutrition studio that emphasizes safe and effective exercise in combination with proper nutrition and lifestyle coaching. Alan is a certified professional in both PICP strength & conditioning and Precision Nutrition.

    Born in Toronto, Canada, Alan now owns and operates a studio in Shanghai, where he runs high-intensity strength & conditioning classes. Alan also provides personal training and nutrition solutions for individual clients and corporate packages for companies looking for workforce wellness.

    Alan was the official fitness trainer for Miss Universe China 2014 where he was tasked with improving the fitness and nutrition for 15 pageant contestants.

    Alan was a special guest trainer for Brawl on the Bund white collar boxing as their sports psychology trainer, and was also the official fitness & nutrition trainer to China’s Next Top Model, which aired on Chinese national television in 2015.

    Alan writes about fitness, nutrition and lifestyle issues on the Olive Branch blog and has been featured in well-known magazines.

    Alan is also a brand ambassador for Lululemon, the global yoga and sporting apparel company.

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  • Brandon Mehrgut (Founder of Shanghai Mindfulness)

    Brandon Mehrgut

    Founder of Shanghai Mindfulness

    Brandon is a certified Mindfulness Trainer with the Potential Project, where he delivers Mindfulness Based Corporate Training around the world. He is also the founder of Shanghai Mindfulness, China’s largest English speaking Mindfulness community with over 1,500 active members. Shanghai Mindfulness helps stressed out, unbalanced people find balance in their lives through Mindfulness Training and Positive Habit Building. Brandon has designed unique programs that helps clients develop the Habit of Mindfulness in as little as 10 days.

    Brandon has experience in Mindfulness Training with a wide range of clients ranging from many companies such as Volkswagen, Ford and Disney.

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  • Helene Larochelle (Executive Director of Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai)

    Helene Larochelle

    Executive Director of Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai

    Helene Larochelle is from northern Quebec and has lived and worked internationally for the past 10 years in Japan and China. She is a graduate of Temple University and holds an MBA in International Corporate Strategy from Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo.

    After a career in marketing in Montreal, Helene moved to Asia and worked for a number of Japanese companies including Sony as country localization manager, and FANCL as an international business development manager. She was also involved in several CSR programs including promoting social business with Uniqlo and Muhammad Yunus’ Grameen Bank in Bangladesh.

    Most recently Helene was a Governor of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan (CCCJ), where she worked extensively on promoting the CCCJ’s interests and membership. Helene speaks French, English, Japanese and basic Mandarin.

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8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Registration and Refreshments
8:45 AM - 9:50 AM
9:50 AM - 10 AM



Member Only Door Price: RMB 110


Non-member Door Price: RMB160