Event Details

This session will cover the current Food & Beverage Opportunities that are in China for Canadian Companies - Large and SMEs. We will offer suggestions to enter this challenging Market such as using Cross Border E-Commerce including a review of the newly released Tax/Rules and the “Positive List”, China Pilot Free Trade Zones, a review of Distribution Channels and Logistics available. The presentations will include real Business Cases and a panel discussion. This should provide the participants with a framework of material that will assist them to build a checklist of questions & actions to follow when considering entering China F&B Market.

Ticket includes 2 drinks and canapés.

Agenda

6:30 PM - 7 PM
Cocktail Reception
7 PM - 8 PM
Seminar
E-Commerce and cross border
Wine importing
F&B logistics
8 PM - 8:30 PM
Panel
Hosted by Jackie Greenizan

Speakers

  • Jacques Bertrand (CEO of JGB Systems and Services China)

    Jacques Bertrand

    CEO of JGB Systems and Services China

    I have more than 30 years experience in Sales & Marketing (B2B & B2C) working for large multinational corporations like American Airlines, GlaxoSmithKline, Maersk Shipping, Hutchison Whampoa Hong Kong (now CK Hutchison).

    I have written several articles in the Shanghai Business Review [SBR] magazine (22,000 subscribers). I am part of the China’s Free Trade Zones working committee for American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and have regular meetings with Chinese officials.

    I have been speaking at numerous conferences on the subject of Market Entry/Business Modeling Innovation: Asia Mobile Expo in Shanghai 2014, During Canada/Quebec Premier visit in Shanghai 2014, at the Scandinavian Chambers of Commerce in February 2015 and recently about E-Commerce in China at the Global Congress of Knowledge Economy Conference in Qingdao.

    I have registered my Company, JGB Systems & Services in China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone. The Company is specialising in management consulting (Market Entry Strategy, Business Model Innovation, E-Commerce) and is assisting, with our Business Partners, Foreign Owned Companies to enter or strengthen their presence in China’s or APAC Markets using innovative methods to help them achieve breakthrough business results.

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  • Tony Jaw (Executive Director of SQI Company Ltd.)

    Tony Jaw

    Executive Director of SQI Company Ltd.


    Tony Jaw is the Executive Director at Shanghai Qisen Industrial Company Ltd. (SQI) which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Kong based Cathy International Group Inc. SQI is a diversified import and export trading company with our own line of distribution brands in China covering the agri-food, wine and health supplements industry. We also provide consultation for Canadian companies looking to enter the Chinese market as well as sourcing, procurement and quality assurance services for companies looking to acquire goods and services in China.
    Tony Jaw is a Chinese-Canadian entrepreneur who has been living and working in China since 2008. He is also a strong proponent of building ties between Canada and China through trade, specifically in the Agri-food and Health supplements industry. Currently based in Shanghai, he has combined his knowledge of trade with his passion for wine to create his own Icewine brand. His company also represents and distributes products in China for several well-known foreign brands. Leveraging his network and existing distribution channels he has been able to achieve steady profitable growth for the products he distributes. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (class ’94) and past recipient of an ACCE Chinese Canadian Entrepreneur Award in Toronto for innovation in trade.

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  • Jackie Greenizan (Innovation Lead at McCain Food Limited China)

    Jackie Greenizan

    Innovation Lead at McCain Food Limited China

    Jackie Greenizan is the Marketing Director for McCain Foods China, a division of McCain Foods Ltd, one of Canada’s largest and most multinational food companies. Specializing in the production frozen food products, specifically frozen potatoes and French fries, McCain Foods has a broad product portfolio that delights consumers on a daily basis.

    Jackie relocated to Shanghai from Toronto in 2007. She has been working for Canadian businesses with interests in Asia since 1990. Jackie holds a BAH from Queen’s University, a diploma from The McCrae Institute at Capilano Colllege and an MBA from Richard Ivey School of Business, Jackie brings a broad range of Canadian and Asian experience to her roles.

    An avid business person, mother and athlete, Jackie enjoys the dynamic pace and action exists in Shanghai and China.

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  • Marco Garofalo (Business Development Director of DCS Dah-Star Logistics)

    Marco Garofalo

    Business Development Director of DCS Dah-Star Logistics

    Marco Garofalo is the Business Development Director for DCS Dah-Star, a leader in logistics and freight forwarding services around the world. They are currently serving main multinational companies, shipping chemicals, mechanical equipment, stone, paper and food stuff to various countries. Offering a flexible and personalized service, DCS-Dah Star provides their customers with decades of valuable experience and the most advanced technological tools to ensure the development of long-term partnerships.


    Marco recently relocated to Shanghai after working for the DCS (Del Corona & Scardigli) office in Canada for four years. Marco’s previous experience living and working in Asia, his accumulated knowledge of freight forwarding experience, and his multi-lingual capabilities (Fluent in English, French, Italian and Mandarin Chinese) allows him to build relationships and communicate with a broader range of clientele while delivering impeccable service. In addition, Marco holds a Bachelor’s Degree from McGill University as well as a Diploma specializing in International Commerce / Import Export.


    Marco is a passionate and enthusiastic in the workplace and in life. A world traveler and explorer, Marco is passionate about building relationships, acquiring new knowledge, and exploration of culture. He is always eager to grow and learn and he never stops striving for excellence in everything he undertakes.

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Tickets

Member
Member Price RMB 200
Member Price (Pay at the door) RMB 200
Non-Member
Standard Price RMB 300
Door Price RMB 300