Canada China Innovation & Investment Summit 2019



In association with Vancouver Startup Week, the Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) and China Canada Commercialization & Acceleration Network (C2CAN) are hosting the 2019 Canada China Innovation & Investment Summit (CCIIS).  CCIIS is an event for entrepreneurs, investors, corporate executives and the Vancouver community to address concerns regarding cross-border collaboration in science & technology between Canada and China.

The summit aims to promote cross-border collaboration in science & technology innovation with a focus on topics such as business impact, China supply chain, complementary advantages, Canadian technology companies doing business in China, and VC ecosystem in both countries.


CCIIS will include keynote speakers, two distinct panel discussions and a showcase of tech companies. In addition, CCIIS will provide an opportunity to network with Vancouver Startup Week attendees, technology startup founders and CEOs, investment professionals, and special guests from China. 

Date:  Friday Sep 20, 2019


Time:  2:00 to 8:00pm

Address: SFU VentureLabs: 555 W Hastings St #1100, Vancouver, BC V6B 4N6

1:30pm – 2:00pm     Registration

2:00pm – 2:15pm     Opening Remarks


2:15pm – 2:30pm     Keynote Speech #1


2:30pm – 3:30pm     Panel Discussion #1


                                    Moderator:  Joan Elangovan, Executive Director of Asia Pacific Centre at VEC                                                 


3:30pm – 3:45pm     Coffee Break & Group Photo

3:45pm – 4:00pm     Keynote Speech #2

4:00pm – 5:00pm     Panel Discussion # 2

                                     Moderator: William Li, President of C2CAN


5:00pm – 5:30pm     Tech Companies Showcase


5:30pm – 5:45pm     Closing Remarks

5:45pm – 8:00pm     Networking Event

8:00pm                       End of Event


Virgnia Balcom

Acting Executive Director,

 SFU VentureLabs

Dr. Joanne Curry

Vice-President, External Relations,  

Simon Fraser University 

Stewart Beck

President and CEO, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Panel #1 Innovating our way to the future - Vancouver Economic Commission

Joan Elangovan

Executive Director, Asia Pacific Centre, Vancouver Economic Commission

Alan Winter

BC's InnovationCommissioner,

BC Provincial Government

Catherine Warren

CEO, Vancouver Economic Commission

Wei Shao

Partner & National Leader for China Practice, Dentons LLP

Shivam Kishore

Manager, Technology & Partnerships, Vancouver Economic Commission

Ling F. Wong

IP Lawyer, Patent and Trade-mark Agent Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP 

Panel #2  Best practice in investment and cross-border collaboration - C2CAN

William Li

President, C2CAN

Victor Lesau

CEO and co-founder, CuePath Innovation

Johnny Chen

General Manager of Shanghai INESA Sparkle Enterprise Management Co., Ltd (i-Lab)

Aminta Xiong

Managing Director, Pagoda Investment

Kenneth To

CEO, ViewsIQ

Neil Clegg

Senior Vice President, 

Lipont Caus Capital

Showcase of Tech Companies

Afshin Doust


Paul Wegenast 


Kaylee Astle


Jack Feng


Mohammad Qadir 

Fusion Genomics

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