Vancouver: A home for Global Business - evening reception and info session
Hosted by HQ VANCOUVER
Vancouver is an amazing place to do business, and on October 27th, the CCCJ and HQ Vancouver would like to showcase the benefits of business in Vancouver and British Columbia through a special evening reception hosted at the Tokyo American Club.
- Date: Tuesday, October 27th
- Time: 19:00-21:00 (reception doors open @ 18:45)
- Venue: Tokyo American Club
- Cost: Complimentary courtesy of HQ Vancouver
- Food and beverage details: Full dinner buffet and free flow beverages (wine, beer and soft drinks)
- 18:45: Doors open
- 19:00: Event start
- 19:25: Twenty minute presentation on HQ Vancouver and its mandate to promote business and investment in Vancouver and British Columbia
- 19:45-20:55: Networking
- 21:00: Event finish
At this event, guests are invited to an evening to learn about HQ Vancouver, a partnership and funding agreement between The Business Council of British Columbia (BCBC), the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia with a mandate to attract and expand international headquarters in British Columbia.
President of HQ Vancouver, Yuen Pau Woo along with President of the BC Business Council, Greg D’Avignon will be on hand to present their thoughts on Vancouver as a true home for global business. Distinguished members of the CCCJ’s Honorary Board of Advisors will also be in attendance as well as other key members of the Tokyo business community.
Who should attend?
The CCCJ and HQ Vancouver would like to invite Japanese businesses – both SME and larger corporate entities – who are looking to learn more about Vancouver and British Columbia to this informational evening reception.
About HQ Vancouver:
Vancouver, with over 40% of residents of Asian heritage, is the most Asian city outside of North America and has had a long standing ethnic and economic relationship with Japan. By virtue of being the closest major city to Asia in North America, it is a strategic gateway to the rest of the Americas from Asia. Consistently rated as amongst the best places to live in the world and having the lowest corporate tax rate in North America, Vancouver is an ideal setting for corporate headquarters. Vancouver boasts world class talent in such key sectors as: digital media, mining, life sciences, performance apparel amongst others which is supported by world class post-secondary institutions such as the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University.
While traditionally Japanese companies have established their North American headquarters in California and New York, the same access to market to the US market can be had from Vancouver through the North American Free Trade Agreement. By setting up offices in Vancouver, companies will realize lower business costs compared to cities in the US in terms of: corporate taxes, wages, healthcare costs, payroll taxes, and office lease costs. The cost differential has further increased in recent years as the Canadian dollar has depreciated in value to the US dollar.
HQ Vancouver’s extensive network of connections both in the public and private sector can assist companies in establishing their presence in one of the most vibrant and liveable locations in the world.
The CCCJ and HQ Vancouver would like to invite Japanese businesses – both SME and larger corporate entities – who are looking to learn more about Vancouver and British Columbia to this informational evening reception. To apply for event participation please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following subject line “HQ VANCOUVER EVENT REGESTRATION REQUEST”.