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The sessions are for reference only and may be shuffled between the two days.

Wednesday, August 5
Thursday, August 6

Wednesday, August 5

8:00am – 9:00amBreakfast & Registration
9:00am – 9:30amOpening Ceremony of Canada-China Cultural Dialogue
9:30am - 9:45amCultural Diplomacy & Cultural Understanding
9:45am – 10:35amDialogue 1 – Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy
Moderator: Mr. John McAvity, Executive Director & CEO of the Canadian Museums Association
Panel Speakers:
• Mr. Niu Gengshen, President of Laoniu Foundation
• Mr. Christopher Jamroz, President & Chief Operating Officer of GardaWorld
• Ms. Maria Antonakos, Director of Advancement of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
• Ms. Xie Jia Lin, Magna Professor in Management and Professor of Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
10:35am – 10:55amNetworking Break
10:55am – 11:50amDialogue 2 – Creative Ways of Doing Business in a Connected World
Moderator: Prof. Alexander Dyck, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Panel Speakers:
• Ms. Elizabeth Frank, President of Social Change Rewards Inc.
• Mr. David Marskell, Chief Executive Officer of THEMUSEUM
• Mr. Terry Luo, President of Meridian Lightweight Technologies
11:50am – 1:30pmLuncheon
Keynote Speaker
• Mr. Fan Dian, President of China Central Academy of Fine Arts
Topic: Global Perspective of Contemporary Chinese Art
1:30pm - 2:15pmDialogue 3 – How to create and strengthen convergence in cross-cultural business practices?
Moderator: Ms. Judy Lee, VP Commercial Financial Services of Royal Bank of Canada
Panel Speakers:
• Mr. Sean Yang, President of Huawei Canada
• Mr. Jeronimo De Miguel, VP, Branding & Creative of Manulife Canada
• Mr. Wei Cheng Yi, Owner of FoodyMart Group
• Miss Gloria Lo, Director of Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, Toronto Canada
2:15pm – 3:05pmDialogue 4 – Our Future – Navigating Business in Divergent Cultures
Moderator: Mr. Andy Chan, Partner of Miller Thomson LLP
Panel Speakers:
• Ms. Jiang Yang, CEO & Director of Turuss (Canada) Industry Co. Ltd.
• Mr. Ben Barth, Founder of Young Canadians in China
• Mr. Geoffrey E. Taylor, Director of International Festivals of Authors (IFOA)
• Ms. Lulu Xia, Co-Founder of Fourfold Capital Inc.
3:05pm – 3:25pmNetworking Break
3:25pm - 4:15pmDialogue 5 – The Challenges of Urban Development in Multi-Cultural Societies
Moderator: Mr. Tony Kiru, Partner of Miller Thomson LLP
Panel Speakers:
• Mr. Henry Cao, President & General Manager of Greenland Group (Canada)
• Mr. Wang Yifu, Vice President from U.I.D. Development Inc.
• Mr. Dean Paripoush, Vice President of Desini Inc.
5:30pm – 6:30pmCocktail Reception
6:30pm – 9:30pm Gala Dinner ‘East Meets West’ Theme

Thursday, August 6

8:00am – 9:00amBreakfast & Registration
9:00am – 9:30amOpening Remarks of Canada-China Cultural Dialogue
9:30am - 10:30amDialogue 6 – Leadership
Moderator: Ms. Marah Braye, Chief Executive Officer of Harbourfront Centre
Panel Speakers:
• Ms. Jennifer Tory, Group Head, Personal & Commercial Banking of Royal Bank of Canada
• Mr. Paul Lewis, President & General Manager of Discovery Networks
• Mr. Shi Guanghui, Vice President of YOFOTO (China) Health Industry Co. Ltd
10:30am - 10:50amNetworking Break
10:50am – 11:50amDialogue 7 – Dialogue 7 – Innovation: As we embark on global business, are we pushing the frontiers of science & technology for productivity, efficiency and sustainability?
Moderator: Mr. Peter Donolo, Special Advisor to the Government of Ontario on Communications and Intergovernmental Affairs
Panel Speakers:
• Mr. Alex Benay, President & CEO, Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation
• Mr. Vincent Gasparro, Managing Director of The Green Tomorrow Fund
• Mr. Ian Philp, Director of Partnerships of the Advanced Energy Centre of MaRs Discovery District
11:50am – 1:30pmLuncheon
Keynote Speaker