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HK and the Global Markets Action Plan & Canada's Foreign Investment Policy with Deputy Minister
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HK and the Global Markets Action Plan & Canada's Foreign Investment Policy with Deputy Minister

The Deputy Minister of International Trade, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, Mr. Simon Kennedy will share his views and respond to questions from the floor on 14th January, 2014.

14/01/2014
When: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Where: CanChamHK Boardroom
1301 Kinwick Centre
32 Hollywood Road
Central, Central 
Hong Kong
Contact: Amanda Ho


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About the Event

The Deputy Minister of International Trade, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, Mr. Simon Kennedy will share his views and respond to questions from the floor on 14th January, 2014.

We are deeply honoured that the Deputy Minister of International Trade, Mr. Simon Kennedy has accepted our invitation to talk to the Hong Kong Canadian Business Community at our luncheon, to be held on Tuesday, 14 January, 2014.

This past November, the Government of Canada announced the Global Markets Actions Plan, setting our specific trade and investment targets and plans for a number of priority markets which include Hong Kong and Mainland China. Participants at this luncheon will be able to hear Mr. Kennedy further elaborate on his views on what this means for Hong Kong and Asia. In addition, Mr. Kennedy will share his perspectives on Canada’s interest in continuing to welcome foreign investment which benefits Canadians and clarify what recent changes to the Investment Canada Act mean for interested investors.

After hearing Mr. Kennedy share his thoughts, the floor will be opened to questions from the audience, which will be moderated by Mr. Andrew Work.

 

Seats are limited so register now to avoid disappointment!

 

About the Speaker

 
Simon Kennedy
Deputy Minister of International Trade

The Prime Minister appointed Simon Kennedy as Deputy Minister of International Trade on November 12, 2012, and named Mr. Kennedy Canada’s G-20 Sherpa on December 14, 2012.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Kennedy served as the Senior Associate Deputy Minister at Industry Canada from September 2010. One of his key responsibilities in this capacity was to administer Canada’s foreign investment review regime. From February to December 2011, Mr. Kennedy was also the representative of the Prime Minister on the Canada-U.S. Beyond the Border Working Group. In this role, he led the negotiation of the Canada-U.S. Action Plan for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness, announced by the Prime Minister and President Obama in December 2011.

Mr. Kennedy began his career with the public service in 1990 with Transport Canada and subsequently the Canadian Coast Guard. In 1997, he joined the Privy Council Office and, in 2001, he moved to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to serve first as the Director General for Policy, Planning and Integration and then as Director General of the International Markets Bureau. In 2004, he returned to the Privy Council Office, where he served first as Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Economic and Regional Development Policy, and then as Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Operations) and as Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Plans and Consultation) until 2010.


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