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[Webinar] Considering Canada

August 5, 2020, 11:00-12:00


Member Price: Free
Non-Member Price: HKD 125

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The webinar link will be emailed to all successful registrants at 6:00PM HKT on Tuesday 4th August, 2020

ABOUT THE EVENT 
This panel discussion will feature Canadian immigration options by the largest boutique immigration law firm in Canada, travel updates by Air Canada and tips on cultural adaptation by Crown World Mobility.

Join our webinar delivered by expert speakers from Air Canada, Crown World Mobility and Green and Spiegel LLP on August 5th to learn the step-by-step process on relocating to Canada!

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Patricia Elliott
Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner
Consulate General of Canada, Hong Kong and Macao

Patricia assumed the position of Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong in September 2019. She served as the Regional Director and Senior Trade Commissioner for the Prairies and Northwest Territories, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development since October 2012, and as the Senior Trade Commissioner for Alberta. 

With a background in strategic planning and fluently bilingual in English and French, Patricia Elliott studied Communications at Université Laval and has also worked with Industry Canada, Canadian Heritage, National Defence and Elections Canada/International Affairs.

 

Stephen Green
Senior Partner
Green and Spiegel LLP

Stephen Green is one of the two Senior Partners at Green and Spiegel and is Certified as a Specialist in Immigration Law by The Law Society of Ontario. Stephen has been practising immigration law for 30 years and has extensive experience in all areas of Canadian immigration. Stephen has been identified for many years as a leading practitioner in immigration law. Stephen is considered a subject matter expert in the field, frequently asked to speak as a panelist, moderator and lecturer.

 

Eren Sari
Senior Manager – Business Immigration and Development
Green and Spiegel LLP

Prior to joining Green and Spiegel LLP, Eren managed HSBC’s Premier Branch in Toronto where he assisted international clients with settlement in Canada. Eren’s retail banking experience with international clients led him to take a role with HSBC’s Global Investor Immigration Services, offering seminars and other educational programs overseas in order to identify and connect with professionals exploring Canadian immigration options. His knowledge of Canadian business and immigration practices led him to assignments in Eastern Europe and the Middle East where he assisted professionals in exploring their options for immigrating to Canada. 

 

Hon Lam
General Manager, Hong Kong and Southern China
Air Canada

Hon’s career has been focused on the airline industry with more than 15 years of commercial and operational experience across different work streams. Hon started his aviation career in inflight services with Cathay Pacific. He then spent more than 10 years with British Airways starting as a management trainee in the UK. During his time at BA, he held a series of key operational and commercial roles in the UK, China and Hong Kong, including London Heathrow customer services, cargo, and later on filling a series of commercial leadership roles in sales and business development in Hong Kong and China. After BA, Hon spent two years at Virgin Atlantic as their commercial manager, before he joined Air Canada. 

 

Shaila Gidwani
Regional Manager (APAC) - Global Skills
Crown World Mobility

Shaila is an experienced and motivated operations manager with excellent organisational skills, strong people management experience. She is culturally sensitive and can work with multinational teams. She is also a strong communicator with proven excellent influencing and negotiation skills who is passionate about the quality and delivery of excellent customer service and family support services in the mobility industry.

 

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

Sophia Chan-Combrink
Executive Director
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

Sophia Chan-Combrink is the Executive Director of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. As such, Sophia is accountable for managing and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Chamber’s full-time staff in implementing its strategic and financial plans. She was previously the Head of Education and Society at the British Council providing strategic leadership to the East Asia region, including Hong Kong. Sophia has over 20 years of experience working in the private, government and non-profit sectors in Hong Kong, Canada and South Africa. From Toronto, Sophia holds a Masters of Environmental Studies from York University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto. 

 

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Cancellation & Refund Policy: If you are unable to attend, cancellations must be received in writing 72 hours prior to the event. Direct refunds will not be issued; alternatively, a soft credit will be applied, which must be used within six (6) months of the cancelled purchase at the discretion of the Chamber. No shows will be charged. Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

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