[Webinar] Fireside Chat with John Stackhouse: The Value of Canadian Expats

February 3, 2021, 08:30-09:30

Member Price: HKD 150
Non-Member Price: HKD 250


The webinar link will be emailed to all successful registrants at 
6:00PM on Tuesday, February 2, 2021

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is excited to host a fireside chat with John Stackhouse, author of "Planet Canada: How Our Expats Are Shaping the Future". In his new book, John affirms that when expats are connected to their country, they become a channel of knowledge and connectivity that leads to exponential impact.

“When a citizen leaves their country, it isn’t a loss of one, it’s a gain of ten. But, only when that citizen is properly connected.”

Join us on Wednesday 3rd January as John Stackhouse explores the value of Canada's expats and their influence from living abroad.


John Stackhouse
Senior Vice-President
Royal Bank of Canada
John Stackhouse is a nationally bestselling author and one of Canada’s leading voices on innovation and economic disruption. He is senior vice-president in the Office of the CEO at Royal Bank of Canada, leading the organization’s research and thought leadership on economic, technological and social change.
Previously, he was editor-in-chief of the Globe and Mail and editor of Report on Business. He is a senior fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and sits on the boards of Queen’s University, the Aga Khan Foundation of Canada and the Literary Review of Canada.
His latest book, Planet Canada: How Our Expats Are Shaping the Future, explores the untapped resource of the millions of Canadians who don’t live in Canada but exert their influence from afar.


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 operation 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. She 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.


Adam Janikowski
Senior APAC Investment Banking and Capital Markets Executive
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
Adam is an experienced investment banker with a depth of international experience having worked in Canada, Hong Kong and London. As an Executive Director for CIBC covering the Asian market, Adam advises clients on complex M&A transactions, particularly in the energy, agriculture and diversified industries and has helped build CIBC’s presence in the Asian market. Adam received an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD, a B.A.Sc. (Chemical Engineering) and a B.A. (Classics) from Queen’s University, Canada. 

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