Canada-Taiwan Economic Cooperation: Opportunities for Western Canada


Wednesday, April 24, 2024 | 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM MT | Calgary Petroleum Club | 319 5th Avenue SW | Calgary, AB


In collaboration with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada, the Canadian Global Affairs Institute was delighted to host this half-day session from the morning through lunch focused on Canada-Taiwan relations. The main topics the conference covered were: Canada-Taiwan bilateral relationship, Taiwan's place in Canada's Indo-Pacific Strategy, Taiwan's CPTPP bid, and opportunities for western Canadian industries.


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Registration and opening reception

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM: Opening Remarks

  • Kelly Ogle, Managing Director, CGAI
  • Harry Ho-jen Tseng, Representative of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada

9:15 AM - 9:50 AM: Morning Keynote

  • Ken Hardie, Member of Parliament and Chairman of the Special Committee on the Canada-People's Republic of China Relationship

9:50 AM - 10:00 AM: Break

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Panel 1 - Taiwan and Canada's Indo-Pacific Strategy

  • Moderator: Dave Perry, President, CGAI
  • Hugh Stephens, Fellow, CGAI and APF Canada
  • Stephen Nagy, Professor, International Christian University, Tokyo, and Fellow, CGAI
  • Mingmin Yang, Assistant Research Fellow, Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Panel 2 - The CPTPP and Opportunities for Western Canada & Taiwan

  • Moderator: Ian Brodie, Program Director, CGAI
  • Carlo Dade, Director of Trade and Trade Infrastructure, Canada West Foundation
  • Jeff Kucharski, Adjunct Professor, Royal Roads University and Fellow, CGAI and MLI
  • Huai-shing Yen, Deputy Executive Director, Taiwan WTO and RTA Center, Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM: Lunch

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunchtime Keynote

  • Christy Clark, Former Premier of British Columbia

1:30 PM - Closing Remarks

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