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International Spotlight

International Spotlight

In partnership with the Canadian Foreign Service Institute, the School is proud to present the International Spotlight Series—timely special events tailored to increase awareness among public service employees of emerging international policy issues that affect Canada.

Canada in Asia: The View from the Ground

The Asia-Pacific region is growing in global importance and in its importance to Canada. By 2030, Asia is expected to account for half of the global GDP. It is Canada's largest source of migrants, temporary workers and students and is also a growing source of tourism. Four of our top ten trading partners are in Asia, with China our second-largest partner and Japan our third.  

What does the rise of Asia mean for Canada and for Canadian public policy? How do we advance Canadian interests and build relationships in this dynamic and complex region? A panel of experienced heads of Canadian missions from across Asia will address these questions, drawing on their hands-on experience doing business in the region.

Event Information

This event is offered to all public servants at no cost.

Date and Time:
June 6, 2016 | 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (EDT)

Marie-Louise Hannan, Ambassador of Canada to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Donald Bobiash, Ambassador of Canada to the Republic of Indonesia

Rachel Bedlington, Consul General of Canada, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China

Mario Ste-Marie, Executive Director, Canadian Trade Office in Taipei

Bilingual with interpretation in both official languages

Available across Canada by webcast

Collaboration Lounge, Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (entrance on Guigues Avenue), Ottawa, Ontario


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