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Seoul, Korea: Federation of Korean Industries | With Hon Francois-Philippe Champagne
Hon. Melanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs at the Munk School on Indo-Pacific Strategy
Hon. Francois-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science & Industry

Mastering Korean E-Commerce with Coupang

Why, How and What to Sell on Korea’s Favorite E-Commerce Platform

Date:            Wednesday | April 20 | 2022

Time:           4 PM (PST) | 7 PM (EST) | On-Line

Fee:   Free for CKBC Members & Invited Guests

Ontario’s Business Strategies for Asia-Pacific

Meet Ontario’s Political Parties

Date:            Wednesday | April 13 | 2022 | 2 pm – 5 pm |

Venue:         Ontario Investment & Trade Centre | 250 Yonge St. 35TH | In-Person


  • Export Strategies for Asia-Pacific
  • Foreign Direct Investment Attraction Strategies for Asia-Pacific
  • Government Support Plans for Business Competitiveness
  • Business Missions to Korea & Japan -2022


  • Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Representatives
  • Ontario New Democratic Party Representatives
  • Ontario Liberal Party Representatives

Invited Guests

  • Ontario’s Business Leaders & Executives
  • International Corporation Executives
  • Professionals in Law, Banking, Finance, Investment & FDI

 Who should attend:

  • Technology Venture Entrepreneurs / Corporate Development Executives / International Business Development Executives / VCs / RE-Infra Developers
  • Lawyers / Investment Bankers / FDI Consultants / Economic Developers


  • Venture Capital Investments | Strategic Investments
  • Joint Ventures | Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Foreign Direct Investments | Real Estate & Infrastructure

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Forging Business Opportunities

Learn insights into what is happening in Korea and Canada. Join the conversation on how you can capture the opportunities

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 3 pm – 8 pm

Venue: Ontario Investment & Trade Centre | 250 Yonge St. | 35th Floor | Toronto


3:00 pm – 3:15 pm      Registration

3:15 pm – 5:00 pm      Presentations

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm      Panel Discussion

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm      Networking & Reception


Canada-Korea Business Forum – March 5 2020

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Ontario Trade Mission to South Korea and Japan

Agri-Food – Aerospace – Life Science – Automotive

October 12-24, 2019

Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade will lead an Ontario trade mission to South Korea and Japan from October 12-24, 2019.

Busan International Film Festival

October 3-12, 2019

Busan, Korea

Real Estate Investor Forum

November 20, 2019
The Westin Chosun Hotel, Seoul

Canada’s First Women-Only Business Mission to South Korea

February 2020

Seoul, Korea

Dnext: Innovation + Investor Summit

October 4, 2019

Ontario Tech University

e-Learning Korea

Sept, 5-7, 2019

COEX, Seoul

Korea Education Fair

Jan. 16-18

COEX, Seoul

2019 Korea-Canada Business Forum

Exploring and Expanding Global Partnership between Korea and Canada

May 9, 2019

The National Club

Keynote Speech

Ailish Campbell, Chief Trade Commissioner, Global Affairs Canada

Special Speech

Maeng-ho Shin, Ambassador, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada

Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council

The Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council (ABLAC) comprises a high-level group of Asian and Canadian business leaders convened annually to identify and articulate opportunities for improved Canadian-Asian business engagement. Launched in 2016, ABLAC has already established a critical forum to catalyze dialogue and action. To date, the focus has centred on the importance of a strong and distinctive Canadian brand in Asia, and the determinants of a successful Canadian pivot towards the region.

This year’s meeting includes an exploratory session examining the current global context affecting Canada’s relationships with Asia, and a consultative session assisting with the development of a Canadian Asia Strategy for the 21st century.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Korean Harvest Festival

August 25-27, 2017

Mel Lastman Square, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Participating in the New Innovation Economy

It’s Time to be Bold!

Monday, June 19th, 2017, 6 pm – 8 pm

The DMZ at Ryerson University, 10 Dundas St. E. 6th Floor, Toronto

Registration:  .

Keynote Speaker

Brandon Lee, Consul General of Canada in San Francisco

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An Evening with His Excellency Eric Walsh

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 6 pm

The University Club of Toronto



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Ontario Business Mission to South Korea



Premier Wynne to Lead Mission to South Korea


During the November 28-December 2 mission, the Premier will visit Tokyo and Nagoya in Japan and Seoul in South Korea. The mission will focus on building economic partnerships and seeking new opportunities in key sectors, including innovation, auto, manufacturing, information and communications technologies (ICT) and life sciences.

Geopolitics & Business in Northeast Asia

November 25, 2016

Location: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Toronto, Canada

Fee: $25 Members / $40 Non-Members / +$50 Networking Dinner

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Canada-Korea Startup Venture Forum 2016

October 17 – 22, 2016        Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Toronto, Canada

Foreign Investment Week – Invest Korea

Location: Grand Intercontinental Hotel, Seoul, Korea

Date: Sept. 27-29, 2016

Fee: Complimentary for qualified companies; accommodation for 3 nights provided

Attendees: Companies seeking investments, JV or M&A in Korea.

Think Canada – Global Business Summit

Location: Niagara Falls, Canada

Date: October 19-20, 2016

Fee: USD$3,500 (includes flight & 3 nights accommodation)

Attendees: Companies seeking to expand to Canada through investments, JV or M&A.

Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit

Location: Conrad Hotel, Seoul, Korea

Date: October 20, 2016

Fee: USD$1,000 per delegate until August 15, 2016

Attendees: Asset Managers and Developers seeking investments from Korea

National Conference on Public-Private Partnerships

Location: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto, Canada

Date: November 14-15, 2016

Fee: CAD$2,350 (flight, hotel & meals are not included)

Attendees: Infrastructure Funds & Asset Managers; Governments; Construction/Facility Management/Real Estate Development Companies

Doing Business & Investing in Korea

Thursday, May 26th, 2016, 11 am – 1 pm

Gowling WLG, 100 Kings St. W. #1600, Toronto, Ontario

Email for qualification and registration.

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Canada, South Korea Conclude Negotiations on Science, Technology and Innovation Agreement

International Trade Minister Ed Fast announced the conclusion of negotiations on an agreement on science, technology and innovation (ST&I) between Canada and South Korea. The ST&I agreement will establish a formal framework for Canada’s collaboration on science, technology and innovation with South Korea. Before entering into force, the agreement needs to be signed by Canada and South Korea, tabled in Parliament, and ratified by both countries.

B.C. Pharma Company Enters South Korea Deal

A subsidiary of Vancouver, B.C.-based Cardiome Pharma Corp. has entered into an agreement with Chong Kun Dang Pharmaceuticals (CKD) to commercialize a cardiovascular drug in South Korea. Cardiome will receive an undisclosed upfront payment and is eligible to receive regulatory milestone payments.

CAE – Asiana Airlines

Asiana Airlines has ordered a flight simulator which will be installed at the airline’s training centre in South Korea. CAE provides modeling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defence.

Ontario’s PowerStream Signs Agreement with Korean Electric Power Corp.

PowerStream, an electricity provider co-owned by the Cities of Barrie, Markham and Vaughan in Ontario, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding  with the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), a state-owned electric utility in South Korea. The agreement specifies that the two companies will collaborate on building and operating a distribution-level micro grid network in Ontario. The companies will also collaborate on developing micro grid service models and related smart system technologies as well as strategies for marketing newly-developed technologies in North America.

Magna Expands Partnership with Kia Motors

Magna International Inc. of Aurora, Ontario, has expanded its partnership with South Korea’s Kia Motors to supply its Dynamax all-wheel-drive coupling on a global basis to power the all-wheel-drive system of the new Kia Sorento. Dynamax is manufactured by the WIA-Magna powertrain joint venture in Asan, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea. It is shipped to Kia’s Sorento assembly locations in South Korea and the United States.

Korean Ice Hockey to face Canada in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games

Korean men’s ice hockey team will face defending champion Canada, the Czech Republic and Switzerland in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games.

As the International Ice Hockey Federation, which seeds nations at the 2018 Games, announced its 2015 world rankings Monday, 23rd-ranked Korea was drawn in Group A with No. 1 ranked Canada, No. 6 Czech Republic and No. 7 Switzerland in its Olympic debut.

CPPIB invests in Korea

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has entered into a couple of real estate joint ventures in South Korea and Germany.  CPPIB and Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC have agreed to acquire the D-Cube Retail Mall in Seoul, South Korea from Daesung Industries for US$263 million.

ONEnergy & LG Chem Sign Distribution Agreement

ONEnergy Inc. announced a sales and distribution agreement with LG Chem Inc., whereby ONEnergy’s Sunwave Energy Efficiency division will distribute and market LG Chem’s lithium ion-based Energy Storage Systems. Sunwave will offer LG Chem’s ESS products throughout Canada, and in the states of New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Fengate Capital Management launches US $180M infrastructure fund mandate with Korean institutional investors – June 2015

Fengate Capital Management’s global pursuit continues through its recent collaboration with KB Asset Management, the investment arm of KB Financial Group, a leading financial institution in Korea. The US $180 million investment fund will target infrastructure assets such as roads, hospitals and renewable energy in Canada and the United States. The investors in this fund are Public Officials Benefits Association, Dongbu Insurance, Heungkuk Life Insurance, Hyundai Marine and Fire Insurance and Lotte Insurance.

Green Cross Begins Construction of Montreal Manufacturing Plant – June 2015

Green Cross Biotherapeutics (GCBT), the Canadian subsidiary of South Korean biopharmaceutical company Green Cross, has begun construction on a new manufacturing facility in Montreal. The C$315 million project will serve as the company’s North American headquarters and will produce and distribute plasma protein products for the Canadian market as well as export to countries such as the US and China. The company intends to employ 200 scientists, engineers, microbiologists, chemical engineers and other professionals at the facility, which has received C$25 million in support from Investissement Quebec. The Korean National Pension Service, a private equity fund based in Seoul, is also contributing a C$70 million equity investment.

June 2015 – The Banting & Best Diabetes Centre (BBDC) at University of Toronto and University Health Network have entered into a first-of-its kind partnership with the Kangbuk Samsung Medical Centre in Seoul, South Korea to help them become Asia’s top centre for diabetes treatment, research and education. The BBDC was selected from a pool of leading diabetes centres from around the world.