In collaboration with leading Canadian firm Torys and the China Overseas Development Association (Association), TransAsia hosted a symposium entitled "Invest in Canada - Beijing 2010". The symposium was held with the official endorsement of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the support of the Canadian Embassy in China and sponsorship from Ernst & Young and Goldman Sachs.
The conference focused on informing PRC companies and SOEs of the various regulatory and political issues involved with investing in Canada. Minister Zhang Xiaoqiang (Vice Chairman of the NDRC), Minister James M. Flaherty (Canadian Minister of Finance), and other senior officials and prominent executives spoke at the event, which was attended by over 200 senior business leaders and government representatives from both countries.
In addition, the event presented a unique opportunity to observe the growing importance of Sino-Canadian relations, and provided delegates with practical insight into investment in Canada.