The 3rd Canada China Finance Forum was successfully held at TMX trading center in Toronto last Thursday, June 29, 2017. The forum brought together more than 300 senior government officials, financial industry leaders and prominent scholars from both countries. Attendees highly acclaimed the forum as a great platform to share insights, discover investment opportunities and forge new business relationships.
The forum was officially started by the introductory speech of the forum Chair, Daju Gu, followed by the opening address of Dianna Zhang, the President of CCFA.
Daju Gu, Chair of the 2017 Forum, giving speech. 论坛主席顾大局。
Dianna emphasized on the purpose of the forum, which is to facilitate Canada-China collaboration in the areas of finance and investment and to share insights and views between the two countries.
Dianna Zhang, the President of CCFA, giving speech. CCFA主席张文琦
Representing the government of Ontario, the honorable Charles Sousa, Ontario Minister of Finance and Michael Chen, Ontario Minister of International Trade opened up the forum by speaking about the significance of the trade between China and Canada (Ontario) and the efforts that Canada and Ontario has made and will continue to make in order to attract investment from China and to facilitate the general trade between the two countries.
安大略省政府代表安大略省财政部部长Charles Sousa和安大略省国际贸易部部长Michael Chen陈述了中国与加拿大（安大略省）之间的贸易对两国经济的重要性，以及加拿大和安大略省为促进外商投资所作出的努力和成绩。
Honorable Charles Sousa, Ontario Minister of Finance, giving speech at the forum.
Michael Chen, Ontario Minister of International Trade.
Wei He, the Consulate General of Peoples Republic of China in Toronto, gave a keynote speech acknowledging the positive contribution the past forums have made and wished this forum a success.
Wei He, the Consulate General of Peoples Republic of China in Toronto, giving a keynote speech at the 2017 Forum.
Mr. Ian Russell, President & CEO, Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) gave a speech on the current state and opportunities of Canadian investment industry. He pointed out that Canada and China has had a very long and strong relationship in the area of investment and the new Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) would further promote bilateral investment in both countries.
Mr. Ian Russell, President & CEO, Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC), speaking at the Forum.
Douglas Porter, Chief Economist of BMO, provided both a review and an outlook of Canada’s Economy. He attributed Canada’s stellar economic performance to the low corporate tax rates, the competitive currency and the sound banking system in Canada.
Douglas Porter, Chief Economist of BMO, was giving speech at the Forum.
Bin Xia, a highly regarded Economist in China, advisor to Chinese State Council, spoke insightfully on the challenges and opportunities of China’s economy. Mr. Xia analyzed the reasons for China’s accelerated growth in the past, and predicted that China will continue to be a major contributor to the growth of world economy considering a number of factors including the continuation of government and SOE reforms, the opening of finance market, and the increasing of the scale of the international trade.
Mr Bin Xia, Economist, advisor to Chinese State Council, giving speech at the Forum.
Jean Charest, Partner of McCarthy Tetrault LLP, former premier of Quebec, shared insights on the challenges and opportunities faced by Canada and China, and pointed out that forging a tighter trade and political relationship between the two countries would create a win-win situation.Jean Charest，McCarthy Tetrault律师事务所合伙人，魁北克前省长，分享了他对两国面对的挑战和机遇独到的见解，并指出只有建立更紧密的贸易和政治关系才能形成双赢局面。
Jean Charest, Partner of McCarthy Tetrault LLP, former premier of Quebec, giving speech at the Forum.
McCarthy Tetrault LLP律师事务所合伙人，魁北克前省长，Jean Charest
The morning is concluded by the “CRO chat” panel discussion, during which Daniel Moore, CRO of Scotia Banking Group CRO, commented on the importance of Canada’s prudent banking regulations to the stability of Canada’s finance system. Daniel also portrait the future role of banks as technology harbours as opposed to safety vaults.
在“CRO聊天”的小组讨论环节上， Scotia Banking Group首席风险官Daniel Moore评论了加拿大严禁的银行法规的重要性。丹尼尔还把银行的未来作为一个科技港而不是一个安全保险库。
Daniel Moore, CRO of Scotia Banking Group CRO, speaking in the “CRO Chat” section at the Forum.
Scotia Banking Group首席风险官 Daniel Moore
The morning was concluded by the speech given by Munsif Sheraly, Director, Retail Sales and Relationship management at Scotia iTrade, on behalf of one of the forum’s main sponsors, Scotiabank.
上午日程的最后， Scotia iTrade销售与客户关系部总监Munsif Sheraly代表2017 CCFA中加金融论坛赞助商Scotiabank发表讲话。
Munsif Sheraly, Director, Retail Sales and Relationship management at Scotia iTrade.
Scotia iTrade销售与客户关系部总监Munsif Sheraly
Jessie Huang, hostess of the forum, introducing a speaker at the forum.
论坛主持人Jessie Huang 介绍演讲嘉宾。
In the afternoon, Ray Yuen, TMX Director of Strategy started off with a speech titled “The Role of Financial Market Infrastructure in China’s Globalizing Markets”, followed by the talk in the globalization of RMB given by Min Gao, Head of Treasury Department, ICBC (Canada). Min thoroughly outline the phases of RMB globalization and discussed the impact of it to Canada domestic market given its strong ties to China.
Ray Yuen, TMX Director of Strategy, giving speech at the Forum.
Min Gao, Head of Treasury Department, ICBC (Canada), giving speech at the Forum
Moderated by Oscar Cheng, Senior Partner Deloitte Consulting, the panel discussion on investment opportunities features three experts in the investment field, Nick Chamie, Chief Investment Officer, Scotiabank, Christine Helsdon Tekker, Managing Director, Head of Canadian Credit, Manulife Manulife and Bob Guo, CEO, Goldenmount Capital.
Oscar Cheng, Senior Partner Deloitte Consulting, moderating the panel discussion on investment opportunities at the Forum.
Nick Chamie, Chief Investment Officer, Scotiabank.
Scotiabank银行首席投资官 Nick Chamie
Christine Helsdon Tekker, Managing Director, Head of Canadian Credit, Manulife Financial
宏利保险（Manulife）加拿大信贷董事总经理兼负责人 Christine Helsdon Tekker
Bob Guo, CEO, Goldenmount Capital, speaking, in the “Investment Opportunities” panel discussion.
On the “fintech” front, professor En-Hui Yang, from University of Waterloo started off with his speech titled “Data Security in Financial Industry: Challenges and Solution”.
Professor En-Hui Yang, from University of Waterloo, giving speech at the Forum.
Dr Yanan Wu, Chairman of Zhengrongbo, educated the audience with a speech in the applications of big data in financial services. He discussed in the areas of digital asset allocation and robo-advisor using Zhengrongbo as an example.
Dr Yanan Wu, Chairman of Zhengrongbo, giving speech at the Forum.
To top it off, Alan Wunsche, the Chair and Co-founder, Blockchain Canada, delivered an interactive speech in the topic of blockchain applications in finance.
加拿大Blockchain Canada主席和联合创始人Alan Wunsche发表了一个关于块链应用主题的互动演讲。
Alan Wunsche, the Chair and Co-founder, Blockchain Canada, giving speech at the Forum.
加拿大Blockchain Canada主席和联合创始人Alan Wunsche
Concluding this year’s forum, the former President of CCFA, Ti Wang thanked all speakers and attendees and also extended invitations for next year’s Canada China Finance Forum.
Ti Wang , the Former President of CCFA, giving a concluding speech the Forum.