April 16, 2002

York Region sponsoring Chinese Business Expo and Conference

NEWMARKET – The Regional Municipality of York is a silver sponsor of the Chinese Business Expo and Conference, Two Markets…One Extraordinary Opportunity, taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on April 18 and 19. Opening ceremonies take place on April 17.

"York Region's silver sponsorship and participation in this important Expo and Conference will assist businesses in the Region with their trade opportunities with China," said Regional Chair Bill Fisch. "It will also help attract Chinese businesses to York Region."

Co-organized by the Confederation of Greater Toronto Chinese Business Association and Ad2000 & Beyond, the event will build on the success and momentum of the Team Canada 2001 Trade Mission to China. That initiative generated $5.7 billion in new businesses for Canadian enterprises. It will also provide an opportunity for businesses in York Region and the rest of the GTA to reach the Asian market directly. It will provide Asian businesses with a forum to develop linkages and network with the mainstream market.

The three-day event will include exhibitions, plenary sessions and symposiums on topics related to trading with China, as well as business opportunities in Canada. Ten thousand people, including government officials, investors, business people, professionals, trade delegates, business and trade associations and entrepreneurs from Canada and China are expected to attend.

A booth featuring York Region's Economic Development initiatives and information will be part of the exhibition.

The Ontario Exports Inc. of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade is the Title Sponsor of the Expo and Conference. Other sponsors include the Towns of Markham and Richmond Hill.

For more information about the Chinese Business Expo and Conference, contact Ad2000 at (905) 771-9393. For information about York Region's sponsorship and participation, contact Ellen Ma, Economic Development Co-ordinator, at (905) 830-4444 or toll-free at 1-877-464-9675, ext.1509.

For more information on The Regional Municipality of York, the services we offer and links to our nine area municipalities, please visit our Web site at: www.region.york.on.ca.


The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities.  York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities:  Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.  For more information, visit our Web site at:  www.region.york.on.ca

Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region

 
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