Synergy 2009
Canada China Business Council Canada-India Business Council
  • An exchange of ideas through a networking event to further the interests of those currently involved in or contemplating involvement in the education sector in India &/or China. Explore opportunities in this burgeoning sector.
  • An awareness & collaborative approach in sharing each other’s experiences as well as pitfalls to avoid and an opportunity to highlight your programs to peers, receive effective marketing tips, meet stakeholders active in both markets and benefit from existing synergies.
September 17, 2009
Pearson Convention Centre • 2638 Steeles Avenue E • Brampton, ON • L6T 4L7
9:00-9:05 am: OPENING REMARKS by Rana Sarkar, President & Executive Director, C-IBC.
9:05-9:10 am: OPENING REMARKS by Sarah Kutulakos, Executive Director, CCBC.
9:10-9:20 am: WELCOME ADDRESS by Hon. Roy McLaren, P.C., Chairman, C-IBC.
9:20-9:30 am: CONFERENCE OVERVIEW by Husain F. Neemuchwala, Chair-Education Committee, C-IBC & President ICE
9:30-9:45 am: INAUGURAL ADDRESS by H.E. Shashishekhar M. Gavai, High Commissioner. of India to Canada.
9:45-10:00 am: INAUGURAL ADDRESS by H.E. Lan Lijun, Ambassador of China to Canada.
10:00-10:20 am: INTRODUCTORY REMARKS by Hon. John Milloy, Ontario’s Minister of Training, Colleges & Universities.
10:20-10:50 am: SESSION I- CANADA’S EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS ENGAGING CHINA & INDIA: Selective Parallels, Challenges, and Prospects by Dr. Balbir Sahni, Professor Emeritus, Concordia University. Co-chair, EWG-Focus India, DFAIT.
10:50-11:10 am: Networking & COFFEE BREAK.
11:10-11:35 am: SESSION II-The Edu-Canada Initiative. An update by Jean-Philippe Tachdjian, Deputy Director & Trade Commissioner, International Education & Youth Division, Foreign Affairs & International Trade (DFAIT).
11:35-12:05 am: SESSION III-Canada’s International Engagement: The way forward by Dr. Alan Middleton, York University with highlights of the Ontario-Maharashtra-Goa program by Dr. Lalu Mansinha, University of Western Ontario and moderated by Gail Bowkett, Senior Policy Analyst, International Affairs Branch, AUCC.
12:05-1:05: LUNCH REMARKS BY Hon. Preeti Saran, Consul General of India in (Toronto).
1:05-1:35 pm: SESSION IV- Succeeding in India in the ‘Business’ of Education presented by Dr. Sunny Handa, Blakes accompanied by Dr. Gerald Ross, Former Dean of Faculty of Management, McGill University & CEO, Rubicon Intelligence Unit.
1:35-1:55 pm: SESSION V- A new season of engagement by James Liebenberg, Exec. Dir-Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute.
1:55-2:25 pm: SESSION VI- Trends in International Student Mobility. Co-presented by Simon Williams, Senior Advisor, ICE Inc. & Former Group Leader, Education Marketing Group, DFAIT and Jennifer Humphries, VP, Membership and Scholarships, CBIE.
2:25-2:45 pm: SESSION VII- The Making of Telfers Focus India Program by Marvin Hough, Executive in Residence, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa.
2:45-3:10 pm: SESSION VIII- Overview on Immigration (CIC)’s visa pilot project, Industry internships & Joint diploma programs, by Rudy Sabas, Manager, International Marketing, ACCC.
3:10-3:25 pm: Speed Dating, 1 minute self introduction of institutions and what they have & would like to achieve in India & China (affiliation, partnership, 2+2 programs... ). Responses from Institutions active in either or both counteries.
3:25-3:35 pm: Networking & DESSERT/COFFEE BREAK.
3:35-3:55 pm: SESSION IX- Canada–China education challenges: A High School’s perspective by Roy Huang & Frankie Wai, New Oriental School, Toronto.
3:55-4:15 pm: SESSION X- How Lucy will revolutionize English training in the world by Michael Kraft, CEO & Clara Chan, Speak2Me, Division of Lingo Media, Toronto.
4:15-4:35 pm: SESSION XI- Success stories from an International Co-op placement program by Barbara Sainty, Interim Dean, Faculty of Business, Brock University.
4:35-5:20 pm: SESSION XII- Ontario’s Colleges success Internationally: Panel discussion featuring Centennial College, George Brown College & Georgian College moderated by John Shalagan, Sr. Policy Advisor, Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities.
5:20-5:40 pm: SESSION XIII- International Student Consumer Research: Findings and Implications by Rod Skinkle, CEO & Ken Steele, Senior VP, Education Marketing-Academica Group Inc.
5:40-5:45 pm: SPEAKER ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS & RECOGNITIONS by Naveen R. Singh, International Projects, ICE Inc.
5:45-6:45 pm: WINE RECEPTION/NETWORKING (1 drink included).
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Organized by: Supported by:
ICEunlimited Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) Blakes Canadian Lawyers Canadian Bureau for International Education Ontario Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada academica group Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade ISX Scotiabank Omnicom CAEL FITT ICEF
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