Seminars for Japanese Companies


PROVINCIAL / MUNICIPAL ECONOMIC SEMINAR SERIES


ジェトロ・トロント事務所は、カナダ進出日系企業の皆様の更なる活動円滑化の一環として、カナダ各州の経済・ビジネス動向に関する最新情報をお届けするべく、カナダ経済セミナーを実施しています。

ケベック州をはじめ、マニトバ、サスカチュワン、アルバータ、大西洋岸各州のセミナーを実施・計画しています。公開資料については、下記リンクをご参照ください。

各州政府機関代表者の御紹介やセミナーに関するお問い合わせ等ございましたら、お気軽にジェトロ・トロント事務所(電話:416-861-0000、Eメール: inquiry@jetro.go.jp)までご連絡ください。


JETRO Toronto has organized a Provincial / Municipal Economic Seminar Series for Japanese companies in Canada. The aim of this series is to provide more information on Canada's regional capabilities & business opportunities for Japanese company representative, many of which are based in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Following the success of the first event in the series on Quebec, further seminars have been held on, or are being planned for, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Atlantic Region, as well as a related seminar on Alberta for Japanese companies based in Vancouver.

Representatives from those Provinces kindly come to give presentations on various aspects of the economy and business climate in those regions as well as more detailed sector overviews. We have included as many of the presentations as possible at the links below. The events are also a great opportunity to connect with people in those regions and they can be followed up for more information or support.

Generally, the information provided is in English although some of the agendas are in Japanese. If you have any questions or would like to get in touch with any of the Provincial representatives, please contact JETRO Toronto at 416-861-0000 or inquiry@jetro.go.jp.



カナダIT投資・イノベーション・セミナー &トロント・イノベーション・ハブ視察会


Canada IT Investment & Innovation Seminar / Toronto Innovation Hub Tour

Date/Time: June 11, 2019  14:00~17:00(Canada IT Investment & Innovation Seminar)
Date/Time: June 12, 2019  13:00~18:00(Toronto Innovation Hub Tour)
Event Details (Japanese)



Toronto Global Seminar


On September 24, 2018, JETRO Toronto supported a seminar on the Toronto market for Japanese companies. 

Topicse to be covered:

- Toronto Economy Overview and Investment Opportunities on Food & Beverage, Advanced Manufacturing, Life Sciences and Financial Services Sectors
- Toronto Global Services

JETRO Toronto (Seminar Room)
120 Adelaide St. W., Suite 916, Toronto, ON, M5H 1T1
- 3:00-3:30 pm: Registration
- 3:30-4:30 pm: Presentation by Toby Lennox, President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Global
- 4:30-5:00 pm: Q&A, Networking   
Presentation:
Toronto Global Seminar Presentation  (English)

Nova Scotia Seminar


On October 27, 2016, JETRO Toronto held a seminar on the Nova Scotia market for Japanese companies. 

Presentation Titles:
- Nova Scotia - Japan Engagement Opportunities: an overview of doing business in, and with, Nova Scotia
- Hitachi Perspectives: Choosing Nova Scotia
   
JETRO Toronto (Seminar Room)
120 Adelaide St. W., Suite 916, Toronto, ON, M5H 1T1
- 12:00-12:15 pm: Registration & Light Lunch
- 12:15-1:00 pm: Presentations
- 1:00-1:30 pm: Q&A, Networking   
Presentation:
Nova Scotia Seminar Presentation (English)
Nova Scotia Video   
Updated Information on August 10, 2018:
Nova Scotia Updated Presentation   (English)
Nova Scotia Updated Presentation   (Japanese)



New Brunswick Seminar


On April 21, 2016, JETRO Toronto held a seminar on the New Brunswick market for Japanese companies. 
Topics covered:
- Opportunities New Brunswick Snapshot
- New Brunswick Export, Trade & Major Projects Overview
- Cyber Security Cluster
JETRO Toronto (Seminar Room)
120 Adelaide St. W., Suite 916, Toronto, ON, M5H 1T1
- 2:00-2:15 pm: Registration
- 2:15-3:30 pm: Presentations
- 3:30-4:00 pm: Q&A, Networking



Alberta Seminar (in Vancouver)


On March 1, 2016, JETRO Toronto will hold a seminar on the Alberta market for Japanese companies in the Vancouver area. 
 Topics to be covered:
- Alberta’s Emergence as a Supplier of Responsibly Developed Energy to the World
- Energy Development: Now is a Great Time for Petrochemical Opportunities & Six Keys to Successful Navigation of the Regulatory Framework
- Alberta Sustainable Forestry Practices
- Opportunities to Drive Value Added Wood Product Trade and Advanced Wooden Building System Development in Alberta and Japan
- Overview of the Agriculture Industry and Assets for Businesses Landing in Alberta
Location:
Deloitte
Bentall Centre, 26th Floor
1055 Dunsmuir Street,
Vancouver, BC V7X 1P4
March 1st, 2016
- 9:45-10:00 am: Registration
- 10:00-11:30 am: Presentations
- 11:30-12:00 pm: Q&A, Networking
 
Alberta (Vancouver) Seminar Invitation (Japanese)



Alberta Seminar


On October 27, 2015, JETRO Toronto held a seminar on the Alberta market for Japanese companies. 
Topics covered:
- Alberta’s Emergence as a Supplier of Responsibly Developed Energy to the World
- Energy Development
- Alberta Sustainable Forestry Practices
- Added Wood Product Trade and Advanced Wooden Building System Development
- Overview of the Agriculture Industry
- Sakai Spice (Canada) – a Canadian/Japanese Success Story
 JETRO Toronto (Seminar Room)
120 Adelaide St. W., Suite 916, Toronto, ON, M5H 1T1
October 27th, 2015
- 9:45-10:00 am: Registration
- 10:00-11:30 am: Presentations
- 11:30-12:00 pm: Q&A, Networking



Saskatchewan Seminar


On September 15, 2015, JETRO Toronto held a seminar on the Saskatchewan market for Japanese companies. The event was conducted mainly in English with some Japanese.

Topics covered:
- Saskatchewan Economy Overview and Investment Opportunities
- Saskatchewan Biosciences Overview and Opportunities
- Japan & Saskatchewan Trade Overview and Opportunities
  
JETRO Toronto (Seminar Room)
120 Adelaide St. W., Suite 916, Toronto, ON, M5H 1T1
 September 15th, 2015
- 9:45-10:00 am: Registration
- 10:00-11:15 am: Presentations
- 11:15-11:45 am: Q&A, Networking

Saskatchwan Seminar Flyer




Manitoba Seminar


On April 21, 2015, JETRO Toronto held a seminar on the Manitoba market for Japanese companies in cooperation with Manitoba Trade and Investment. The event was conducted mainly in English with some Japanese.

Topics covered:
- Introduction to Manitoba and Manitoba Trade and Investment
- Mining and Minerals Sector
- Advanced Manufacturing Sector (including heavy vehicles and aerospace)
- Agri-food Sector
- Collaboration and Investment Case-studies in Manitoba

JETRO Toronto (Seminar Room)
120 Adelaide St. W., Suite 916, Toronto, ON, M5H 1T1
February 4th, 2015

- 10:15-10:30 am: Registration
- 10:30-11:30 am: Presentations
- 11:30-11:45 am: Q&A
- 11:45: Networking  


-Manitoba Seminar Flyer


Presentations:

 Updated Information (2017):
Manitoba Updated Presentation


Quebec Seminar


On February 4, 2015, JETRO Toronto held a seminar on the Quebec market for Japanese companies in cooperation with Invest Quebec (www.investquebec.com). The event was conducted mainly in English with some Japanese.

Topics covered:
- Invest Quebec's Support for Foreign Companies
- Investment Climate and Current Business Trends in Quebec
- Focus on Key Quebec Industrial Sectors: e.g. mining & energy; aerospace; pharmaceutical; media & entertainment
- Success Stories of Japanese Companies in Quebec (Bridgestone)
 
JETRO Toronto (Seminar Room)
120 Adelaide St. W., Suite 916, Toronto, ON, M5H 1T1
February 4th, 2015
- 9:45-10:00 am: Registration
- 10:00-11:15 am: Presentations (more details soon)
- 11:15-11:30 am: Q&A
- 11:30: Networking

If you would like to register for this event or wish to request Invest Quebec to present on a particular topic, please contact: Ms. Yuko Nagoshi or Mr. Toshikazu Ito; T: 416-861-0000 x202; Email: TOR@jetro.go.jp.
  
Quebec Seminar Flyer (Japanese)
 

Presentations:

Overview and Invest Quebec Outline
Quebec Aerospace Sector
Quebec Gaming Sector
Quebec Mining Sector
Quebec Hydroelectricity Sector


 

OTHER SEMINARS


JETRO Seminar for Japanese Affiliated Companies in Montreal


On September 28, 2018, JETRO Toronto will be held a seminar for Japanese affiliated companies in Montreal. 
Presentation Titles:
- Revision of Labour Law in Quebec by Kevin Vincelette, BCF
- Overview for Role of CFO by Marianne Desrochers and Héléna Gagné, BCF
   
Venue: 630 Boul Rene-Levesque Ouest, Montreal, H3B 1S6 (Meeting room on the grand floor)
- 3:45 p.m.: Registration
- 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Presentations
JETRO’s presentation will follow and seminar ends around 6 p.m.
Language: English (Partially Japanese) This event is free of charge .

Pre-registration is required. For registration, please send an email with participant’s name, title and company name to inquiry@jetro.go.jp .

Seminars for Japanese Affiliated Companies in Calgary and Vancouver


JETRO hosted a Canadian Market Introduction Seminar for Japanese companies in the US to provide Japanese companies who are already doing business in the US to consider Canada as a next destination.
  
Location / Date / Time:

Calgary: Feb. 20, 2018 (1-4pm)
International Hotel Calgary

Vancouver: Feb. 22, 2018 (9am-12pm)
Simon Fraser University


 Topics:
- Recent wage trends and visa issue for foreign expats (EY Law LLP)
- TPP11 & NAFTA renegotiation (JETRO Toronto)
- Results of JETRO’s 2017 Survey on Business Conditions of Japanese Companies in Canada (JETRO Tokyo)
JETRO is holding these seminars for Japanese companies in Alberta and BC to support their business activities and to facilitate networking amongst the local Japanese business community.


Supported by:
- Alberta Japan Business Association (AJBA)
- Japanese Business Association of Vancouver (Konwakai)
- EY Law LLP

 


Canada Business Seminar for Japanese Affiliated Companies in Chicago


JETRO hosted a Canadian Market Introduction Seminar for Japanese companies in the US to provide Japanese companies who are already doing business in the US to consider Canada as a next destination.
  
Date/Time:
November 17, 2017 (9:30 am - 12:45 pm)
 
Venue:
JETRO Chicago office
1 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
   
Agenda:
9:30-10:00: Registration / Networking

10:00-10:05:
Ralph Inforzato, CHIEF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, JETRO CHICAGO

10:05-10:25:
"Canadian Economic Outlook and Market introduction"
Takuji Sakai, Executive Director, JETRO TORONTO
PRESENTATION 

10:25-11:00:
"Canadian and US Strategic Investment Practices – Similarities and Differences"
Don Bell, Partner, TORYS LLP
PRESENTATION

11:00-11:15:
"Invest in Canada-Think Canada"
Wayne Robson, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner,
Consulate General of Canada in Chicago
PRESENTATION 

11:15-11:50:                       
"Case study of Japanese manufacturing company in Canada"
Tatsuya Suzuki, President & CEO, MITSUI HOMES CANADA INC.
(Presentation may be uploaded later - to be confirmed) 

11:50-12:00:
Q&A, Closing

12:00-12:45:
Networking (with light meal)




Toronto Business Seminar for Japanese Companies


Topics to be covered:
1) Canada Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)
2) Privacy Law
 
Date/Time:
July 27, 2017 (10:00 am - 11:35 am)
 
Venue:
JETRO Toronto office
120 Adelaide Street West, Suite 916, Toronto, ON, M5H 1T1


Canada Market Seminar in New York


JETRO is hosting a Canadian Market Introduction Seminar for Japanese companies in the US to provide Japanese companies who are already doing business in the US to consider Canada as a next destination. Topics to be covered: Overview of Canada, its tax system (pointing out differences to the US), and case studies from Japanese companies experienced in the Canadian market, Language: Japanese (except closing remarks and networking).
 
Date/Time:
June 16, 2017 (9:30 am - 1:00 pm)
 
Venue:
JETRO New York office
1565 5th Ave FL 4 New York, NY, 10017-2424
  
Supported by:
Global Affairs Canada 
For more information and to register: Event Website.  


Calgary Business Seminar for Japanese Companies 2017


JETRO Toronto and DLA Piper will hold a seminar and networking session for Japanese companies in Calgary.
 
Date/Time:
February 22, 2017
 
Venue:
Livingston Place Conference Centre
222 - 3rd Avenue S.W.,Calgary AB

Topics to be covered:
 1) Best practices of employment management
 2) The impact of the new Trump regime to North America
 3) The result of JETRO’s statistical survey of Japanese affiliated companies in Canada
 


Calgary Business Seminar for Japanese Companies 2016


JETRO Toronto will hold a seminar on issues of interest to Japanese companies located in Alberta in cooperation with TORYS LLP and Davis LLP. The event will be conducted mainly in English with some Japanese.

Date/Time:
February 17, 2016
8:00-11:00 am (doors open 7:45 am)

Venue:
TORYS LLP Calgary Office
525 – 8th Avenue S.W., 46th Floor Eighth Avenue Place East
Calgary, Alberta T2P 1G1

Topics to be covered:
- The Impact of Government Changes on the Energy Sector
- Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Energy Sector
- Update of Personal Income Tax  Laws and Trends

Event Flyer (Japanese)
 


Calgary Business Seminar for Japanese Companies 2015


JETRO Toronto held a seminar on issues of interest to Japanese companies located in Alberta in cooperation with the Government of Alberta and Davis LLP. The event was conducted mainly in English with some Japanese.

Date/Time:
February 20th, 2015
2:00pm-4:20pm (doors open 1:30pm)

Venue:
Fairmont Hotel Palliser, Marquis Room
133 9th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2P 2M3
Hotel Information

Agenda;
2:00 pm: Opening Remarks by Hon. Teresa Woo-Paw, Government of Alberta
2:05 pm: Update on Work Permit regulation – Mr. Brian Tsuji, Davis LLP (in English)
–Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker, Intra-Company Transfer and Canadian Permanent Resident Programs
2:45 pm: Aboriginal Relations – Ms. Heather L. Treacy, Q.C., Davis LLP (in English)
–Current Developments in Doing Business with Aboriginal Communities
3:25 pm: Forecast of Oil Price and its effect on North American Economy (in English)
– Mr. Matthew Foss, Executive Director, Alberta Energy
4:04 pm Announcements from JETRO (in Japanese)
4:20 pm Networking/Close


Event Flyer (Japanese)
 

Calgary Business Seminar for Japanese Companies 2014

In conjunction with Davis LLP, JETRO will hold a seminar for Japanese companies in Calgary (Hyatt Regency Calgary, 3rd Fl., Nelson Rm.) on February 4 (9:00-11:20 am). It will cover Alberta labour and employment law as well as the Investment Canada Act and new rules for investing in Canada. (In Japanese with some English.)
Details (in Japanese)