2016 Canada China Business Excellence Awards

The winners of the CCBC Canada China Business Excellence Awards were announced during a luncheon on
December 2, 2016 in Toronto. CCBC extends our congratulations to all the Award winners:

Outstanding SME Award

(L-R) Peter Kruyt, Chair, CCBC
Carrie Solmundson, President and CEO, Seven Oaks Hospital Chronic Disease Innovation Centre (Gold)
Iain McColl, President and CEO (Silver)
WANG Wentian, Chargé d'affaires a.i., Chinese Embassy in Canada
Sarah Kutulakos, Executive Director, CCBC

 

Gold
Seven Oaks Hospital Chronic Disease Innovation Centre (CDIC)
Health and Wellness
Seven Oaks Hospital Chronic Disease Innovation Centre, which operates the Canada Wellness Institute in Rizhao, Shandong, integrated with China's public healthcare system and targeting chronic disease management and prevention.

Carrie Solmundson, President and Chief Operating Officer

 

Silver
Hibar Systems Ltd.
Manufacturing
Hibar Systems Ltd., a manufacturer of high-technology automated liquid dispensing and
filling systems that derives more than half its revenues from China.

The Outstanding SME Awards were presented to the SMEs that best exemplify the innovative inclusion of China in their company's growth and overall business strategy. The successful implementation of such an initiative has significantly improved the company's competitive edge and financial performance.


 

Educational Excellence Award

(L-R) Peter Kruyt, Chair, CCBC
Dominique Bouchard, Vice-rector Resources, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (Silver)
Gordon Houlden, China Institute Director, University of Alberta (Gold)
Janaka Ruwanpura, Vice-Provost International, University of Calgary (Bronze)
WANG Wentian, Chargé d'affaires a.i., Chinese Embassy in Canada
Sarah Kutulakos, Executive Director, CCBC

 

Gold
University of Alberta
Post-Secondary Education
University of Alberta, which coordinates China activities across campus via a China Regional Council and has 4000 students from China, and runs a think tank, the China Institute, which has become the go-to source of up-to-date Chinese investment data.

Gordon Holden, China Institute Director

 

Silver
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Higher Education
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, which uses offshoring programs with dual degrees, delivering skills in
specific areas important to China, like project management, computer science, and 3D animation.

 

Bronze
University of Calgary
Post-Secondary Education
University of Calgary, a young university that has designated China one of its priority countries, with a
unique Beijing Energy Research facility that allows it to partner with companies and universities.

The Educational Excellence Awards were presented to these institutions that demonstrated outstanding achievement in delivering China-related growth including, but not limited to, research partnerships, recruitment, student/faculty exchanges, alumni relations, institution linkages, executive training, and provision of Canadian curriculum.


 

Chinese Investment in Canada Award

(L-R) Peter Kruyt, Chair, CCBC
Paul Davis, Partner, McMillan
Kevin Long, Vice President, Legal and Supply Chain & Corporate Secretary, Sinopec
Sean Yang, President, Huawei Technologies Canada, Co., Ltd.
WANG Wentian, Chargé d'affaires a.i., Chinese Embassy in Canada
Sarah Kutulakos, Executive Director, CCBC

 

Gold
Sinopec Canada
Oil and Gas
Sinopec Canada, which was chosen for its successful integration of Canadian and Chinese management teams
and business cultures, allowing the Canadian subsidiary to contribute to and influence global processes,
and for the operation's contribution to the Canadian economy.

Kevin Long, Vice President, Legal and Supply Chain & Corporate Secretary

 

Silver
Zongshen Industrial Group Co., Ltd.
Aviation and Power Systems
Zongshen Industrial Group Co., Ltd., whose 49% investment in BC's Harbour Air Seaplanes allows
for growth in the aviation business in both Canada and China.

 

Bronze
Huawei Technologies Canada Co., Ltd.
ICT and Telecommunications
Huawei Technologies Canada, whose Seeds for the Future program helps engineering
students from universities across Canada better understand China.

The Chinese Investment in Canada Awards were presented to three organizations that have demonstrated ingenuity, success, leadership, and commitment involving inbound investment from China, contributing to bilateral economic growth and to the company's international success.


 

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Award

 

Gold
Michael H.K. Wong Architects Inc. (MHKW)
Architecture
Michael H.K. Wong Architects Inc. (MHKW), which has used 30 years of China experience to design more
and bigger projects, not only across China but with Chinese developers in places like New York.

Michael H.K. Wong, Principal

 

Silver
Century Global Commodities Corp.
Metals and Mining
Century Global Commodities Corp. transformed, itself, from an iron ore mining company in the midst of a tough
commodities market, to a purveyor of mining information. Its global mining database targets an underserved market,
Chinese mining professionals and investors, who can use this bilingual platform to enhance their knowledge
of the global mining industry as a whole and mining investment targets specifically. It also serves
Canadian mining companies seeking a convenient and direct access to capital from China.

Bronze
Dentons Canada LLP
Legal
Dentons Canada LLP, which has used its combination with Chinese law firm Da Cheng, to become a
polycentric global law firm to greatly expand its presence, driving much more business from across China.

The Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Awards were presented to organizations in the professional, scientific, and technical service sectors that demonstrated the successful inclusion of China in the company's growth and their overall business strategy.


 

Outstanding Member Award

(L-R) Peter Kruyt, Chair, CCBC
Kheng Ly, President and CEO, Brivia Management Inc. (Bronze)
Carl Jones, Director of Air Service Development, YVR (Gold)
Robert Sherkin, CEO, Dynamic Tire Corp (Silver)
WANG Wentian, Chargé d'affaires a.i., Chinese Embassy in Canada
Pierre Pyun, Vice President Government Affairs, Bombardier Inc.
Sarah Kutulakos, Executive Director, CCBC

 

Gold
Vancouver International Airport Authority (YVR)
Transportation
Vancouver International Airport Authority (YVR) has significantly grown the number of Chinese passengers and
Chinese carriers serving the airport via initiatives that build travel, trade and relationships between China and Canada.

Carl Jones, Director of Air Service Development

 

Silver
Dynamic Tire Corp.
Automotive
Dynamic Tire Corp, Canada's only strategic sourcing partner in the tire wholesaling industry, whose partnership
with a Chinese supplier has resulted in majority ownership of Dynamic by the Chinese partner. The merger has
created a global powerhouse in the tire industry that marries the Chinese partner's manufacturing expertise with the
Canadian team's international market capability.

 

Bronze
Brivia Management Inc.
Real Estate Development and Management
Brivia Management Inc. - a Montreal real estate developer whose signature project, YUL Condos, is
jointly invested by Brivia and a Chinese company, Tianco Group. Brivia has also used unique financing for this
project via a syndicate of Chinese and Canadian banks.

The Outstanding Member Awards were presented to the CCBC member organizations, irrespective of size or industry, which have had high profile and successful business initiatives or projects in the last two years. The organizations undertook bold new ventures, which resulted in commercial success and distinction from its competitors.


 

Hong Kong Regional Connector Award*

Gold
APrivacy Ltd.
Financial Services
Aprivacy Ltd. is a Waterloo-based information security and tracking provider for the financial services sector.
Via its operation in Hong Kong's Cyberport facility, in less than two years, Asia has become Aprivacy's
largest market and Hong Kong its most significant profit centre.

Cédric Jeannot, Founder and CEO

Silver
Web Presence in China (WPIC)
Digital Marketing
Web Presence in China is a digital marketing company with "behind the great firewall" solutions that provide
data-driven ways for companies to succeed in China's e-commerce markets. It uses Hong Kong to serve its
global clients throughout Asia, and as a gateway to the China market for key Canadian clients.

This new category rewarded organizations which used the Hong Kong SAR as a successful part of the company's greater China and/or Asia strategy. The awards are given to the organizations that best exemplify the innovative inclusion of Hong Kong in the company's growth and its overall strategies.

 


 

The Canada China Business Excellence Awards recognize companies that have achieved excellent results in their business dealings and/or investment with China. The winners honoured today have, over the past two years, made tremendous strides in growing their enterprises and deepening their ties with China. CCBC is pleased to share our members' success stories with the business community through these biannual awards.

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© CCBC 2016
photo credit: Kayce Photography


*The Hong Kong Regional Connector Award is presented in
partnership with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto).