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As the Managing Director, Travis is responsible for CCBC’s operations in China. He leads the teams in Beijing and Shanghai to execute strategies and initiatives to achieve the overall mandate of the organization as set by the Executive Director and the National Board of Directors. Through this role, Travis helps to coordinate and organize high-level events and visits for both Chinese and Canadian government officials of key federal, provincial and sectoral trade missions. He advises companies through China briefings, policies and regulations, market entry strategies, and regularly participates in speaking engagements with Chinese industry associations and other business groups across China.
Since 2001, Travis’ keen interest in Canada-China relations has led him on many trips to China as an academic researching Chinese medicine and martial arts history. He lived in Tianjin and Beijing, working in areas related to culture as a teacher, project manager, art consultant and curator. Travis has published articles on Chinese history and society, and remains a board member of the Arts Contraste Association, where he helps Canadian artists to visit China and hold exhibitions. Travis first began his work with CCBC in Toronto in 2010 as marketing manager for the Canada Centre. He helped establish CCBC’s Quebec Chapter in 2011 before relocating to China to manage the Shanghai office in 2013. Fluent in Chinese, French, and English, and holding a Masters degree in East Asian Studies from McGill University, Travis is well positioned to help Canadian businesses further develop their relationships in China.
Sue is CCBC’s Director of Events at the Beijing chapter. She is responsible for planning, coordinating and organizing all events in our Beijing office, ranging from diplomatic missions to monthly chapter events. Through her event planning and marketing outreach work, Sue helps to connect Chinese and Canadian companies.
Prior to joining the CCBC, Sue worked for a large hotel chain in Beijing, organizing and planning events for diverse groups. Sue has a bachelor's degree from the Tourism College of Beijing Union University and is fluent in Mandarin and English.
Gloria Shi obtained her B.A. in Materials Science from Beijing Polytechnic University. Before joined CCBC, She worked for nine years in the areas of engineering, accounting and administration and event organization.
Since she joined CCBC in year 2000, Gloria has been involved in many high level events including The Leader’s Banquet in year 2005 attended by Chinese Vice Prime Minister Zen Peiyan and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin; CCBC’s Annual General Meeting 2003 attended by Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien; Team Canada 2001 Trade Mission led by Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien; and many CCBC events and provincial missions to China.
Lisa joined CCBC in September 2013 as an Administrative Assistant. She is responsible for office administrative work and other supportive work related to various events. She also assists managers for meeting arrangement.
Lisa graduated from Huazhong Agricultural University with a major in English Language. After graduation, she was a consultant at Joanna Real Estate Agency and was a trainer at Rehelpy English Training School. Both experiences have helped her improve both oral and written English. She intends to continue to improve her English communication skills while helping CCBC run smoothly.