The Canada China Business Council (CCBC) is the country’s Canada-China bilateral trade and investment facilitator, catalyst and advocate. Founded in 1978 as a private, not-for-profit business association, CCBC provides unparalleled insight into Sino-Canadian trade and investment issues and develops connections that ensure its members’ business success. In addition to its focused and practical services, the Council is also the voice of the Canadian business community on issues affecting Sino-Canadian trade and investment.
CCBC members include some of the largest and best-known Canadian and Chinese firms, as well as small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), entrepreneurs, and not-for-profit organizations. CCBC also offers a ‘China Watcher’ program for individuals interested in staying up-to-date about Canada-China business relations.
CCBC members represent a wide range of sectors, including financial services, legal services, manufacturing, construction, transportation, mining and energy, information and communications technology, and education.
In addition to its head office in Toronto, CCBC also has offices and staff in Vancouver, Montreal, Beijing and Shanghai. CCBC’s network of staff offers programs and services in both Canada and China, and introduces members to opportunities in China’s emerging markets. CCBC also operates a chapter in Beijing, offering a range of events and broad networking opportunities at the local level.
Through its member services and events, CCBC provides its member companies with business insight, intelligence, connections, and networks that help resolve the inevitable challenges of doing business in another country.