From May 23-31, 2016, Premier Christy Clark will lead a trade mission to South Korea, the Philippines and Japan. This will be Premier Clark’s third trade mission to South Korea and Japan and her second to the Philippines.
The overarching themes of this trade mission are reaffirming B.C.’s commitment to long-standing trade relationships in Japan and Korea, promoting LNG, and opening up new markets in Southeast Asia with the opening of a new trade office in the Philippines to promote opportunities in liquefied natural gas, clean energy and green technology. The Premier will be meeting with key LNG stakeholders in Japan and Korea, and will be signing an MOU with Japan that centers on energy cooperation.
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May 23rd Depart from Vancouver
May 24th Arrive in Seoul
May 25th Seoul
May 26th Depart Seoul for Manila
May 27th Manila
May 28th Depart Manila for Tokyo
May 29th Tokyo
May 30th Depart Tokyo for Vancouver
News Releases related to the Asia Trade Mission:
Premier’s trade mission opens new doors for B.C. economy - June 3, 2016
Premier Christy Clark has returned from a trade mission to Asia where she launched B.C.’s new trade and investment office in the Philippines, promoted B.C.’s LNG sector and supported a delegation of more than 80 business representatives from a wide cross section of key BC Jobs Plan sectors.
British Columbia touted as tech hot spot in Japan - May 30, 2016
Premier Christy Clark and B.C. technology companies are in Japan to promote the sector’s world-class capabilities as a leading technology hub and to form new partnerships with Japanese investors and technology companies.
Premier drives B.C. LNG sector forward in Japan – May 30, 2016
Premier Christy Clark continues to build momentum for British Columbia’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry with the renewal of an agreement between B.C. and the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), while on her trade mission to South Korea, the Philippines and Japan.
B.C. trade and investment office in the Philippines open for business - May 27, 2016
Premier Christy Clark and a delegation of B.C. business representatives were joined by a large audience of senior Philippine business leaders and government officials to mark the grand opening of the new B.C. Trade and Investment Representative Office in Manila while on her trade mission to South Korea, the Philippines and Japan.
Strengthening academic ties between South Korea and British Columbia - May 25, 2016
As a demonstration of the increasing post-secondary links between British Columbia and South Korea, Sookmyung Women's University has signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Royal Roads University to explore a joint master of arts in leadership program, and presented Premier Christy Clark with an honorary doctorate in political science.
B.C.-South Korean partnerships strengthened through free trade – May 25, 2016
B.C. businesses joining Premier Christy Clark’s trade mission to Asia are knocking on the door of South Korea’s booming technology sector and forming new trade and investment partnerships under the Canada-South Korea Free Trade agreement (CKFTA)
Premier begins Asia trade mission to promote B.C. technology and energy sectors - May 23, 2016
Today, Premier Christy Clark begins a trade mission focused on opening new doors in the Philippines and developing new export markets in technology and liquefied natural gas (LNG) with established trade partners in Japan and South Korea.
Premier announces spring trade mission to Asia - April 5, 2016
Premier Christy Clark will be advancing export and investment opportunities in key sectors such as technology and innovation, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and international education on her upcoming spring trade mission to South Korea, the Philippines and Japan.
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