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March 7, 2019. Report released “2019 & 2017 Canadian Public Attitudes on China & Canada-China Relations Report Comparisons”.  GTAsia’s Director of Research Brady Fox contributed to this 2019 report as part of his ongoing research with UBC’s Canada-China relations working group headed by Dr. Paul Evans. https://sppga.ubc.ca/news/2019-2017-report-comparisons/

March 1. 2019. GTAsia welcomes Dr. Anton Malkin as a Senior Research Associate. From 2012-2013 he was a Senior Visiting Scholar in the School of International Studies at Peking University. He holds a PhD Global Governance from the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Anton’s most recent achievement is his publication Made in China 2025 as a Challenge in Global Trade Governance: Analysis and Recommendations.  A fluent Mandarin speaker and accomplished researcher on China, Anton will add his extensive expertise on foreign direct investment intellectual property issues.

March 1, 2019. GTAsia was selected as the successful bidder for the Global Affairs Canada RFP “Assessing Canada-China Cleantech Outcomes”. GTAsia will partner with Globe Advisors to undertake this study.

February 5th 2019. Eddyfi Technologies confirms the acquisition of Inuktun, a well-known developer and manufacturer of remotely operated crawlers and camera systems. Following successful development of the ASEAN and Korean markets, GTAsia will cede distribution back to Eddyfi in a gradual handover during 2019.

January 5, 2019. GTAsia welcomes Craig Wilson as Senior Research Associate. Craig is a multi-lingual (Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, French) trained economist with a career in Canada’s Foreign Service including four assignments in greater China (Chongqing, Taipei, Beijing, Hong Kong). He has specialised in strategic policy and innovation issues for over four decades, with an enviable record of geo-strategic and economic policy work, including experience in WTO, UN, and APEC as an officer of the Canadian Foreign Service. Craig contributed to the Canadian Government’s 2007 Trade Strategy and and the 2015-18 Aboriginal Entrepreneurship project, nurturing exporting skills.

January 2, 2019. GTAsia announces it will be publishing a follow-on report to its well received ‘The Canadian AI Ecosystem: A 2018 Profile’. This will include “Opportunities for Canadian AI in Asia” and an update on developments in the Canadian sector. For more detail on how to obtain a copy of this report when published, please contact us.

December 5, 2018. GTAsia CEO D. Wynne moderates a panel at the 121 Tech Investment Conference, Singapore on ‘Investing in Green Technology’.  Distinguished panelists included Dr. Philip Andrews Speed, Senior Principal Research Fellow at NUS Energy Studies Institute and author of ‘Waste, Want or War’ and Mr. Tim Hill, Head Research at Eco-Business.

November 5, 2018. In his capacity as Vice President, Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, GTAsia CEO D. Wynne moderated a Round Table session with Canadian company Magnet Forensics at the Canadian High Commission.

March 22, 2018. GTAsia CEO David Wynne to moderate a session on Building Smart Cities at the Canada ASEAN Business Forum, to be held at the Shangri-la Hotel, Singapore March 21 and 22. http://www.canasean.com/2018-cabc-business-forum/. Panelists to include:

  • Luis Gonzales ElementAI Principal Director ASEAN
  • Ms. Janet de Silva Toronto Region Board of Trade President and CEO
  • Ms. Humera Malik Canvass Analytics CEO and Founder

March 4, 2018.  GTAsia Pte Ltd has been selected as marketing partner for Canada by SingEx and Deutsche Messe for the Industrial Transformation ASIA PACIFIC Conference and Trade Show to premiere on 16–18 October 2018 at the Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre. http://industrial-transformation.com/

February 5, 2018. GTAsia Senior Associate Michael Nicholas has been appointed as British Columbia representative to Singapore. We congratulate Mike and wish him well in his new position.

February 5, 2018. The GTAsia exclusive report “The Canadian AI Ecosystem: A 2018 Profile” is released, highlighting the enormous economic potential for Canadian AI firms. We now turn to examining markets for those firms. McKinsey estimated in a 2017 report that existing AI technologies could automate approximately 50% of work activities in ASEAN’s four largest economies, an estimated $900 billion in wages. Canada’s growing connections with ASEAN further affirm that it is an important market to explore for Canadian artificial intelligence solutions.

October 5, 2016. GTAsia will be presenting at the 16th Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Conference, on behalf of their client CATE, Shanghai Nov 8-9. More details can be found at http://www.iafpa.org.uk and the programme at http://www.iafpa.org.uk/events/Programme_IAFPA_Shanghai_Conference.pdf

October 2, 2016. GTAsia welcomes the addition of four researchers from the University of British Columbia’s Graduate Program in Public Policy and Global Affairs. The team recently collaborated on the published report ‘Canada-ASEAN Business Outlook 2016’ prepared for the  Canada-ASEAN Forum held in Jakarta September 8-9, 2016

August 26. GTAsia will be represented at the Canada ASEAN Forum in Jakarta September 7-8 by President and CEO David Wynne and Senior Associate Mike Nicholas, September 20-21, 2016. GTAsia’s David Wynne attend the Base of the Pyramid Conference, Singapore on behalf of a client.

August 18, 2016 GTAsia welcome Mike Nicholas as Associate. Mike joins us from BC Trade where he was Director – International Business Development, leading global sector teams across 13 international offices in the forestry and agri-food sectors and supporting work on natural gas and mining. A graduate MBA from INSEAD Mike is fluent in Indonesian Bahasa and a seasoned expert in ASEAN business, culture and political affairs.

February 10 2016. GTAsia retained by Singapore Temasek’s SingEx Exhibition Ventures to provide strategy and linkages for a major sustainability conference planned for Singapore in 2017.

August 11, 2016  GTAsia welcomes Dr. Jui Shan Yong as Engineering Science Advisor. Shan holds a Masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT and a doctorate in Chemical Environmental Engineering from Yale University specializing in Forward Osmosis. She is a qualified Project Management Professional and considered an expert in Osmotically Driven Membrane Processes.

May 24. GTAsia congratulates CATE on the official inauguration of the Changi Airport ARFF simulator http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/improved-simulator-to-train-airport-workers-to-deal-with-emergencies-like-air . This enhanced simulator is now available for sale worldwide exclusively through GTAsia and its official sales agents.

February 6 2016. GTAsia receives contract from the Government of Quebec MEIE to support Quebec IT companies attending Singapore’s CommunicAsia. (May 31 – June 3, 2016)

December 22. 2016 GTAsia and CATE sign an exclusive sales agreement with Novara Energy DMCC, a UAE based marketing consultant, for sales of the ARFF simulator to UAE.

November 14. 2016. GTAsia mourns the loss of our Associate Fraser Dinnis. Fraser was a highly regarded and valued member of his community and for his expertise in banking and, more recently, his focus on Iran and Sri Lanka as important emerging markets

September. GTAsia becomes the global marketing agent for CATE (Chartered Asia Technology Enterprise). CATE designs and manufactures the world’s only full motion ARFF (Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting) vehicle and a full range of airport systems including an automated Airport Emergency System.

August 6.  GTAsia will be providing market entry services for Stability Dynamics Ltd, a division of Team Eagle www.team-eagle.com  for their vehicle and airport related systems in ASEAN, Korea and Taiwan

March 15 2015. GTAsia welcomes Dr. John Wiebe as Senior Associate. Dr. Wiebe is the President and CEO of the GLOBE Group of Companies, having started the GLOBE Foundation in 1993, a renowned environmental business group headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. As an internationally known expert on environmental business and the application of sustainability principles to business ventures, he was recognized most recently in Sept. 2011 as one of Canada’s Clean16, naming him one of 16 individuals who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada.

June 1-5 Greentech Asia will attend Singapore International Water Week

February 12-16 2014. Greentech Asia will attend Singapore Aerospace

October 8-9, 2013. Singapore. GTAsia will be represented at the first Canada ASEAN Business Forum  by Pres and CEO David E. Wynne. The conference, which will have Canada’s Trade Minister, the Hon. Ed Fast, as a Guest of Honour, will be held at Singapore’s Raffles City Convention Centre.

September 25, 2013. Singapore. Green Technology Asia is pleased to announce that it has been engaged by Canada’s Globe Foundation to explore extending its conferences and services to Asia. The Globe Series, initiated in 1990, has been at the forefront of new ideas and vital insights on business and sustainability. It has helped businesses embed sustainability into their operations, influenced the global debate on climate change, and accelerated the market for clean technologies and services. For more on Globe Series and its affiliated services, please visit www.globe.ca

September 2, 2013. Victoria B.C. Green Technology Asia Pte Ltd is pleased to announce it has been appointed exclusive distributor for Asia (ASEAN, Korea and Taiwan) for Recce Robotics International http://www.reccerobotics.com. Recce Robotics is the sole licensee and manufacturer of the VGTV (Variable Geometry Tracked Vehicle), a search and rescue robot widely deployed in U.S. and European military, search and rescue and civil engineering.

July 1, 2013.  Nanaimo, B.C. Green Technology Asia is pleased to announce it has been appointed the exclusive distributor for ASEAN, Korea and Taiwan for Inuktun Services Ltd, a Nanaimo B.C. based robotics company. www.inuktun.com