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Webinar: Healthcare Sector Opportunities in Hong Kong and beyond for Canadian Companies

23 Mar 2023
1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT

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Webinar on: Healthcare Sector Opportunities in Hong Kong and beyond for Canadian Companies
Date and Time: Thursday, March 23, 2023, at 1:30 pm EDT
Venue: Online via Zoom Platform
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Being the key financial and capital market in Asia, Hong Kong is a popular IPO destination in the region. Hong Kong was Asia Pacific’s largest IPO centre for biotech companies and the second largest in the world after the US. As of April 2022, 92 healthcare and biotech companies have been listed in Hong Kong, raising HK$257 billion through IPOs.

Hong Kong’s medical and healthcare industry can be divided into two major categories: the medical & healthcare equipment and devices sector and the biotechnology, medical & healthcare services sector. In this webinar, Canadian companies in the healthcare industry, including healthcare equipment manufacturers and exporters, are invited to register for this free webinar to hear:

  • Updates on the significant developments and trends in the biotechnology, medical & healthcare industry in Hong Kong
  • Overview of Trade Commissioners Service services and healthcare opportunities in Hong Kong
  • Panel on how Canadian companies can take advantage of the R&D and funding opportunities in Hong Kong; and experience sharing of a Canadian digital health company in telehealth innovation leveraging the Hong Kong platform to expand its business footprints in Asia
  • Major events of the industry taking place in Hong Kong in May 2023 and the participation details to join the Canadian trade mission to explore market opportunities

Webinar Chair:           

Sandra Wu, Mission Leader, Canadian Medical and Healthcare Mission to Hong Kong, and Board Director, HKCBA Ottawa Section


Emily Mo, Director, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto)

A recorded message from Janet MacPhee, Vice Consul and Trade Commissioner from the Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong on TCS services and Healthcare Opportunities in Hong Kong

(Panel Discussions & Invitation to Canadian companies to join the 2023 Asia Summit of Global Health)

Christopher Chen, Head of Business & Talent Attraction/Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong (Canada)

Ryan De’Larami, Founder & CEO, TeleVU Innovation Ltd.   

Adrienne Ho, Marketing Manager, Hong Kong Trade Development Council Toronto Office

Concluding Remarks:

Sandra Wu, Mission Leader, Canadian Medical and Healthcare Mission to Hong Kong, and Board Director, HKCBA Ottawa Section

A recorded message from Frank Eng, the President of the Ottawa Section, Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Ottawa Section

Speakers Bio:

Webinar Chair:






Sandra Wu

Mission Leader, Canadian Medical and Healthcare Mission to Hong Kong, and Board Director, HKCBA Ottawa Section 

Sandra Wu joined the Hong Kong Canada Business Association as Board Director in 2017. She has 24 years of working experience in multi-sectors with a senior management role, including Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Director of the Department of Medicine at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa. She has managed large teams with a diverse professional background such as digital health, artificial intelligence, knowledge translation, business development, and R&D. She has also worked in disaster management and emergency response. This experience enables her to be agile and responsive to change in challenging times. She has been recognized for demonstrating leadership, fostering inspiration, and building relationships. Having worked in a global market, she understands the importance of ‘Human-Centred Design’ to deliver high-quality services and client experience. Sandra holds an MBA, a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation, and a Lean Greenbelt in healthcare. She recently finished executive education with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) research university.  

Opening Remarks:






Emily Mo
Director, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto)

Emily joined the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China in 2001 as a member of the Administrative Officer Grade.  In December 2018, she took up the Director post in the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Toronto, the mandate of which is to foster closer economic trade ties between Canada and Hong Kong, and also promote bilateral cultural relations and people-to-people ties.  Before that she had worked in different offices, including the Home Affairs Department, the then Environment, Transport and Works Bureau, the Security Bureau, the University Grants Committee Secretariat and the Tourism Commission of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau.  Before coming to Toronto, Emily served as the Deputy Head of the Human Resources Planning and Poverty Co-ordination Unit under the Chief Secretary for Administration’s Private Office to support the Chief Secretary for Administration for monitoring the implementation progress of policy initiatives on human resources planning and poverty alleviation in Hong Kong.  Emily received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Hong Kong.

Video Presentation:






Janet MacPhee
Vice-Consul & Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong & Macao 

Janet joined the Canadian Foreign Service in 2005 and has worked as a Trade Commissioner in Ottawa on several files including: Federal-Provincial-Territorial Relations; International
Financing; Science Technology and Innovation (managing Canada’s bilateral Science treaties with Brazil and China); and Foreign Direct Investment. Janet was previously posted as a Trade Policy Officer in Brasilia and has international experience in Italy, Ethiopia, India and the United States.
Her educational focus was in Psychology, Sociology and International Development Studies. In Hong Kong Janet’s team is responsible for Education; Life Sciences; and Science, Technology and Innovation.

Panel Discussions & Invitation to Canadian companies to join the International Healthcare Week in Hong Kong






Christopher Chen
Head of Business & Talent Attraction/Investment Promotion
Invest Hong Kong (Canada)

As a senior international trade & development executive with a digital marketing/fintech background, Chris is the lead commercial representative for the HKSAR government in Canada. Built multi-country digital agency practices and created online insurance and wealth management transactional platforms and lead generation programs throughout Asia Pacific, Europe, and Canada. Solid understanding of operations behind digital business units (regulatory, finance, business modeling, call center, analytics). Skills include digital marketing, new business





Ryan De'Larami
Founder & CEO, TeleVU 

Ryan is the founder & CEO of TeleVU and has been at the forefront of fast-moving medical technology for over 25 years.

With a combined experience in MedTech, IT and clinical settings, he understands technology implementation and the challenges clinicians and health administrators face in today's complex healthcare environment.

He’s building an ecosystem of connected technologies for better access to care and improve health outcomes through Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence and IoT devices.





Adrienne Ho
Marketing Manager, Hong Kong Trade Development Council Toronto Office

Adrienne joined the Toronto office of HKTDC in 2018. HKTDC is Hong Kong's statutory body responsible for promoting international trade (imports and exports) in merchandise, services, and technologies via the Hong Kong platform. The Council works through a network of 50 offices worldwide. In Canada, the HKTDC Branch Office, based in Toronto, was established to encourage and assist Canadian companies in diversifying their business to Asia through Hong Kong. HKTDC Toronto Office has joined forces with like-minded multiplier partners like Hong Kong Canada Business Association, Hong Kong Economic Trade Office, and many others in staging Canadian missions to Hong Kong international trade fairs and conferences.  

Concluding Remarks:






Frank Eng
President, Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (Ottawa) 

Frank Eng is a Senior Partner with The Whitestone Group. As a bilingual senior leader with over 28 years of strategic management and leadership experience including financial responsibility within Canada’s healthcare industry, Frank leads the healthcare information technology and systems practice for the Group.  He has a proven ability to consistently develop and deliver customer focused information systems solutions resulting in increased customer satisfaction. Frank is excited to serve on the Board of the HKCBA Ottawa and looks forward to working with and getting to know its members.

23 Mar 2023
1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT

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