Canada China Business Council
CCBC Logo since 2012
|Founder(s)||Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Manulife Financial, Nortel, Power Corporation of Canada, Sun Life Financial, Export Development Canada, Barrick Gold, Bank of Montreal, Bombardier, CITIC Group|
|Key people||Peter Kruyt, Peter Harder, Sarah Kutulakos|
|Service(s)||Government advocacy, event organization, trade missions, research, publishing|
The Canada China Business Council or CCBC (French: Conseil d'affaires Canada-Chine, Chinese: 加中贸易理事会) is a private sector, non-profit membership organization incorporated in 1978 to facilitate and promote trade and investment between Canada and the People's Republic of China."  It acts as a chamber of commerce in China, with offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Beijing and Shanghai.
The CCBC's mandate includes the following:
- to stimulate and support trade in goods and services, investment and technology transfer;
- to achieve greater economic growth and a closer relationship between Canada and China;
- to provide practical and focused assistance to business;
- to be the voice of the Canadian business community on matters of Canada-China relations, both to government and to the public at large. 
CCBC hosts events such as trade missions, conferences, forums, private meetings and others. The council also organizes events on behalf of its members. Notable past events include the 2012 Council of the Federation mission to Beijing, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's visit to China, and China's Minister of Commerce Chen De Ming's visit to Canada. Other annual events include AGM's and social events, such as the Christmas Party and the Charity Ball.
A quarterly magazine, Business Forum Magazine, is published by the CCBC. The contents cover topics of interest to the members. Articles are generally contributed by business leaders or academics familiar with Canada-China relations and trade. The most recent publication was in November 2012.
Advocacy and Awards
The CCBC advocates for closer ties between Canada and China. This advocacy activity is directed by the membership and towards governments and institutions in both countries. In 2012, CCBC President Peter Harder signed an externship agreement along with Premier Alison Redford allowing young Albertans to gain work experience abroad.
In line with this goal of advocacy, the CCBC recognizes companies which act as positive examples of international firms active in both countries. Companies are nominated, and winners are selected by an independent panel. The CCBC presents awards to companies in the following categories. The list includes the winners in 2012.
- Member of the Year - Hatch
- Outstanding SME - Epic Data International
- Investment in Canada - Huawei
- Education Excellence - Richard Ivey School of Business
CCBC is membership-based, with member companies from both Canada and China. Members guide the direction of the policy and activities of the council. Membership fees are paid annually and are based on global revenue. Most of the revenue of the organization is derived from membership fees. Members range in size from large MNC's like Bombardier and Research in Motion to individual members. Membership is also diversified across different industries, such as natural resources, education, environmental services, engineering, legal and financial services.
The organization operates under the guidance of an International Board of Directors. Each chapter has its own board, with the International board acting as the board for the head office in Toronto. Current and previous members of the board include:
- Howard Balloch - former Ambassador to the People's Republic of China
- Stockwell Day - former Canadian politician
- David Mulroney - former Ambassador to the People's Republic of China
- Constantine Karayannopoulos - Vice-Chairman of Molycorp
- Bridge To China: Stephen Harper's Visit to China Securities Mining Law, 2/23/2012
- Chen Deming: Enhance China-Canada Trade and Economic Cooperation for a Better and Faster Common Development China's Ministry of Commerce, Sept 27, 2012
- Canada Wins Gold at the Business Excellence Awards Recognized by Canada China Business Council for Continued Investment in Canada Huawei , Nov 27, 2012
- Ivey Takes Home Gold: Canada’s Premier Business School Earns Prestigious Education Excellence AwardIvey, Nov 30, 2012
- David Mulroney Joins Munk School of Global Affairs, PRNewswire, Sept 21, 2012
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