Aug 27 2014

Canada seeks to become Renminbi (RMB) trading centre for the Americas

The Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA) and AdvantageBC today announced they would work together, with officials from the federal, Ontario and BC governments, and the financial industry.

In a joint statement Colin Hansen, President and CEO of AdvantageBC, and Janet Ecker, President and CEO of the Toronto Financial Services Alliance, said:

“Canada has many advantages to offer China as a partner in their efforts to encourage the internationalization of the RMB, and as we seek to expand our business and trading relationships with them…”

Apr 10 2014

Colin Hansen, former BC Finance Minister, will be its President effective July 1, 2014

AdvantageBC (International Business Centre, Vancouver) announced today that Colin Hansen, former BC Finance Minister, will be its President effective July 1, 2014. Colin will be replacing Bruce Flexman, former Chair and Tax Managing Partner of KPMG Canada, who is retiring after 6 years at the end of June.

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Did you know?

  • According to latest GFCI, Vancouver is the 5th most powerful financial centre in North America.
  • All five of Canada’s largest banks have significant operations in BC.
  • Vancouver is among the top-10 wealth management centres in the world.
  • Vancouver ranked third most livable city in the world by the EIU.