RIFO uses prop technology as the core driving force to innovate the traditional real estate sales business in a disruptive business model. By enhancing the efficiency of the industrial chain, it provides home-centered products. RIFO has teamed up with more than 20 outstanding strategic partners in the fields of capital, technology, real estate transactions, settlement services, and real estate finance.
Taking "Let everyone have a house and a home" as the corporate vision, we are committed to building RIFO into the world's largest real estate settlement ecological mobile trading platform.
On November 17, 2019, RIFO Holding Group and its strategic partners held its RIFO Awards & Dinner Gala at the Hilton Hotel. The glittering soiree marked a successful start to a Festive Winter Holiday season. Thousands of guests flocked together to participate in this elegant grand affair, which is hosted annually to create networking opportunities and promote cooperation between business partners, brokers and clients, as well as to reward the hard work of all real estate and financial sector contributors to the great milestones achieved in 2019. The fete was attended by representatives of RIFO Holding Group Board of Directors, Queen Financial Group, BEE Finance, major banks, as well as property developers and media outlets. The famed “RIFO Luxury Housing Fair” attracted countless spectators who enjoyed fiery dancing and opera singing performances, lucky draws, luxury cars show, and professional insights covering the real estate financing industry.
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Hong Kong Tourism Board in Canada is anticipating of a lucky Year of the Dog with the launch of a new Hong Kong - Canada travel marketing campaign and other initiatives.
On February 22, the HKTB was joined by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) for its annual Chinese New Year reception, held this year at Soho's Luckee by Susur Lee in downtown Toronto. The event included an appearance by the celebrity chef himself, who prepared a dish with a little help from the HKTB’s Canadian Director Michael Lim and HKETO Director Kathy Chan.
In her welcoming remarks, Director Kathy Chan, updated guests on the economic performance of Hong Kong in 2017 and stressed that the city continued to prosper under the “one country, two systems” principle. "Hong Kong has been crowned as the world’s freest economy for 24 consecutive years by the United States' Heritage Foundation. We also continued to top the Fraser Institute’s World Economic Freedom Index every year since its first report in 1995," Miss Chan said.
Miss Chan highlighted that Hong Kong is working to introduce a two-tier profits tax system, which will enhance Hong Kong’s attractiveness as a premier place to do business. Specifically, the corporate profits tax rate for the first HK$2 million profits (around CAD$300,000) will be halved from 16.5% to 8.25% and Hong Kong aims to implement this new tax rate within 2018.
Ring in the Chinese New Year with #HKCBA Toronto, and party the night away while enjoying sumptuous bites, 5 course gourmet dinner and drinks. The best live bands, celebrity host and MC Theresa Kruze will make HKCBA Chinese New Year unforgettable grand affair for you and your guests. Lots of valuable prizes and, as every year, lots of fun!
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July 1, 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong to China and and the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong Business Association hosted a Gala Dinner at the Fairmont Royal York to celebrate the occasion. Over 200 distinguished guests attended the event and enjoyed the festivities. HK20 Gala Dinner Toronto
Since its return to China, the principles of "one country, two systems", "Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong" and a high degree of autonomy have been successfully implemented in Hong Kong. The 20th anniversary of the return to China is a significant milestone in the history of the Hong Kong. To share the joy of the 20th anniversary with the whole community, Hong Kong has joined hands with different sectors to organize a wide variety of celebrations under the theme of "Together • Progress • Opportunity" which speaks about their vision of tomorrow.
Robert M. Fotheringham was appointed First Vice President of the HKCBA, GTA Chapter. Robert has served on the Board of Directors of Hong Kong Canada Business Association since October 22, 2015.
The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA), one of the largest bi-lateral trade association in Canada, has more than 1,000 members in 8 active Sections in major cities (Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax - and Representatives in Hong Kong, Regina Saskatchewan and London Ontario – together with strong dynamic connections to 33 similar trade groups in 24 countries around the world through the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide (FHKBAW).
HKCBA exists to encourage two-way trade between Canada and Hong Kong, and through Hong Kong to the rest of China and Asia, and to provide a forum for discussion of trade issues involving Hong Kong and Canada, and to promote policies - by both governments - that will lead to expanded trade and closer ties between the two. It does this by sponsoring meetings and professional presentations on topics of interest, leading trade delegations, and by organizing cultural exchanges.
Hong Kong hosted the inaugural Belt and Road Summit on 18 May to explore business opportunities presented to the world by the Belt and Road Initiative. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, more than 20 senior government ministers from countries located along the Belt and Road routes as well as business leaders from Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland, ASEAN, Europe and other regions spoke at the summit, sharing insights from a wide range of perspectives. The high-level event welcomed more than 2,400 participants, including investors, project owners and services professionals.
Mr. Dongshang Lu, Vice Chairman of China Mining Association, Mr. Robert Kwauk Chief Representative & Partner, Beijing Blake, Ms. Maya Stano Partner in Gowlings LLP, Mr. Peter Zhang Counsel in the Toronto office of Gowlings LLP, Mr. George Gao President of Beijing Mining Exchange, Mr. Tony Guo, Chairman for the Association of Chinese Canadian Mining Professionals in Canada, Mr. Dan Colton Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP., Mr. Naishun Liu President and Chaiman of Canadian Dehua International Mines Group Inc.
China Mining Investment Symposium 2016 and Round-table Discussion, co-organized by Canada China Chamber of Commerce and China Mining Association with the support of Beijing International Mining City, were held on March 7 in Toronto during PDAC. Mr. Xiang Xia, Economic and Commercial Minister Counselor of the Chinese Embassy, and Mr. Dongshang Lu, Vice Chairman of China Mining Association delivered the keynote speeches.
More than 230 delegates participated in this event, which was followed by special guest reception and dinner.
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The largest-ever Hong Kong promotional event in Canada took place on Monday, June 8 in Toronto. More than 1,500 business people from across Canada participated in the "Think Asia, Think Hong Kong" symposium, which was organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in Toronto.
The even featured a number of prominent business leaders and government officials from Canada and China.
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Consul General Fang Li, Deputy Consul General of the Chinese Consulate General Meifang Zhang, MP and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development Louis Brown, Senator Victor Oh, Chairman of Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto Dr. Ming-Tat Cheung, MP Olivia Chow and Robert Fotheringham of Fotheringham & Fang Group attend Chinese Cultural Heritage Weekend Opening at Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.
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Robert Fotheringham speaks at the Shandong Ontario Round Table 2013 in Toronto sponsored by the Shandong Provincial Department of Commerce, Orbixa Capital Group, Victoria Canada Education Group, Canada Finance Association, the Canadian Association of Chinese Senior Software Management and Shandong Qilu Association.
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CCC Imperial Ball 2013 "Panda Magic" Raising Funds to Build a Heritage Hall at Chinese Cultural Centre
The co-chairs of the Imperial Ball 2013 – Panda Magic: Mr Robert Fotheringham, Senior Vice President of the Toronto Stock Exchange; Mr John Man, Advisor of Asian Commercial Banking at RBC Royal Bank; and Miss Gloria Lo, Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Toronto; and Dr Ming-Tat Cheung, Chair of the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto at the Imperial Ball 2013.
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Robert Fotheringham, Senior Vice President of Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange, TMX Group, delivers the opening remarks at the opening ceremony at the 2012 Global Resource Investment Conference in Shenzhen
Organized by NAI Interactive Ltd. and Market Edge Media Inc., the 2nd annual Global Resource Investment Conference (GRIC) was held on December 11th and 12th in Shenzhen, China.
The conference attracted over 450 industrial, institutional, and high-net-worth individual investors from 24 locations such as mainland of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Canada, and Australia.
Mr. Robert Fotheringham, Senior Vice President of Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange gave the opening remarks at the opening ceremony on the first day of the conference.
Robert M. Fotheringham delivers a Keynote Address at the 2012 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Hainan, Chengmai
和讯网消息 2012年APEC中小企业峰会于12月8日-10日在海南澄迈召开，本届峰会的主题锁定“突破之路”，和讯网全程报道。图为加拿大多伦多证券交易所执行副总裁Robert Fotheringham.
2012 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation SME Summit
In the midst of a prolonged period of economic uncertainty throughout the world, offshore investors continue to hold Canada in high regard.
The country’s banking system has been ranked for four consecutive years as the soundest in the world by the World Economic Forum, while Forbes Magazine places Canada at the top of the list of the best countries for business. It has the lowest debt-to-GDP ratio of all G7 countries, and has nurtured a strong equity culture.
“The world’s retail investors look favourably at what Canada offers and want to be part of it,” says Robert Fotheringham, Senior Vice President, Equities Trading, TMX Group.
Robert Fotheringham and Gloria Lo, Director, Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, chosen to co-chair the annual Imperial Ball organized by Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto [ “2012年华讌-洋紫荆之夜”]
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『华讌 — 洋紫荆之夜』为文化中心筹建华人历史纪念堂
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Robert Fotheringham, Senior Vice President, Trading at Toronto Stock Exchange, leads the Exchange delegation to FPD Expo China & CIDC 2011 贵宾晚宴
Robert Fotheringham, Senior Vice President of Trading at TMX Group, heads the Exchange delegation to China. Toronto Stock Exchange Listings Symposium held in Shenzhen.
Robert Fotheringham, Senior Vice President of Toronto Stock Exchange and Canadian Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty conduct the opening ceremony