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.
Sources: “融合梦想，赢在未来” RIFO 2019 颁奖盛宴圆满举行" by EasyMedia Canada; Dushi Singtao Media; CROC Media
The Eurasian Economic Union space has the potential for foreign entrepreneurs and investors. These and other issues were discussed at the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Toronto. Canadians' interest in the market of the Eurasian Economic Union is growing with Kazakh markets offering unique opportunities and a variety of discounts for new investors. The Canadian Ambassador to Kazakhstan said the lack of information provided to businessmen exists and "such meetings will help change the situation." A special Business Council was established to promote cooperation between Kazakhstan and Canada. Chairman of the Board of "Kazatomprom" Askar Zhumagaliyev and President of Cameco Corporation Tim Gittel are chairing the meeting. The parties have recently signed the corresponding agreement.
Robert Fotheringham, CEO and Co-Founder of Fotheringham & Fang Investment Company said in his interview: "In recent years the relations between Kazakhstan and Canada have been developing considerably. Many of our regions are working directly with the country. In order to strengthen our cooperation in the future, we must conduct meetings like this one, to help recognize respective markets’ strengths and opportunities for collaboration".
Interview with China-Canada Business Times magazine: "Robert Fotheringham: Immigrants are Brave " [方伯翰: 移民的勇气可嘉——多伦多证券交易集团股票交易部高级副总裁专访]
“Immigrants are brave,” says Robert Fotheringham. “They are entrepreneurial, bold, enthusiastic, and not afraid to take risks.” Fotheringham should know. His parents were immigrants to Canada from Scotland."
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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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*Fotheringham&Fang Group is a returning Band Sponsor and a Corporate Partner of HKCBA CNY Ball.
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.
Robert Fotheringham, CEO of Fotheringham&Fang Group, joined Mr. Xue Bing, Consul General of P.R. China, MPP, Hon. Michael Chan, Minister of International Trade, Hon. Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade at the special invitation events, which marked the official commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the sister city relations.
The celebratory events, hosted by City of Markham and Wuhan Municipal People’s Government and organized by Culture and Economic Development Department, City of Markham, Canada Hubei Chamber of Commerce, Foreign Affairs Office, Wuhan Municipal People’s Government and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), attracted over 200 of senior executives and business owners representing sectors such as hi-tech, life sciences, real estate, investment & financial services, engineering, new energy, eco-tourism, fashion, fine arts and culture.
Markham’s Economic Alliance Program creates a global network of business relationships with communities and business groups in strategic market locations, in an effort to create an international awareness of Markham’s business assets and geographic benefits.
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.
The Belt and Road Initiative aims to build new economic, trade, financial and cultural links from China through Central Asia to Europe and Africa, backed by hundreds of billions of dollars of investment in railways, highways, pipelines, ports and other infrastructure projects. The concept is designed to attract partners from across the world and benefit the global economic community.
by Alexander Chechyotenko
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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robert m. fotheringham, a member of the Board of Governors of the Chinese Cultural Center of toronto, attends a welcome dinner for Consul General Xue Bing and Madam Zhao Jun
The unprecedented economic growth in China has created a huge demand for urban land. Since the central government enacted the Regulation for Conveyance of State-Owned Land through Bidding, Auction, and Post in 2002, an urban land market in each city has been officially established and the right to urban land use for commerce, tourism, entertainment, and residence must be conveyed through the open market mechanism. Meanwhile, restrictions on mobility have been gradually lifted and many rural residents have been encouraged to migrate to urban areas to look for opportunities. As a result, market forces have shown increasingly significant influences on urban land allocation and urban land use pattern has started to reflect not only government planning but also the equilibrium of market forces.
One of the Top Ten state level Economic Development Zones with the highest investment potential in China is Changsha, capital of Hunan province.
Robert Fotheringham of Fotheringham & Fang Group co-chairs the Chinese Cultural Heritage Weekend Opening supported by Chinese Consulate of Toronto at the ROM
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.