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.
Markham and Wuhan’s relationship date back more than 15 years when this strategic alliance was formed and formerly transitioned to sister city status with the signing of the first Memorandum of Understanding in 2006. A memorable and inspiring full-day program was developed to commemorate the occasion
The following events were held to mark the anniversary: