Mr. Paul J. Thoppil, Minister (Commercial), Embassy of Canada in Tokyo
The Nagoya Hilton was our host for the eighth event in our series Canada Means Business on September 28, 2012 with Mr. Paul J. Thoppil, commercial minister, from the Embassy of Canada in Tokyo.
The presentation from Thoppil was based on the commercial relationship between Japan and Canada. It was a remarkable talk with detailed information about the ongoing work of the trade department at the embassy. The speech was held in English however the Canadian Consulate in Nagoya generously provided an interpreter for the event. This made the event a bilingual event that supported some of our attendees who were more comfortable with Japanese. Main Topics:
- Where are we now?
- Sectoral opportunities in Canada
- Canadian R&D Support Program
- Recent Canada-Japan success stories
After the speech, attendees and Mr. Thoppil exchanged questions and answers. There was networking time to share more information with people with various occupations. Thanks to many attendees from Gifu Canada Association, it was great to meet many new people with an interest in building business relationships between Canada and Japan.
Looking forward to seeing you all at our next event.