Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Korea (CanCham) feted once again Canada 150
moment with its annual barbeque picnic following Canadian Embassy's official reception
to mark Canada Day.
In a nutshell, CanCham Canada Day picnic which was prepared at the ground of the
Changduk women middle school in front of Canadian Embassy building, Jeongdong
Seoul from July 1st noon, was a day for an outdoor BBQ, cool drinks, an awesome DJ,
and plenty of fun activities for the kids.
Touching upon Canada's history by saying that on July 1st 1867, 150 years ago, the
Canadian Confederation was established, Canada Amb. Eric Walsh who was on hand,
said this is a significant moment in the history, adding today Canadians all over the
world celebrate our shared values, our achievements and our country's place in the world.
According to Walsh, in 2017, we focus on youth; celebrate our diversity and encourage
inclusion; establish a spirit of reconciliation with indigenous people; and discover
Canada's natural beauty and strengthen our environmental awareness, Canada envoy
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Korea (CanCham Korea) is a member-driven,
non-profit organization that provides an extensive networking platform for its members with
business interests in Canada, Korea and the broader Asia-Pacific region. CanCham Korea is a dynamic and influential Chamber, open to
businesses and individuals with economic and/or personal ties to Canada and Korea.
Canada was built and continues to grow on the strength that comes from diversity.
CanCham Korea is no different, with members ranging from large Canadian
corporations doing business in Korea, and well-known Korean corporations, all the way to start-ups and academics.
Canadians and Canadian businesses have always been active and influential leaders in
the Korean community, and it was almost twenty years ago that a group of
enthusiastic professionals organized themselves into a small and loosely organized
business association. In 1995, the group became known as the Canadian Chamber of
Commerce Korea. Over the years the Chamber has grown but it has always maintained
its core strategies of collaborating with the Canadian Embassy, of having a serious
programme of local and international speakers, of attracting visiting dignitaries and
politicians, of providing trade information and assistance and, of engaging the
community in highly-effective and engaging networking opportunities.
To present the Canadian business community and Canadian commercial interests in
Korea, and to promote trade and investment between Canada and Korea, CanCham
aims to be the preeminent business organization for networking and policy
representation for the Canadian/Korean business communities in Korea as its vision.