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Conferences 2024

Venture into Sustainability

February 27, 2024  |  Pan Pacific Singapore  |  #CIAC2024

Accelerate the growth of a sustainable economy through the power of capital and entrepreneurship. Connect with a curated delegation of global investors, cutting-edge Canadian tech startups, and influential government officials, fostering cross-border innovation and unveiling unparalleled investment opportunities in sustainability. (By invitation). 


CIAC2024: Venture into Sustainability 

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The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, in collaboration with long-term ecosystem builder Anchor Asia (Anchor Taiwan), and with the support of CanWIN (the Canadian Women’s International Network), co-hosted an investor program as a complementary component of the Canada-in-Asia-Conferences 2024. 


This session was by-invitation and featured a curated delegation of Asian and Canadian investors, select Canadian technology startups, relevant government officials from Canada and Asia, and accelerators/incubators in the region’s innovation ecosystem. The aim was to promote cross-border innovation, foster deeper Canada-Asia collaboration, and introduce Canadian entrepreneurs and investors to key innovation stakeholders in Asia. The agenda included an investor session – investor panel, reverse pitch, and startup pitch – on the afternoon of February 27 preceding the CIAC2024 gala reception and dinner. 


This unparalleled opportunity opened a gateway to unlock the immense potential of cross-border and cross-industry collaboration and celebrated the power of capital and entrepreneurship. As we navigate the crossroads of international business, the Canada in Asia Conferences 2024 provided a unique platform for you to gain insights, forge meaningful connections, and position your investments for unprecedented success. 


Contact: A.W. Lee, Director of Inclusive International Trade, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada by email 


1:30 p.m.

Venture into Sustainability: Door Opens

1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Check-in and Networking

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Introduction / Welcome Remarks

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Investor Panel: Venture into Sustainability

​(35 mins + 10 mins Q&A)

  • Michael Maté, VP, Kickstart Ventures, Philippines

  • Ernest Xue, Investment Director, Eurazeo, Singapore

  • Maisy Ng, Managing Partner, Delight Capital, Singapore

  • David Henderson, Managing Partner, XPV Water Partners, Canada

  • Moderator: Elisa Chiu, CEO, Anchor Asia | Anchor Venture Partners, Taiwan

2:45 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.

Reverse Pitch

​(7 mins each x 5)

3:25 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.

Investor Startup Feedback Session

​(3 mins each + 7 mins Q&A, 5 teams)

​Startup Teams:

  • Karen Schuett, Livestock Water Recycling

  • Susan Blanchet, Origen Air

  • Tatiana Estevez, Permalution Inc.

  • Meni Mancini, Tradeworks Environmental Inc.

  • Christina Cai, LydiaAI

4:25 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.



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Venture into Sustainability speakers included a diverse mix of investors from across Asia and Canada, with a select number of Canadian technology startups, and key representatives from government and the investment ecosystem. And more to come…

Startup Teams

Karen Schuett | Livestock Water Recycling

Susan Blanchet |  Origen Air

Tatiana Estevez | Permalution Inc.

Meni Mancini | Tradeworks Environmental Inc.

Christina Cai | LydiaAI

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