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About Trade and Invest BC

Trade and Invest B.C. works with international enterprises to help them build strong connections to the resources, skills and businesses that make British Columbia (B.C.) the natural place to work, live and invest.

We are here to match sellers with buyers, investors with opportunities, and companies with talented employees, whether they’re selling products or services to the people of B.C. or working with our local communities to export products worldwide.

Our experienced and educated team of trade and investment professionals have access to a global network of representatives in China, Japan, Korea, SE Asia, India, Europe, and the United States.

Connect with us today.

How We Help

  • Assist in commercial location identification and site selection.
  • Provide information on transportation infrastructure and logistics gateways.
  • Offer introductions to sector associations, industries and provide cluster insight.
  • Facilitate understanding and solutions for talent, skilled workforce and labour mobility
  • Facilitate engagement with professional advisors on legal, compliance and tax matters
  • Help navigating and offering referrals within government agencies on First Nations, business and regulatory processes.
  • Identify high potential investment opportunities and offer industry insight.
  • Introductions to sector associations and local industry contacts.
  • Introductions to companies seeking investments to expand.
  • Provide knowledge on local innovation hubs and connections to entrepreneurial opportunities.
  • Introductions to local venture capital networks.
  • Assist in navigating government export programs and financial supports.
  • Advice and coaching in international expansion and exporter development.
  • Support Team BC missions and trade events.
  • Match buyers and sellers in local and foreign markets.
  • Provide insight on trade agreements and barriers.
  • Introductions to trade representatives in foreign markets.
  • Market entry assistance in international markets.

Trade & Invest BC Brochures

Interested in reading more about Trade & Invest BC? Visit our brochures page and access a range of digital brochures with topics ranging from Sector profiles, Free Trade Agreements and B.C. Advantages, in a range of languages.

Additional Resources About British Columbia

Immigrating to B.C.

WelcomeBC connects new residents of B.C. and those seeking to immigrate here with tools, resources, and information they need to find a job, join a community, and discover all the benefits of British Columbia.

Visiting B.C.

Much of B.C.’s global awareness as a destination is due to the work of the skilled professionals at Destination BC. HelloBC is your starting point for planning your next visit to B.C. and a spectacular vacation.

Studying in B.C.

B.C.’s globally recognized post-secondary institutions are rich with academic excellence, professional skills training, and artistic pursuits. Learn more about studying in B.C.

Global Network

Vancouver

International businesses are discovering the advantages of British Columbia’s open and diversified economy.  Located in downtown Vancouver, our team connects incoming investors and businesses to opportunities, provides insights into doing business in British Columbia and exporting from British Columbia to key markets.

Whether you want to invest in British Columbia, locate your business here, or bring your B.C. products and services to the global market, our British Columbia-based sector and market specialists can provide confidential and knowledgeable advice.

British Columbia Office:
Trade and Invest BC 
Suite 730, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC  V6C 3E1
Canada

+1 604-775-2100

Seattle

British Columbia and the United States enjoy long-standing relationships and extensive business connections. The British Columbia Trade and Investment offices are located in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley area, Seattle, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and the Boston and New York area.

Our team has developed extensive networks in the United States, and helps businesses capitalize on shared opportunities, especially in the growing sectors of clean technologies, digital media, agrifoods, life sciences, information and communication technologies.

Seattle Office:
1201 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA
98101, United States

Contact our Trade and Investment Representatives. Our team welcomes your inquiries

Will Fox - Trade & Invest BC
Will Fox
Managing Director
Nicolas Santo - Trade and Investment BC
Nicolas Santo
Director, Pacific Northwest
Nicole Lauzon - Trade and Investment BC
Nicole Lauzon
Director, Natural Resources, USA

British Columbia Trade and Investment Representative office services in the United States are provided by Fox Group International.

San Francisco

British Columbia and the United States enjoy long-standing relationships and extensive business connections. The British Columbia Trade and Investment offices are located in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley area, Seattle, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and the Boston and New York area.

Our team has developed extensive networks in the United States, and helps businesses capitalize on shared opportunities, especially in the growing sectors of clean technologies, digital media, agrifoods, life sciences, information and communication technologies.

San Francisco Office:
Our area office is conveniently located in San Francisco’s Financial District.

600 California St,
San Francisco, CA
94108, United States

Contact our Trade and Investment Representatives. Our team welcomes your inquiries:

Will Fox - Trade & Invest BC
Will Fox
Managing Director
Mareese Keane - Trade & Invest BC
Mareese Keane
Director, San Francisco/Silicon Valley
Elif Ceylan - Trade & Investment Representative
Elif Ceylan
Director, San Francisco
Marilyn Wright - Trade & Invest BC
Marilyn Wright
Program Officer

British Columbia Trade and Investment Representative office services in the United States are provided by Fox Group International.

Los Angeles

British Columbia and the United States enjoy long-standing relationships and extensive business connections. The British Columbia Trade and Investment offices are located in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley area, Seattle, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and the Boston and New York area.

Our team has developed extensive networks in the United States, and helps businesses capitalize on shared opportunities, especially in the growing sectors of clean technologies, digital media, agrifoods, life sciences, information and communication technologies.

Los Angeles Office:
10250 Constellation Blvd, Ste 100
Los Angeles, CA
90067, United States

Contact our Trade and Investment Representatives. Our team welcomes your inquiries:

Will Fox - Trade & Invest BC
Will Fox
Managing Director
Alana Wagner - Trade & Invest BC
Alana Wagner Peralez
Director, Pacific Southwest
Trade & Investment Representative - Caryn King
Caryn King
Program Assistant

British Columbia Trade and Investment Representative office services in the United States are provided by Fox Group International.

Boston

British Columbia and the United States enjoy long-standing relationships and extensive business connections. The British Columbia Trade and Investment offices are located in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley area, Seattle, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and the Boston and New York area.

Our team has developed extensive networks in the United States, and helps businesses capitalize on shared opportunities, especially in the growing sectors of clean technologies, digital media, agrifoods, life sciences, information and communication technologies.

Boston Office:
501 Boylston St
Boston, MA
02116, United States

Contact our Trade and Investment Representatives. Our team welcomes your inquiries:

Will Fox - Trade & Invest BC
Will Fox
Managing Director
Chris King - Trade & Invest BC
Chris King
Director, East Coast

British Columbia Trade and Investment Representative office services in the United States are provided by Fox Group International.

Tokyo

British Columbia and Japan share a long and significant cultural and economic history.

Our representative’s extensive networks in Japan and strong connections to British Columbia help businesses capitalize on shared business opportunities across the country.

Japan Team:

Commercial Section
Embassy of Canada
7 Chome-3-38 Akasaka
Minato City, Tokyo
107-0052, Japan

Contact our Trade and Investment Representatives. Our team welcomes your inquiries:

Ryo Tokunaga - Trade and Investment BC
Ryo Tokunaga
Director, Trade Section
Chris Malcolm - Trade & Invest BC
Chris Malcolm
Senior Commercial Officer
Tomoko Nakasuji - Trade & Invest BC
Tomoko Nakasuji
Commercial Officer
Nubuo Araki - Trade and Investment BC
Nobuo Araki
Commercial Officer
Kaori Suzuki - Trade & Invest BC
Kaori Suzuki
Commercial Officer

Beijing

Our representative’s extensive networks in China and strong connections to British Columbia help businesses capitalize on shared business opportunities.

Beijing Office:
Embassy of Canada
19 Dongzhimen Outer St
Chaoyang Beijing, China

Contact our Trade and Investment Representatives. Our team welcomes your inquiries:

Cathy Yao - Trade & Invest BC
Cathy Yao
Managing Director, BC China Office
Yong Huang - Trade and Investment BC
Yong Huang
Senior Commercial Officer
Michael Zheng - Trade & Investment Representative
Michael Zheng
Commercial Officer

Shanghai

Our representative’s extensive networks in China and strong connections to British Columbia help businesses capitalize on shared business opportunities.  

Shanghai Office:
Consulate General of Canada
ECO City Building, 8th floor,
1788 Nanjing Xi Lu,
Shanghai, 200040, China

Contact our Trade and Investment Representatives. Our team welcomes your inquiries:

Cathy Yao - Trade & Invest BC
Cathy Yao
Managing Director, BC China Office
Cecilia Fu - Trade and Investment BC
Cecilia Fu
Senior Commercial Officer
Cindy Luo - Trade & Investment Representative
Cindy Luo
Commercial Officer

Guangzhou

Our representative’s extensive networks in China and strong connections to British Columbia help businesses capitalize on shared business opportunities.

Guangzhou Office:
Consulate General of Canada
26/F, TaiKoo Hui Tower 1,
385 Tianhe Road, Guangzhou, 
Guangdong 510620, China

Contact our Trade and Investment Representatives. Our team welcomes your inquiries

Cathy Yao - Trade & Invest BC
Cathy Yao
Managing Director, BC China Office
Leanne Yi - Trade & Invest BC
Leanne Yi
Senior Commercial Officer
Gala Goa - Trade & Invest BC
Gala Gao
Senior Commercial Officer
Patrick Lyu - Trade & Invest BC
Patrick Lyu
Commercial Officer

Chongqing

Our representative’s extensive networks in China and strong connections to British Columbia help businesses capitalize on shared business opportunities.  

Chongqing Office:
Room 1705, Metropolitan Tower
Wu Yi Lu, Yu Zhong District
Chongqing 400010, China

Contact our Trade and Investment Representatives. Our team welcomes your inquiries:

Cathy Yao - Trade & Invest BC
Cathy Yao
Managing Director, BC China Office
Wesley Wei - Trade and Invest BC
Wesley Wei
Senior Commercial Officer

Seoul

With the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA), British Columbia and Korea enjoy strong bilateral relationships and extensive business connections, particularly trade in goods such as coal, copper, unwrought aluminum, and wood products including wood pulp. South Korea’s technology-intensive economy presents opportunities for trade and partnership in additional key sectors.

Our Trade and Investment representatives actively assist Korean and British Columbia businesses to explore shared opportunities in transportation, digital media, information and communication technologies, clean technologies, renewable energy, marine technology, life sciences, and education.

Seoul Office:
Embassy of Canada to Korea
21 Jeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, 04518
Seoul, South Korea

Contact our Trade and Investment Representatives. Our team welcomes your inquiries:

Derrick Kim - Trade & Invest BC
Derrick Kim
Managing Director, Korea
Trade & Investment Representative - Jungyoon Hong
Jungyoon Hong
Senior Commercial Officer
Yuna Hong - Trade & Investment Representative
Yuna Hong
Commercial Officer
Jiyoon Lee - Trade & Invest BC
Jiyoon Lee
Commercial Officer
Trade & Investment Representative - Gil Lew
Gil Hwan Lew
Commercial Officer

Manila

British Columbia’s trade and investment office located in Manila provides direct access for B.C. companies into the Philippines and other countries in the ASEAN economic region. Our experienced trade and investment professionals will help you network and capitalize on shared business opportunities in Southeast Asia.

Manila Office:
Embassy of Canada
Levels 6-8, Tower 2, RCBC Plaza
6819 Ayala Avenue
Makati City 1200

Contact our Trade and Investment Representatives. Our team welcomes your inquiries:

Rohan Belliappa - Trade and Investment BC
Rohan Belliappa
Managing Director, ASEAN
Jizen Reyes - Trade & Invest BC
Jizen Reyes
Commercial Officer
Trade & Investment Representative - Bernadette Buensuceso
Bernadette Buensuceso
Commercial Assistant

Jakarta

British Columbia’s trade and investment network provides direct access for B.C. companies interested in the Indonesian market as well as other countries in the ASEAN economic region. Our experienced trade and investment professionals can help you network and explore business opportunities in the region.

Jakarta Office:
Embassy of Canada
World Trade Centre I, 6th Floor
Jalan Jend. Sudirman Kav. 29-31
Jakarta 12920, Indonesia

Contact our Trade and Investment Representatives. Our team welcomes your inquiries

Rohan Belliappa - Trade and Investment BC
Rohan Belliappa
Managing Director, ASEAN
Debora Gracia - Trade & Invest BC
Debora Gracia
Commercial Officer

Singapore

As the financial and regional hub of Southeast Asia, Singapore is the most active economic gateway between East and West in the region. The city-state is active in diverse range of industries from aerospace and electronics, to medical technology and the creative industries.

Trade and investment representatives in Singapore are actively supporting businesses to explore shared opportunities.

Singapore Office:
High Commission of Canada
One George Street, #11-01
Singapore, 049145

Contact our Trade and Investment Representatives. Our team welcomes your inquiries

Rohan Belliappa - Trade and Investment BC
Rohan Belliappa
Managing Director, ASEAN
Lisa Qiu - Trade & Invest BC
Lisa Qiu
Senior Commercial Officer
Genevieve Chew - Trade & Investment Representative
Genevieve Chew
Commercial Officer

Ho Chi Minh City

The British Columbia trade and investment office for Vietnam is located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  The office provides B.C. companies with direct market access into Vietnam and other countries in the rapidly growing ASEAN economic region. 

Our experienced trade and investment professionals help export-ready companies network and capitalize on business opportunities in the region; we invite you to contact us to learn more.

Vietnam Office:
Consulate General of Canada
The Metropolitan, Suite 1002,
235 Dong Khoi Street, District 1,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Contact our Trade and Investment Representatives. Our team welcomes your inquiries:

Rohan Belliappa - Trade and Investment BC
Rohan Belliappa
Managing Director, ASEAN
An Vuong - Trade and Investment BC
An Vuong
Senior Commercial Officer
Nguyen The Hien -Trade and Investment BC
Nguyen The Hien
Trade and Investment Representative

London

British Columbia’s Trade and Investment Representative office in London is the centre for our programs throughout Europe.

Europe’s multi-faceted economy continues to present many opportunities for trade and partnership in key sectors. These include resources, biomass and green technologies, information and communication technologies, life sciences, and education.

Rely on our London office to help you network and capitalize on shared business opportunities.

London Office:
10 York Road
London, SE1 7ND
United Kingdom

Contact our Trade and Investment Representatives. Our team welcomes your inquiries

Rupert Potter - Trade & Invest BC
Rupert Potter
Managing Director
Melissa Arsenault - Trade & Invest BC
Melissa Arsenault
Operations Manager
Graham Hilton - Trade & Invest BC
Graham Hilton
Trade and Investment Specialist
Rhoda Campbell - Trade & Invest BC
Rhoda Campbell
Trade and Investment Specialist
Laetitia Macdougall - Trade & Invest BC
Laetitia Macdougall
Trade and Investment Specialist
Trade & Investment Representative - Ximena Portugal
Ximena Portugal
Administrative Officer

Amsterdam

Europe’s multi-faceted economy continues to present many opportunities for trade and partnership in key sectors. These include resources, biomass and green technologies, information and communication technologies, life sciences, and education.

Rely on our Amsterdam representatives to help you network and capitalize on shared business opportunities.

Contact our Trade and Investment Representatives. Our team welcomes your inquiries

Rupert Potter - Trade & Invest BC
Rupert Potter
Managing Director
Trade & Investment Representative - Maxime Guinchard
Maxime Guinchard
Trade and Investment Specialist, The Netherlands

Stuttgart

Europe’s multi-faceted economy continues to present many opportunities for trade and partnership in key sectors. These include resources, biomass and green technologies, information and communication technologies, life sciences, and education.

Rely on our Stuttgart representatives to help you network and capitalize on shared business opportunities.

Contact our Trade and Investment Representatives. Our team welcomes your inquiries

Rupert Potter - Trade & Invest BC
Rupert Potter
Managing Director
Lukas Josten - Trade & Investment
Lukas Josten
Trade and Investment Specialist, Germany

Delhi

Delhi is the capital of India and is the second largest city (by population) after Mumbai. Delhi is home to both the Indian parliament and most federal government headquarter offices. The city has emerged as a major business capital and gateway to key northern Indian cities.

Our Delhi team uses its extensive networks throughout India and strong relationships with British Columbia to help businesses identify shared opportunities in a variety of sectors, including investment attraction and government relations.

Delhi Office:
High Commission of Canada
7/8 Shantipath, Chanakaypuri,
New Delhi – 110021

Tel.: +91-11-41782000  

Contact our Trade and Investment Representatives. Our team welcomes your inquiries:

Prashanth Nair - Trade & Invest BC
Prashanth Nair
Managing Director, India
Harish Vaidyanathan - Trade & Invest BC
Harish Vaidyanathan
Senior Commercial Officer

Mumbai

Our Trade and Investment Representative office in Mumbai is the hub for British Columbia’s programs and activities throughout India. Mumbai is India’s financial and business capital, and a centre for natural resource investment. It is among the world’s top 10 trade centres and is the key trade destination in India.

Our Mumbai team’s expertise and extensive networks help companies in India and British Columbia capitalize on shared business opportunities, including resources, clean technology, information and communication technologies, life sciences, and transportation.

Mumbai Office:
Consulate General of Canada,
One International Center, Tower 2, 21st Floor,
Senapati Bapat Marg, Elphinstone Road (West),
Mumbai 400 013

Tel.: +91 22 49224600

Contact our Trade and Investment Representatives. Our team welcomes your inquiries:

Prashanth Nair - Trade & Invest BC
Prashanth Nair
Managing Director, India
Trade & Investment Representative - Maithili Jhaveri
Maithili Jhaveri
Senior Commercial Officer

Chandigarh

Chandigarh is the capital of Punjab, home of the majority of Indian immigrants to British Columbia, Canada. The Punjab and British Columbia have strong historical, cultural and social connections, and businesses in both regions are natural commercial partners. Our Chandigarh office builds awareness of the business and cultural connections between British Columbia and Punjab.

The team uses its extensive networks in Punjab and strong relationships with British Columbia to help businesses identify shared opportunities, including in the growing areas of tourism, agrifoods and education.

Chandigarh Office:
Consulate General of Canada
C413-C416, 4th Floor, Elante Office Complex, 
Plot No. 178-178A, Industrial & Business Park
Chandigarh – 160002, India

Tel: +91 172 505 0439

Contact our Trade and Investment Representatives. Our team welcomes your inquiries:

Prashanth Nair - Trade & Invest BC
Prashanth Nair
Managing Director, India
Rajesh Sharma - Trade & Investment
Rajesh Sharma
Senior Commercial Officer

Bengaluru

India and British Columbia have strong historical, cultural and social connections, and businesses in both regions are natural commercial partners.

The team uses its extensive networks in Bengaluru and strong relationships with British Columbia to help businesses identify shared opportunities.

Bengaluru Office:
Consulate General of Canada
World Trade Center, 22nd Floor, 26/1
Dr. Rajkumar Road, Malleshwaram West
Yeshwantpur, Bengaluru, 560055 India

Contact our Trade and Investment Representatives. Our team welcomes your inquiries:

Prashanth Nair - Trade & Invest BC
Prashanth Nair
Managing Director, India
Prateek Bhatia - Trade and Investment BC
Prateek Bhatia
Senior Commercial Officer

Taipei

Taiwan is currently B.C.’s sixth largest export destination and approximately half of all Canadian exports to Taiwan are from B.C.

Our representative in Taipei will work to grow B.C. exports to Taiwan, and to attract investment from Taiwan into B.C. across a range of sectors. 

Taipei Office:
Canadian Trade Office in Taipei
Address: 6F, #1 SongZhi Road, Taipei, Taiwan

Contact our Trade and Investment Representatives. Our team welcomes your inquiries:

Venus Chen - Trade & Investment Representative
Venus Chen
Managing Director, Taiwan
Irene Yang - Trade and Investment BC
Irene Yang
Senior Commercial Officer

Mexico

Our team connects incoming investors and businesses to opportunities, provides insights into doing business in British Columbia.

B.C. maintains an economic presence in Mexico through a recently opened office in Mexico City and close collaboration with the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service team, located in Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey.

Mexico Office:
Embassy of Canada to Mexico 
Schiller No. 529
Col. Polanco
11560 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact our Trade and Investment Representatives. Our team welcomes your inquiries:

Maria Bofill -Trade and Investment BC
Maria Bofill
Senior Commercial Officer
Trade and Invest BC Representative offices

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