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Rotman Evening with the Consul General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao

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Economic Analysis and Policy | Networking Event | Alumni Networking

Date: Monday November 06, 2017 | 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Speaker(s): Jeff Nankivell, Consul General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao
Tiff Macklem , Dean, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; Board Chair - Global Risk Institute; Chair - Ontario's Panel on Economic Growth and Prosperity and; Director of Scotiabank
Daniel Trefler, J. Douglas and Ruth Canada Research Chair in Competitiveness and Prosperity, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and a Senior Research Fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Studies.
Topic: Update on Trade Agreements

Official Residence of the Consul General of Canada in Hong Kong. Mid-Levels Central Hong Kong (For Security Reasons, registered guests will receive the full address in the confirmation email which they must bring with them to the event)  

Location: Hong Kong
Cost: None - All Alumni are welcome; Please note for security reasons, all guests must RSVP through the event link and bring their printed confirmation.
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You and your guest(s) are invited to attend a special evening with Jeff Nankivell, Consul General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao and the Rotman School.

On Monday November 6th Consul General Nankivell will host Rotman Alumni and their guests at his home in Hong Kong with Dean Tiff Macklem and Professor Daniel Trefler, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. 

This evening will give you an opportunity to connect with the School and each other. At 6:30pm we will have brief remarks from Prof. Trefler who will update you on his research, which focuses on Canada-U.S. Trade Relations. 


6:00 to 6:30pm Registration Check-in  (Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes in advance)

6:30 to 7:00pm Remarks and Update

7:00 to 8:00pm Reception

PLEASE NOTE: 8:15pm – for security reasons all guests are kindly asked to leave the Residence by this time. There are no parking spaces available.

DRESS: business attire

SECURITY: Because this event is being hosted in the Consul General’s residence you MUST RSVP yourself and any guests before October 30. Only RSVP’ed guests will be admitted to the residence.

If you have any questions, please email Jennifer Hildebrandt –

DRESS: Business Attire


Mr. Jeff Nankivell succeeded Mr. J. Ian Burchett as Consul General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao in August 2016. Since 2011, Jeff Nankivell has served as Director General and was responsible for Canada’s official development assistance in Asia, with the Canadian International Development Agency and then with Global Affairs Canada. After joining the Foreign Service in 1988, he served in various capacities with CIDA: as a project team leader with the China Program; at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, for two postings (1991 to 1995 and 2000 to 2004); as Country Analyst with the Russia Program; as Senior Program Manager for the World Bank Group, Multilateral Programs Branch; as Director, Strategic Policy in the Agency’s Policy Branch, and as Director, China and Northeast Asia. From 2008 to 2011, he was posted again to the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, as Minister and Deputy Head of Mission. He has also worked at the Ontario Legislature and at South-The Third World Newsmagazine. He holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Toronto, an MSc in Political Sociology from the London School of Economics, and a Certificate (one-year program) in Chinese Language and Culture from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Tiff Macklem became dean of the Rotman School in July 2014.  Since coming to Rotman, Tiff has also been appointed the chair of the board of the Global Risk Institute, chair of Ontario's Panel on Economic Growth and Prosperity, a director of Scotiabank, and a member of the Asian Business Leaders Advisory Board. Prior to Rotman, Tiff served as senior deputy governor of the Bank of Canada, sharing responsibility with the governor and four deputy governors for monetary policy and for the Bank’s role in promoting financial stability. He was also the Bank's chief operating officer and a member of its board of directors, overseeing strategic planning and coordinating the Bank’s operations. Macklem has also played a leading role in efforts to ensure stable financial systems worldwide. Prior to his appointment at the Bank, Tiff served as associate deputy minister of the federal Department of Finance and Canada’s finance deputy at the G7 and G20, the IMF, and the Financial Stability Board. He also served as chair of the Standing Committee on Standards Implementation of the Financial Stability Board. In that role, he worked to establish an international system of peer review to promote and assess the implementation of new financial standards across the 24 most financially important countries in the world. Tiff graduated from Queen's University in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in economics, and completed a master’s degree and a PhD in economics at the University of Western Ontario.

Daniel Trefler is the J. Douglas and Ruth Canada Research Chair in Competitiveness and Prosperity at the Rotman School of Management and a Senior Research Fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Studies. Professor Trefler is an internationally respected trade economist, known for his path-breaking contributions to fundamental research. This research has been instrumental in the design and pursuit of trade agreements that promote productivity, innovation and investment while minimizing the harmful effects on workers and the most disadvantaged. In recent years he has advised Global Affairs Canada on national policies towards foreign direct investment and helped to frame the document that launched the Canada-EU trade agreement. The importance and influence of Professor Trefler’s work has been recognized through numerous distinctions including the 2016 Killam Prize in Social Sciences (Canada’s ‘Nobel Prize’), the 2016 Bank of Canada Fellowship Award, a Canada Research Chair, and all three major awards of the Canadian Economics Association. Born and raised in Toronto, Professor Trefler holds degrees in economics from the University of Toronto (BA), Cambridge University (M.Phil) and UCLA (Ph.D).

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