Vancouver, BC, Canada (April 11, 2016) – The Vancouver International Maritime Centre (VIMC) will be hosting members of the international shipping community in three major Asian cities, sharing the advantages of expanding international shipping operations into Vancouver, Canada.
Tokyo: April 15th, 2016, 6:30pm-8:30pm at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Tokyo Midtown 9-7-1 Minato-ku, 赤坂
Tokyo, 東京都 107-0052, Japan
Singapore: April 19th, 2016, 6:30pm-8:30pm, at Official Residence of the Canadian High Commissioner, 9
Swettenham Road, Singapore
Hong Kong: April 22nd, 2016, 6:30pm-8:30pm, at Conrad Hong Kong Hotel, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway,
The VIMC delegation will include:
Graham Clarke, Chairman & CEO, VIMC
Kaity Arsoniadis-Stein, Executive Director, VIMC
Yvonne Rankin-Constantine, Director of International Business Development, VIMC
Michael Shields, Partner, Tax Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
The events will provide participants from around the world with the opportunity to learn about Vancouver,
Canada as an attractive location for international shipping companies to expand business operations on the
west coast of North America.
With support from the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia and the Vancouver-based
International Ship-Owners Alliance of Canada, the VIMC is working to attract international shipping
companies to Vancouver’s growing international maritime hub.
Canada’s shipping tax legislation is among the most competitive in the world. Recent changes now allow
foreign companies to manage their international shipping businesses from Canada without their Canadian
or foreign activities being subject to tax in Canada.
About the Vancouver International Maritime Centre (VIMC) and Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver has become one of the most attractive business locations for international shipping companies.
VIMC promotes Vancouver as a location for global shipping and assists interested firms in expanding to
Canada’s stable political environment, healthcare system, world-class universities, and high-tech capacity
allow Vancouver to compete better than ever with business capitals around the world. It has been ranked
the best country in the G-20 to do business, has the second highest standard of living in the G-20 and leads
all G-7 countries regarding economic growth, according to the World Bank. The World Economic Forum has
declared its banking system to be the soundest in the world.