November 20, 2001: Capilano College takes on the world

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
      Tuesday, November 20, 2001
      Contact:  Esther Rausenberg at 604.986.1911, local 2481

      (NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C)--The Canadian Institute for International Applied Management(CIIAM) at Capilano College would like to bring the world of business to Canada andconversely take Canada to the rest of the world’s business.

      CIIAM, along with Team Canada Inc., is co-hosting a seminar on Friday, November 30 atthe Four Seasons Hotel to show Canadian companies how they can be more effective withtheir international projects.

      How to Finance International Business will explore through roundtable sessions with12 guest speakers more effective ways for local businesses to search, select and securefinancing for their international projects.

      Expert guest speakers include: Peter Franklin, president and CEO, Gemcom SoftwareInternational Inc; Bill Johnston, deputy director and trade commissioner, InternationalTrade Centre, Industry Canada; Jim Francey, Business Development Bank of Canada; JoeKnockaert, Canadian International Development Agency; Ted Benson, Canadian CommercialCorporation; Jim Farrell, iTrade Finance Inc.; Harry Jaako, Discovery Capital; RayJohnson, Export Development Corporation; Kandice Johnson, Western EconomicDiversification; Jacob Kunzer, International Trade Centre, PEMD; Robert McDowell, NewQuestCapital Corporation; Laura McGowan, RBC Global Services; Wei Ning, National ResearchCouncil; and Juan Ubeda, Northstar Trade Finance Inc.

      The seminar takes place from 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. in the Four Seasons Hotel’sArbutus room, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver. The cost is $25 per person and includesbreakfast. Registration can be made by calling 604.984.4981 (ext. 3477), or fax604.984.4992, or e-mail abailey@capilanou.ca.

      Two College programs which fall under CIIAM’s umbrella are the Asia PacificManagement Cooperative program and the Latin American Management program. Applicants haveto have at least one university degree under their belts before they are even consideredfor acceptance into either of the two-year programs. The award-winning apmcp is at theforefront of training managers for international careers and represents the promisingfuture of management education. Now entering its fourteenth year, the apmcp (along withthe newly created LAMP), represents a joint venture involving the Canadian and BritishColumbia governments, Capilano College, international and Canadian employers, donors, andstudents. A wide range of candidates for the program are selected from across Canada andaround the world to bring diverse backgrounds to the classroom. Nine months of academicstudies on campus are combined with a one-year paid work term in Asia. The internship iswith companies, non-profit organizations, and government agencies, and includes Canadianmultinationals, indigenous corporations and international companies.

      Many apmcp graduates have remained in international work well beyond their internship year and are becoming leaders in the international activities of numerous Canadian enterprises. The alumni network of more than 400 associates is working in 15 Asian countries, in North America, Europe and Africa.

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