Last week, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, together with the Government of Saskatchewan, hosted a memorable event that brought together esteemed guests, partners, and members of the Canadian and Singaporean business community. The Sustainable Saskatchewan Reception, held at Paradox Singapore Merchant Court, showcased the commitment of the Government of Saskatchewan to sustainable development and its vast economic potential for growth and collaboration.
The event commenced with a warm welcome from the Master of Ceremonies, Caroline Berube, Managing Partner at HJM Asia Law and Chairman of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. Ms. Berube emphasized the leading role of the province of Saskatchewan in sustainable agriculture, energy, and natural resources, setting a global standard for environmental stewardship.
The evening's esteemed guest of honor was the Honourable Jeremy Harrison, Minister of Trade and Export Development from the Government of Saskatchewan. Minister Harrison, a key figure in shaping Saskatchewan's economic landscape, shared valuable insights into the province's commitment to sustainability and its expansive economic possibilities.
Before delving into the program, Ms. Berube expressed gratitude to those who made the event possible.
Special thanks were extended to the team involved in the organization of the event,
including the Saskatchewan Singapore Office of the High Commission of Canada in Singapore, represented by Greg Eidsness, Managing Director, and Jaclyn Lee, Trade and Investment Officer. Recognition was also given to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore’s Executive team. Valuable food contributors of the event, Agrocorp, HerbyVore, Prairie Berries, and Shandi Global, were duly acknowledged.
The event's program included remarks from His Excellency Jean-Dominique Ieraci, High Commissioner of Canada to Singapore & Honorary Chairman of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. High Commissioner Ieraci highlighted the significance of sustainable initiatives and introduced Minister Harrison, who further emphasized Saskatchewan's vision and its efforts to foster stronger ties with Southeast Asia. He also underlined the commitment to sustainable development, including providing the highest-quality, sustainably produced food, fuel, and fertilizer, essential for a growing world.
A special video showcasing the business opportunities across various industries in Saskatchewan concluded Minister Harrison's remarks.
The Sustainable Saskatchewan Reception concluded with an invitation to attendees to experience the first-ever Saskatoon Sling drink and Prairie Berrie Bliss dessert, featuring the unique and delicious Saskatoon Berry from Saskatchewan.
This invitation encouraged guests to connect and explore potential collaborations, highlighting the province's potential as a global leader in sustainable development.