PPI welcomes Delegation from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)

Performance Plants and CAAS

On September 20, 2017, Dr. Yafan Huang, President & CSO, Performance Plants, welcomed Mr. Mengshan Chen, Secretary of the Leading Party Group, CAAS at Performance Plants' new facility in Kingston, ON.

On September 20, 2017, Dr. Yafan Huang, President & CSO, Performance Plants, welcomed Mr. Mengshan Chen, Secretary of the Leading Party group, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) at Performance Plants' state of the art facility in Kingston, ON.  

Mr. Chen was part of an esteemed delegation group that included: Mr. Xifeng Gong, Director General/Professor, the Department of International Cooperation (CAAS), Mr.  Chunming Liu, Director General/Professor, Institute of Crop Sciences (CAAS), Mr.  Yuchang Qin, Director General/Professor, the Institute of Animal Sciences (CAAS), Mr.  Boshou Liao, Director General/Professor, Oil Crops Research Institute (CAAS), Mr. Leiming  Xu, Deputy Director, Party Committee (CAAS), Dr.  Junying Wang, Researcher, Institute of Biotechnology Research (CAAS), Mr.  Junming Wang,S&T Counsellor, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Canada and Mr.  Xuan  Hu,Second Secretary, S&T Office, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Canada.

Both parties exchanged views on strengthening and establishing new ties and objectives in ag-biotechnology.  The high level delegation visit was a success with Dr. Huang sharing the latest Performance Plants research developments.

Mayor Bryan Paterson, City of Kingston, Ms. Carey Bidtnes and Ms. Yina Wang, Kingston Economic Development Corp. (KEDCO), Dr. Jim Banting, CEO of PARTEQ and Assistant Vice-Principal,  Partnerships & Innovation, Queen's University and Mr. Ian Dick, Industry Liaison – Applied Research, St. Lawrence College were in attendence.