Eric Rupert Joins the CanCham Board in a shared vision for a More Sustainable Business Community
altPlus is thrilled to share that our very own CEO Eric Rupert, has been elected as a member of the 2023-2025 Board of Directors of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (CanCham). We are confident that Eric's expertise in sustainable materials and dedication to promoting eco-friendly solutions will be invaluable to CanCham's board and members.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai is the pre-eminent member driven organization supporting Canadian business and community interests. It was founded in 1996 by a group of locally based Canadian companies and entrepreneurs with the support of the Consulate General of Canada in Shanghai and was officially inaugurated in name in June 2008. CanCham informs and promotes Canadian interests in Eastern China and fosters connections within the Canadian business community and with its Chinese counterparts.
The Chair of the Board of Directors: Mark Ceolin, Ph.D.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai is led by a Board of Directors composed of 11 elected directors and 1 ex-officio director. The directors are either Canadian MNCs’ representatives, SME’s or Canadian entrepreneurs running their own business in China. They represent Canadian industrial diversity and strength on the business scene in China.
The CanCham 2023-2025 Board of Directors
This announcement marks a significant achievement and honor for both Eric and altPlus. As a member of the Board, Eric's position affords him the opportunity to make valuable contributions towards the development and growth of the CanCham community, leveraging his leadership skills, extensive experience, and unwavering dedication to supporting the business community in both Canada and China. With his active participation in CanCham, Eric is well-placed to strengthen relationships and facilitate greater collaboration between Canadian and Chinese businesses, thereby driving sustainable growth and prosperity.
altPlus aims to promote the adoption of engineered bamboo as a sustainable and cost-effective material in the construction industry and beyond, as well as biomaterials as an alternative for plastics found in all areas of life. This combines the significant, strategic, sustainable resource of bamboo found in China as well as across the world. As consumers become more conscious of the environmental impact of their purchasing decisions, the demand for sustainable and eco-friendly products will continue to grow. Through our membership in CanCham, we hope to bring our expertise in biomaterials to the table, by sharing our knowledge, best practices, and resources with CanCham members.
We believe altPlus’ membership in CanCham will bring new perspectives and innovative solutions to the challenges faced by CanCham and its members. Our focus on sustainable materials and eco-friendly practices can help to inspire new ways of doing business that are more environmentally responsible and socially conscious. We are excited to be a part of this vibrant community which will enable us to connect with like-minded individuals and organizations, and look forward to playing our part in making that vision a reality.