Current Initiatives

About ASEAN and the CABC

The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) was formed in August 1967 by the foreign ministers of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Since then the Association has expanded to include Cambodia, Brunei Darussalam, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam. The ten member countries have set the ambitious goal of creating a single ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015. Canadian businesses have taken notice of these developments and are bringing a new focus to South East Asia. In August of 2012, 18 Founding Canadian Corporates announced the creation of the Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC).

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CABC Events
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CABC Infrastructure & PPP Event

October 2, 2014

The CABC Infrastructure & PPP event will promote infrastructure and public private partnerships in the South East Asian region. We will emphasize the opportunities available for Canadian businesses that are interested in pursuing this sector.  

Please use the code “cabc2014”

CABC Business Forum 2015

The CABC will host their Canada ASEAN Business Forum on March 18th and 19th,  2015. Please stay tuned for more information.

CABC Highlighted Resource

What Does The Rise of Manufacturing in ASEAN Mean for Multinationals? 

Emerging Market Insights: a blog by Frontier Strategy Group. 

The Asia Pacific Foundation, in partnership with United Overseas Bank and the Canada-ASEAN Business Council, conducted this survey of Canadian companies currently active or interested in doing business in ASEAN countries. The first of its kind research completed 138 online surveys with representatives of Canadian Companies between July 15th and August 31st, 2013. The CABC based their 2014 strategic plan, due to the results of this survey. Read the survey here

here to read more or listen to the podcast!