Canada and ASEAN – Accelerating the Partnership

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Canada and ASEAN – Accelerating the Partnership 2017-12-11T05:35:08+00:00

Where: Shangri-la Hotel Singapore                        

As the Canada-ASEAN Business Councils (CABC) flagship event, the 4th CABC Business Forum will bring together over 300 of the top decision-makers from the public and private sectors of Canada and Southeast Asia. This two-day event will feature keynote addresses, focused industry breakout sessions, and tailored networking opportunities.

The objectives of the CABC Forum are as follows:

  • Advance Canada’s profile and strategic trade interests with ASEAN and her Member-states;
  • Educate senior Canadian and ASEAN leaders about the outstanding opportunity of deeper economic integration between the regions;
  • Provide strategic information and intelligence for Canadian companies investing in or exploring ASEAN, and similarly, provide strategic information to ASEAN investors on the opportunities for investment in Canada;
  • Deliver authentic, senior-level networking opportunities for top decision-makers within the Canada-ASEAN economic corridor.

For the first time, On March 21, the CABC Business Forum will start with the inaugural event Women’s Leadership – Transforming Business. 

Networking Reception and Opening Dinner
March 21

Networking reception with Forum guests
17:00 – 18:30
Cocktail networking reception for all Forum participants
Networking dinner and keynote speeches
18:30 – 21:00
Dinner Keynote speaker – Canadian/ASEAN Minister (TBC)

Launch of the CABC/NUS/UBC Report on benefits to ASEAN of an FTA with Canada (TBC)

Canada and ASEAN – Accelerating the Partnership
March 22 

8:00 – 9:00
Networking breakfast for all Forum participants
Launch of the SMU Report on Legal Barriers in ASEAN
Breakfast Plenary Session
Topic: Canada and ASEAN –The Big Picture
9:00 – 10:30
Keynote speaker – Canadian/ASEAN Minister
Panel Discussion
Networking Coffee Break
10:30 – 11: 00
Networking break for all participants
Breakout Sessions 1
Theme: Innovation
11:00 – 12:00 (choose one)
Panel 1 – Transition to Clean Tech
Panel 2 – Building Smarter Nations
Panel 3 – Driving Global Innovation
Panel 4 – Country Session: Myanmar
Networking Lunch
12:00 – 13:00
Networking lunch for all participants
Afternoon Plenary Session
Topic: Politics of Trade and Investment
13:00 – 14:00
Keynote speaker – Major Canadian/ASEAN CEO
Panel discussion
Networking Coffee Break
14:00 – 14:30
Networking break for all participants
Breakout Sessions 2
Theme: Key Industrial Sectors
14:30 – 15:30 (choose one)
Panel 1 – Financial Services
Panel 2 – Aerospace
Panel 3 – Infrastructure
Panel 4 – Country Session: Singapore
Breakout Session 3
Theme: The Trading Environment
15:30 – 16:30 (choose one)
Panel 1 – Engaging Governments in ASEAN
Panel 2 – Trade Agreements in SE Asia
Panel 3 – SMEs in a Global Environment
Panel 4 – Supply Chain and Logistics
Closing Reception
17:00 – 18:00
Closing networking reception for all Forum participants (TBC)

*Forum topics are subject to change

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The Event is by invitation only. For more information, please contact

A few comments from past attendees:

  • “This forum should be organized in every year to enhance trade relations between Canadian & ASEAN country companies.”
  • “Fantastic event”
  • “It was an excellent opportunity to interact with Canadian companies