Business Forum Overview

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Business Forum Overview 2017-11-20T00:56:48+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, CABC will also host The CABC Women’s Forum, on March 21. Its objectives are to highlight prominent Canadian and ASEAN women in innovation and disruptive trends.

Networking Reception and Opening Dinner – March 21

Networking reception with Forum guests

17:00 – 18:30

Networking opportunity for all Forum participants


Networking dinner and keynote speech

18:30 – 21:00

Dinner Keynote speaker – Canadian/ASEAN Minister (TBC)

4th CABC Business Forum – March 22 (topics TBC)


8:00 – 9:00

Networking breakfast for all Forum participants
Breakfast Plenary Session

8:30 -9:30


Canada and ASEAN – The Big Picture

Keynote speaker – Canadian/ASEAN Minister

Panel Discussion

Breakout Sessions 1 – Innovation
11:00 – 12:00
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

14:00 – 15:00

Politics of Trade and Investment

Keynote speaker – Major Canadian/ASEAN CEO

Panel discussion

Breakout Sessions 2 –

Key Industrial Sectors

15:00 – 16:00

Panel 1 – Financial Services

Panel 2 – Aerospace

Panel 3 – Infrastructure

Panel 4 – Country Session: Singapore

Breakout Session 3 –

The Trading Environment

16:00 – 17:00

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


To register please click here


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”

*Based on attendees from the 2016 CABC Business Forum, September 7-8 in Jakarta, Indonesia