On a regular basis, the CABC provides high-level networking and sector-specific events for its Members.
CABC events are held across ASEAN and in Canada, often as a collaboration with our regional partners and members.
Dear SBF Partners and Friends,
You are cordially invited to the following event organized by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), in collaboration with the Singapore Government (Ministry of Trade & Industry and IE Singapore):
|1st Training Course on Understanding the Benefits of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs):
“Tapping on Singapore’s FTA Network to Increase Competitive Edge & Gain Better Market Access Overseas”
|Date & Time:||3rd – 4th of April 2018 (Tuesday & Wednesday), 0830 – 1730H|
SBF Center Seminar Rooms (Level 6)
#06-01 SBF Center, 160 Robinson Road, Singapore 068914
Fee per pax:
Free trade agreements (FTAs) provide companies more prospects to expand their businesses into key overseas markets and gain competitive edge to improve profitability. Currently, Singapore has a network of 22 bilateral and regional FTAs with 33 trading partners. Therefore, companies that operate in Singapore arestrategically positioned and stand to benefit greatly from utilizing these FTAs.
This workshop aims to help you have a better appreciation of the unlocked opportunities of Singapore’s FTA network for businesses. You will learn basic concepts of various FTA elements and how these can benefit your business directly from Singapore’s trade policymakers and negotiators; as well as practical insights on how your business can gain competitive edge to improve profitability through Singapore’s FTA network from experienced supply chain management/FTA experts.
To attend the aforesaid event, please register online (click here) by 20 March 2018. Please note that seats are limited & will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. To register, please log in with your username and password. If you do not have an existing account with SBF, kindly create an account for registration.
For any queries regarding this course, please feel free to contact our FTAs and International Relations Team:
Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you at our training course!
The CABC is pleased to share a policy forum on Trade, value chains and sustainable development in Southeast Asia to be held on Friday March 23rd, 2018 at the Copthorne King’s Hotel Singapore (403 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169632).
At the margins of the 4th CABC business forum taking place in Singapore on March 21st and 22nd,
Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Grow Asia have organized a one-day event to present IDRC work on trade and value chains in the ASEAN region. The event features policymakers, business leaders, and researchers working on the issues of key relevance to Canada-ASEAN economic relationships, trade, SMEs development, and women and youth empowerment. Further details are provided in the attached draft agenda.
How to RSVP?
We kindly ask that you respond by Monday 19th, 2018 to Bouba Housseini (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Pranav
Sethaputra (email@example.com) whether you would like to attend this event. Please do not
hesitate to contact us for any further information.
Kindly find the agenda for the event below:
Agenda of the IDRC-Grow Asia Side-Event at the 4th CABC Business Forum
|Morning: high level policy forum open to All|
8:30 – 9:00
|Introduction and Opening remarks
9:00 – 9:15
|Opening remarks by Global Affairs Canada, IDRC, CABC, and Grow
9:15 – 10:00
|Keynote Address on: “Trade, value chains and sustainable
development in Southeast Asia”
10:00 – 10:15
|Panel Discussions I
10:15 – 11:15
|Theme I: Economic and social impacts of trade and value chains in
|Panel Discussions II
11:15 – 12:15
|Theme II: Integration of ASEAN SMEs into global markets
|Wrap-up and conclusions
12:15 – 12:30
12:30 – 13:30
|Lunch and Networking|
|Afternoon: internal research workshop (only for IDRC grantees)|
|Projects insights I
13:30 – 15:00
|Updates and Insights from IDRC projects:
15:00 – 15:15
|Projects insights II
15:15 – 16:45
|Updates and Insights from IDRC projects:
|Wrap-up and conclusions
16:45 – 17:15
Click on the image below to read about our full coverage of the 4th CABC Business Forum 2018 or click here!
Thank you for participating in the 4th CABC Business Forum with us and we hope to see you next time!
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel
Riverfront Ballroom, Level 2
$25 Members (CanCham, ACN, CABC, GCNS); $35 Non-Members
ASEAN’s commitment to achieving the mutually-reinforcing goals of the ASEAN Vision 2025 Blueprints and UN 2030 Agenda UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) requires responsible business.
You’re invited to join us for insights into the latest developments and issues challenging responsible business conduct in Canada, Singapore and ASEAN with guest speakers from Canada, and guest panelists who are actively engaged in Singapore and the region.
Register with us here!
Robert Coleman, Director, Trade Planning, Coordination and Responsible Business Conduct Division, Global Affairs Canada will present:
Canada’s commitment to CSR, setting a new global benchmark with the recently announced independent Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE), and multi-stakeholder Advisory Body on Responsible Business Conduct.
Kevin Thomas, Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE) will delve into:
The global push on non-financial disclosure information and materiality risk, and the ability of investors to leverage corporate behaviour.
Peter Nesbitt, Managing Director, Global Trade & Banking, Asia & General Manager, Singapore Branch, BMO Capital Markets
Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited
Laura Hwang, Singapore’s Representative of the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC)
Thomas Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, ASEAN CSR Network (ACN)
Evelyn S Wong, CSR Lead, Executive Committee, CanCham Singapore
Check out the rest of the speakers’ profile here.
On the 25th November 2017, the CABC held an engaging and informative panel session with the Government of Alberta in Calgary. The event saw approximately 80 participants in attendance with opening remarks made by Matthew Machielse, Government of Alberta Economic Development of Trade Assistant Deputy Minister. This was followed by the introduction from the CABC on ASEAN and the Southeast Asia market. The Government of Alberta also presented on Alberta Export Expansion Package (AEEP). The panel session was designed to provide a rounded representation by businesses in different stages of market development in the Southeast Asia market. Concluding with a dynamic and robust networking reception, participants had the opportunities to mingle and exchange great insights.
Steve Hardy from Rally Engine
Shawn Watson from Senescence
Tim Nguyen from Poeta Digital
YeeHo Tan from United Overseas Bank
Fabricio Lima from Government of Alberta Economic Development and Trade
CABC would like to thank every participant for their time and we hope to see you next time!
On November 9, 2017, CABC participated in the Event:
Canada+Southeast Asia; Exploring Challenges +Opportunities, hosted by University of Victoria.