Women’s Forum Overview

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Women’s Forum Overview 2017-11-20T01:11:29+00:00

Where: Shangri-la Hotel Singapore

For the first time, CABC will host The CABC Women’s Forum, on March 21. Its objectives are to highlight prominent Canadian and ASEAN women in innovation and disruptive trends.

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.

CABC Women’s Forum – March 21 (topics TBC)

Keynote speeches from leading women in business

8:00 – 12:00

Panel 1 – Women in Tech: Transformative power of data science

Panel 2 – Women redefining business: Disruption and innovation

Panel 3 – Women in Finance: FinTech/Crowdfunding

Networking Lunch
12:00 – 13:00
Networking opportunity for Women’s Forum participants.  
Afternoon: World Café
13:00 – 15:00
A series of discussions with prominent women leaders, sharing collective knowledge to shape the future and influence positive outcomes.

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)

To register please click here


A few comments from past Forum 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