Canada and ASEAN – Accelerating the Partnership

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Canada and ASEAN – Accelerating the Partnership 2018-10-16T06:33:37+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. 

Kindly find the agenda for our 4th CABC Business Forum – Accelerating Partnership Forum below. 

You can also download the agenda here.

Networking Reception and Opening Dinner
March 21

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17:00Registration OpensIsland Foyer
17:00-18:15Cocktails & Networking  Island Foyer

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18:30 – 18:35Opening Remarks

  • Mr. Wayne Farmer, President of the Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC) and Managing Partner at Islemount Limited
 Island A
18:45 – 19:00Welcome Address and Introduction of the Guest of Honour

·       The Hon. Jean Charest P.C. Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Premier of Québec (2003-2012), Member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, CABC Honorary Chairman

Island A
19:00 – 19:20Guest of Honour Address

·       Mr S. Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry), Republic of Singapore

Island A
19:20 – 20:00Dinner is Served Island A
20:00 – 20:20Update on the CABC / UBC/ NUS Report on Benefits to ASEAN of an FTA with Canada

·      Prof. Kai Ostwald, Assistant professor in the School of Public Policy & Global Affairs and the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia

·       Prof. Alex Capri, Professor at National University of Singapore Business school

Island A
20:30- 20:50Dessert & Coffee are served Island A
           20:50Closing Remarks and Lucky Draw

·       Mr. Greg Ross, Executive Director of the CABC

Island A
           21:00Reception Dinner EndsIsland A


Canada and ASEAN – Accelerating the Partnership
March 22 

TimeEventLocation
8:00 – 9:15Breakfast Island A
8:05 – 8:10Opening Remarks

  • Mr. Wayne Farmer, President of the Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC) and Managing Partner at Islemount Limited
Island A
8:10-8:15Update on the Women’s Leadership Forum

·       Ms. Karen Cvornyek, President & Regional Managing Principal, Asia at B+H Architects and Women’s Leadership Forum Chair

Island A
8:15-9:05Breakfast is served Island A
8:20 – 8:25Remarks from the Government of British Columbia

·       Mr. Michael Nicholas, Managing Director, International Trade and Investment Office – Singapore at Government of British Columbia

Island A
 

 

 

Plenary Session           Round 1

8:40 – 9:30

Canada and ASEAN – The Big Picture (Read more)

Panel Discussion

Moderator:

·       Mr. Wayne Farmer, President at Canada-ASEAN Business Council

Speakers:

·       Mr. Dang Huy Dong, Former Vice Minister of Planning and Investment and Former Vice Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission in Vietnam

·       The Hon. John Manley, President and Chief Executive Officer at the Business Council of Canada

·       Ms. Mairead Lavery, Senior Vice President Business Development at Export Development Canada

·       Mr. Stewart Beck, President and Chief Executive Officer at Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Island A

 

Breakout Session # 1 – INNOVATION

Time: 9:40 – 10:40

Building Trust in Business – How Trusted is Canada in Asia  (Read more)Financial Services  (Read more)Driving Global Innovation  (Read more)SMEs in a Global Environment  (Read more)
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Moderator

Mr. Iain Twine,

Vice Chairman, Reputation at Edelman

Moderator

Mr. Peter Nesbitt

Managing Director, Global Trade & Banking Asia ex- China at Bank of Montreal

Moderator 

Mr. Craig Brown,

Partner at Fasken

Moderator:

Dr. Shawn Watson,

Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Senescence Life Sciences

Speakers:

· H.E.Marie-Louise Hannan,

Ambassador of Canada to ASEAN at Mission of Canada to ASEAN

· Ms. Emilie Potvin, Director, Public Policy APAC at Uber

Speakers:

· Mr. Hal Bosher, Chief executive Officer at Yoma Bank

· Mr. Dominic Jacques, Associate Vice – President, International Development at National Bank of Canada
· Mr. Jay Jobanputra

Managing Director & Regional Head Asia-Pacific at TD Bank

Speakers:

· Dr. Julia Fan Li, Senior Vice -President and Head of UK at Seven Bridges

· Mr. Allen Gilstrap, Chief Executive Officer at Ongo

· Dr. Mohammad Keyhani, Assistant Professor in Strategy & Entrepreneurship, Haskayne at School of Business, University of Calgary

· Mr. Wong Joo Seng, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Spark Systems

Speakers:

· Mr. Pierre Cleroux,

Vice – President, Research and Chief Economist of Business at

Development Bank of Canada
· Mr. Luis Gonzales. Principal Director ASEAN at ElementAI

· Mr. Ron Hoffmann,

Senior Representative for the Asia Pacific Basin at Government of Alberta

· Mr. Kevyn McGraw, Chief Executive officer  at ASEAN Contact Center

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10:40 -11:05 Networking Coffee Break sponsored by Island A Foyer
11:05-11:20Keynote Address

H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary-General of ASEAN

Island A
11:25 – 1155Launch of SMU Study on Legal Barriers in ASEAN

·       Prof. Locknie Hsu, Professor of Law at Singapore Management University School of Law

·       Prof. Pearlie Koh, Associate Professor of Law at Singapore Management University School of Law

·       Prof. Yip Man, Associate Professor of Law at Singapore Management University School of Law

Island A
12:00 – 12:15Keynote Address

·       The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne
Minister of International Trade of Canada

Island A
12:15 – 13:15Networking Lunch  Island A
Plenary Session

Round 2

13:15-14:15

The Politics of Trade and Investment – Panel Discussion (Read more)

Moderator:

·       Mr. Bill Tarrant, Asia Top News Editor/Lead Writer at Reuters News

Speakers:

·       Mr. Gordon Brown, Member of Parliament, Canadian House of Commons

·       Ms. Jan De Silva, President and Chief Executive Officer at Toronto Region Board of Trade

·       Mr. Peter Heidinger, Managing Director and Head, Asia Pacific at Scotiabank

·     Mr. Eduardo Pedrosa, Secretary General at Pacific Economic Cooperation Council

·       The Hon. Wayne Wouters, Strategic and Policy Advisor at McCarthy Tetrault, Former Clerk of the Privy Council

Island A

 

14:15-14:45 Networking Coffee Break Gardenia

Breakout Session #2 – KEY INDUSTRIAL SECTORS

Time: 14:45 – 15:45

Country Specific Session – Singapore  (Read more)Infrastructure  (Read more) Aerospace  (Read more)Building a Smarter Nation  (Read more)
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Moderator:

Ms. Chelsea Guy

Executive Director at CanCham Singapore

Moderator:

Mr. Klaus Houben

Chief Representative Southeast Asia at Export Development Canada

Moderator:

 Mr. Francis St. Louis

Principal Strategic Development Manager Asia Pacific at Rockwell

Collins Southeast Asia

Moderator 

 Mr. David E. Wynne

President and Chief Executive Officer at Green Technology Asia

Speakers:

·   Ms. Nathalie Benzing, Chief Operating Officer at Trade Gecko

·   Ms. Franca Ciambella, Managing Director at Consilium Law

·   Mr. Udai Panicker, Country Manager Singapore at Tractus Asia

·   Mr. Robert Simmons, Managing Director Southeast Asia and Oceania at Alberta Southeast Asia Office

Speakers:

· Mr. Chris Birdsong, Chief Executive Officer Asia Pacific, Engineering, Design and Project Management at Atkins, member of the SNC Lavalin Group

· Ms. Karen Cvornyek, President & Regional Managing Principal, Asia at B+H Architects

· Jessie Satria Oeni, Divisional Director, Project Development Division, at International Enterprise Singapore

· Mr. Victor Edward Sasdiyarto, Executive Vice – President, Head of Loan Syndication and Structured Finance Division at PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur, Indonesia

Speakers:

· Mr. Nadzri Hashim, Group Head Engineering at AirAsia

· Mr. Quentin O’Mahony, General Manager Northeast Asia at CAE

· Mr. Ross McKeand, Head of Marketing, Asia-Pacific and China at Bombardier

· Mr. Stephan Robinson, Sales Director – Commercial Aviation Network Solutions – Asia Pacific at Rockwell Collins

· Mr. Sia Kheng Yok, Chief Executive Officer at Association of Aviation Industries (Singapore)

Speakers:

· Ms. Jan De Silva, President and Chief Executive Officer at Toronto Region Board of Trade

· Mr. Luis Gonzales. Principal Director ASEAN at ElementAI

· Ms. Siu Min Lee, Director, Services & Cybersecurity at Thales

Ms. Humera Malik, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Canvass Analytics

Breakout Session #3 – Canada and ASEAN – The Trading Environment 

Time: 16:00 – 17:00

The Latest on Free Trade Agreements in South East Asia  (Read more)Supply Chains / Logistics  (Read more)Engaging Governments in South East Asia  (Read more)Transitioning to Clean Technologies  (Read more)
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Moderator:

Ms. Tuuli McCully

Director and Head of Asia -Pacific Economics at

Scotiabank

Moderator:

Mr. Rohan Belliappa, Representative Singapore at CN Rail

Moderator:

Ms. Emilie Potvin,

Director, Public Policy APAC at Uber

Moderator 

Dr. Anthony Watanabe

Managing Director at Asia Clean Innovations

Speakers:

· Dr. Raymon Krishnan, Director of Corporate Advisory at Asia Trade Centre

· Mr. Eduardo Pedrosa, Secretary General at Pacific Economic Cooperation Council

· Tan Sri Dr. Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria, Chair of the Board of Directors at Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS)
· Mr. Steven Tipman, Executive Director at Trade Facilitation Office

Speakers:

· Mr. Sean Goff, VP Asia at CN Rail

· Mr. Pitra Narendra, Manager for Government Relations and Policy, Corporate Affairs Asia-Pacific at Cargill

· Mr Michsel Nicholas, Managing Director for Singapore & Malaysia at Trade & Invest British Columbia

Speakers:

· Mr. Robert Asselin, Senior Director, Public Policy at Blackberry
· Mr. Aaron Franz, Managing Director, at Vriens & Partners’ head office in Singapore

· Ms. Melissa Kennedy, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer at Sun Life

· Ms. Zenaida Cuison Maglaya, Undersecretary, Regional Operations Group (ROG) at Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) of the Republic of the Philippine

Speakers:

·   Ms. Jane Kearns, Senior Advisor, Cleantech at MaRS
·   Mr. Robert Grant, Senior Vice President Power, Vice – President Capital Asia Pacific at Regional Head SNC-Lavalin Asia Pacific

·   Mr. Adrian Lembong, Director of Business Development at PT Adaro Energy

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17:15Closing Remarks  Island Foyer

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The Event is by invitation only. For more information, please contact greg.ross@canasean.com


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