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There is an abundance of opportunities for energy development and cooperation between ASEAN and Canada, and access to capital can unlock it. On July 15th , the CABC & Osler, in partnership with the Government of Canada, hosted the Canada-ASEAN Energy Partnership webinar. Over 80 participants have tuned in to join the webinar which aimed to assess the current energy market and identify and understand the challenges and opportunities that exist for Canada and ASEAN to develop a more robust partnership in trading energy, technology, and ideas. Cautious optimism was provided by our esteemed panelists from both sides of the…
ASEAN-BAC urges ASEAN economic leaders to expedite six short-term priority measures for economic recovery ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) presented its Outline for ASEAN Action (OAA) to ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEMs) who today met in a special session. In its presentation, ASEAN-BAC reiterated its call for the establishment of a Special Commission so that together ASEAN can be safer and recover faster from the human and economic ravages of the Covid-19 pandemic. ASEAN-BAC, which has been working closely with joint ASEAN business councils across the world and its knowledge partner CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI), has compiled a detailed matrix…
PRESS RELEASE ASEAN BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL AND JOINT BUSINESS COUNCILS CALL FOR ASEAN HIGH LEVEL SPECIAL COMMISSION TO BETTER CO-ORDINATE COVID-19 RESPONSE AND POST-PANDEMIC ECONOMIC RECOVERY ACROSS SOUTH EAST ASIA • Calls for the establishment of a High-Level Special Commission to ensure better collaboration and cohesiveness across the region both in dealing with the current pandemic, and also to ensure that ASEAN comes out stronger, more integrated and globally competitive from this pandemic • Formation of support to be given from a Special Business Advisory Board, to ensure private sector involvement and support • Focus on Priority sectors: travel, essential…
Hon. Jean Charest, Honorary Chairman, Canada-ASEAN Business Council Wayne C. Farmer, President, Canada-ASEAN Business Council Thi Be Nguyen, CABC Canada Activities Chair, Manager, Office of the President and Major Donations, National Bank of Canada April 23, 2020 Shortages of personal protective equipment (“PPE”) for Canada’s frontline healthcare workers due to the COVID-19 crisis have prompted urgent steps to seek new PPE supply chains. Initial efforts by Global Affairs Canada entirely focused on China, successfully sole sourcing an expected 145 million new N95 respirators. The federal government has swiftly committed C$2 billion in new spending towards this equipment sourcing effort. Canada…