On March 12, CABC hosted a special breakfast dialogue with the Hon. Jean Charest on Canada’s role and opportunities in ASEAN. This breakfast seminar provided an in-depth look at changing global geopolitical and economic landscapes, and the resulting impact on Canada’s trading future with key partners including Asia and the ASEAN region.

In this close-door session, our distinguished speaker discussed:
– Global economic landscape and political-economic outlook for Canada
– Current status and major trends in Canada’s economic relations with Asia, in particular with ASEAN
– Opportunities in ASEAN for Canadian businesses
– Outlook for Canada-ASEAN relations

Featured speaker:

Our distinguished speaker the Hon. Jean Charest is the Honorary Chairman of the Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC). Mr. Charest is a Partner at McCarthy Tétrault LLP, and is the former Premier of Quebec (2003-2012) and Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (1993).


7:30 – 7:55 Registration & networking
7:55 – 8:00 Opening remarks from CABC 
8:00 – 8:40 The Hon. Jean Charest spoke
8:00 – 9:15 Breakfast was served
8:40 – 9:00 Q&A
9:00 – 9:05 Closing remarks
9:05 – 9:25 Event closed and networking