The CABC is delighted to announce that we will be hosting a Canada-Cambodia Networking Reception, from 6:30 – 8:30 (GMT+7) in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on September 17th.  This event is sponsored by ABA Bank, and supported by the Canadian International School of Phnom PenhOlympia Medical HubIntercare Medical Centre, and Dara Hotels. This is an in person event in Siem Reap (by invitation only). 

Event Background

Event Details

As 2022 marks the 45th anniversary of the Canada-ASEAN relationship, the CABC is hosting a special networking reception in Cambodia, the 2022 ASEAN Chair and the host country for the 11th ASEAN-Economic Ministers (AEM)-Canada Consultation.

Cambodia is one of ASEAN’s fastest growing economies, which has seen a sustained average growth rate of 7.7% between 1998 and 2019, with positive growth seen even amidst the pandemic. In addition to a young and growing population of nearly 17 million, Cambodia is home to many booming diverse sectors which are driving the economy, such as agriculture, textiles, tourism, manufacturing, real estate and construction. With solid principles embedded in the National Strategic Development Plan (NSDP), such as the development of banking and finance and a vehement commitment to maintaining political stability, doing business in Cambodia is more attractive than ever. 

Given the restructuring of global supply chains, there are a growing number of  Canadian companies interested in the untapped opportunities in the Cambodian market. At the same time, Cambodia has also been home to Canadian businesses that have expanded and thrived in the economy, such as ABA Bank and Manulife Cambodia. 

The networking reception will convene senior-level business leaders and government officials from Canada and Cambodia to provide a platform to facilitate further networking after the 11th ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM)-Canada Consultation in Siem Reap (the most important annual Canada-ASEAN trade meeting).  This event will provide a platform to further the Canada-Cambodia relationship in key areas, such as digital economy development and women’s empowerment, by convening key leading stakeholders from both countries across sectors.

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Time (GMT+7) Programme
6:15 pm Registration
6:30 pm Refreshments and light food served
6:30 pm  Welcome remarks by the CABC
6:35 pm Keynote Address – Canada

  • The Hon. Minister Mary Ng, Canada’s Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development
6:45 pm Keynote Address – Cambodia

  • H.E. Dr. Ing Kantha Phavi, Minister of Women’s Affairs
6:55 pm Presentation on Canada’s contribution to Digital Banking Innovation and Financial Inclusion in Cambodia

  • Mr. Zokhir Rasulov, Chief Digital Officer, ABA Bank
7:00 – 8:30 pm Closing Remarks, Open Networking Commences