On Thursday, June 15th, 2017, the CABC hosted a clean-tech roundtable in Calgary, Alberta, at the law offices of Norton Rose Fulbright. Organized for the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, and featuring the Singapore Economic Development Board, the Opportunity for Alberta Clean-tech in SE Asia: A Canada-ASEAN Trade Roundtable welcomed 12 participants from the private and public sector.

The roundtable was successful in engaging Alberta firms to the opportunities in the ASEAN market, specifically the rapidly growing clean-tech sector. Sector analysis, market penetration strategies and best practices were reviewed during the two-hour event. Representatives from Alberta Economic Development and Trade, Singapore Economic Development Board and the Trade Commissioner Service, provided details of the support mechanisms and funding programs available to Alberta business looking to export to the ASEAN nations. Alberta firms Terralog Technologies and Waterworks Technologies, both with existing operations in SE Asia, provided insightful first hand experiences of their successes and challenges, during market expansion to SE Asia.

The Alberta clean-tech businesses present gained an understanding of the market growth opportunities in SE Asia, the best market entry strategies, and access to the resources and organizations available to assist with a successful expansion plan to ASEAN.

The CABC would like to thank Norton Rose Fulbright for their support and assistance in sponsoring the event.

Roundtable Participants:

Jason Switzer, Director, Alberta Clean Technology Industry Alliance (ACTia)
Robert Simmons, Managing Director, Alberta Economic Development & Trade
Heng Jie TAN, Regional Director, Singapore Economic Development Board
Irnawati Irnawati, Trade Commissioner, Trade Commissioners Service
Alexa Verspoor, Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright
Victor Lee, Trade and Investment Manager, Alberta Economic Development & Trade
Jeffrey Schlachter, Sr. Trade and Investment Officer, Alberta Economic Development & Trade
Roman Bilak, President, Terralog Technologies Inc.
Reza Shams, Senior Project & Business Development Manager, Waterworks Technologies Inc.
Arman Kiani, Managing Director, Prospect Renewables
Randy Ries, Director of Business Development, R&D Green Tech
Aaron Salus, Founder, Strut Creative / Rally Engine
Andrew Doherty, Director, Canada, CABC