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Event Details

  • Date and time: 2 June 2021, 9:00am – 11:00am GMT+8 (1 June 2021, 9:00pm – 11:00pm EST)


As a group, ASEAN is Canada’s sixth-largest trading partner. A Canada-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement would bring the two regions together, expanding trade and investment across many sectors, including financial services, infrastructure, energy, agri-food, resources, aviation, high tech & ICT, and many more! 

Join the Canada-ASEAN Business Council, ASEAN Business Advisory Council Brunei  and our partners to explore what’s ahead of the Canada-ASEAN economic relationship and find out how the two regions can leverage this partnership for shared success and prosperity. This event is part of the Canada-ASEAN Business Leaders Series 2021 organized by the CABC in partnership with the Government of Canada.


Time (GMT+8) Programme
9:05 AM – 9:10 AM Welcome remarks

  • Mr. Wayne Farmer, President, the CABC
9:10 AM – 9:45 AM Introduction of Guests of Honour by The Hon. Yanty Rahman (The Hon. FDr. Ar. Siti Rozaimeriyanty DSLJ Haji Abdul Rahman), Chair, ASEAN-Business Advisory Council, and Member of the Brunei Legislative Council

Keynote remarks from Guests of Honour:

  • Mr. John Hannaford, Canada’s Deputy Minister of International Trade
  • H.E. Satvinder Singh, Deputy Secretary-General for ASEAN Economic Community
  • YB Dato Seri Setia Dr. Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II, Brunei
9:45 AM Photo opportunity (CABC, Guests of Honour, and all speakers)
9:50 AM – 10:50 AM Panel discussion + Q&A


  • Mr. Wayne Farmer, President, the CABC


  • H.E. Diedrah Kelly, Canadian Ambassador to ASEAN 
  • H.E. Dr. Sarah Taylor, Canada’s Ambassador to Thailand
  • Mr. Sachin N. Shah, General Manager, Emerging Markets, Manulife Asia
  • Mr. Gabriel Lagunes, General Manager, Asia, Canadian National Railway
10:50 AM- 11:00 AM Closing remarks

  • The Hon. Yanty Rahman, Chair, ASEAN-Business Advisory Council, and Member of the Brunei Legislative Council
11:00 AM onwards CABC Open Networking Session