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Upcoming Events

Feb 20 – SBF: Introduction to the CPTPP

Feb 27 – Strengthening Canada-Asia Connectivity in a Shifting World

Mar 12 – Breakfast Dialogue with the Hon. Jean Charest: Canada’s Role and Opportunity in ASEAN

Apr 4 – Canada-ASEAN Innovation Roadshow – Montreal   

Apr 5 – Canada- ASEAN Innovation Roadshow – Toronto

Apr 11 – Canada- ASEAN Innovation Roadshow – Vancouver

May 28 – SAL Belt and Road Initiative Series – International Trade, Investment Law and the BRI 

Aug 27 – SAL Belt and Road Initiative Series – Risk Issues and Management, and the BRI

Aug 29 – SAL Belt and Road Initiative Series – Dispute Settlement and the BRI

Sep 10 – SAL Belt and Road Initiative Series – BRI and Infrastructure

Strengthening Canada-Asia Connectivity in a Shifting World

Date: 27 Feb 2019
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Strengthening Canada-Asia Connectivity in a Shifting World
Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong Luncheon with the Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council (ABLAC)

On February 27, 2019, senior leaders from Canada and Asia will convene at this luncheon in Hong Kong to discuss Canada’s role and opportunities in Asia given the region’s shifting economic and geopolitical landscape. The dialogue will focus on how Canadian businesses can leverage these shifts to expand into China and Asia.

Who will be attending this luncheon? 

Key members of ABLAC and senior leaders in the Hong Kong business community, including:

  • Mark Machin, President and CEO, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
  • Dominic Barton, Global Managing Partner Emeritus, McKinsey & Company
  • Dean Connor, President and CEO, Sun Life Financial
  • Janice Fukakusa, Chair, Canada Infrastructure Bank
  • Janet De Silva, CEO, Toronto Region Board of Trade

Register now and secure your seat here!

Breakfast Dialogue with the Hon. Jean Charest: Canada’s Role and Opportunities in ASEAN

Date: 12 Mar 2019
7:30am-9:25am

Join the CABC on March 12th in Singapore for an insightful and engaging breakfast dialogue with the Hon. Jean Charest!

This breakfast seminar will provide 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 will discuss:

  • 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).

Agenda

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

Secure your seat and register now.

Canada-ASEAN Innovation Roadshow – Montreal

Date: 4 Apr 2019

In 2019, CABC is organizing the first-ever Canada-ASEAN Innovation Roadshow to promote Canada-ASEAN trade and partnerships, with a special focus on small businesses pushing the boundaries of technology.  The Canada-ASEAN Innovation Roadshow features Canadian experts and companies with operational experience in ASEAN. The events will be in the form of panel discussions, interactive Q&A sessions, and networking sessions.

Some topics will include:

  1. Market Opportunity: Why is ASEAN a destination of choice to build, expand or raise capital for your/any company?
  2. Setting up a business: Panelists to share their first-hand experience setting up a business in ASEAN, including the process, pitfalls, resources and programs available to the businesses in the room
  3. Banking systems and trust: Investment environment in ASEAN and its relation to other markets, and cultural differences
  4. Intellectual Property: IP environment in ASEAN and how to protect your proprietary technologies
  5. Skilled labour: Advice on the availability of local talent and the hiring process
  6. Cultural challenges: From both personal and business standpoints
DateLocationEvent
April 4thMontrealThe ASEAN Opportunity
April 5thTorontoCanadian AI & the ASEAN Market Opportunity
April 11thVancouverThe ASEAN Opportunity
September 2019Bangkok, ThailandMission of Canadian businesses to ASEAN to join the CABC’s 2019 Canada-ASEAN Innovation Conference

More details to be announced soon. Stay tuned!

Canada-ASEAN Innovation Roadshow – Toronto

Date: 5 Apr 2019

In 2019, CABC is organizing the first-ever Canada-ASEAN Innovation Roadshow to promote Canada-ASEAN trade and partnerships, with a special focus on small businesses pushing the boundaries of technology.  The Canada-ASEAN Innovation Roadshow features Canadian experts and companies with operational experience in ASEAN. The events will be in the form of panel discussions, interactive Q&A sessions, and networking sessions.

Some topics will include:

  1. Market Opportunity: Why is ASEAN a destination of choice to build, expand or raise capital for your/any company?
  2. Setting up a business: Panelists to share their first-hand experience setting up a business in ASEAN, including the process, pitfalls, resources and programs available to the businesses in the room
  3. Banking systems and trust: Investment environment in ASEAN and its relation to other markets, and cultural differences
  4. Intellectual Property: IP environment in ASEAN and how to protect your proprietary technologies
  5. Skilled labour: Advice on the availability of local talent and the hiring process
  6. Cultural challenges: From both personal and business standpoints
DateLocationEvent
April 4thMontrealThe ASEAN Opportunity
April 5thTorontoCanadian AI & the ASEAN Market Opportunity
April 11thVancouverThe ASEAN Opportunity
September 2019Bangkok, ThailandMission of Canadian businesses to ASEAN to join the CABC’s 2019 Canada-ASEAN Innovation Conference

More details to be announced soon. Stay tuned!

Canada-ASEAN Innovation Roadshow – Vancouver

Date: 11 Apr 2019

In 2019, CABC is organizing the first-ever Canada-ASEAN Innovation Roadshow to promote Canada-ASEAN trade and partnerships, with a special focus on small businesses pushing the boundaries of technology.  The Canada-ASEAN Innovation Roadshow features Canadian experts and companies with operational experience in ASEAN. The events will be in the form of panel discussions, interactive Q&A sessions, and networking sessions.

Some topics will include:

  1. Market Opportunity: Why is ASEAN a destination of choice to build, expand or raise capital for your/any company?
  2. Setting up a business: Panelists to share their first-hand experience setting up a business in ASEAN, including the process, pitfalls, resources and programs available to the businesses in the room
  3. Banking systems and trust: Investment environment in ASEAN and its relation to other markets, and cultural differences
  4. Intellectual Property: IP environment in ASEAN and how to protect your proprietary technologies
  5. Skilled labour: Advice on the availability of local talent and the hiring process
  6. Cultural challenges: From both personal and business standpoints
DateLocationEvent
April 4thMontrealThe ASEAN Opportunity
April 5thTorontoCanadian AI & the ASEAN Market Opportunity
April 11thVancouverThe ASEAN Opportunity
September 2019Bangkok, ThailandMission of Canadian businesses to ASEAN to join the CABC’s 2019 Canada-ASEAN Innovation Conference

More details to be announced soon. Stay tuned!

SAL Belt and Road Initiative Series – International Trade, Investment Law and the BRI

Date: 28 May 2019

Synopsis: The Belt and Road Initiative offers a variety of cross-border trade and investment opportunities, and people-to-people
networking avenues. While there is no single Belt and Road treaty or trade agreement, a number of instruments and mechanisms create
or reinforce ties among countries in the Initiative. At the same time, there is a degree of complementarity between ASEAN’s trade
connectivity plans and those of the BRI. This seminar will examine a number of trade, investment and related business issues which are
relevant to those operating in the BRI. It will include examples of trade agreements connecting various BRI countries, investment law
issues and trade facilitation actions relevant to clients of law firms, whether they are MNCs or SMEs.

Registration fee: SGD 128.40 (Inclusive of 7% GST)

For interested CABC members, please reach out to Ms Nicky Lung at nicky.lung@canasean.com for registration.