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4th CABC Business Forum 2018 – Highlights

H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary-General of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)


"ASEAN welcomes the cooperation with the private corporations from Canada and stands ready to facilitate the engagement processes."

H.E Dato Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary General of ASEAN, gave a keynote address on the existing Canada-ASEAN trade relations and the benefits to both Canada and ASEAN. He also highlights the importance of ASEAN's work in e-commerce and its position to strengthening women in entrepreneurship.

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne Minister of International Trade of Canada


"The Canada-ASEAN Business Council is a key partner of the Government of Canada, mobilizer and advocate for stronger commercial ties with ASEAN member states."

Another keynote address was given by The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade of Canada, who called for progressive and inclusive trade with more partners and transparency like the CABC. Trade should be a march to the top and not a race to the bottom.

Vietnam Economic News

ASEAN, Canada strengthen cooperation (Read here)


CNBC Transcript: Francois-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade, Canada (Read here)

B News

Canada seeks export opportunities to ASEAN countries (Read here)

Vietnam Plus

ASEAN, Canada strengthen cooperation (Read here)

Vietnam Plus

Canada deepens economic and trade relations with ASEAN (Read here)

Sing Tao Daily (Chinese)

Minister of International Trade is visiting Xing Hong Kong today to expand the investment market in Canada (Read here)

Government of Canada

Remarks by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade, at the Canada-ASEAN Business Council (Read here)

The Hill Times

Politics This Morning: Champagne visits Singapore; Trudeau meets with New Brunswick premier; Philpott to make energy announcement in Thunder Bay (Read here)

Ministry of Trade and Industry Singapore

Speech by Minister Iswaran at the 4th Canada-ASEAN Business Council Business Forum Opening Banquet (Read here)

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

International Trade Minister to Visit Singapore, Hong Kong (Read here)

Business in Vancouver

Champagne: Canada 'Here to Stay' in Asia (Read here)

Thomson Reuters

British Columbia tax breaks boosts LNG Canada as FID looms (Read here)

Photographs for Women's Leadership Forum here and the CABC Business Forum Opening Banquet are available for download here.

Please credit the CABC for any photography use.

Photographs for CABC Business Forum are available for download here.

Please credit the CABC for any photography use.