Past Events

The CABC hosts the Canada-ASEAN Business Forum every 18 months.

It is recognized as the premier event connecting senior Canadian private and public-sector leaders with their ASEAN counterparts.

On a regular basis, the CABC provides high-level networking and sector-specific events for its Members.

CABC events are held across ASEAN and in Canada, often as a collaboration with our regional partners and members.

Events Detail

The Business Show Singapore 2022

Date: 28 Sep 2022
2 day event

The Business Show Singapore 2022

We’re delighted to be partnered with The Business Show Singapore and we would like to offer all of our members complimentary tickets to attend the show. We can’t wait to see you there! Mark the 28th & 29th of September on your calendars and make your way over to the Singapore Expo! Join us at Singapore’s leading business event for entrepreneurs, business owners and startups to gather under a roof and explore countless business opportunities. 

The Business Show Singapore will connect the industry together, giving you access to 300 innovative exhibitors! And that’s not all! Get inspired from the industry-leading brands and companies such as Google, Meta and TikTok, covering topics like the digital economy, the latest consumer trends, and the tips and tricks for startups, to name a few! Gain insights from the experiences and success stories of admirable figures that will give you unmatched information that you can apply to your business! 

It is an incredible opportunity for you to meet the industry people face-to-face all under one roof, learn from industry experts and take part in interactive masterclasses. All of these features will provide an opportunity for you to network with thousands of like-minded professionals. #TBSSingapore will enable you to transform your business and stay ahead of the curve in the competitive industry! 

Save the date and grab your FREE ticket here!

Future of Energy Week

Date: 19 Sep 2022
3 day event

Future of Energy Week

The CABC would like to invite our network to the 2nd annual Future of Energy Week happening on the 19th-21st of September. The event will take place in person in Singapore and be live streamed to an online audience of more than 4,000 policymakers, business leaders, scientific experts, and representatives of multilateral institutions.

Hosted by Economist Impact, experts will discuss the status and effects of the energy transition in the Asia-Pacific, along with the region’s role in defining the pace and scale of this global transformation.

Discussions will address the most pressing issues in relation to the global energy transition and what a change in the energy system means for Asia.
  • Accelerate access and transition to clean energy
  • The decarbonisation race
  • The evolving role of the oil & gas sector
  • Policies of change and market structure
  • Financing the transition
  • What is next for renewables?
  • Clean energy innovation

Learn how you can register for the event or become a sponsor here.

Canada-Cambodia Networking Reception

Date: 17 Sep 2022
6:30 - 8:30 (GMT+7)

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.

**Important note** 

  • Please register your interest to attend at: support@canasean.com.

Agenda

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

WHY VIETNAM? Opportunities for Canadian Businesses 101

Date: 8 Sep 2022
9:00 am to 10:00 am

The CABC invites our network to attend the Why Vietnam: Opportunities for Canadian Businesses 101. This free webinar focuses on current information relating to key sectors in Vietnam and what they mean for Canadian companies, with a Q&A session to follow.

Learn more about the webinar and register here.

Canadian Protein Showcase: Nourishing Asia

Date: 1 Sep 2022
8:30 - 10:00 am GMT+8

[View Event Recording Here]

Join the CABC’s Agriculture and Agri-Food Committee, in partnership with the Government of Saskatchewan Singapore Office and Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, for our first Canadian Protein Showcase!

Event Details

Synopsis 

Momentum is growing in Canada’s plant-based protein industry to leverage the country’s unrivalled natural resources to meet global food demand. This effort is spearheaded by Protein Industries Canada (PIC), a national initiative to drive cutting edge innovation, develop new products and sell them to the world. Over the past three years, PIC and industry partners have invested more than SGD $500 million into Canada’s plant-based food sector.

Canada’s growing protein industry provides unprecedented opportunities for Asia-based investors, innovators, entrepreneurs and agri-food companies. The R&D and technology that is driving innovation in Canada’s protein industry is creating new possibilities for the production and consumption of protein sources curated for different markets around the world. In this Canadian Protein Showcase, you will hear from Protein Industries Canada, the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance and other Canadian agri-food partners on the opportunity to partner with Canada.

The session will also provide you with a first look at Plant Forward, the first Canada-led international conference on accelerating the growth of the plant-based food, feed and ingredients ecosystem. Taking place in Toronto in November 2022, the event will bring together Canadian and international trailblazing companies for a journey toward the future of food.

If you’re an agri-food investor, innovator or business leader, this is your chance to explore what makes Canada a protein powerhouse, and why now is the time to get involved. 

 

Agenda

Time (SGT) Programme
8:30 – 8:40 AM Opening by the CABC Agriculture and Agri-food Committee

  • Mr. Brad Wall, Special Advisor at Osler, Hoskin, & Harcourt LLP; Former Premier of Saskatchewan; and Advisor, CABC Agriculture and Agri-Food Committee
  • Mr. Greg Eidsness, Managing Director, Government of Saskatchewan Singapore Office; and Chair, CABC Agriculture & Agri-Food Committee
8:40 – 8:45 AM Keynote Remarks 

  • Ms. Claire Citeau, Executive Director, Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA)
8:45 – 9:05 AM Canada’s Protein Supercluster 

  • Mr. James Street, Director of Business Development, Protein Industries Canada 
9:05 – 9:20 AM Plant-based Company Presentation

  • Mr. Lionel Kambeitz, Co-Founder, CEO & Executive Chairman, Above Food Corp
9:20 – 9:30 AM New Plant-based Product Development: Trends and Opportunities 

  • Mr. Mehmet Tulbek, President, Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre
9:30- 9:40 AM Product Partnership, Joint-Venture, and Co-Investment Opportunities in Novel Protein 

  • Mr. Noel Navin, Director of International Sales (Asia), Agropur 
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Closing 

SIAC Symposium 2022

Date: 29 Aug 2022

The CABC invites our network to attend the SIAC Symposium 2022. This event is SIAC’s new flagship conference which will bring together various stakeholders of the international arbitration community, to provide a platform for dialogue, co-creation and cross-pollination of ideas and networking opportunities. See more and register here!

See Flyer for full program details here: SIAC Symposium 2022_29 August 2022

CABC has a limited number of complimentary tickets for the Symposium. If you are a Member interested to claim this, please contact danielle.todesco@canasean.com for the discount code!