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

Invest in Canada and Year End Event

Date: 1 Dec 2022
8:30 - 10:30 am GMT+8

Join the CABC and our members/partners for our year end event! If you are an investor, established business, government agency, or startup based in Singapore, come learn more about the many business expansion and investment opportunities that Canada has to offer in three key sectors: Energy, Agriculture and Technology.

This event is held in partnership with the Government of Canada, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Invest Alberta Corporation, and supported by the 7 Canadian Chambers of Commerce/Business Councils in ASEAN.

Please note that spaces are limited and registration through this form does not guarantee access. You will receive official confirmation from the CABC via email with more details on the event, such as location. If you want to register or have questions, please contact

Time Programme
9:00 AM Welcome remarks by the CABC 
9:05 – 9:15 AM Breakfast & Presentation on Doing Business in Canada

  • Stephen Poloz, Special Advisor, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt
9:15 – 9:25 Keynote Address

  • Vincent Joli-Coeur, Vice-Chairman of the Board, Financial Markets, National Bank of Canada
9:25 – 10:15 Opportunities in Energy, Agriculture, and Technology in Canada

  • Tegan Watson, Senior Investment Advisor, Invest Alberta Corporation
  • Johnny Tan, Director, Foreign Direct Investment, Asia-Pacific, Investissement Québec
  • Rohan Belliappa, Managing Director, British Columbia ASEAN Office
10:15  AM Closing 
10:20 AM + Live Networking


Date: 24 Nov 2022
09.00 AM - 07.00 PM (GMT+8)

The CABC invites our Members and Partners to attend the GO ESG ASEAN 2022 summit. This year’s event aims to highlight the key role of ESG data in accelerating ASEAN’s sustainability agenda. The summit will convene public/private sector actors of various backgrounds including C-Suites, investors, rating providers, research experts, and regulators to discuss and debate on the topic of ESG data capture, measuring, analysis, presentation, and sharing for better decision making and attainment of organizational objectives, as well as sustainability big data strategies to strengthen public-private partnerships to accelerate the SDGs.

Register to join the event, click HERE

SDG Investment Forum ASEAN

Date: 23 Nov 2022
12.00 - 07.00 PM (GMT+8)

The CABC invites our Members and Partners to attend the SDG Investment Forum ASEAN on November 23, 2022. The event aims to bring together leaders from across business, financial institutions, and investment firms to drive ambitious action on the SDGs by exploring:

  • The consequences of the pandemic, and how businesses, financial institutions and investors are looking at SDG investments
  • The role of businesses, financial institutions and investors in facilitating SDG investments across the ASEAN region;
  • How businesses, financial institutions and investors can deliver on the SDGs

Event Agenda

12.00pm – 1.30pm     Physical Guests Registration + Lunch

1.30pm – 1.35pm        Emcee Announcements & Introduction

1.35pm – 1.45pm        Welcome Remarks

1.45pm – 2.00pm       Keynote 1: Global South as the Hub for Sustainable Finance

2.00pm – 2.15pm       Keynote 2: SDG-Aligned Investment by the CFO Coalition: Energy and Utilities Macro-Sector

Mr. Sam Ong, CFO of Vena Energy / CFO Coalition

2.15pm – 3.15pm        Panel Session 1: The Investors’ View: Encompassing Sustainability into Companies Evaluation

3.15pm – 3.30pm      Keynote 3: SDG-Aligned Investment by the CFO Coalition: Industrial Goods Macro-Sector

Ms. Cath Bozanich, Group Manager Sustainability of Fortescue Metals Group / CFO Coalition

3.30pm – 4.00pm     Afternoon Break

4.00pm – 4.15pm      Keynote 4: SDG-Aligned Investment by the CFO Coalition: Industrial Goods Macro-Sector

Mr. Matteo Cocconcelli, CFO (APAC) of Pirelli Tyre Co. Ltd. / CFO Coalition

4.15pm – 5.15pm         Panel Session 2: The Role of Financial Institutions and CFOs in Fostering Sustainable Finance

Ms. Meral Murathan, Executive Vice President of TSKB

Mr. Sam Ong, CFO of Vena Energy / CFO Coalition

Mr. Shahril Azuar Jimin, Chief Sustainability Officer of Maybank

Mrs. Marika Stocker, Senior Manager of Sustainable Finance Solutions at Sustainalytics

Moderator: Ms. Cath Bozanich, Group Manager Sustainability of Fortescue Metals Group / CFO Coalition

5.15pm – 5.30pm       Keynote 5

5.30pm – 5.40pm      Closing Remarks: Mr. Paul Polman, Director of Manatu

5.40pm – 7.00pm      Summit Ends + Networking / Exhibition Visits

Register to join the event, click HERE

ASEAN Access Week

Date: 22 Nov 2022
11.00 AM - 06.00 PM (GMT+8)

Are you interested in meeting many potential new business partners in other countries in a short space of time? And doing so from the comfort of your home or office? Saving time and money?

If yes, the CABC invites our Members and Partners to attend the the 2 virtual business matchmaking events from November 22-24, as part of the ASEAN Access Week.

Who should join the matchmaking?
1. All businesses interested in fintech and those developing fintech
2. Businesses working with or interested in sustainable fibres and textiles

How does virtual matchmaking happen?
1. Register and create your profile
2. Browse other participants’ profiles
3. Send and receive meeting invitations
4. Receive a zoom link for each confirmed meeting
5. On the day, meet your new business prospect via zoom for 30min per meetings each.

What’s the key? All meetings are virtual, pre-booked and 1-2-1.
This means that no one else will be in the meeting, apart from you and the person you confirmed the meeting with (and any colleagues you want to share the zoom link with). This is essentially a mini-business meeting.

Register for free:

Register to join the event, click HERE

Bloomberg Business Summit at APEC

Date: 16 Nov 2022

We cordially invite our CABC members to attend in-person in Bangkok or virtually on November 16 at the Bloomberg Business Summit at APEC: Interconnection Transformed. Against the backdrop of the first in-person APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in three years, this event will bring together leaders across sectors to discuss how APEC economics can use the momentum built during the pandemic to change course and reset post-pandemic.

View the event speaker lineup and register now to join for these important conversations in-person in Bangkok or virtually.

Event link

Canada: Building a Smarter Future in ASEAN

Date: 27 Oct 2022
9:00 - 11:00 am GMT+8

Join the CABC for our event, Canada: Building a Smarter Future in ASEAN on October 27th, 9:00 – 11:00 am GMT+8! This event is held in partnership with the Government of Canada, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Export Development Canada (EDC), and supported by the 7 Canadian Chambers or Commerce/Business Councils in ASEAN.


Southeast Asia’s infrastructure sector is undergoing a metamorphosis. The rapid increase in population growth, the increase in merchandise trade due to ASEAN’s rise as a global trade hub, and the growth of the digital technology sectors in the ASEAN Member States (AMS) are all driving the need for new and improved infrastructure to support growth. Crucial buildings such as airports and hospitals, bridges and roads, and digital infrastructure need to be modernised in order to become resilient, sustainable, and able to meet future needs and challenges. By infusing new applications of technology, sustainability, and human-centricity, infrastructure in ASEAN can be made ‘smarter’, making people safer, healthier, and more productive. 

Building smart infrastructure in ASEAN is not only essential to maximise economic development in the region, but required for countries to withstand the impending effects of climate change. Implementing sustainable foundations at the core of infrastructure development and investment is one of Canada’s strengths, positioning Canadian companies and investors as essential to smart infrastructure development in ASEAN. Canada is home to the key innovations that have the potential to make an impact, such as digital engineering/construction, applications of emerging technology such as artificial intelligence and robotics, and other scalable technologies such as sensors and telehealth. 

Join the CABC and our partners to learn more about the growing smart infrastructure landscape in Southeast Asia, and how innovative solutions at home are making inroads into the region’s emerging markets. Hear from leading investors on where they see the most lucrative opportunities in the future, and from policy makers on how and why Canadian businesses in a variety of sectors should seek more opportunities in this exciting and fast growing sector. 

This event will also feature a post-event networking session after the webinar – register now for access to the link!


Time (SGT) Programme Platform
9:00 AM Opening by the CABC Zoom Webinar
9:05 – 9:12 Update on the Development and Planning of Nusantara, Indonesia’s New Capital City

  • Bambang Susantono, Chairman, New Indonesian Capital City Authority
9:12 – 9:17 AM Keynote Remarks

  • Mr. Lavan Thiru, Executive Director, Infrastructure Asia 
9:17 AM Photo Opportunity
9:20 AM – 10:30 AM Panel discussion + Q&A


  • Jamie Read, Founder, BriteBirch Collective


  • Robert Barnes, Senior Vice President, Energy & Digital Services, Furniture, Equipment & Design, EllisDon
  • Wilson Pearce, Senior Director, Global Business Development Operations, Canadian Commercial Corporation
  • Brett Cameron, APAC Creative Director, Moment Factory 
  • James Pang, Managing Director, Singapore & Malaysia, WSP
  • Russell Considine, Director of Customer Experience, Asia Pacific & Japan, Copperleaf
10:30 am -11:00 am CABC Networking session Zoom Meeting