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

Transforming ASEAN into a Leading Digital Economy

Date: 9 Dec 2021
10:00-11:30am SGT

The CABC invites our Members and network to attend the  “Transforming ASEAN into a Leading Digital Economy: Unpacking the Work Plan on the Implementation of the ASEAN Agreement on E-Commerce” webinar on Dec 9, 10:00-11:30 am SGT, hosted by the Asia Trade Centre and TradeWorthy.


As ASEAN seeks to advance the development and use of the region’s digital economy in a post-COVID environment, the ASEAN Agreement on E-Commerce provides a framework to implement measures that allow ASEAN Member States (AMS) to cooperate in furthering the use and development of e-commerce in the region.

Over the last year, the Asian Trade Centre (ATC) and TradeWorthy have worked closely with the ASEAN Secretariat and AMS in developing a Work Plan on the Implementation of the ASEAN Agreement on Electronic Commerce 2021-2025. The Work Plan, endorsed by ASEAN Economic Ministers on 9 September 2021, seeks to establish a common and harmonized approach to operationalize the commitments and effectively deliver the value of the Agreement in transforming ASEAN into a leading digital community.

In this vein, the ATC and TradeWorthy are hosting a webinar on the Work Plan targeting private sector stakeholders, ASEAN officials, and representatives from dialogue partners to unpack the benefits and relevance of the Agreement and the importance of private sector engagement in its implementation.

To find out more and register click here.

Canada-ASEAN Collaboration in Digital Technology

Date: 7 Dec 2021
9:00 - 11:00 am GMT+8

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As Canada explores digital economy partnerships with like-minded countries across the globe, join the Canada-ASEAN Business Council and our partners to learn more about the importance of advancing digital technology collaborations and digital trade between Canada and the ASEAN region, to promote resilient and inclusive economic growth.  This event is part of the Canada-ASEAN Business Leaders Series, organised by the CABC, in partnership with the Government of Canada.


  • Provide an update for business and decision-makers on the digital landscapes in ASEAN Member States (AMS) and the ASEAN Digital Economy, including key developments and their implications.
  • Outline opportunities and potential for more digital integration between Canada and ASEAN.
  • Learn from successful Canadian and ASEAN companies operating, and investing in the region’s digital technology growth.
  • Provide networking opportunities for the Canada-ASEAN business community.

Click here to learn more about our speakers!


Time (SGT)ProgrammePlatform
9:00 AMOpening by the CABCZoom webinar
9:10 AM AMPhoto Opportunity
9:12 – 10:30  AMPanel discussion + Q&A


Luis Gonzalez, Managing Director, AI Asia Pacific Institute


Dion Leung, Regional Managing Director of ASEAN, Ciena

Joe Pickerill, Senior Strategy and Public Affairs Director International, D2L

Kalsoom Chohan, Trade Policy Analyst, Global Affairs Canada

Phan Thanh Son, Business Development Director, Strategic Business Division, FPT Corporation

10:30 – 11:00 AMCABC Market Entry Workshop & Open Networking sessionZoom meeting

Economist Impact’s Future of Healthcare Week

Date: 22 Nov 2021

The CABC invites members and partners to attend the Economist’s Future of Healthcare Week (22-25 November 2021).

What does a post-pandemic healthcare system look like? Concerted action against covid-19 has brought together decades of cumulative scientific progress, with profound effects on the pandemic and the future of medicine.

Over the course of four days, policymakers, healthcare providers, academics and scientists will come together with representatives from industry, patient associations, charities and the finance sector to examine the covid-19 aftermath and how to solve the vulnerabilities it has highlighted.

Join our second Future of Healthcare Week where 1,500+ healthcare leaders will explore how to navigate the opportunities and challenges around innovation, accessibility, efficiency, sustainability and the inevitable acceleration of digital healthcare.

Learn more:

Register for free:


Asia Open Data Partnership Summit 2021

Date: 16 Nov 2021

The CABC is proud to support the AODP Summit 2021 “DATA EXCHANGE & INDUSTRIAL COLLABORATION,” scheduled on
16th November 2021, hosted by the Vietnam Digital Communications Association (VDCA) and the Asia Open Data Partnership

This Summit aims to promote safe application of open data, share open data best practices and lessons
learned among AODP members, economies, advocate for public-private and business-business
partnerships in data sharing, as well as strengthen the open data community of experts, policymakers,
businesses, and practitioners.

• Time: 08:30 – 12:05 (GMT +7), Tuesday, 16th November 2021

• Venue: Online meeting on Zoom (Meeting link to be shared upon confirmation)

Find out more and register here. 

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ASEAN Business Awards (ABA) 2021

Date: 10 Nov 2021
19:30 GMT+8

The CABC encourages our Members to attend and apply for the 2021 ASEAN Business Awards (ABA), which have been established for over 10 years and aim to recognise outstanding key enterprises that have contributed significantly to the ASEAN region.

Submit applications here:

Register here to get access to both ABIS & ABA 2021 events:

YSIAC Conference 2021

Date: 9 Nov 2021

The CABC is proud to support the YSIAC Conference 2021, which will be held virtually over three days from 9 to 11 November 2021. This year’s conference will feature an exciting series of webinars, on topics ranging from ESG disputes, the impact of cryptocurrency, blockchain and NFTs to a review of the global arbitration landscape in the Americas and Asia-Pacific. Participants can also look forward to gaining new perspectives from the ArbXTalk sessions, and interactive events such as Speed Conferencing.

Register and find out more here.