Past Events 2017-07-09T23:06:31+00:00

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

Partner Event: Join Bloomberg Live – ASEAN Business Summit

Date: 12 Jul 2018
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The international world order is undergoing a tectonic shift – the US is preoccupied with domestic issues, Brexit is rattling the EU and China’s trajectory towards global dominance appears unchecked. Against this changing backdrop, the future of the bloc of ten southeast Asian countries is in limbo. Can ASEAN seize the opportunity and transform itself into a powerhouse capable of challenging the new global paradigm?

For more information and to register click here.

*For CABC Members only.




Date: 20 Jun 2018

On 20-21st June in Singapore, the Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics in SMU will be hosting its 8th Annual SKBI Conference. Titled “Charting A Roadmap Towards A New Data Regime For The Digital Economy”, the conference seeks to identify the most critical building blocks of an enabling regional data ecosystem.  Hence, the conference would also act as a meeting point for the public and private sectors to come together to discuss and develop a roadmap that can show the way forward. It is jointly organised with the APEC Business Advisory Council, Asia Pacific Financial Forum and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) World Bank, supported by Monetary Authority of Singapore, Singapore Business Federation and Deutsche Bank.

To learn more please visit ww. skbi.smu.edu.sg.

Business Luncheon: Multi-Chamber Luncheon Leadership in Energy Innovation

Date: 23 May 2018

CanCham Thailand in collaboration with Embassy of Canada, Bombardier and DFDL cordially invites you to participate CanCham’s first Sustainability Luncheon: Multi-Chamber Luncheon Leadership in Energy Innovation on May 23 at Ballroom II, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit.  Registration opens at 11:30.



While in its infancy, experts agree that Blockchain is a game-changer for combatting climate change, with clean energy being just one of the impact areas. Blockchain provides a tool to connect emissions reductions opportunities with capital and demand. It can break down barriers between the carbon markets and IoT. It supports enterprise climate risk mitigation. Hear from a leading Canadian authority on blockchain and climate.


With a USD$16M dollar investment, Clean Power Asia has an ambitious mandate to scale grid-tied renewables in the region. As the donor and manager, USAID oversees the management, planning and reporting of this program. Through engaging with governments, financiers and project developers in Thailand and beyond, the agency has a privileged perspective on challenges and opportunities in advancing the clean power agenda in the region.


Boasting a broad portfolio ranging from ingenious rail systems to advanced signaling platforms for mass transit, Canadian firms are global leaders in designing and delivering innovative transportation solutions.  As Thailand pursues its path towards 4.0 and pushes its development, Canadian partners are ready and able to build new infrastructure and optimize exciting assets.


While recent government announcements have introduced some uncertainty into the renewable energy market, there remain several Thai policy levers that favour clean energy. From BOI incentives to the dynamic regulation around EV infrastructure, Thailand holds great promise for the next wave of clean energy innovators. Get the latest policy updates from DFDL’s leading renewables expert to better chart your path to success.

Visit their website for more details and how to register here!

Showcase Canada 2018 (Trade and Education Fair)

Date: 6 May 2018

CanCham Bangladesh considers Showcase Canada as a powerful tool to invite various business entities and educational partners at one platform.

Showcase Canada celebrates its 4th Successful event which sensitize both the Bangladeshi as well as Canadian business community about further scope to enhance bi-lateral trade and investment between Bangladesh and Canada.

It will create dynamic opportunities to interact with new organization, educational consultants, university representatives, meet people from diversified background and open doors to good friendship and trust between the two countries.

Read the event program here and click here for the registration form!

Visit their website here!

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Partner Event: The 2018 Corporate Affairs Forum: Public Affairs in an Asian Century

Date: 26 Apr 2018

The 2018 Corporate Affairs Forum: Public Affairs in an Asian Century

Date: Thursday, April 26
Venue: The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore

The CABC is pleased to continue its partnership with the PublicAffairsAsia in The 8th Corporate Affairs Forum!

Use Discount Code: Partner2018 to secure a 15% discount

Now in its eighth year The Corporate Affairs Forum examines leading edge
innovation and best practice in corporate affairs and stakeholder engagement. It is a
unique platform to drive awareness of emerging trends, practices and thinking about
new approaches to corporate public affairs.
This year we take a deep dive into Public Affairs in the context of The Asian Century.

Sessions Include
• Regional CEO Dialogue
• Years of Change in Corporate Public Affairs
• The New Dynamics of Trade
• Communications Strategies In a New Era: Securing and Defending the Social
License to Operate
• Third Sector View
• ASEAN Integration: What it Means for Strategy
• Government Affairs in a Multi-stakeholder Environment: Views from the field
by practitioners in established and disruptive industries.
• Drinks & Networking

Speakers Include:

  • Hans W. Vriens, Managing Partner, Vriens & Partners
  • Paul Lynch, Regional Director Government Relations, Prudential Corporation
  • Shiumei Lin, Vice President for Public Affairs, UPS Asia Pacific
  • Steve Galster, Founder, International Supervisor, Freeland
  • Amb. Michael W. Michalak, Regional Managing Director, The US-ASEAN
    Business Council
  • Jin Montesano, Chief Public Affairs Officer, Executive Officer and Senior
  • Managing Director, ‎LIXIL Group
  • Deborah Elms, Founder and Executive Director, The Asian Trade Centre
  • Shweta Shukla, Director Sustainable Business, Communications & External Affairs, Unilever
  • David Katz, Director of Public Affairs, KKR Asia Pacific

Who Should Attend?
The Corporate Affairs Forum is an annual interactive conference designed for C
Suite professionals in public affairs, communications and corporate affairs.
Delegates include middle and senior representatives in roles including:

  • Government Relations
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Public Affairs
  • Compliance and Regulatory Affairs
  • Corporate Communications
  • CSR, Sustainability and Shared Value.

What Previous Attendees Said?
Eighty per cent of previous attendees said the conference exceeded their
Positive reviews included:

  • “Highly Interactive”
  •  “Top-Level Insight”
  •  “Unrivalled platform for my profession”
  •  “Well organised and effectively structured”
  • One senior practitioner says: “No other professional forum hits the target so
    accurately in Asia Pacific today.”

Reserve Your Seats Today at The Early Bird Rate

Use Discount Code: Partner2018 to secure a 15% discount

Click here to find out more and reserve seats:

Email Orachon Tanaka (Khun Pear) at events@publicaffairsasia.com for more information.

1st Training Course on Understanding the Benefits of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)

Date: 3 Apr 2018
08:30 - 17:30

Dear SBF Partners and Friends,


You are cordially invited to the following event organized by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), in collaboration with the Singapore Government (Ministry of Trade & Industry and IE Singapore):





1st Training Course on Understanding the Benefits of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs):


“Tapping on Singapore’s FTA Network to Increase Competitive Edge & Gain Better Market Access Overseas”


Date & Time:3rd – 4th of April 2018 (Tuesday & Wednesday), 0830 – 1730H



SBF Center Seminar Rooms (Level 6)

#06-01 SBF Center, 160 Robinson Road, Singapore 068914


Fee per pax:


Attending 2 Full Days

$120 (before GST) [Member]

$220 (before GST) [Non-Members]

Attending 1 Day Only (i.e. Day 1 or 2)

$75 (before GST) [Member]

$150 (before GST) [Non-Members]



Free trade agreements (FTAs) provide companies more prospects to expand their businesses into key overseas markets and gain competitive edge to improve profitability. Currently, Singapore has a network of 22 bilateral and regional FTAs with 33 trading partners. Therefore, companies that operate in Singapore arestrategically positioned and stand to benefit greatly from utilizing these FTAs.


This workshop aims to help you have a better appreciation of the unlocked opportunities of Singapore’s FTA network for businesses. You will learn basic concepts of various FTA elements and how these can benefit your business directly from Singapore’s trade policymakers and negotiators; as well as practical insights on how your business can gain competitive edge to improve profitability through Singapore’s FTA network from experienced supply chain management/FTA experts.




To attend the aforesaid event, please register online (click here) by 20 March 2018. Please note that seats are limited & will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. To register, please log in with your username and password. If you do not have an existing account with SBF, kindly create an account for registration.


For any queries regarding this course, please feel free to contact our FTAs and International Relations Team:

(i) Ms Maes Alconcel, Deputy Director [DID: 6827 0258 / Email: mariaesperanza.alconcel@sbf.org.sg]; or

(ii) Ms Laura Kuan, Senior Executive [DID: 6827 6816 / Email: laura.kuan@sbf.org.sg].


Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you at our training course!