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

Navigating the Changing Investment Landscape in Southeast Asia

Date: 4 Aug 2020
9:30am - 11:30am SGT

Join the Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC), TD Securities, and CanCham Singapore for a discussion on “Navigating the Post-Pandemic Investment Landscape in Southeast Asia” on August 4th, 2020, from 9:30am to 10:30am (Singapore time)! This event is part of the Canada-ASEAN Business Leaders Series, in partnership with the Government of Canada.

The event will take a macro look at the changing investment outlook in ASEAN and the region’s post-pandemic economic recovery. The panel discussion will include:

  • Analysis/ discussion on the opportunities for Canadian investment into ASEAN infrastructure projects
  • Barriers/ concerns/ risks for Canadian investment entering the ASEAN region, and how to encourage greater investment

The event will be followed by an open networking session from 10:30am onwards.


  • Mr. Mitul Kotecha, Senior Emerging Markets Strategist, TD Securities


  • Ms. Catherine Li, CEO, Asia Pacific, Atkins
  • Mr. Klaus Houben, Chief Representative Southeast Asia, Export Development Canada  
  • Mr. Seth Tan, Executive Director, Infrastructure Asia
  • Mr. Devarshi Das, CEO, Infrastructure, Keppel Capital
  • Mr. Ben Chan, Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan 

Supporting Partners:

Reimagining the Way We Trade – Asia: A Trade Opportunity Not to Miss

Date: 22 Jul 2020
9:00am Toronto time

As many regions are beginning to open their businesses and borders, it is time to explore new trade opportunities. The Southeast Asian market, specifically, is home to some of the fastest-growing economies around the world and is full of potential for Canadian businesses.

The CABC invites members to join the Toronto Region Board of Trade for an illuminating conversation with the Hon. Pierre Pettigrew, Asia Pacific Foundation Chair and Deloitte’s Executive Advisor, along with Export Development Canada’s Chief Representative in Greater China and Wayne Farmer, President, Canada-ASEAN Business Council and Managing Partner, Islemount Limited to learn more about how Canadian companies can access opportunity in Asian markets.

Sign up to watch:

EDC: Global Economic Outlook with Peter Hall

Date: 26 Jun 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to exert a profound impact on the global economy, Canadian companies are facing new and unfamiliar risks. But as always, the more knowledge you have, the better prepared you’ll be to meet these new challenges head-on.

The EDC economics team has done a full analysis of the key economic indicators impacting Canadian companies today, including GDP growth, commodity prices and interest rates, as well as the outlook for Canadian industries according to sector.

In this new webinar, Global Economic Outlook with Peter Hall, EDC’s vice-president and chief economist will offer a wealth of valuable insights that can help you make informed decisions for your business in the short, medium and long term.

Join the EDC live on Friday, June 26 from 1 to 2 p.m. ET to learn:

  • The EDC economics team’s outlook for the global economy in relation to COVID-19
  • Which developed and emerging markets will be most affected
  • Insights on GDP growth for key economies, commodity prices, interest rates and exchange rates
  • What sectors are being the hardest hit, which ones will bounce back, and which industries are maintaining growth in the current COVID-19 climate
  • The impact and future outlook for Canada

Click here to register

Canada-ASEAN Energy Partnership: Trends and Opportunities

Date: 15 Jul 2020
9:30am - 10:30am SGT

The Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC) and Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP (Osler) co-hosted a discussion on “Canada-ASEAN Energy Partnership: Trends and Opportunities” on July 15th, 2020, from 9:30am to 10:30am (Singapore time), in partnership with the Government of Canada.

This session discussed the outlook, trends, and emerging opportunities in the Canada-ASEAN energy relationship, including:

  • ASEAN investment in the Canadian energy sector, and
  • Outlook for ASEAN’s overall energy demand and opportunities for Canadian products

Our distinguished speakers covered the economic, practical, and legal considerations of renewables, LNG, and conventional oil and gas. The event was followed by an open networking session.


Opening remarks:

  • Mr. Shawn Denstedt (Vice Chair of Western Canada, Osler)


  • Mr. Matthew Klukas (CABC Energy Advisor & Criterium Group)


  • Mr. Craig Spurn (Partner, Osler)
  • Ms. Charlotte Raggett (Chief Commercial Officer, Rockies LNG Partners)
  • Mr. Chris Seasons (Board of Director at Petronas Canada and Vice-Chair & Director at Arc Financial Investment Committee)
  • Mr. Ben Arnott (Managing Director, Head of Energy Finance and Advisory for South East Asia, at Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking)

The event recording can be viewed here.

Supporting Partners:

Virtual Canada Day

Date: 1 Jul 2020
14:00 - 16:00 ICT

The CABC invites members and friends to join the biggest regional virtual celebration of Canada Day 2020 in Asia on July 1, 2020 at 14:00 (Indochina time- ICT) via Zoom platform.  The event is organized by CanCham Thailand in collaboration with the Embassy of Canada.

The virtual Canada Day 2020 is separated into three parts:

(1) The KEYNOTE, starting at 14:00 (ICT), to welcome all guests and listen to our keynote speakers;
(2) BUSINESS ROOM, where you can get in touch and hear updates from CanChams across Asia. Guests will have a chance to network with the CABC and  members of other CanChams across the region and opportunity to meet new friends;
(3) A family friendly SOCIAL ROOM where you and your family can enjoy a fun Canadian trivia quiz and a chance to win some prizes.

Register now at:

Think Canada! A Conversation on Cleantech Innovation

Date: 19 Jun 2020
9:30am - 10:30am SGT

The CABC and the High Commission of Canada in Singapore invited members to join the Think Canada! A Conversation on Cleantech Innovation on 19 June 2020, from 9:30am to 10:30am SGT.

Event summary:

Canada is working hard to meet its climate change commitments and bring innovative and competitive clean technology to market to solve global challenges. Investment in clean technology is on the rise, and Canada’s commitment to clean technology growth and adoption makes Canada a hotbed of clean technology potential. Join this webinar to learn about the Canada’s cleantech sector and how you can grow your business in Canada. You will hear from three Canadian organisations – Alacrity Canada based in Victoria; Platform Calgary and Invest Ottawa – accelerating cleantech growth and promoting innovation in the areas of energy and mobility.