Past Events 2018-10-18T03:52:29+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

SBF: Introduction to the CPTPP

Date: 20 Feb 2019
1:30pm - 6pm

This session aims to provide Singapore-based companies:

  • A better understanding of the key chapters and important concepts in the CPTPP, and
  • Practical insights on how to take advantage of the improved market access offered under the CPTPP, as well as lower business costs when exporting to other CPTPP countries.

Event details
Date: 20 February 2019 (Wed)
Time: 1:30pm – 6:00pm
Venue: SBF Center Seminar Rooms (Level 6)
Fee: $40 (incl. GST) for non-members

*CABC members enjoy member rate at S$25 (incl. GST)

Register now and secure your seat here!

SAL Belt and Road Initiative Series – Overview of BRI

Date: 19 Feb 2019
9:00am - 11:00am

Synopsis: This session will further set the scene for the follow-up seminars on international trade, risk
management, dispute resolution and infrastructure, which together encompass the subject-areas and
expertise most relevant to navigating the Belt and Road. Join us on 19 February 2019 and dialogue
with the professionals who are the research fellows with a Hong Kong-based think-tank, the
International Academy of the Belt and Road, and have done some ASEAN/dispute resolution research,
active players within the financial industry in supporting the Belt & Road Initiative and a legal
practitioner with international and China work experience. They will share the legal and business

Registration fee: SGD 96.30 (Inclusive of 7% GST)

8.30AM Registration
9.00AM Presentation by Professor Locknie Hsu and Mr Basil C. Bitas, Esq.
9.30AM Presentations by Panellists
10.30AM Q & A to be moderated by Professor Locknie Hsu and Mr Basil C. Bitas, Esq.
11.00AM End of Session

For interested CABC members, please reach out to Ms Nicky Lung at nicky.lung@canasean.com for registration.

CPTPP: Expanding Your Business Horizons

Date: 14 Feb 2019
11.30am - 3.00pm

Learn about the opportunities and challenges that the new Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will create for the global trade environment. This event will bring together Canadian and international trade experts to explore the current status of CPTPP and the mid-term expectations for the accord. Join us for lunch, keynote presentations and panel discussions, followed by audience Q&A.

This invitation-only event is co-hosted by the Government of Canada, The Japan Society, the Canada-ASEAN Business Council and World Trade Centre Toronto.

Event Details:

Thursday, February 14
Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Event: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Toronto Region Board of Trade
First Canadian Place
4th floor, Lennox Hall

For interested CABC members, please reach out to Ms Nicky Lung at nicky.lung@canasean.com for registration.

The Global Trade War Has Kicked Off: Impact on Indonesia’s Business, Global Trade and Investment

Date: 31 Jan 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm


Indonesia has taken a positive approach to global competition, preferring to engage through consultation and to stay away from trade wars. However, the country and other developing economies could be adversely affected by the intensifying trade tensions. At the 2018 Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG), President Jokowi called for greater cooperation and coordination in working toward a common goal to counter the negative impacts of trade wars, technology disruptions and market uncertainties. Is Indonesia prepared to withstand these impacts?

We bring together leading academics and practitioners to discuss how businesses and investors in Indonesia can continue to navigate successfully the economic system.

Event Details

Date & Time: 31 January 2019 (Thu), 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Venue: JW Marriott Jakarta,  (Jalan DR Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung Kav E.1.2 No 1&2 Kawasan Mega Kuningan Jakarta, Jakarta 12950, Indonesia)

Prof. Danny Quah
Prof. Danny Quah
Dean and Li Ka Shing Professor in Economics, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
Dr. Muhamad Chatib Basri

Dr. Muhamad Chatib Basri
Former Minister of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia

Assoc Prof. James Crabtree

Assoc Prof. James Crabtree
Associate Professor in Practice, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

This is a closed door event. Registrations are by invite only. Please email Ms Nicky Lung at nicky.lung@canasean.com for tickets.