Past Events 2019-05-02T10:40:55+08:00

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

Bloomberg ASEAN Business Summit

Date: 21 Jun 2019
8:00am – 4:30pm

CABC members attend the by invitation only Bloomberg’s ASEAN Business Summit on June 21, from 8am to 4:30pm, at Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, Thailand.

The 5th Bloomberg Asean Business Summit gathered global business and regional policy leaders to identify how to grab these opportunities. Developed as a part of Thailand’s Asean chairmanship in 2019, the summit was a key platform for accelerating regional growth.

Speakers included:
  • Natalie Black, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific, United Kingdom
  • Jean-Philippe Charrier, President and CEO, Shiseido Asia Pacific
  • Lyn Lee, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Shell
  • Jin Liqun, President, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Business Opportunities in Thai Binh Province

Date: 19 Jun 2019
3:30pm to 6pm

CABC members attended a seminar on Business Opportunities in Thai Binh Provice of Vietnam. The seminar was organized by the Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) together with Viet Nam Embassy in Singapore and the People’s Committee of Thai Binh Province of SR Viet Nam on 19th June 2019. This seminar was in conjunction with the visit to Singapore by a senior delegation from Thai Binh Province to be led by Mr. Dang Trong Thanh, Chairman of Thai Binh People’s Committee.

ASEAN and the New World Disorder: Thailand, Seeking A New Balance

Date: 12 Jun 2019
9am - 11:30am

CABC members attended the ASEAN and the New World Disorder: Thailand, seeking a new balance event on June 12, in Bangkok, Thailand.

Event synopsis

Thailand’s murky election on March 24 serves as a prelude to a broader power struggle among competing players and institutions that now must operate under a new reign. A profound reckoning so far in the 21st century between Thailand’s monarchy-centred hierarchy and a democratic order based on popular rule will require compromise and mutual accommodation among competing interests to remain peaceful and workable. While the Thai economy has held up on a subpar basis, lagging ASEAN peers such as Vietnam and Indonesia, modest growth prospects could head south unless Thailand can generate new momentum and move forward after 15 years of stop-start progress.

SAL Belt and Road Initiative Series – International Trade, Investment Law and the BRI

Date: 28 May 2019

Synopsis: The Belt and Road Initiative offers a variety of cross-border trade and investment opportunities, and people-to-people
networking avenues. While there is no single Belt and Road treaty or trade agreement, a number of instruments and mechanisms create
or reinforce ties among countries in the Initiative. At the same time, there is a degree of complementarity between ASEAN’s trade
connectivity plans and those of the BRI. This seminar will examine a number of trade, investment and related business issues which are
relevant to those operating in the BRI. It will include examples of trade agreements connecting various BRI countries, investment law
issues and trade facilitation actions relevant to clients of law firms, whether they are MNCs or SMEs.

Registration fee: SGD 128.40 (Inclusive of 7% GST)

For interested CABC members, please reach out to Ms Nicky Lung at for registration.

Bloomberg Industry 4.0

Date: 23 May 2019
8:00am – 10:50am

CABC was proud to support Bloomberg Industry 4.0 on May 23, 8am to 10:50am, at Shangri-La at The Fort, Bonifacio Global City, Manila, the Philippines. Bloomberg Industry 4.0 brought together some of the strongest minds in the business community to discuss the cost of digitization, the greening of supply chains and the role of the private and public sector in creating a digitally powered future for the Philippines.

[Webinar] Singapore: Your gateway to Asia-Pacific markets

Date: 9 May 2019
1-2 pm EST

CABC members joined EDC’s upcoming webinar, Singapore: Your Gateway to Asia-Pacific Markets on May 9.

The informative webinar educated participant on how Singapore’s excellent infrastructure, competitive tax rates and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) are helping Canadian companies springboard into a wider marketplace with more than 3.5 billion potential customers.

The importance of Canada’s trade relationship with Singapore can’t be overstated. With merchandise exports averaging $1.4 billion and service exports reaching $749 million in 2016 alone, the country offers huge opportunities for Canadian companies. Plus, Singapore serves as a gateway to other Asian markets, giving businesses the power to multiply the number of countries they can access.