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

Opportunities in ESG and Sustainable Finance in ASEAN

Date: 11 May 2022
9:00 - 11:00 am GMT+8

View event recording here

The CABC invites our Members, Partners, and Supporters to join our event, “Opportunities in ESG and Sustainable Finance in ASEAN”! This event is held jointly with Manulife, in partnership with the Government of Canada and supported by the 7 Canadian Chambers of Commerce and Business Councils in ASEAN.

Event Background

The focus on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices has been rising in Southeast Asia, as the region becomes more aware of the impending dangers posed by climate change. In recent years, ASEAN countries have been making large strides in developing sustainability regulations, impact assessment frameworks, green taxonomies, sustainable financing models, and improving overall governance standards in order to improve ESG performance and promote sustainable finance. This includes the development of ASEAN’s Green Taxonomy, SGX’s introduction of ESG-focused listing requirements and sustainability reporting guidelines, and the sovereign funds in countries such as Malaysia and Thailand incorporating ESG into their investment strategies

As ASEAN countries improve their ability to manage ESG risks and opportunities, many demands will arise for Canadian companies to share best practices and solutions, as well as sustainable investment opportunities for Canadian investors. Beyond sustainable investing, Canada is well-positioned to share best practices and successful ESG strategies with firms, sovereign funds, financial regulators, and stock exchanges in ASEAN to work towards a greener financial sector. 

Join the CABC and Manulife to discover how Canada can be an ESG partner for ASEAN in the region’s transition to a more sustainable future. Our distinguished panel of experts will discuss the growing ESG trends in Southeast Asia, and what opportunities these bring for Canadian sustainability start-ups, investment firms, and public organisations. 


Time (SGT) Programme Platform
9:00 AM Opening by the CABC Zoom webinar
9:05 – 9:10 AM Introducing CABC’s Sustainability Partner – Manulife

  • Mr. Wayne Farmer, President of CABC
9:10 – 9:20 AM Keynote Remarks

H.E. EANG Sophalleth, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Environment, Royal Government of Cambodia [Confirmed]

9:20 AM Photo Opportunity
9:25 AM – 9:35 AM Presentation on Barriers and Opportunities for ESG/Investment in CleanTech

  • Research team from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore [Confirmed]
9:35 AM – 10:30 AM Panel discussion + Q&A

Moderator:  Ms. Justine Hendricks, Senior Vice-President and Chief Corporate Sustainability Officer, Sustainable Business and Enablement, Export Development Canada  [Confirmed]


  • Ms. Madelena Mohamed, Director of Islamic Finance Department & Sustainability Unit, Bank Negara Malaysia [Confirmed]
  • Dr. Sarah Chapman, Global Chief Sustainability Officer, Manulife  [Confirmed]
  • Ms. Cheesan Chew, Chief Strategy Officer, Manifest Climate [Confirmed]
10:30 am -11:15 am CABC Networking session/ member showcase

Corporate DEI: Closing the Gap

Date: 19 Apr 2022
12:00 pm SGT

The CABC invites our Members, partners, and supporters to CanCham Singapore’s event, Corporate DEI: Closing the Gap, on April 19th at 12:00 pm!

Join in-person on April 19th to discuss corporate diversity, equity and inclusion, an often very challenging field to navigate. The event will feature a panel of experts to discuss how we can close the existing gaps, an overview of corporate DEI strategies, in-market observations and best practices for building a successful DEI strategy and robust corporate culture. CABC Members receive a discounted fee at $65. Register and find out more here. 

Time: 12:00pm-1:45pm (registration opens @11:45am)

Venue: 1880, 1 Nanson Rd, Level 3, Singapore 238909

Cost: $65 CanCham and CABC Members; $85 Non-Member (includes 3-course set lunch)

Vietnam Relocation Expo: All you need to know

Date: 14 Apr 2022
9:00 am GMT+7

The CABC invites our Members, partners, and supporters to attend CanCham Vietnam’s Vietnam Relocation Expo: All you need to know on April 14th at 9:00 am GMT+7!

Join to learn “all you need to know” in this online event aimed at helping individuals (CEO to Retiree, and everyone in between) interested in relocating to Vietnam.

The expert speaker panel will focus on specific topics for moving to this exciting country, ranging from legal and immigration, moving and transportation, insurance and healthcare, education, and real estate.

Following presentations on each topic, the expert panel will be available for Q&A to answer any specific questions you may have about relocating to Vietnam!

Register and find out more HERE.

Canada-Vietnam Investment Forum

Date: 7 Apr 2022
9:00 - 10:30 am GMT+8

View Event Recording Here

You are cordially invited to Canada – Vietnam Investment Forum on April 7th, 9:00 – 10:30 am ET/ April 7th, 8:00 – 9:30 pm GMT+7 jointly hosted by the Embassy of Vietnam in Canada, the Canada-ASEAN Business Council, the Canada-Vietnam Trade Council, and the Vietnam Ministry of Planning and Investment.

This event is part of the CABC’s Canada-ASEAN Business Leaders Series 2022.

The objective of this event is to provide a platform to facilitate increased investment flows between Canada and Vietnam by showcasing success stories from both the Vietnamese and Canadian private sectors, and to provide high-quality networking opportunities to connect the two countries’ business and policy leaders to foster partnerships.

Supporting Organisation:

 Time (EST) Programme
9: 00 – 9:05am Introduction
9:05 – 9:25am Welcoming remarks 

  • His Excellency Pham Cao Phong, Ambassador of Viet Nam to Canada 
  • Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan, Deputy Director of Foreign Investment Agency – Ministry of Planning and Investment
  • MPP Ms. Laurie Scott, Parliamentary Assistant to the Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
9:25 – 9:45am Presentations on investment incentive and priorities of Vietnam and Canada 

  • Ms. Thanh Tam, Head of Investment Promotion Division, Foreign Investment Agency – Ministry of Planning and Investment
  • Mr. Huy Do, Partner & Co-leader, Competition, Marketing & Foreign Investment, Fasken
9: 45 – 10: 10am Panel Discussion

Moderator: Mr. Alexandre Legendre, Country Advisor – Vietnam, Canada-ASEAN Business Council and Partner, Leadco Legal Counsel


  • Mr. Nguyen Lam Phuong, CEO, FPT Canada
  • Mr. Sang Lee, CEO, Manulife Vietnam
  • Mr. Bill Dao, North America Chief Representative, Becamex Vietnam
  • Mr. Dan On, President, Dan On Food Canada
  • Mr. Geoff Donald, Managing Director, Asia Engagement Consulting Group
10: 10 – 10: 25 am Q&A led by CABC

Asia Focused Webinar: Understanding, Working and Investing with Indigenous Canada

Date: 22 Mar 2022

CIBC Asia Focused Event: Understanding, Working, and Investing With Indigenous Canada

The CABC invites our Members to attend CIBC’s Asia Focused Event: Understanding, Working, and Investing With Indigenous CanadaThis is a free webinar specifically tailored towards an Asian audience to educate potential investors and interested stakeholders in this region about Indigenous Canada – an incredibly important issue for Canada as the country works towards reconciliation.

Find out more and register here [Link].

Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) Beyond-A-Pitch Fest

Date: 22 Mar 2022
9:30 am SGT

The CABC extends the invitation to the Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) Beyond-A-Pitch Fest, 2-Day event, happening March 22 & 24, 2022. 

The CTA Beyond-A-Pitch Fest is not your average Showcase or Demo Day — it’s more than a pitch. The Incubation Network, in partnership with the Canadian Technology Accelerator, is bringing together key players from across the ecosystem to map out 4 key Southeast Asian Markets (Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, and Vietnam) and envision a pathway for innovations to expand their impact across the region.

Over the past 4 months, the CTA has been working with 6 Canadian Cleantech SMEs, to explore market expansion opportunities across these markets. Come meet the inspiring entrepreneurs at the forefront of re-shaping the circular economy landscape, be a game-changer and join them in their efforts to explore the 4 key Southeast Asian markets!

The companies have been curated into 2 sessions according to their solution types which will take place between March 22th and 24th. Join  on Day One to speak to our more mature companies with specific solutions towards waste treatment and recycling or on Day Two to meet early-stage companies with new technologies embedded into existing solutions.

Day 1 

[March 22, 9:30am SGT]

Day 2 

[March 24, 9:30am SGT]

Quadrogen – Building customized biogas clean-up systems that turn waste biogas into clean energy.  PLAEX – Building an ecosystem of innovative, circular design construction materials made from unused and underused waste streams. 
Pyrowave – Pioneering the electrification of chemical recycling processes based on low carbon footprint microwaves.  Erthos – Creating plant-powered alternatives to traditional plastics.
IQ Energy – Designing and building pyrolysis/gasifier solutions that convert dirty and mixed waste streams into valuable resources.  Axipolymer – Providing R&D services to SMEs in the plastics sector to replace non-recyclable packaging.


Participants are welcome to attend one or both of these sessions to deep dive into the specific solution areas most relevant to your work and interests.

What can you expect?

  • Connect the dots on how current innovation can disrupt existing trends in the Circular Economy across Southeast Asia
  • Gain access to investment and strategic partnership opportunities with startups and SMEs that have promising solutions relevant to the communities and systems within the region

Find out more and REGISTER HERE