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

SAL Belt and Road Initiative Series – Dispute Settlement and the BRI

Date: 29 Aug 2019

Synopsis: This seminar will examine dispute avoidance strategies, and dispute resolution options such as arbitration and mediation, particularly in the context of BRI cross-border, investment-related disputes. The relevance of the Singapore Convention on Mediation – which is expected to be signed in August 2019 – to the BRI, will form part of this discussion. The new Singapore Infrastructure Dispute Management Protocol will also be covered briefly in this discussion. (The Protocol will be covered in greater detail in the next seminar on BRI and Infrastructure.)

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

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

SAL Belt and Road Initiative Series – BRI and Infrastructure

Date: 10 Sep 2019

Synopsis: This seminar will allude to some of the major projects carried out under the BRI umbrella, with a view to distilling useful lessons regarding the ingredients leading to successful execution. The infrastructure seminar, which comes at the end of the SAL’s seminar series, also offers a chance for us to look back at the entire BRI landscape. Previous seminars concerning risk management, international trade, and dispute resolution, including an examination of significant initiatives, such as the Singapore Infrastructure Dispute Management Protocol, all provide additional context for the discussion of infrastructure and its relevance to the BRI. Thus, this final seminar will draw upon and recap parts of our previous discussions in order to tie-up the BRI series and thereby lay a foundation for assessing, and ideally seizing, the commercial opportunities presented by the evolving relationship between ASEAN and the BRI.

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

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

SBF: Introduction to the CPTPP

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

As a supporting organization, CABC offered discounted rates to members to attend this Introduction to the CPTPP session by Singapore Business Federation. The session provided participant with 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 
Time: 1:30pm – 6:00pm
Venue: SBF Center Seminar Rooms (Level 6)


EmTech Asia 2019

Date: 22 Jan 2019

As a supporting organization for EmTech Asia 2019, CABC invited members to attend MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Asia 2019 which took place from 22 – 23 January at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

CABC members enjoyed a 10% discount off the standard delegate fee (SGD 1,795).