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


Date: 20 Jun 2018

On 20-21st June in Singapore, the Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics in SMU will be hosting its 8th Annual SKBI Conference. Titled “Charting A Roadmap Towards A New Data Regime For The Digital Economy”, the conference seeks to identify the most critical building blocks of an enabling regional data ecosystem.  Hence, the conference would also act as a meeting point for the public and private sectors to come together to discuss and develop a roadmap that can show the way forward. It is jointly organised with the APEC Business Advisory Council, Asia Pacific Financial Forum and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) World Bank, supported by Monetary Authority of Singapore, Singapore Business Federation and Deutsche Bank.

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Business Luncheon: Multi-Chamber Luncheon Leadership in Energy Innovation

Date: 23 May 2018

CanCham Thailand in collaboration with Embassy of Canada, Bombardier and DFDL cordially invites you to participate CanCham’s first Sustainability Luncheon: Multi-Chamber Luncheon Leadership in Energy Innovation on May 23 at Ballroom II, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit.  Registration opens at 11:30.



While in its infancy, experts agree that Blockchain is a game-changer for combatting climate change, with clean energy being just one of the impact areas. Blockchain provides a tool to connect emissions reductions opportunities with capital and demand. It can break down barriers between the carbon markets and IoT. It supports enterprise climate risk mitigation. Hear from a leading Canadian authority on blockchain and climate.


With a USD$16M dollar investment, Clean Power Asia has an ambitious mandate to scale grid-tied renewables in the region. As the donor and manager, USAID oversees the management, planning and reporting of this program. Through engaging with governments, financiers and project developers in Thailand and beyond, the agency has a privileged perspective on challenges and opportunities in advancing the clean power agenda in the region.


Boasting a broad portfolio ranging from ingenious rail systems to advanced signaling platforms for mass transit, Canadian firms are global leaders in designing and delivering innovative transportation solutions.  As Thailand pursues its path towards 4.0 and pushes its development, Canadian partners are ready and able to build new infrastructure and optimize exciting assets.


While recent government announcements have introduced some uncertainty into the renewable energy market, there remain several Thai policy levers that favour clean energy. From BOI incentives to the dynamic regulation around EV infrastructure, Thailand holds great promise for the next wave of clean energy innovators. Get the latest policy updates from DFDL’s leading renewables expert to better chart your path to success.

Visit their website for more details and how to register here!

Showcase Canada 2018 (Trade and Education Fair)

Date: 6 May 2018

CanCham Bangladesh considers Showcase Canada as a powerful tool to invite various business entities and educational partners at one platform.

Showcase Canada celebrates its 4th Successful event which sensitize both the Bangladeshi as well as Canadian business community about further scope to enhance bi-lateral trade and investment between Bangladesh and Canada.

It will create dynamic opportunities to interact with new organization, educational consultants, university representatives, meet people from diversified background and open doors to good friendship and trust between the two countries.

Read the event program here and click here for the registration form!

Visit their website here!

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Partner Event: Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW)

Date: 29 Oct 2018

As a supporting organization, CABC and our members enjoyed discounted ticket price to attend the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW). SIEW is an annual platform for energy professionals, policymakers and commentators to discuss and share best practices and solutions within the global energy space. It aims to facilitate the exchange of ideas and discussions on pertinent energy-related issues, while simultaneously meeting the strategic objectives of Singapore’s commitment to becoming a global leader among energy companies converging on the event, as well as to provide a platform to showcase innovative products and solutions in the energy marketplace.

1st Training Course on Understanding the Benefits of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)

Date: 3 Apr 2018
08:30 - 17:30

Dear SBF Partners and Friends,


You are cordially invited to the following event organized by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), in collaboration with the Singapore Government (Ministry of Trade & Industry and IE Singapore):





1st Training Course on Understanding the Benefits of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs):


“Tapping on Singapore’s FTA Network to Increase Competitive Edge & Gain Better Market Access Overseas”


Date & Time: 3rd – 4th of April 2018 (Tuesday & Wednesday), 0830 – 1730H



SBF Center Seminar Rooms (Level 6)

#06-01 SBF Center, 160 Robinson Road, Singapore 068914


Fee per pax:


Attending 2 Full Days

$120 (before GST) [Member]

$220 (before GST) [Non-Members]

Attending 1 Day Only (i.e. Day 1 or 2)

$75 (before GST) [Member]

$150 (before GST) [Non-Members]



Free trade agreements (FTAs) provide companies more prospects to expand their businesses into key overseas markets and gain competitive edge to improve profitability. Currently, Singapore has a network of 22 bilateral and regional FTAs with 33 trading partners. Therefore, companies that operate in Singapore arestrategically positioned and stand to benefit greatly from utilizing these FTAs.


This workshop aims to help you have a better appreciation of the unlocked opportunities of Singapore’s FTA network for businesses. You will learn basic concepts of various FTA elements and how these can benefit your business directly from Singapore’s trade policymakers and negotiators; as well as practical insights on how your business can gain competitive edge to improve profitability through Singapore’s FTA network from experienced supply chain management/FTA experts.




To attend the aforesaid event, please register online (click here) by 20 March 2018. Please note that seats are limited & will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. To register, please log in with your username and password. If you do not have an existing account with SBF, kindly create an account for registration.


For any queries regarding this course, please feel free to contact our FTAs and International Relations Team:

(i) Ms Maes Alconcel, Deputy Director [DID: 6827 0258 / Email:]; or

(ii) Ms Laura Kuan, Senior Executive [DID: 6827 6816 / Email:].


Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you at our training course!

IDRC-Grow Asia Side-Event at the 4th CABC Business Forum

Date: 23 Mar 2018
08:30 - 17:15

The CABC is pleased to share a policy forum on Trade, value chains and sustainable development in Southeast Asia to be held on Friday March 23rd, 2018 at the Copthorne King’s Hotel Singapore (403 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169632).

At the margins of the 4th CABC business forum taking place in Singapore on March 21st and 22nd,
Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Grow Asia have organized a one-day event to present IDRC work on trade and value chains in the ASEAN region. The event features policymakers, business leaders, and researchers working on the issues of key relevance to Canada-ASEAN economic relationships, trade, SMEs development, and women and youth empowerment. Further details are provided in the attached draft agenda.

How to RSVP?

We kindly ask that you respond by Monday 19th, 2018 to Bouba Housseini ( and Pranav
Sethaputra ( whether you would like to attend this event. Please do not
hesitate to contact us for any further information.

Kindly find the agenda for the event below:

Agenda of the IDRC-Grow Asia Side-Event at the 4th CABC Business Forum

Morning: high level policy forum open to All
8:30 – 9:00
Introduction and Opening remarks
9:00 – 9:15
Opening remarks by Global Affairs Canada, IDRC, CABC, and Grow
Keynote Address
9:15 – 10:00
Keynote Address on: “Trade, value chains and sustainable
development in Southeast Asia”

  •  Professor Alex Capri, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore
Coffee Break
10:00 – 10:15
Coffee break
Panel Discussions I
10:15 – 11:15
Theme I: Economic and social impacts of trade and value chains in

  • Mr. Grahame Dixie, Executive Director, Grow Asia
  • Dr. Kai Ostwald, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and Department of Political Science
  • Dr. Sanchita Basu Das (TBC), Fellow, Lead Researcher (Economic Affairs), ISEAS and ASEAN Studies Centre
  • Dr. Zaw Oo, Executive Director, Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD), Myanmar
Panel Discussions II
11:15 – 12:15
Theme II: Integration of ASEAN SMEs into global markets

  • Mr. Steven Tipman, Executive Director, TFO Canada
  • Mr. Madhurjya Kumar Dutta, Director of Trade and Investment Facilitation at Mekong Institute (MI)
  • Mr. Prasith Suon (TBC), Deputy Director General, General Department of International Trade, Cambodia Ministry of Commerce
  • Ms. Khin Ohmmar Moe, Owner and Managing Director,
  • Sabanan Company Ltd, Myanmar
Wrap-up and conclusions
12:15 – 12:30
  • Take away messages
  • Implications for research, policy and practice
12:30 – 13:30
Lunch and Networking
Afternoon: internal research workshop (only for IDRC grantees)
Projects insights I
13:30 – 15:00
Updates and Insights from IDRC projects:

  • Prof. Alex Capri, Ms. Audrey Teo and Mr. Yuk Meng Foo, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore
  • Dr. Kai Ostwald (TBC), Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and Department of Political Science University of British Columbia
  • Ms. Tanja Matheis and Mr. Divya Prakash, Just Jobs Network
  • Dr. Zaw Oo, Executive Director, Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD), Myanmar
  • Dr. Permata Wulandari, Department of Management, University of Indonesia
Coffee Break
15:00 – 15:15
Coffee break
Projects insights II
15:15 – 16:45
Updates and Insights from IDRC projects:

  • Mr. Steven Tipman, Executive Director, TFO Canada
  • Mr. Madhurjya Kumar Dutta, Director of Trade and Investment
    Facilitation at Mekong Institute (MI)
  • Ms. Seila Polham, Principal Founder, Khmer Artisanry,
  • Ms. Khin Ohmmar Moe, Owner and Managing Director,
    Sabanan Company Ltd, Myanmar
  • Mr. Pranav Sethaputra, Learning Alliance Manager, Grow Asia
Wrap-up and conclusions
16:45 – 17:15
  • Take away messages
  • Synergies across projects
  • Future collaboration opportunities