Past Events2019-05-02T10:40:55+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

Opportunity for Alberta Clean-tech in SE Asia Webinar 

Date: 25 Oct 2017
9:30am - 11:00am, Mountain Standard Time

This webinar will provide a market analysis and sectoral review of the growing ASEAN clean-tech sector, that offers high demand and lower market-entry barriers than many neighboring Asian economies. Join us to understand where your business opportunities lie in this rapidly expanding and clean-tech focused economy.

Event details:
Date:                       Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
Time:                       9:30 am – 11:00 am Mountain Standard Time
Dial-In Details:   To be provided following registration for the event
For more details and to register, please email
Password: CABC2017

Partner Event: Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2017

Date: 23 Oct 2017

The Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) is an annual week-long platform for energy professionals, policymakers and commentators to discuss and share best practices and solutions within the global energy space. SIEW 2017 will facilitate discussions on staying nimble, managing risks, overcoming challenges and seizing opportunities in this evolving energy landscape. 

Register by 31 August 2017 to enjoy early bird discounts of up to S$500. SIEW 2017 will be held from 23 to 27 October 2017 at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Visit to register your attendance or for more updates.


CABC Breakfast with the Hon. Dr. Kevin Lynch, October 10, 2017

Date: 10 Oct 2017
8:30-10:00 am

On October 10, 2017 the Canada – ASEAN Business Council hosted Breakfast Round-table Event with the CABC Executive Committee, featuring a presentation from special guest the Honourable Dr. Kevin Lynch, Vice-Chairman of BMO Financial Group and former Clerk of the Privy Council.

The Honourable Dr. Kevin Lynch shared his thoughts on Canada’s trade in light of global political and economic changes, and Canada’s strategies for international diversification in the rapidly changing times. Dr. Lynch also discussed the importance of the “Canadian Brand”, which reflects how the world perceives Canada and its values, the strength of its society, the vigour of its economy, the quality of its government and governance institutions, and its voice on the world stage. While Canada is perceived favorably, work must be done to also drive commercial opportunities from this positive recognition.

The Council also shared its key updates with Dr. Lynch, including its work promoting a Canada-ASEAN FTA, and the upcoming Canada-ASEAN Business Forum (March 21-22, Singapore)

2016 Business Forum

Date: 7 Sep 2016

The CABC is proud to announce a successful 2016 Canada-ASEAN Business Forum!

The Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC) hosted the 2016 Canada-ASEAN Business Forum (CABF), from September 7 to 8 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The two-day forum successfully drew over 260 participants and brought together global business leaders and senior government officials from Canada and Southeast Asia to explore opportunities to accelerate multilateral trade and cooperation.
Themed “Partnering for Growth in ASEAN”, the forum featured industry breakout sessions as well as keynote addresses and remarks by a number of eminent figures. Participants had ample opportunities for business networking and for discussing their priorities with government representatives. They left energized by the opportunities in the region and plans for closer Canada-ASEAN ties.
“The Canada-ASEAN Business Council is an important part of the Canada-ASEAN relationship, and we are working in partnership with the CABC to grow Canada-ASEAN business” said Marie-Louise Hannan, Canada’s Ambassador to ASEAN, who participated in the Forum. During the forum, the CABC also released the 2016 Canada-ASEAN Business Outlook Survey results which provide insight on the Canada-ASEAN business relationship. The CABC also announced the plan to release their study on impact and prospective opportunities of a possible Canada-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement in the first quarter of 2017. 
According to CABC President Wayne Farmer, “The potential for Canadian companies in ASEAN is substantial, but Canadian presence in the region lags global peers. With a Canada-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement in the works, there is no better time to focus on the Canada-ASEAN business partnership development.”
Canada-ASEAN Business Forum in the news:

Partner Event: Cryptocurrency Seminar by Consilium Law Corporation

Date: 28 Aug 2017
6-8 pm

We take great pleasure in inviting you to attend our Evening Seminar* on digital currencies, blockchain technology, and the law in Singapore.  This interesting event will be held at the Boardroom of the American Club on Monday, August 28th 2017 from 6pm to 8pm and is free of charge.

Interested in the potential of ‘smart contracts’ to  revolutionize how parties contract with each other? Wondering about the implications of personal data protection in blockchain technology? Unsure about AML/CFT risks arising from digital currencies? This event is for you.

Please join Franca Ciambella, Managing Director, Kenneth Pereire, Associate Director, and Lin Yingxin, Legal Associate, of Consilium Law Corporation, as they provide an overview on the legal environment in Singapore for digital currencies and blockchain technology.

Consilium Law Corporation looks forward to welcoming you to this insightful and interactive discussion!

*Canapés and beverages will be served


Trained in law in the jurisdictions of Canada, New York and Singapore, Franca was one of the first foreign lawyers to gain full admission to the Singapore Bar.Her areas of expertise include corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment law, and contracts law, with a focus on technology businesses.


Kenneth is a Singapore-qualified corporate lawyer and an Associate Director with Consilium Law Corporation.  He specializes in mergers and acquisitions, contract and company law, securities regulation and compliance in a variety of sectors. He has a considerable amount of experience in assisting start-up  and technology companies with capital raising, structuring and expansion in Singapore and in the region. 


Mr. Lin Yingxin is a Legal Associate at Consilium Law Corporation. His practice includes Commercial Litigation and Corporate & Commercial Law. He specializes in general corporate advisory work and drafting commercial contracts. He also has experience assisting start-up and technology companies in trade mark applications, capital raising, disputes and employment law matters.


The American Club Singapore
10 Claymore Hill, Singapore 229573

RSVP by August 23, 2017
Isabella Casciola
T. 6235-2700

Launch Event – Interim Report on the Study of Legal Barriers to Doing Business in ASEAN

Date: 3 Aug 2017
15:00- 17:00

CABC and Singapore Management University were proud to host a launch event for the Interim Report on the Study of Legal Barriers to Doing Business in ASEAN.

This high-impact study by Singapore Management University, with the support of the CABC, takes an in-depth look at the legal barriers faced by companies trading and investing in ASEAN. The study aims to provide actionable policy recommendations to improve business conditions in ASEAN. The final report will be released in Q2 2018.

The event featured a discussion of the interim report’s main findings, including preliminary recommendations regarding key legal barriers in ASEAN by Lead Researcher Prof. Locknie Hsu, as well as remarks by the CABC and by Guest of Honour Marie-Louise Hannan, Canada’s Ambassador to ASEAN.

Canada’s Ambassador to ASEAN, HE Marie-Louise Hannan, provides opening remarks at the event.

Professor of Law Locknie Hsu provides guests an overview of the Interim Report’s findings.