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ASEAN-Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) Delegation to Canada

News Release

Jakarta, July 25, 2023Alternate Chair of the ASEAN-Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC), Bernardino Vega, asserted that businesses from ASEAN member countries and Canada are continuously making strides to strengthen economic, trade, and investment cooperation.

ASEAN's Momentum of Collaboration with Canada: Focusing on Digital Transformation and Trade

ASEAN entrepreneurs are eyeing several sectors to bolster their collaboration with Canada, including digital transformation, trade facilitation, and investment. "In the realm of digital transformation, ASEAN-BAC is fully prepared to facilitate investors from Canada and other countries worldwide in connecting with startups, technology companies, and digital infrastructure firms within ASEAN," stated Dino during the ASEAN-BAC delegation's visit to Canada on July 21, 2023.

Accompanied by the delegation, Dino visited Toronto and Montreal from July 18 to 20, 2023, as part of Indonesia's leadership roadshow for ASEAN-BAC in 2023. Prior to this, ASEAN-BAC had conducted roadshows in Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar, the United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea, and Australia.

In Canada, the ASEAN-BAC delegation engaged with government officials and businesses. Dino extended a special invitation to government officials and businesses to attend the ASEAN Business Investment Summit (ABIS) 2023 and Asean Business Awards (ABA) 2023, scheduled to be held in Jakarta on September 3-4, 2023.

During the visit to Canada, ASEAN-BAC aims to facilitate training programs and knowledge-sharing initiatives among businesses, research institutions, and technology hubs in both ASEAN countries and Canada. In Indonesia, digital transformation has been undertaken by various prominent companies such as PT Astra International Tbk., Indika Energy, Sinar Mas, Bakrie Group, East Ventures, and Mayora Group.

"We are prepared to educate skilled workers in the field of digital technology and encourage cross-cultural innovation. It is essential to have insights into the legal framework, compliance with regulations, and industry trends in each country. Businesses in ASEAN must possess the ability to effectively navigate the complexities of digital transformation," explained Dino.

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