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Shaping the Canada-ASEAN Economic Corridor
When: March 18-19, 2015
Where: Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel (former
Four Seasons Hotel), Bangkok, Thailand
OBJECTIVES
With ASEAN integration on the horizon and
Canada-ASEAN trade flows hitting records, the
2015 Canada ASEAN Business Forum will offer
even more for savvy investors. The Forum will:
1) Raise the profile of Canada in ASEAN and
inform Canadian businesses about the
opportunities that will be on offer following
ASEAN economic integration.
2) Bring together senior executives from
Canada and ASEAN to discuss the benefits
and challenges of doing business in both
Canada and ASEAN.
3) Offer critical information and intelligence
for Canadian companies interested in
investing in ASEAN and ASEAN investors
looking to do business in Canada.
4) Provide authentic, senior-level networking
opportunities for top decision-makers within
the Canada-ASEAN economic corridor.
WHO WILL ATTEND?
More than 200 business, opinion and policy
leaders, from Canada and from across the
ASEAN region, will be at the Forum.
Participants will be drawn from both the private
and public sector and will include the
Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International
Trade for Canada, and Dean Connor, CEO of
Sun Life.
To ensure our membership can connect with the
right people and the right organisations,
participants will be identified and screened by
members, sponsors, and the CABC Management
Committee. We encourage you as members to let
us know about individuals, companies and
organisations you would like to see at the event.
ANCILIARY EVENTS
Mission to Myanmar
Mission to Myanmar: CABC member Tractus
Asia will be hosting a Mission to
Myanmar from March 23-25. Highlights include
meetings with the President of Myanmar and the
Minister of Finance and Minister of National
Planning and Economic Development. This trip
is a fantastic chance to meet top decision-makers
from government and the corporate world and
we encourage all our members to attend. Please
see the Forum Event Website or contact Joshua
Brown at [email protected] for more
information.
Golf Tournament
Golf Tournament: the Canada-Thailand
Chamber of Commerce will host a Business
Golf tournament on March 20. Green fees,
caddy, cart, lunch, refreshments (on-course), and
transport to and from Anantara Hotel are all
included in the cost. For more information,
please contact Les Walsh at
[email protected]
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
1st Breakout Session

THAILAND: A new government is in place
and changes to the political and business
landscape are afoot. What are the key areas of
economic focus for government? What lies
ahead on the investment horizon? Which sectors
offer the most promise for Canadian
companies?

INDONESIA: The government has ambitious
plans to boost the infrastructure, manufacturing
and export sectors. How can Canadian
companies capitalize? What restrictions and
rules should they bear in mind? What sectors
hold the greatest potential for investment?

MYANMAR: The opening of Myanmar offers
tempting prospects for Canadian firms and
investors across a host of sectors. But challenges
remain, from an untested legal framework to a
still-evolving business environment. How can
Canadian investors prepare themselves?

TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP (TPP),
REGIONAL
COMPREHENSIVE
ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP (RCEP)
AND CANADA-ASEAN TRADE: How will
Canada’s participation in the TPP boost CanadaASEAN trade? Which sectors stand to gain and
lose? Where do negotiations stand now and
what major issues remain unresolved? Will TPP
help to bridge Canada with the RCEP?
FORUM SPONSORSHIP
We are offering a range of Forum
sponsorship levels and urge CABC
members to act fast to take advantage
of the many benefits available to
sponsors:
 Platinum (sold out!) $15,000
 Gold (still available) $10,000
 Silver (still available, selling fast!)
$7,500
 Bronze (still available) $5,000
 Refreshment sponsor (still
available) $2,500
 Advertiser in Forum Program
 Full page: $500
 Half page: $250
If you are interested in becoming a
sponsor, please contact:
Frank Valenta
+65 9066 3972
[email protected]
CABC BOARD MEETING
March 18 – 10:30-12:00
All members are welcome to join us for
the meeting, to be held at the Anantara
Siam Bangkok Hotel.
CONTACT US
Click HERE to Register!
For further questions about the CABC or
the Business Forum, please
email [email protected] We look
forward to personally welcoming you to
the CABC Business Forum this March in
Bangkok
3rd Breakout Session (Afternoon)
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

HEALTHCARE, MEDICAL DEVICES
& HOSPITALS: Medical tourism is
becoming big business in Thailand,
Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines.
With the regional population topping 650
million people, the growth in public and
private healthcare service providers and
hospital groups offers enormous potential
for Canadian pharmaceutical and medical
device firms. Who are the major players?
What unique capabilities or technologies
can Canadian companies offer? Can
Canadian medical devices compete here?
What are the best avenues into this lucrative
market?

AEROSPACE
&
ASSOCIATED
INDUSTRIES: Asia-Pacific will drive
roughly half the growth in global air traffic
over the next two decades, with ASEAN a
major player. National and regional carriers
are ordering aircraft in record numbers. Is
this trend sustainable? Which markets hold
the most promise? How can Canadian firms
keen to capitalize on this growth story best
navigate the region’s civil and military
procurement programs?

ENERGY
CHALLENGES
&
SOLUTIONS: Energy demand in the
ASEAN region has grown two and a half
times since the early 1990s while oil and gas
supplies in the region dwindle. Providing
secure, affordable and clean energy is a
long-term
challenge
for
regional
governments increasingly dependent on
imports. How will ASEAN’s supply and
demand requirements shape oil and gas
trade? What kind of investment is needed
to expand energy supply infrastructure? Is
Canada’s LNG industry at risk of missing
out on this window of opportunity? How
viable is renewable energy as an alternative
source for ASEAN?
2nd Breakout Session

INVESTMENT IN ASIA: Huge
opportunities exist for Canadian
companies to bring their expertise to
market. Which ASEAN nations offer
the most promise? What must the
private sector do to attract more foreign
capital? Are PPPs a viable solution?
What are the risks?

NEXT GENERATION IT: With the
next innovation wave upon us, staying
on the sidelines is no longer an option.
Is ASEAN doing enough to embrace
next generation IT? How can Canadian
companies contribute? Where can
potential IT investors best profit in
ASEAN?

OVERCOMING
MARKET
ACCESS AND EXPANDING INTO
ASEAN: Canadian companies keen to
expand in this fast-growing region face
a range of hurdles, including the need
for human and financial resources,
growing market risks and international
competition. How can bodies such as
the Trade Commissioner Service,
Export Development Canada, Business
Development Bank of
Canada,
Commercial Credit Corporation and
other Canadian Government Services
help?
Click HERE to Register!