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Innovate Canada-ASEAN

September 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Canadian innovation can play a major role in ASEAN’s hyper-development…

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In September 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand, Innovate Canada-ASEAN will convene over 150 senior decision-makers within the Canada-ASEAN economic corridor to create synergies, connect technology providers and seekers, and explore how innovation will address key industries’ needs.

Supported by CanCham Thailand and in-line with the Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC)’s mandate to accelerate the Canada-ASEAN trading relationship, Innovate Canada-ASEAN will foster new business relationships, using existing innovative partnerships as the lens through which Canada and ASEAN can understand how key technology and economic trends can catalyse and accelerate new partnerships for a more prosperous future.

The full-day event will also examine the impact of technological developments on government policy, and how policy challenges and opportunities facing companies trading between Canada and ASEAN can be addressed.

Topics to be discussed include:

Event Details:

Date: Monday, September 9, 2019

Time: 08:30 – 18:00

Venue: Bangkok Marriott the Surawongse

Entry Fee:

  • THB 5,000 net for CanCham members (Please contact Jen at [email protected] for a discount code)
  • THB 6,250 net for non-members


08:30Opening Remarks
08:45Morning Keynote Address
09:00Launch of Canada-ASEAN Business Outlook Survey 2019
09:20Morning Plenary Session
Canada and ASEAN - a Partnership for Growth
10:00Sponsored Morning Networking Coffee Break
11:00Morning Breakout Sessions
1. Clean Technology
As the global economy moves toward a greener future, Canadian companies increasingly invest in, create, and adopt innovative and competitive clean technologies within key sectors of the Canadian economy such as energy, mining, forestry, and agriculture. Across the Pacific, ASEAN is also recognizing the importance of sustainability in unlocking the development potential and in ensuring a prosperous and resilient future for the region. Join our panel to learn more about how Canada and ASEAN can partner for a sustainable and prosperous future.
2. Agriculture
Canada prides itself with its strong agri-food system. The industry’s best practices and well-known reputation for innovative and high-quality agri-food products have consistently positioned Canada as a leading player in the global agricultural trade. Under the backdrop of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Agreement, Canadian agriculture and agri-food exporters will gain preferential market access and expand their business in the Asia-Pacific region. Furthermore, the ASEAN region supplies a broad range of commodities with a ready market in Canada, and there are lucrative openings for Canadian technology to increase productivity in the ASEAN farm sector.
12:00Networking Buffet Lunch
13:00Afternoon Keynote Address & Fireside Chats
13:40Afternoon Plenary Session
Invest in Canada

Canada has plenty to offer to businesses and investors: human capital, research, commercialization, scale-ups, and business-friendly environment. Canada offers the most educated workforce in the OECD and ranked 1st in the G7 for higher-education R&D, it is also a rising global leader in innovation with home to 3 of the world’s top 20 incubators. Using Canada as an innovation hub, businesses in Canada have preferential market access through 14 trade agreements to 51 countries around the globe, with nearly 1.5 billion consumers and a combined GDP of US$49.3 trillion. Come find out more on how Canada can be your partner for success.
14:30Afternoon Panel Session 1
3. Artificial Intelligence
With the increasing capabilities of AI technology, businesses can utilise big data to sieve through large volumes of data and make better decisions towards success. While some say that the world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data, other worry about large-scale job displacement and disruption to industries. Given Canada’s status as a global leader in the research and development of AI and other emerging technologies, it would be a valuable opportunity for exchange with ASEAN.
4. Healthcare
Technology is transforming the medical and healthcare sector, including the use of AR/VR for the training of healthcare professionals, robot-assisted surgery, the application of AI for personalized precision medicine, virtual healthcare enabled by ICT, etc. These innovations not only present opportunities for companies and researchers, but also help to deliver better healthcare and improve quality of life, especially in aging societies. Join our panel to learn more about how innovation is creating opportunities for the healthcare sector in Canada and ASEAN.
15:15Sponsored Afternoon Coffee Break
15:45Afternoon Panel Session 2
5. Smart Cities
Is your city ready to be a smart and sustainable city in this digital era? Can ASEAN and Canada build a smart cities network across the Pacific? Building a smart city requires more than the technology alone, but also collaborative partnerships between the public sector, private sector, and academia. Join our panel to learn about the smart city experience of cities across Canada and ASEAN and how your organization can be the journey.
6. FinTech
Technology and innovation are creating a seamless and optimised world in which we live, work, and play. From cryptocurrency to digital banking, be it created by start-ups or MNCs, the fintech space is increasingly changing the way we interact with money and finance. What does fintech mean for the future of money? Our panellists will share their insights on how fintech is invigorating and revolutionizing the banking and finance space.
16:50Closing Remarks
17:00Sponsored Closing Cocktail Reception


Innovate Canada-ASEAN will feature:

  • Plenary keynote addresses by business and government leaders
  • Breakout rooms for in-depth panels on industry and market-specific topics
  • A special Canadian Innovation Showcase featuring Canadian most promising technology to investors and partners from the ASEAN region
  • The launch of the Canada-ASEAN Business Outlook Survey 2019
  • Targeted networking to foster new business opportunities

Speaker lineup coming soon. Stay tuned.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Innovate Canada-ASEAN provides a unique opportunity to showcase your innovation and accelerate partnerships.

Find out more about the sponsorship opportunities – CLICK HERE


September 9
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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