Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council

ABLAC LogoThe Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council (ABLAC) comprises a high-level group of Asian and Canadian business leaders convened annually by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada to identify and articulate opportunities for improved Canada-Asia business engagement.

Council membership is represented across Canada and more than 10 Asia Pacific economies, and annual meetings are held in cities throughout Canada and Asia. Launched in 2016, ABLAC has emerged into a critical forum to catalyze dialogue and action.


Highlights and interviews from APF Canada's last ABLAC meeting.

Current Members



ABLAC Meetings & Reports:

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ABLAC 2021 – Virtual*

Broad Diversification: Strengthening Canada-Asia Engagement after Trump and COVID-19

April 7 & 8, 2021

ABLAC 2019 – Hong Kong SAR

February 27, 2019

Preparing Canadians for a Highly Connected Future with Asia

ABLAC 2018 – Toronto, Ontario

March 2, 2018

Canada’s Asia Strategy

ABLAC 2017 – Vancouver, British Columbia

March 13, 2017

Seize the Moment: Innovation and Defining 'Brand Canada' in Asia

ABLAC 2016 – Vancouver, British Columbia

February 26, 2016

Canada’s Ability to Capitalize on Economic Opportunities in Asia


*Note: ABLAC 2020 was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.