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Conferences 2024

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The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada), in partnership with Universities Canada, hosted the first two thematic Canada-in-Asia Conferences (CIACs), held back-to-back in February 2024 in Singapore: 

CIAC2024: Agri-food and CIAC2024: Climate Solutions brought together experts, investors, policy-makers, researchers, business leaders, and innovators from across Asia and Canada to exchange perspectives, knowledge, and ideas and to create collaborative partnerships in these two critical sectors.


CIAC2024: Agri-food and CIAC2024: Climate Solutions was bridged by the CIAC2024: Gala Dinner on the night of February 27. The annual CIAC: Gala Dinner was an opportunity for Canada-connected people, organizations, and institutions from across Asia to convene, build networks, and celebrate all things Canada-in-Asia.

CIAC2024: Agri-food

February 26-27, 2024

Pan Pacific Singapore

Food Security | Markets | Tech | Finance | Policy | Networks


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Energy Transitions | Business | Tech | Finance | Policy | Networks


CIAC2024: Climate Solutions

February 27-29, 2024

Pan Pacific Singapore

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Innovate | Invest | Accelerate | Grow

CIAC2024: Venture into Sustainability

February 27, 2024

Pan Pacific Singapore

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Connect | Learn | Network 

CIAC2024: Gala Dinner

February 27, 2024

Pan Pacific Singapore

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Presenting Partner

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Major Partners

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Supporting Partners

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University Partners

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Associate Partners

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The Canada-in-Asia Conferences

APF Canada and Universities Canada partnered to create the inaugural Canada-in-Asia Conference in 2023 (CIAC2023) to catalyze a new and transformative phase of Canada-Asia engagement. CIAC2023, held in Singapore over three days in February 2023, brought together more than 530 Canada-connected individuals, businesses, and institutions. More than 370 participants were alumni of Canadian universities, with many based in Asia.


The success of CIAC2023 in gathering people and ideas from across Canada and Asia to work on some of today’s most pressing global challenges – feeding the world, fighting climate change, and building more inclusive societies, among others – and the enthusiasm for sustained momentum in connecting Canada and Asia has led to a commitment by APF Canada and Universities Canada to convene a major multi-sector Canada-in-Asia Conference every second year, and more targeted, thematic CIACs in intervening years.

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