Asia's continued rapid development has made the region the biggest engine of the global economy and has presented enormous opportunities for American multinational businesses. Against this backdrop of potentially seismic shifts in the world economic and political order, more than 300 top business and political leaders from around Asia and the U.S. will gather in the vibrant heart of Hong Kong's financial and business district for the 2019 APCAC Business Summit on March 4-5.

About the Theme

Asia's New Geopolitics: Keeping a Robust and Sustainable U.S. Presence

A broader theme that cannot be ignored is the ongoing geopolitical tensions and negotiations. How can businesses navigate the new landscape to ensure a long-term future in the region? Several of our panel discussions will be geared towards the impacts of international trade action.

The Economic and Industrial Vision of U.S. Investments

Asia's digital transformation in the last few years has been nothing short of revolutionary, offering numerous opportunities for foreign investment. Meanwhile, brick and mortar infrastructure is as important as ever in maintaining domestic growth. Trends and challenges in emerging sectors such as sharing economy, sustainable technology, smart city, and the oft-overlooked aging economy, will be addressed at the Summit. Digitalization within heavy industry and infrastructure will be another key focus, as speakers attempt to redefine the future of connectivity and cooperation, particularly in light of China's Belt and Road Initiative.

Developing Topics

  • Political Dimension of Trade in Asia – Navigating the Politics of Modern-Day Commerce
  • A New Trade Order in the Asia Pacific: Non-American Trade Developments
  • The Digital and Sharing Economy – Leveraging Asia's Revolutionary Push towards a Digital Society
  • Aging Asia – Harnessing the Economic Potential of the Aging Population Across Asia
  • Staying Sharp and Competitive: U.S. Business in Asia: Stacking up Against Some of Asia's Established Markets
  • Belt and Road – the Implications and Opportunities in China's Infrastructural Initiative
  • Smart Manufacturing – Flexible and Intelligent Manufacturing for a Dynamic Global Market
  • Smart City – Charting Recent Developments, Opportunities, and Trends as Asia Charges Ahead into Becoming the World's First Smart Region
  • Technology and Sustainability – Innovation towards a Long-term Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Future
  • Social Media – Social Media Integration as a Tool for Successful Business

What is APCAC?

APCAC is an association of 29 American Chambers of Commerce from 22 economies in the Asia-Pacific. APCAC comprises around 15,000-member companies, 50,000 overseas American executives and 10 million employees. The Business Summit is hosted each spring by one of APCAC's member associations, and AmCham Hong Kong is honored to have been given the opportunity at this critical juncture.

Hong Kong is an ideal host for the two-day event: For more than five decades, the city has been instrumental in driving the explosion of global trade, and as Asia's leading international financial center, has acted as the gateway for US$1 trillion of U.S. direct investment in the region. Read more


Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Grand Ballroom, Lobby Level
1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
Hong Kong

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