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Projected to be the world's fourth-largest economy by 2030, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has become one of the fastest growing economies in the Asia Pacific. As the ASEAN 2018 chair, Singapore has identified Resilience and Innovation as its key themes, with a strong focus on the digital economy. In addition to the recent national elections in Malaysia, the region also faces upcoming elections in Thailand, Cambodia, and Indonesia. What are some of the opportunities, challenges, and trends we are seeing for Southeast Asia?

Join us for a breakfast briefing followed by a Q&A with Amb. Michael Michalak, Senior Vice President & Regional Managing Director at the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council based in Singapore, and former U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam (2007-2011). Amb. Michalak will be providing an update on Singapore's ASEAN 2018 Chairmanship as well as on the region as a whole.

The U.S.-ASEAN Business Council is a premier advocacy organization for U.S. corporations operating within ASEAN, serving as the leading voice of the U.S. private sector in promoting mutually beneficial trade and investment relationships between the United States and Southeast Asia for over 35 years. Their members include the largest U.S. companies working in ASEAN, and range from newcomers to the region to companies that have been working in Southeast Asia for a century or more.

First 15-20 minutes is for networking

Light breakfast included

Hosted by the Financial Services Committee


  • Amb. Michael W. Michalak (Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director of U.S.-ASEAN Business Council, Inc.)

    Amb. Michael W. Michalak

    Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director of U.S.-ASEAN Business Council, Inc.

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Member Price HKD 180
HKD 320

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