On November 21 - 23, the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) brought a delegation of 42 leading American companies to Bangkok for its annual Thailand Business Mission to engage the new Thai administration. In their engagements with the Royal Thai Government, delegation members gained firsthand insight into the Royal Thai Government’s plans and policies to promote investment, growth, sustainability, innovation, and stronger business relations between Thailand and the United States.
On November 1, The US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) hosted its annual gala under the theme of “Partnering for a Sustainable Future,” at The Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C. The gala featured a fireside chat between Ambassador Ted Osius, President & CEO of USABC and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), who touched on the strategic significance of the U.S.-ASEAN partnership; security, sustainability, and supply chain challenges in the Indo-Pacific; and the importance of promoting a circular economy in the region.
From August 9-11, the US-ASEAN Business Council (US-ABC) held its 2023 Philippines Business Mission in Metro Manila, where a total of 30 companies participated in a series of in-person dialogues with top officials from the Government of the Philippines. This was the largest delegation to visit the Philippines in US-ABC history. The mission was co-led by Ambassador Ted Osius (ret.), President and CEO of US-ABC and Mr. Stephen Braim, Vice President for Government & Regulatory Affairs, Asia Pacific at IBM and Co-Chair of US-ABC's Philippines Committee.