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The US-ASEAN Business Council hosted Ben Rhodes, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting, for a discussion at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, DC. Mr. Rhodes offered a comprehensive readout on President Obama's recent trip to Vietnam, the upcoming visit by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore, and the President's forthcoming trip to Laos in September.
US-ASEAN Business Council Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director Ambassador Michael Michalak joins hands with Dr. Wimonkan Kosumas, of the Thailand Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion, Rebecca Acuna of USAID, and Nguyen Hoa Cuong of Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Planning to officially launch the ASEAN Online SME Academy, a project of the US-ASEAN Business Alliance for Competitive SMEs.
Ambassador Michael W. Michalak of the US-ASEAN Business Council and Director-General of Indonesian Customs and Excise Heru Pambudi lead the Customs and Trade Facilitation Committee’s annual Dialogue Partner Consultation with the ten ASEAN Directors-General of Customs.
On March 30, the US-ASEAN Business Council and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted a dinner for Prime Minister Prayut of Thailand, pictured here listening to remarks from USABC President & CEO Alexander Feldman highlighting the enduring strength of the 183-year commercial relationship between the U.S. and Thailand.
The US-ASEAN Business Alliance for Competitive SMEs (Business Alliance) held a workshop entitled “Digital Business for Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Training” (February 17, 2016). This event was attended by more than 150 entrepreneurs from SME’s. The workshop was sponsored by Procter & Gamble (P&G), the Office of SME Promotion (OSMEP) and USAID, with support from the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), the Thai Cosmetic Manufacturer Association (TCMA), and United Parcel Service (UPS).