The US-ASEAN Business Council met with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc during its annual Vietnam Business Mission on March 4, 2020. Following the meeting, Prime Minister Phuc witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Council and the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) on strengthening industrial trade and cooperation.
From October 23-25, the US-ASEAN Business Council led a delegation of 7 U.S. companies on its Business Mission to the 19th ASEAN TELMIN. In addition to conducting bilateral meetings with ASEAN Ministers and participating in a consultation between the ASEAN Telecommunications and IT Senior Officials and the U.S. Government, the US-ABC also hosted a plenary luncheon with the ASEAN TELMIN on October 25. The Mission was co-led by the Chair of the Council’s ICT Committee, Naveen Menon, President, ASEAN for Cisco Systems; Alexander C. Feldman, President & CEO of the US-ASEAN Business Council; and Ambassador Michael Michalak, Senior Vice President & Regional Managing Director of the US-ASEAN Business Council.
On October 7, the US-ASEAN Business Council was pleased to host a welcome luncheon in honor of H.E. Thani Thongphakdi, the Appointed Ambassador of Thailand to the United States. The luncheon was generously sponsored by Chevron, Bayer, Marriott International, Philip Morris International, Tyson Foods, Abbott, AIG, Cheniere Energy, Eli Lilly, and Ford.
The US-ASEAN Business Council held its inaugural Indonesia Innovation Series in conjunction with the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education’s National Technology Awakening Day (HAKTEKNAS) in the Auditorium of Bali Governor’s Office. During the event, US-ABC member companies showcase their innovative programs and initiatives aiming to improve national development. From left to right: Ms. Kim Yaeger (Director of Maritime Southeast Asia, US-ASEAN Business Council), Mr. Wilson Andrew (Head of Government Affairs, JUUL Labs), Mr. Eddy Satriya, MA. (Deputy Assistant for ICT and Utilities, Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs), Mr. I Wayan Suarjana, SE, MT (Deputy Governor for General Administration, Bali Province Secretariat), Dr. Ir. Jumain Appe (Director General of Innovation, Ministry of Research and Higher Education), Ambassador Michael W. Michalak (Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director, US-ASEAN Business Council), Ms. Nada Marsudi (Head of Bureau, Cooperation and Public Communication, Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education), Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Wyasa Putra (Deputy Rector, Udayana University), Ms. Tias Gatra Annisa (Regulatory Affairs, RRP Manager, Philip Morris International), Choo Pin Ang (Senior Director for Government and Corporate Affairs, Expedia Group), Nies Purwati (Director, Government Affairs, Southeast Asia, Qualcomm), Mr. Fritz Winata (Director of Market Development and Business Solutions, Visa), Mr. Landry Haryo Subianto (Chief Country Representative, US-ASEAN Business Council) and Mr. Angga Antagia (Country Representative, US-ASEAN Business Council).