US-ABC Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director Amb. Michael Michalak welcomed former Singapore Ambassador to the United States Chan Heng Chee and U.S. Chargé d’Affaires to Singapore Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath at a reception on February 9 to showcase the recent renovations to the Council’s Singapore headquarters.
The Council and its members welcomed Ambassador Kim as he begins his tour as U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines.
Council President Alexander Feldman briefs Indonesian President Joko Widodo after the Council’s 2016 Indonesia Business Mission leadership meeting at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta which included U.S. Charge D’Affairs Brian McFeeters and Council Indonesia Committee Chair Martin Gil, the President of Coca-Cola Indonesia.
U.S Ambassadors Craig Allen, Brunei, and Ted Osius, Vietnam, along with keynote speaker Daniel Kritenbrink, Senior Director for Asian Affairs of the National Security Council, offer remarks at the Council's Annual Gala on October 6.
On September 15 the US-ASEAN Business Council and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted H.E. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi during her historic visit to Washington, D.C. One day after President Obama announced he would lift remaining sanctions on Myanmar, the State Counsellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs made her strongest case yet for the economic benefits of high-quality American investment.
During its annual Philippines Business Mission, the US-ASEAN Business Council co-hosted with AmCham Philippines a breakfast where the guest of honor was Vice President Leni Robredo. Among AmCham Philippines officers attending the breakfast was Rick Santos, President. The Council's mission was co-led by Philip Vaughn, Executive Director of Government Relations at Fluor and Chair of the Council’s Philippines Committee; Alexander Feldman, President and CEO of the US-ASEAN Business Council; and Ambassador Michael Michalak, Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director of the US-ASEAN Business Council.