Happy thanksgiving to all our American members! And to our friends in the region, we hope the spirit of fellowship and gratitude is with you as well.
I have just returned from Myanmar, where we held a very successful business mission, including a substantial, one-and-a-half-hour engagement with State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. This completes our cycle of 10 annual country business missions through which our members have had the opportunity to engage across the region. We also held our first engagement with the ASEAN Transport Ministers, another example of our value to ASEAN Ministers and the continued growth of the Council’s access to ASEAN ministerials.
Next week, I’ll head to Vietnam for the Asia-Pacific President’s Mission, which will be our last major delegation of 2016. In early December we will launch our join report with Deloitte on the importance of Data Management in ASEAN. Be on the lookout for launch events in Singapore and Jakarta.