(Hanoi) – The US-ASEAN Business Council (US-ABC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam (under the Enterprise Development Agency) and Vietnam Federation of Commerce and Industry held a capacity-building program for Vietnamese SMEs at the Pan Pacific Hotel, in Hanoi, Vietnam on December 2. The event also featured a speaker from the E-Commerce and Digital Economy Agency, Vietnam Ministry of Trade and Investment and was conducted in hybrid format. In total, around 190 Vietnamese entrepreneurs participated in the program. The workshop is part of the regular SME Workshop Series: Rebuilding the ASEAN Economy, and this was the 17th workshop conducted in Vietnam since 2014. This workshop was supported by US-ABC member companies: Visa, Google, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Meta, and United Parcel Service (UPS).
Location: Pan Pacific Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam
Date: December 2, 2022
Participants: 143 (in person), 47 (Virtual via Zoom)
Partner: Vietnam Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade, and Vietnam Federation of Commerce and Industry
(Jakarta, December 8) The US-ASEAN Business Council (US-ABC) hosted a farewell reception in honor of H.E. Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi, the outgoing Secretary-General of ASEAN, in Jakarta. Secretary-General Lim has been a trusted partner for US-ABC since the beginning of his leadership in January 2018. Over the past five years, the Secretary-General has stewarded the U.S.-ASEAN dialogue relations into a higher level. The U.S. business community is particularly grateful for his friendship and immense support to making ASEAN a more open and inclusive region for the private sector.
The reception featured some remarks from The Honorable Ambassador Yohannes Abraham from the U.S. Mission to ASEAN, US-ASEAN Business Council representatives, and Secretary-General Lim himself.