Location: Yangon, Myanmar
Date: December 10, 2018
Participants: 220 entrepreneurs
Member Participants: Cisco, Facebook, and VISA
Partners: US ICT Council for Myanmar, Max Myanmar Holding Co., Ltd., Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI), and Myanmar Young Entrepreneurs Association (MYEA)
On December 10, more than 220 entrepreneurs from Yangon and neighboring cities participated in a one-day SME workshop entitled “Digital Transformation to Boost Competitiveness”. The workshop featured knowledge sharing sessions on SMEs digitization and access to regional e-commerce markets from government, local business chambers, as well as senior executives from Cisco, Facebook, Visa, and successful local SMEs.
Travel and Tourism Update | November 27, 2018
Authors: Shay Wester, Lilibeth Almonte-Arbez, Steven Gunawan NOTES FROM TRAVEL AND TOURISM COMMITTEE CALL ON NOVEMBER 7, 2018
On November 7, the Travel and Tourism Committee call discussed the following:
Food & Agriculture Update | December 12, 2018
Authors: Sunita Kapoor, Daine Loh LOOKING AHEAD
ASEAN Safe, Nutritious Food Workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam
Infrastructure Update | December 12, 2018
Authors: Sunita Kapoor and Daine Loh LOOKING AHEAD
Planning Call on the Post ASEAN Transport Ministers Meeting Infrastructure Roadshow
Singapore Update | December 10, 2018Authors: Lilibeth Almonte-Arbez, Bryan Yeoh THE COUNCIL'S TAKE
Next PM front-runner Heng Swee Keat appointed as first assistant secretary-general
ICT Update | December 7, 2018
Authors: Kim Yaeger and Monica Chritton LOOKING AHEAD
December 10, 2018: Myanmar SME Workshop
(Ubud) - Strategies for realizing opportunities that emerging technologies bring, the challenges they present, and how governments should be preparing for these technologies were the key themes in meetings between the US-ASEAN Business Council (US-ABC) delegation and ASEAN Telecommunications and IT Ministers over the past three days. The meetings took place in Ubud, Indonesia from December 4-6 as part of the annual ASEAN Telecommunications and IT Ministers Meeting (TELMIN).
IN an increasingly dynamic and technology-driven world, all governments face challenges and opportunities in deciding what investments and policies should be implemented today to encourage innovation while protecting its people and ultimately, developing the best possible societies for tomorrow.
As ASEAN nations continue their individual socio-economic journeys with the aspiration of collectively building a regionally integrated and globally connected ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) with the potential of becoming the fourth largest economy in the world by 2050, the over 150 member companies of the US-ASEAN Business Council (US-ABC) look forward to continuing our longstanding partnership with ASEAN.