Notes from 2019 Singapore Business Mission Planning Call #3 | May 2
Authors: Jing Yi Goh, Lilibeth Almonte-Arbez, Sunita Kapoor
Notes from 2019 Singapore Business Mission Planning Call #3, May 2 EDT/SGT
Chief Country Representative - Indonesia, US-ASEAN Business Council
Myanmar Update | May 2, 2019
Author: Jack Myint LOOKING AHEAD
Laos Update | May 2, 2019
Authors: Marc Mealy, Riley Smith and Ella Duangkaew THE COUNCIL'S TAKE
Laos to Improve its Sub-Regional Connectivity via China-Thailand Rail Link
Travel and Tourism Update | May 5, 2019
Authors: Shay Wester, Lilibeth Almonte-Arbez, Steven Gunawan NOTES FROM TRAVEL AND TOURISM COMMITTEE CALL ON MAY 5, 2019 Welcome Remarks
(Washington, DC) - The Board of Directors, members and staff of the US-ASEAN Business Council convey deepest condolences to the Lugar family and the ASEAN community on the passing on April 28 of the Honorable Richard Lugar, senior Senator from Indiana.
“I am saddened to learn of this loss of a gifted leader and foreign policy expert,” said Alexander C. Feldman, President and CEO of the US-ASEAN Business Council. “Senator Lugar, in his decades of prolific public service, was also a global statesman who leaves a legacy of a safer world with his accomplishments in nuclear nonproliferation, and in ASEAN, a particularly important mark on the U.S.-Philippine relationship.”
Notably, Senator Lugar, as head a U.S. Congressional delegation, observed the 1986 Philippine presidential election and took a firm stance on his view that new elections should be held which has been noted as saving the U.S.-Philippine relationship by the Associated Press.
Notes from 2019 Singapore Business Mission Planning Call #2, April 25
Authors: Sunita Kapoor, Lilibeth Almonte-Arbez, Jing Yi Goh
(Nha Trang) - While joining the 7th ASEAN Coordinating Committee on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (ACCMSME) Meeting, the US-ASEAN Business Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Philippines Department of Trade and Industry and the Philippine Trade Training Centre on April 24 to formalize collaboration for the ASEAN SME Academy, an online resource platform for ASEAN MSMEs, which first launched in 2016.
“This occasion marks an important milestone of our partnership in utilizing the ASEAN SME Academy,” said Ambassador Michael W. Michalak, Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director at the US-ASEAN Business Council. “The fourth industrial revolution brings about challenges for small and medium-sized businesses, but also provides huge benefits if SMEs can embrace it. One way to do so is by empowering them through the ASEAN SME Academy.”
Philippines Update | April 25, 2019
Authors: Lilibeth Almonte-Arbez, Kim Yaeger, Stephanie Purwanto
ICT Update | April 25, 2019
Authors: Shay Wester, Ella Duangkaew, David Mineo LOOKING AHEAD