6th ASEAN EU Business Summit

6th ASEAN EU Business Summit
The ASEAN-EU Business Summit was founded in 2011 in Indonesia and has since developed to an established meeting point designed to be a platform for business leaders, thought-leaders and policy makers to interact and debate the key business and trade issues of the day. Previous editions of the AEBS have been held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in April 2012; Hanoi, Vietnam in March 2013; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in August 2015; and most recently in Manila, Philippines in March 2017, with several hundred delegates attending each event.

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Date     : 2 March 2018, Friday                                               
Venue  : To Be Confirmed
Time    : 8:30am - 6:00pm
Fee      :  $375 (Members), $450 (Non-Members)




Welcome Remarks – Donald Kanak, Chairman of EU-ASEAN Business Council


Opening Remarks – H.E. Francisco Fontan, EU Ambassador to ASEAN


Opening Address – Heng Swee Keat, Minister of Finance, Singapore (Invited)


Key Note Address – Wilf Blackburn, CEO Singapore, Prudential


Key Note Address – EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström


In Conversation with – H.E. Lim Hng Kiang, Minister (Trade), Ministry of Trade & Industry, Singapore (Invited) & Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom


Plenary Session 1 – ASEAN Economic Integration: More action, less words?

Panel will look at progress to date, and compare political statements to action on the ground. How can the AEC be advanced quicker? How can the benefits be spread throughout ASEAN?


Moderator: Tay Woon Teck, Managing Director, RSM Risk Advisory


Dr Robert Yap – Chairman, ASEAN Business Advisory Council

Tan Sri Dr Rebecca Sta Maria – Senior Policy Fellow, ERIA

U Moe Kyaw – ASEAN BAC (Myanmar)

Jim O’Gara – President, South Asia District, UPS Asia Pacific


Ministerial Panel


H.E. Mrs Khemmani Pholsena, Minister of Industry & Trade, Laos (Invited)

H.E. Enggartiasto Lukita, Minister of Trade, Indonesia;

Secretary Ramon M Lopez, Department of Trade & Industry, Philippines (Invited);

H.E.Sontirat Sontijirawong, Minster of Commerce, Thailand (Invited)


Moderator TBC


Networking Lunch & VIP Lunch Reception


Plenary Session 2 – Urbanisation & Infrastructure in ASEAN – How to achieve sustainable development?

Panel will look at sustainable development in ASEAN’s cities – how to make them more liveable and interconnected; financing of development; access to infrastructure etc.


Opening Speech by Martin Hayes, President, SEA for Robert Bosch


Moderator: Tay Woon Teck, Managing Director, RSM Risk Advisory


Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO, Surbana Jurong

Hicham Abel, Senior Vice President, Construction Chemicals, BASF Asia Pacific

Martin Hayes, President, SEA for Robert Bosch

Herry Cho, Head of Sustainable Finance ASEAN, ING Bank


Plenary Session 3 – Advancing the Digital Economy in ASEAN


Panel to look at the ways and means to develop the digital economy in ASEAN including e-commerce, financial inclusion, and connecting businesses and institutions to aid trade and finance flows


Opening speech – Eddie Haddad, Managing Director, APAC, SWIFT


Moderator: Robert Yap Min Choy, ASEAN BAC (Singapore)


Datuk Zainal Amanshah, CEO, InvestKL

Eddie Haddad, Managing Director, APAC, SWIFT

Claus Andresen, President, South East Asia, SAP

Abdul Raof Latiff, Head of Digital, Institutional Banking Group, DBS Bank


Coffee Break


Plenary Session 4 – Driving more FDI to ASEAN

Panel to look at the FDI climate in Southeast Asia, and how to maintain Europe as the leading source of FDI to the region


Moderator: Don Kanak, Chairman, EU-ABC


Thomas Lembong. Chairman, BKPM, Indonesia

Dato' Azman Mahmud, CEO, MIDA (Invited)
Chng Kai Fong, Managing Director, Economic Development Board, Singapore
Pier-Luigi Sigismondi, President APAC, Unilever


Closing Speech – H.E. Barbara Plinkert, EU Ambassador to Singapore


Closing Remarks – Stefano Poli, President, EuroCham Singapore

3/2/2018 9:00 AM - 3/2/2018 6:00 PM

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