[VIRTUAL] Members’ Briefing – Washington Doorknock Debrief

On 5 August, AMCHAM held a members briefing centered around the AmChams of Asia Pacific (AAP) Washington D.C. Doorknock 2022. This session was conducted virtually and featured AMCHAM’s CEO Siobhan Das along with Steven Okun (Steve), AAP Chair & Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates; Abdul Rahman Abu Haniffa, Government Engagement Director, GE Malaysia; Dave Mitchell, Vice President, Global Customer Experience, Boston Scientific; and Cash McCracken, Vice President of Global Government Affairs, Seagate Technology.

The AAP Washington D.C. Doorknock is an annual event where representatives and members of different AmChams within the Asia Pacific region come under the AAP umbrella to meet with the U.S. Government officials, Members of Congress and Senate, and other thought-leaders who help determine the future of U.S. policy towards the region. 

Siobhan updated members on what happened in this year’s Washington Doorknock, the issues raised and the response from the U.S. side; whilst Steve spoke more on the U.S. handling of trade in Asia and the likely direction. Guest speakers Abdul, Cash and Dave each shared their experience with this year’s Washington Doorknock.  

Special thanks to all our speakers, especially Steve who called from Singapore as well as Dave and Cash dialed in from the U.S. for making time for this special Members’ Briefing session.