2nd Members’ Briefing (2020)

The 2nd Members’ Briefing for the year took place yesterday at the Sheraton Hotel Petaling Jaya. This time around, we decided to move the venue to Petaling Jaya to allow members based within that vicinity to have the opportunity to attend the briefing. 

The main highlights of this briefing were COVID-19 and the new government changes in Malaysia. Siobhan Das, Executive Director of AMCHAM provided an update on what’s happening at the Chamber.Programs and meetings are going on as usual, however, we are taking the necessary precautionary measures to keep the Chamber safe for members when attending meetings and events.

AMCHAM members were given the opportunity to voice their opinions and concerns regarding these two major issues amongst others and can definitely look forward to upcoming dialogues surrounding these issues in the near future.

Dennis A. Simmons, Foreign Service Officer & Commercial Diplomat, and Rebecca Owen, Deputy Economic Counsellor from the U.S Embassy to Malaysia provided an update on what’s happening at the embassy as well as Washington. It is business as usual despite the outbreak of COVID-19. There aren’t any travel bans imposed at the moment. However, companies are being advised to hold off any non-essential travel pertaining to conferences, training, etc.

Members also had the opportunity to network after the event and it was nice to see some “new faces” and new members as well. The next Members’ Briefing is tentatively scheduled to take place on April 1st at the AMCHAM Executive Office.