APAC GATES Research Launch – Bridging Commerce and Rights Advocacy

On the morning of 27 March 2024, APAC GATES, an Asia-focused association management company that provides services to international associations, unveiled its latest research, delving into the unique role played by international business associations (IBAs) throughout the Indo-Pacific in advocating for rights and civic freedoms amid the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Siobhan Das, CEO of AMCHAM, presented as a case study, the Chamber’s pivot to meet the demands of COVID-19 and its experience of being a bridge between government, industry, and the community at large. The discussion with panelists that followed focused on today’s increasing expectation for companies and governments to be good stewards of both people and the environment and new trade rules that will need to be adhered to globally. Associations and chambers can play a role and should look for opportunities to bring stakeholders together to navigate the complex journey ahead.  

We sincerely thank APAC GATES for inviting AMCHAM to showcase how it navigated the complexities of the pandemic and appreciate the research they are doing to better understand IBAs.