AMCHAM Members’ Briefing (5 May 2021)

On 5 May, AMCHAM held our monthly Members’ Briefing. This session was a hybrid event with attendees and speakers participating remotely and at the AMCHAM office.

AMCHAM’s CEO Siobhan Das started us off with an update on what’s been happening at the Chamber: the initiatives, programs, and more. Michael Newbill, Deputy Chief of Mission Representative from the U.S. Embassy of Kuala Lumpur, returned once again to provide members with updates from the U.S. side, particularly from the recent Climate Change Summit.

Following Michael was Steve Okun, Senior Advisor at McLarty Associates, dialing in remotely from Singapore. Steve provided an update on President Biden’s 100 Days in Office: what promises have been met, the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC), and the likely direction the current administration is to take with international trade.