Charting a Bold Future: U.S. Businesses in the Asian Century”

AMCHAM was proud to host the 2018 APCAC Business Summit themed 
Charting a Bold Future: U.S. Businesses in the Asian Century”  held in Kuala Lumpur from April 4-5, 2018.
330 leading business, government, diplomatic and academic figures from more than 12 countries across Asia and the U.S. met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the Summit.

Delegates heard from a range of business, government and academic leaders throughout the Summit discussing a range of issues including an in-depth look at what the Asian Century means, some of the challenges of Asia for U.S. companies, smart cities, the impact of emerging technologies on the global supply chain, energy challenges, cybersecurity, infrastructure and ASEAN and regional trading frameworks.

We have put together for you a summary of all the sessions, please click on the topics (below) to download the summary.

DAY 1, April 4, 2018

09:20 – 09:40 a.m.  The Asian Century but which Asia?

09:40 – 10:20 a.m.  The Challenge of Asia for U.S. Companies

10:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Beyond Borders

13:15- 13:45 p.m.  Increasing Private Capital Investment in ASEAN

13:45 – 14:45 p.m. Tomorrow’s Technology Our Digital Economy

Breakout Session 1 
– 15:15 – 16:05 p.m.

Smart Cities

Impact of Emerging Technologies on the Global Supply Chain

Fintech Preparing for our Digital Future

Breakout Session 2 – 
16:05– 17:00 p.m

Energy Powering Asia Pacific Growth

Cyber Security

DAY 2, April 5, 2018

09:00  – 09:30 a.m.  Global Trends Regional Outlook

09:30 – 10:30 a.m.  ASEAN Regional Trade Frameworks

Breakout Session 1 – 10.45 – 11.35 a.m. 

Infrastructure for the Future

Asian Integration Aligning the Region

Tech in Health

Breakout Session 2 – 11.35 a.m. – 12.25 p.m.

Cross-Border Trade Moving Goods in a Digital Economy

Managing Disputes in Cross-Border Transactions

Tomorrow’s Talent: Will Asia’s Talent Pool Be Ready For Asia’s Growth

Afternoon Session 

13:30 – 14:30 p.m.  What Power Women Asia’s Productivity Goldmine

14:45 – 15:35 p.m.  Re-Investment and New FDI into the region

15:35 – 16:35 p.m.  Managing info in a Post Truth Era


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