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April 20, 2016
AMCHAM hosted our very first Members’ Briefing on April 20th, 2016 at The Intercontinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur. This new initiative is exclusive to members and presents an opportunity for members to meet senior members from the U.S. Embassy. This month Deputy Chief of Mission, Edgar D Kagan presented an outlook covering various aspects of local and U.S. issues impacting trade and business. A robust Q&A session followed.
Mr. Kagan spoke about how Malaysia is a significant regional and global partner for the United States; both countries share a diverse and expanding partnership in trade, investment, security, environmental cooperation, and educational and cultural relations. Key areas highlighted by Mr. Kagan was on the recent signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the ambitious next generation Asia-Pacific trade agreement and other bi-lateral engagements. Mr. Kagan also spoke about the U.S. engagement with ASEAN under the Obama Administration. The United States is committed to this partnership and continues to deepen and broaden engagement with ASEAN in addition to its individual member states. Mr. Kagan was accompanied by Andrew Herrup, Counselor for Economic Affairs and Alex Tatsis, Economic Officer.
Siobhan Das, AMCHAM’s new Executive Director briefed members on some of the new initiatives that the Chamber has planned for the year including the issuing of new membership cards; the forming of new member communities based on members interests and issues; and developing programming that reflects the depth of knowledge within our Chamber.
The briefing was well attended by our membership of about 40 attendees including Sanjeev Nanavati, president of AMCHAM, Datuk Nicholas Zeffreys, Past President and Board Members, Ramzi Taboussy, AmMetLife and Steve Plunkett, GE. AMCHAM plans to host this briefing on a monthly basis and we would like to encourage all our members to attend this briefing to get to know the Chamber, U.S. Embassy and other fellow members.
AMCHAM would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Kagan for supporting this event and most importantly we would like to thank our members for your presence in making this event a success.