2021 Virtual Business Mission to the 53rd ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) Meeting
The US-ASEAN Business Council is registering senior-level executives for the 2021 Virtual Business Mission to the 53rd ASEAN Economic Ministers' (AEM) Meeting. The mission will take place virtually from Monday, September 13, to Friday, September 24, and will consist of a plenary session with AEM and U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) officials, as well as bilateral meetings with priority ASEAN Economic Ministers, U.S. Government officials from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), the U.S. Mission to ASEAN, Secretary-General of ASEAN and ASEAN Business Advisory Council.
MISSION THEMES This is the 22nd consecutive mission and engagement with the ASEAN Economic Ministers. The mission themes will focus on the post-pandemic comprehensive recovery in the ASEAN region, including through advancing the digital economy ecosystem, strengthening healthcare and rebuilding travel & tourism sector. The mission constitutes a key part of our yearly engagement with ASEAN in showing commitment from the Council to help achieve the realization of ASEAN Single Market and driving economic integration amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. This meeting will be a prime opportunity for members to share their concerns and offer a collaborative solution for the AEM.
Mission participants can propose other mission themes or discussion topics. To do so, please contact Hai Pham (firstname.lastname@example.org), Marcella Suwandhi (email@example.com) and Nugraheni Utami (firstname.lastname@example.org). Proposed themes and discussion topics will also be discussed during the pre-mission planning calls.
PROPOSED MEETINGS The following meetings are being proposed. Given possible conflict and overlapping meeting schedule, please indicate the importance of these meetings in the Business Mission Manager.
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) *CONFIRMED*
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) - Philippines *CONFIRMED*
ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) Chair - Brunei Darussalam *CONFIRMED*
ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC)
U.S. Mission to ASEAN
Ministry of Finance and Economy (MOFE)- Brunei Darussalam
Ministry of Commerce (MOC) - Cambodia
Ministry of Trade (MOT)- Indonesia
Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC) - Lao PDR
Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) - Malaysia
Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) - Singapore
Ministry of Commerce (MOC) - Thailand
Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) - Vietnam
Additional meetings can be requested with enough interest and subject to the officials' availability. Please note that we must have sufficient interest from mission delegates before requesting additional meetings.
TALKING POINTS AND MEETING MATERIALS
All application materials (including registration form, delegate bios, company profile, logo, talking points and company issues) should be submitted in the business mission manager. The talking points should be submitted by September 6(Singapore Time).
HIGHLIGHTING CORPORATE IMPACT AND INITIATIVES We publish annual CSR reports to highlight US-ABC members? initiatives that support ASEAN?s post-COVID-19 recovery. All materials must be submitted using the template on the Business Mission Manager by September 6. We also welcome submissions from members who do not join the mission.
MISSION FEE US$2,250 for early bird registrations received BY September 6 (up to two representatives) US$2,750 for registrations received AFTER September 6 (up to two representatives) US$ 300 fee for each additional representative beyond the first two.
This is special pricing for these specific engagements given COVID-19 developments. Payment can be made by check, wire transfer or credit card. An invoice will be issued upon registration. Details are available in the online registration.
Virtual mission fees cover expenses for program preparation and execution, overhead costs for Council staff and hired service vendors (e.g. translators).
Note: Once your registration is initiated, you have the option to cancel your registration and receive a full refund up to Monday, September 6 COB (SGT). After September 6, your registration cannot be canceled, and you will be responsible for all registration fees.
Virtual Meeting Benefits
Closed-door briefing/conversations with the ASEAN Economic Ministers.
Company profile and logos in an e-delegation package for distribution to the officials
Opportunities for member companies to share their business priorities and COVID-19 company practices, offer thought leadership on various policy issues, and present initiatives for collaboration.
Additional e-materials for distribution to the officials before, during and after the virtual meeting.
To ensure our delegation is best represented as a committed partner for the ASEAN Economic Ministers, priority speaking roles will be given to companies registering high-level executives in the meeting.
2021 Virtual Business Mission to the ...
Date and Time
Monday Sep 13, 2021Friday Sep 24, 2021
The mission will take place virtually from Monday, September 13, to Friday, September 24