The US-ASEAN Business Council is now registering senior-level executives for its 2021 Virtual Business Mission to the 7th ASEAN Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meeting (AFMGM) from March 25 - April 9, 2021.
The AFMGM will be hosted virtually by Brunei Darussalam. Alongside our annual plenary session, the mission will consist of proposed bilateral meetings with each of the ASEAN Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors.
The Virtual Meeting will cover the following topics:
Presentation on the AFMGM White Papers:
Digital Trade Agreements
Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC)
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Finance
Insurance as an Enabler of Digital Economy
Note: Themes of the white papers will be further discussed with members during the planning calls
Discussion may also focus on the following regional and national advocacy issues:
Implications of a Digital Economy
Financial Inclusion for Economic Development
Sustainable (ESG) Finance
Disaster Resilience and Infrastructure Finance
Digital Issues (e.g. Open Banking, Virtual Banking, Digital ID and AI)
Proposed Meetings: The following meetings will be proposed. Given the possible conflicts in the proposed meetings, please indicate the importance of these meetings in the Business Mission Manager.
Plenary session with the ASEAN Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on March 30, 2021
Bilateral meetings with ASEAN Finance Ministers
Bilateral meetings with ASEAN Central Bank Governors
Bilateral meetings with the ASEAN Secretariat, U.S. Treasury delegation and other delegations of interest joining the AFMGM
Additional meetings can be requested per mission delegates' interests and the officials' availability. Please note only with sufficient interest from mission delegates, will the additional meetings be requested.
Registration: All application materials (including registration form, delegate bios, company profile, logo and company issues) should be submitted using the registration link above.
Please note that the early bird deadline for registration and delegate name submission is on Thursday, March 11 2021. We appreciate your prompt attention to this. There is a $500 fee for the registration of each additional representative beyond the first two. This is special pricing for these specific engagements given COVID-19 development. Payment can be made by check, wire transfer or credit card. An invoice will be issued upon 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 Thursday, March 11 (SGT). After March 11, your registration cannot be canceled and you will be responsible for all registration fees.