Energy Roundtable: Briefing on Role of U.S. Dept. of Commerce in Asia EDGE
Please join us for the third roundtable in the US-ASEAN Business Council's Energy Roundtable Series, which will feature a briefing by Mr. W. Patrick Wilson, Director of the Office of Business Liaison at the U.S. Department of Commerce. During the roundtable, Mr. Wilson will provide an update on the U.S. Department of Commerce's role in the Asia EDGE (Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy) initiative, the energy-focused pillar of the U.S. Government's Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) strategy. A Q&A will follow the briefing. Mr. Wilson's bio is available here.
In July 2018, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Asia EDGE as one of three economic pillars of the U.S. administration's FOIP strategy. Asia EDGE is described as a whole-of-government effort to grow sustainable and secure energy markets throughout the Indo-Pacific by strengthening energy security, increasing energy diversification and trade, and expanding energy access across the region. During the previous Energy Roundtable, member companies received a briefing from the U.S. Department of State on the rollout of Asia EDGE. This roundtable will be an excellent and informative complement to that roundtable, with the focus being on what the Commerce Department is prioritizing as part of the Asia EDGE initiative.
The Energy Roundtable Series is an initiative by the Energy Committee at the US-ASEAN Business Council to keep member companies well-informed of prevailing and shifting trends in Southeast Asia's vital energy sector.
If you have any questions about the roundtable, please email Riley Smith at email@example.com.