US-ASEAN Business Forum

Siem Reap
Friday, July 13, 2012



 US - ASEAN Business Forum
July 13, 2012 Siem Reap, Cambodia


The US-ASEAN Business Forum

 Le Meridien Hotel
Siem Reap, Cambodia

9:00 am               Registration                                                       

                            Coffee and breakfast snacks are served

9:30 am               Plenary Opening Session                                  

Welcome address by Senior Cambodian official (TBD)

Introductory remarks by Myron Brilliant, Senior Vice President, International, US Chamber of Commerce

Opening plenary address by Under Secretary of State Robert Hormats

Plenary remarks by Under Secretary of Commerce Francisco Sánchez

Closing remarks by Alex Feldman, President, US-ASEAN Business Council

10:15 am            ASEAN Line Minister Panel Discussion               
A roundtable discussion featuring several ASEAN Ministers who will share their views on sustaining regional growth in the post-crisis period, and efforts needed to realize the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).  The panel will also discuss upcoming large ASEAN projects across several sectors related to connectivity and opportunities for business leaders to leverage public-private partnerships in the region.

Moderator:        Ambassador Demetrios Marantis, Deputy US Trade Representative

Panelists:            ASEAN Ministers TBD.

Discussants:      Kevin Thieneman, Caterpillar; others TBD

11:15 am            Session I:  Foreign Investment and Global Supply Chain Development with ASEAN

This session will focus on opportunities for expanding business-to-business linkages between the U.S. and ASEAN.  It will discuss ways to enhance collaboration between small, medium and large enterprises from the United States and ASEAN in order to build capacity to better navigate changes in global and regional supply chains and advance the region economically by leveraging its economic diversity.  Topics to be raised in this session include:

·         Financing for Development
·         Financial Services
·         Transportation
·         Energy
·         ICT
·         Marketing
·         Corporate Social Responsibility

Moderator:        TBD

Panelists:           Stu Dean, CEO, GE ASEAN; Sam Kim, P&G ASEAN Head; others TBD.

Discussant:        Google representative; others TBD

12:15 pm            Session I concludes.  Participants move to luncheon room. 

12:30 pm            Luncheon                                                     

Luncheon will feature a conversation between ASEAN and U.S. business leaders on the evolution of US-ASEAN economic relations.

Moderator:          Honorable David Adelman, U.S. Ambassador to Singapore

Panelists:            Kevin Walsh, Oracle

1:45 pm               Luncheon concludes.  Participants move to ballroom for Session II.

2:00 pm               Session II:  The Future of the U.S.-ASEAN G-to-G and B-to-B Economic Partnerships

This session will provide a detailed overview of the current and proposed government-to-government and business-to-business partnerships which constitute the diversity and depth of US-ASEAN economic relationships.  Topics to be raised in this session will include:

·         Human Capital Development in ASEAN 
·         Customs and trade facilitation within the ASW
·         Corporate social responsibility and corporate governance in ASEAN
·         Industrial Cooperation 
·         Infrastructure development  
·         Energy partnerships

Moderator:         TBD

Panelists:             Giles Ward, ACE Insurance
                            Manuel Arroyo, the Coca-Cola Company
                            Kevin Thieneman, Caterpillar
                            U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce Francisco Sánchez
                            Henry Steingass, U.S. Trade and Development Agency

3:15 pm               Session II concludes.  Participants move to breakout sessions.

 3:30 pm               Concurrent Breakout Sessions on strategic topics of interest to ASEAN and the United States

Breakout Room 1

Building Capacity for Developing an Enabling Environment for a Regionally Integrated and Globally Connected ASEAN  
To realize economic integration and sustain reform, development gaps must be addressed, including those in achievement, equality and benefits.  In addition, ensuring an ASEAN that is integrated and globally connected will require policy environments which leverage international public and private sector support for the formation of the AEC.  Topics may include:

·         Financial inclusion and literacy
·         Encouraging policies for cross border connectivity (roads, rail, energy, data) infrastructure
·         Regulatory cooperation
·         Spurring innovation
·         Ensuring a high-quality workforce
·         Marketing to ASEAN and international consumers

Moderator:        Honorable David Carden, U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN (invited)

Panelists:           Derek Williams, Oracle

Others TBD

Breakout Room 2

ASEAN and U.S. Private Sector Perspectives on the ASEAN Investment Area (AIA) and ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) Agreements

One of the goals of creating the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is to establish ASEAN as a single market and production base that will make the region more dynamic and globally competitive.  As economic pillars of the AEC, the AIA and AFTA must also help sustain regional cooperation efforts that promote connectivity and greater integration.  How are these agreements being implemented and utilized?  Does the current global economic environment have an impact on the ability of these agreements to generate the desired results?

Moderator:              TBD

Panelists:                Dato' Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz-Maybank Investment Bank

Breakout Room 3

Industry Drivers of ASEAN Connectivity and Engines of Growth:  Energy (confirmed), Aviation, Tourism, Education, Healthcare TBD

Economic growth in ASEAN in the current post-global economic crisis environment will be critical for promoting sustainable, broad-based development across the region.  How should ASEAN look to build investment climates and business environments to nurture both business development and consumer welfare in these industries?

Moderator:              U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce Francisco Sanchez

Panelists:                Sam Glick, Chevron
                                Kenji Uenishi, Asia Pacific President, GE Energy
    Others TBD

Breakout Room 4

Entrepreneurship in ASEAN: American and ASEAN Perspectives on Challenges and Opportunities for nurturing new engines of growth

Entrepreneurs and SMEs play critical roles in ASEAN economies. Policymakers are increasingly focused on addressing constraints on SME development in terms of gaining greater access to a wide range of resources.  This session will focus on how American and ASEAN entrepreneurs can inform policymakers on initiatives that could improve business environments to foster entrepreneurial growth and SME development.  

Moderator:            Google executive (TBD)

Panelists:              Robert Roche, Chairman, Oak Lawn Marketing, Nagoya and Executive Chairman, Acorn
                             International, Inc., Shanghai
                             Michael Alfant, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Fusion Systems Group, ACCJ 
                             Jacob Fisch, co-founder of Nest Investments, Hong Kong
                             Harry Hill, President and Chief Executive Officer, Oak Lawn Marketing, Inc.
                             Peter R. Ryder, CEO, Indochina Capital

4:30 pm               Breakout sessions conclude.  Participants return to ballroom.

5:00 pm               Closing Plenary Session                                                

Interventions by U.S. and ASEAN business leaders via panel moderators/rapporteurs who will report out the key observations from the breakout sessions and the day’s proceedings. 

Moderator:            TBD

Panelists:             Under Secretary Hormats
                             Deputy USTR Marantis
                            Under Secretary Sánchez

 6:00 pm               Cocktail Reception and VIP Discussion                      

Informal networking reception for all participants.  Separate private VIP reception (honoring Secretary Clinton and Prime Minsiter Yingluck Shinawatra of Thailand) runs concurrently.

 7:00 pm               Plenary Dinner                                                         

Dinner will include all forum participants.   Keynote addresses will be delivered by Secretary Clinton and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of Thailand.

9:00 pm               Program concludes                                                     

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