The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Thai Chamber of Commerce are pleased to invite you to the Indo-Pacific Business Forum (IPBF) on Monday, November 4, 2019, held on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Bangkok, Thailand. The event is co-organized in collaboration with the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand and the U.S. ASEAN Business Council with the support of the U.S. and the Royal Thai Governments.
The Indo-Pacific is an important driver of the world’s economy. Strategically located between the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean, the region is a major transportation and logistical hub, abundant in natural resources and labor supply, and is home to dynamic sub-regions. ASEAN is the world’s 6th largest market with a combined GDP of nearly USD 3 trillion and population of more than 650 million people.
The IPBF is an inclusive, private-led platform that aims to promote trade and investment opportunities as well as economic cooperation to fulfill the development needs and potential of the Indo-Pacific. The unique event will involve in-depth discussions among business leaders on pertinent challenges to growth in the digital economy, energy sector, and infrastructure development, as well as how cooperation between private, public, and international institutions could help countries overcome these challenges and attain sustainable development. It will provide concrete information about new financing mechanism and viable project opportunities, and will offer unparalleled networking opportunities.
Topics will include financing growth in the Indo-Pacific, digital technology and commercialization, infrastructure development, energy sustainability, and potential partnership in these areas.
Confirmed speakers from the U.S. side include Wilbur Ross, United States Secretary of Commerce; Thomas Hardy, Acting Administrator, U.S. Trade and Development Agency; David Bohigian, Acting President, U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation; Keith Krach, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment. Also present will be Dr. Kobsak Pootrakool, Deputy Secretary-General to the Prime Minister of Thailand; Dr. Kanit Sangsubhan, Secretary-General, Eastern Economic Corridor Office of Thailand; as well as other high-level representatives from the Royal Thai Government, together with CEOs of leading companies across the U.S., Thailand and countries in the Indo-Pacific.
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There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. To register, click here.
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This event is being made possible through the generous support of the United States and Royal Thai Governments