Indo Pacific Business Forum 2019

Indo Pacific Business Forum 2019

On November 4th, the Indo-Pacific Business Forum kicked off at the Impact Exhibition Center and was attended by over 1000 business and government leaders from the Indo-Pacific region. The historical gathering plays an important role in promoting collaboration and growth between the U.S. and ASEAN countries and enunciates U. S Government’s commitment to drive sustainable development and social impact in the region.

The Indo-Pacific region, which is home to over 4 bn people is a region of peace, unity and continuous economic growth. Dr. Kobsak Pootrakool, Royal Thai Government delivered the opening address and spoke about Thailand’s long-standing friendly relationship of over 200 years with the U.S. and acknowledged the role of the private sector in Thailand’s growth as the 2nd largest economic destination in the region.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Dr. Wilbur Ross, who delivered the keynote address congratulated Thailand on its successful role as ASEAN’s Chairmanship. Accompanied by 40 executives from leading US firms, Mr Ross is leading an economic mission to Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. His keynote speech emphasized the U.S. Government’s deep and continuous commitment to a Free and -Open Indo-Pacific in which all nations are sovereign, strong and prosperous.

There were several panel discussions throughout the day touching upon topics such as digital economy, infrastructure development, energy development, partnerships and financing in the region.

The event is a key platform that brings together key U.S. Cabinet Secretaries and senior leaders from U.S. government and business to discuss how government tools and policies can facilitate private sector partnerships to unleash the full potential of the Indo-Pacific region. The event was jointly organized by the US and the Thai governments along with AMCHAM Thailand, the US Chamber of Commerce, US- ASEAN Business Council and Thai Chamber of Commerce.

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