EABA Lunch Briefing – “The political view ahead for the ASEAN region in 2019” with Ambassador Ong Keng Yong
EABA Lunch Briefing – “The political view ahead for the ASEAN region in 2019” with Ambassador Ong Keng Yong

What does 2019 have in store for businesses in the ASEAN region? Will upcoming national elections in the region result in significant domestic or policy change? What risks might companies in the region be facing?

We are joined by Ambassador Ong Keng Yong, Executive Deputy Chairman of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, as he looks ahead at t what political change and challenges may lie ahead in the ASEAN region. As a veteran Singapore diplomat, he served as the 11th Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations from January 2003 to January 2008 and was Singapore’s High Commissioner to Malaysia from July 2011 to October 2014 and his perspective and insights are highly sought after at numerous platforms and global events.

With elections in Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and possibly more 2019 is shaping up to be in impactful year in Southeast Asia. This event will allow further insights into evaluated what new opportunities this shifting landscape might create for business in Southeast Asia.

There is limited seating for this event, so I encourage you to register by emailing executivedirector@europe-asean.org.

We look forward to you at this highly insightful event.

Business Mission to Vietnam

Half-way into its term, the Vietnamese government continues to steer the country towards liberalization while implementing administrative and business reforms.

 Vietnam continues to capitalize on favorable macroeconomic trends such as the migration of manufacturing south from China and on expanded trade relationships with a diverse roster of commercial allies. With GDP growth of 6.8 percent in 2017, Vietnam is again a top performer in ASEAN and developing markets and has attracted record levels of foreign director investment.  

Participants in the mission will receive first-hand updates and viewpoints from Thai and European policymakers and give input to relevant government bodies and institutions. Through direct interaction with key stakeholders, mission delegate will gain an understanding of the policy directions, regulatory developments, and political climate of Vietnam.

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