US-ASEAN Business Council and CSIS Host First U.S.-Indo-Pacific Conference, April 5–6

(Washington, D.C.) The US-ASEAN Business Council and Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted the first annual U.S.-Indo-Pacific Conference on April 5–6, 2022. The two-day forum brought together senior U.S. government officials, corporate executives, and top scholars to discuss the most critical challenges and opportunities facing the region. Participants contributed to a variety of panel discussions, fireside chats, and keynote speeches on topics ranging from regional economic recovery to the clean energy transition.

“We were proud to partner with CSIS to establish the preeminent conference on Southeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific in Washington, DC,” said US-ASEAN Business Council President & CEO Ambassador Ted Osius. “Home to over half of humanity, seven of the world’s largest militaries, and 9 of the world’s 10 busiest seaports, the Indo-Pacific is the single most consequential region for America’s future. We look forward to continuing these important conversations annually in future iterations of the U.S.-Indo-Pacific Conference.”

“CSIS was thrilled to welcome senior figures from the U.S. and partner governments, industry, and academia to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the Indo-Pacific, from public health and the digital economy to climate change and geopolitics,” said John J. Hamre, president and CEO of CSIS. “U.S. national security and prosperity rest on the strength of its partnerships around the world, nowhere more so than among the countries of ASEAN and the Quad.”

The event was made possible with support from 3M, Abbott, Amazon, Energy Capital Vietnam, Ford, Freeport-McMoRan, General Motors, Google, Marriott, Pfizer, Samtec, and Visa.

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Since 1984, the US-ASEAN Business Council has been the premier advocacy organization for U.S. corporations operating within the dynamic Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Worldwide, the Council's membership of nearly 170 companies generates almost US$7 trillion in revenue and employs more than 14.5 million people.  Today our members include the largest U.S. companies conducting business in ASEAN and range from newcomers to the region to companies that have been working in Southeast Asia for more than 100 years. The Council has nine offices around the globe, in Washington, DC; New York, NY; Bangkok, Thailand; Hanoi, Vietnam; Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Manila, Philippines; Singapore; and Yangon, Myanmar.


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