US-ASEAN Business Council and CSIS Host Second U.S.-Indo-Pacific Conference

Photo: CSIS
Photo: CSIS

(Washington, D.C.) On June 14-15, the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted the second annual U.S.-Indo-Pacific Conference. The two-day forum brought together senior U.S. government officials, corporate executives, and top scholars to discuss the region’s most critical challenges and opportunities.

The forum featured a fireside chat between U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) and USABC President & CEO Ambassador Ted Osius and remarks from senior U.S. and ASEAN officials including The Hon. Marisa Lago, U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade; Sharon Yuan, Counselor and Chief Negotiator, Indo-Pacific Economic Framework at the U.S. Department of Commerce; Lindsey Ford, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia; Edgard Kagan, Senior Director for East Asia and Oceania at the National Security Council; H.E. Jose Romualdez, Philippines Ambassador to the U.S.; and H.E. Hari Prabowo, Deputy Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the United Nations, on topics ranging from trade and investment to regional security and clean energy. 

“We were proud to partner again with CSIS to build on last year’s success and host the top conference on Southeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific in Washington, DC,” said Ambassador Ted Osius. “The Indo-Pacific is home to nearly two-thirds of the world’s economy, 60 percent of the world’s population, and supports more than three million American jobs. We engaged with our regional friends and partners to tackle the shared challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. We will continue to build on this success at next year’s U.S.-Indo-Pacific Conference to sustain these vital dialogues.”

The event was made possible with support from Energy Capital VietnamFordMicronQualcomm, and UPS.


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About US-ASEAN Business Council

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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