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9th ASEAN and Asia Forum

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22 Aug 9th ASEAN and Asia Forum

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The drivers of growth in Asia are evolving. To stay ahead of the curve, ASEAN leaders are embarking on innovation-led growth, reforming their economies to become more open to foreign investment and trade.

Promoting greater connectivity and gaining access to emerging regional supply chains have also created new opportunities for ASEAN. Japan and especially China play major roles in supporting long term plans to link up ASEAN with the rest of Asia.

What are countries doing to stay ahead of the competition? How will the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) shape future reforms in ASEAN? Will Chinese investments in infrastructure and connectivity advance ASEAN’s future investment climate? How will rising tensions between Asian powerhouses affect investor confidence in the region?

The 9th ASEAN and Asia Forum (AAF) examines how businesses can leverage on ASEAN’s diversity and discuss the future growth trajectory for the region. In light of recent geopolitical developments, this year’s conference will also zero in on China’s growing influence in the region and how ASEAN businesses can prosper through mutually beneficial partnerships with Chinese investors.

9th ASEAN and Asia Forum – A New Growth Paradigm: Connect, Innovate, Reform

Date: Monday, 22 August 2016

Time: 0800 – 1545

Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Singapore

Selected Media Coverage

Embrace connectivity to thrive: Iswaran to ASEAN economies [Channel NewsAsia, 22 Aug 2016]

Integrated digital economy can benefit Asean [The Straits Times, 23 Aug 2016]


Highlights of the 9th ASEAN and Asia Forum aired on Channel NewsAsia on 30 September 2016 as part of a special feature programme “ASEAN’s Next Chapter: Reforms & Growth”.