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Statement of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council, its Joint Business Councils (JBC) and sector champ

Following the 36th ASEAN Leaders Summit on 26th June, The ASEAN Business Advisory Council and its partner Joint Business Councils (JBC) and sector champions had recently submitted to the ASEAN Leaders its recommendations entitled Pathway to Recovery and Hope in ASEAN, a package of short-term proposals to facilitate coordinated, confidence-building mechanisms as countries in the region gradually re-open their economies. “We fully believe all necessary decisions need to be made fast and can only be made through the establishment of an ASEAN High Level Special Commission (AHLSC). We offer to assist the AHLSC by setting up the Special Business Advisory Board (SBAB) so that the public and private

Circular Economy Central to COVID-19 Recovery and Long-Term Growth Across ASEAN: EU-ASEAN BUSINESS C

The EU-ASEAN Business Council (EU-ABC), the primary voice for European business within the ASEAN region, today published “Advancing ASEAN’s Circular Economy Agenda”, a position paper outlining the value of circular economy models that contribute to post-pandemic revival strategies. In line with the regional vision for a cohesive and responsive ASEAN, the EU-ABC positions circularity as a catalyst for sustainable growth, providing recommendations that not only mitigate the socioeconomic damage caused by Covid-19, but also drive long-term growth. Linear economy models based on the assumption of limitless resources and waste absorption capacity have created a legacy of vulnerability and displac

Webinar - Catch Me If You Can: Unpacking Financial Crime In ASEAN

Trade-based money laundering (TBML) has been a concern to businesses and continues to pose an impact being on an upward trend. The EU-ASEAN Business Council, together with European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, is pleased to have rolled out the webinar, Catch Me If You Can: Unpacking Financial Crime In ASEAN yesterday, specifically to share and discuss more on an issue that is of growing concern. The exceptional panel of speakers contributed to the discussion providing expert knowledge on TBML and illicit financial flows, addressing why Southeast Asia is becoming more susceptible to illicit trade, sharing valuable information on vulnerabilities of Free Trade Zones in ASEAN and what

Webinar: Future Of Travel & Tourism In ASEAN Post Pandemic

With the pandemic hugely affecting both the travel and tourism sectors, outlook of both industries remain an area of interest and concern to all, down to the fundamental question of "When can I next travel?" Working hard to bring webinars that are relevant and of interest to our valued members and the public, it is no different this time, as the EU-ASEAN Business Council ended our week strongly with our Future Of Travel & Tourism In ASEAN Post Pandemic, last Friday. Brought to you together with European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, the exceedingly well received webinar saw a record number of more than 500 registrations. Discussions were helmed by a remarkable and diverse panel of

EU-ASEAN Business Council Interview Series: Stuart Tait, Regional Head of Commercial Banking, Asia P

The EU-ASEAN Business Council is delighted to have Stuart Tait, Regional Head of Commercial Banking, Asia Pacific, HSBC on our Interview Series. Stuart provides valuable insight on how the shift in supply chain, brought forth by the pandemic and trade tensions could be a good opportunity for ASEAN as companies reassess the diversity and resilience of their supply chains. For the region to emerge stronger, the “reform spirit” must be recaptured; sharing a single clear objective and building a bridge across ASEAN economies, accelerating digital connectivity and sustainability. Stuart shares that going forward, post pandemic, HSBC sees a transition for new economy being driven by sustainability

Webinar-Covid-19 Economic Recovery Scenarios For ASEAN:L Vs U Vs W Vs V

The EU-ASEAN Business Council's July webinar lineup was fronted by Covid-19 Economic Recovery Scenarios For ASEAN:L Vs U Vs W Vs V, yesterday. PWC/Strategy& took the lead to this informative webinar, with analysis on the economic impact of the pandemic and likely projections for recovery across multiple sectors, joined by an excellent panel of speakers. The well received webinar with over 200 registrations saw attendees gain insight to an overview of perceptions for the ASEAN region and receive expert views by key industry leaders, particularly in the Automotive and Financial Services sector. Furthermore, attendees had the opportunity to engage with the panelists, to address queries they mig

EU-ASEAN Business Council Interview Series: Rachel Barger, President and Managing Director, SAP Sout

The EU-ASEAN Business Council has the pleasure of having Rachel Barger, President and Managing Director, SAP Southeast Asia join us in our Interview Series. Rachel shares about how COVID-19 has impacted businesses and individuals, bringing with it the accelerated need for digital technologies to cope with the disruptions brought forth by the pandemic and how, SAP being the market leader in enterprise application software, has been helping companies across all industries operate at an optimal level. To emerge from the pandemic stronger, Rachel shared that rethinking and reinventing the way businesses are run; becoming intelligent enterprises, will allow for incredible outcomes through resilie

EU-ASEAN Business Council Webinars in July

The EU-ASEAN Business Council for the month of July, have the following exciting webinars lined up, specially for you: Covid-19 Economic Recovery Scenarios For ASEAN:L Vs U Vs W Vs V Details: 16 July 2020, 5.00pm-6.00pm (SGT) Future Of Travel & Tourism In ASEAN Post Pandemic Details: 17 July 2020, 3.00pm-4.00pm (SGT) Catch Me If You Can: Unpacking Financial Crime in ASEAN Details: 20 July 2020, 9.00am-10.00am (SGT) Click here for more details on the respective webinars and to register!

EU-ASEAN Business Council Interview Series: Rachel Frizberg, Area Head APAC, Roche Pharma Internatio

On feature in the EU-ASEAN Business Council’s Interview Series is Rachel Frizberg, Area Head APAC, Roche Pharma International. In this interview, Rachel shares about how COVID-19 has changed the landscape of the pharmaceutical industry and the work Roche has undertaken on a global and regional level to assist in the fight against COVID-19, including developing a diagnostic test which is being used across the globe and looking into solutions for home-care, away from the hospitals. To emerge from the pandemic stronger, Rachel stated that the focus should be on drawing upon lessons from the pandemic and for the government, industry and societal levels to work on solutions together and explore h

EU-ASEAN Business Council Interview Series: Stanimira Koleva, SVP & General Manager of APAC, HER

Joining the EU-ASEAN Business Council on our Interview Series is Stanimira Koleva, SVP & General Manager of APAC, HERE Technologies Stainimira shares on how COVID-19 has reshaped the industry and how moving forward, in a post pandemic world, location intelligence will aid the future of mobility in ASEAN in many new ways for better living. Stainimira also addressed the question on what Big Data is and how it can improve ASEAN's infamous traffic jams. View the interview here For the next edition of our Interview Series, we will have with us, Rachel Frizberg, Area Head APAC, Roche Pharma International. Stay tuned for it!

EU-ASEAN Business Council Interview Series: Martin Hayes, President of Bosch, Southeast Asia and Vic

On this edition of the EU-ASEAN Business Council’s Interview Series, Martin Hayes, President of Bosch, Southeast Asia and Vice Chairman of EU-ASEAN Business Council shares about how COVID-19 has reshaped the technology and services industry, providing insight to the work Bosch is undertaking globally and regionally to assist in the fight against COVID-19 and his thoughts on what ASEAN leaders must do to emerge from the pandemic stronger. View the interview here Joining us next is Stanimira Koleva, SVP and General Manager of APAC, HERE Technologies. Stay tuned!

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