The US-ASEAN Business Council (US-ABC) is seeking member companies to sponsor the inaugural AEM-TELMIN Digital Economy Roadshow to the United States. The roadshow will take place from Monday, November 18, to Friday, November 22, and will visit one city on the West Coast, one city in the middle of the country, and Washington, DC.
Last year at the 50th ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) Meeting in Singapore and the 18th ASEAN Telecommunications and Information Technology Ministers (TELMIN) Meeting in Ubud, Indonesia, US-ABC proposed hosting a roadshow to highlight the growing overlap between the traditional economy and the emerging digital economy. Specifically, the roadshow will focus on the importance of devising digital and economic policies that mutually reinforce each other to improve the resilience and sustainability of the economy, improve the overall business environment, and increase foreign direct investment (FDI). This will be done by providing roadshow participants with a unique opportunity to see and discuss the emerging technologies that are at the forefront of Industry 4.0 with the very companies that are leading the way on this innovative and transformational technological trend.
The format of the roadshow will be the same as the previous three AEM roadshows that US-ABC has organized. The only difference is the inclusion of the TELMIN ministers. US-ABC has invited all 10 ASEAN Economic Ministers, all 10 ASEAN Telecommunications and Information Technology Ministers, and the ASEAN Secretary-General to participate in the roadshow.
US-ABC proposes that this combined AEM-TELMIN Roadshow feature two to three stops at cities across the United States: one in the West Coast (either Seattle or San Francisco), possibly one in Texas (Austin), and one in Washington, DC. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss current digital trends with cutting-edge U.S. technology companies, as well as present an up-to-date assessment of the opportunities for business and investment in ASEAN. In addition to meeting with U.S. business leaders, US-ABC proposes that the delegation engage state and local government officials, universities and media on the West Coast and possibly Texas. In Washington, DC, the delegation will meet with the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), the Federal Communications Commission, the Department of Commerce, the Department of State, and members of the U.S. Congress. Exact cities for this year’s Roadshow are still being determined depending on members’ interest.
If you are interested in sponsoring the roadshow, please contact Riley Smith at email@example.com or Mario Masaya at firstname.lastname@example.org by COB Monday, September 23.