ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS) 2018 | 12-13 November 2018


ABIS Day 1
ABIS Day 2

Welcome Remarks

By Dr Robert Yap, Chairman, ASEAN BAC 2018
Dr Robert Yap

Opening Remarks

By Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister, Republic of Singapore
Lee Hsien Loong

Building the first pan-ASEAN digital bank for the digital generation

ASEAN countries collectively have 640 million people, and one in two is under the age of 35. This, combined with high smartphone penetration of 42%, and the rapidly falling prices...
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Dr Dennis Khoo

Collaboration Towards a Smart and Sustainable Urban Development

Most of ASEAN’s growth has been, and will continue to be, driven by urban centres. 90 million more people are expected to urbanise by 2030, and “middleweight” cities of between...
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Khoo Teng Chye
Nguyen Nho Trung
Tan Keng Hwee Seth
Wong Heang Fine
Rosan Perkasa Roeslani
Dr Taro Fujimoto

New regional insights from structural and macroeconomic perspectives by ERIA and OECD

Insights into one of ERIA’s major studies under the three pillars, “Deepening Economic Integration”, “Narrowing Development Gaps”, and “Sustainable Development” in East Asia. OECD will present the main results of...
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Yumiko Murakami
Prof Hidetoshi Nishimura
Mario Pezzini

UNCTAD-ASEAN – ASEAN Investment Report 2018: Foreign Direct Investment and the Digital Economy in ASEAN

By Dr James Zhan, Senior Director, Investment and Enterprise Division, UNCTAD
Dr James X. Zhan

Fostering an inclusive digital ecosystem in ASEAN

Bain & Co recently estimated that digitising SMEs could raise regional GDP by as much as US$1.13 trillion by 2025. ASEAN’s digital economy is unfolding at an unprecedented pace, changing...
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Wai Phyo
Martin Yates
Muhamad Fajrin Rasyid
Abdul Raof Latiff
Ozzeir Khan
Anusha Babbar

Responsible Business for a Resilient ASEAN

There is an increased emphasis for businesses to look ahead, anticipate and put in place measures that would make their operations more resilient to the impact of climate change, resource...
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Mohit Grover
Tony Cripps
Oudet Souvannavong
Chia Boon Chong

ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs in the Age of Industry 4.0

Leveraging information and communication technologies (ICTs) is one of the most effective ways to promote women’s economic empowerment. In addition, the world is transitioning towards a digital economy where ICTs...
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Irene Boey
Rachel Eng
Van Dang
Dr Myonghee Kim
Joy M. Munsayac-Cacal
Mom Luang Preeyapun Sridhavat


By Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi

Sharing on 2018 Legacy Project

SGConnect, also known as Smart Growth Connect is ASEAN BAC’s legacy project for 2018. The intent of SGConnect is to foster and support the successful urbanisation of ASEAN cities by...
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Dr Robert Yap

Harnessing Future Technologies Today

By Amit Midha, President Commercial Business & EVP Global Digital Cities, Asia Pacific and Japan Commercial, Dell EMC
Amit Midha

Building Future Ready Family Businesses: Transforming for Growth & Continuity

Family businesses play an important role in ASEAN. In an era of rapid technological advancements, family businesses are not spared the rising challenges of global disruptions.  Concurrently, succession remains the...
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Prof Annie Koh
Bernadette Ruth Irawati Setiady
Serge Pun
Tran Uyen Phuong
Mark Lee
Loy Teik Ngan
Shinta Widjaja Kamdani

Engage & Collaborate with ASEAN – Unravelling Vast Opportunities in the ASEAN Region

The formation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in end-2015 sent a strong signal to the world that we are open for business. ASEAN has grown strongly over the years...
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Ho Meng Kit
Damien O’Connor
George Hollingbery MP
Donald Kanak
Dr Yuri Sato
Ivan Polyakov
Alexander Feldman

ASSIST Launch for Trade in Services

H.E. Francisco Fontan Pardo, EU Ambassador to ASEAN
Paul Mandl, Team Leader, ARISE PLUS
H.E. Mr Francisco Fontan Pardo
Paul Mandl


By Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha
Prayut Chan-o-cha

Navigating ASEAN’s Economic Future

Looking ahead, ASEAN’s economic path is populated by both challenges and opportunities. US-China trade tensions, rising protectionist sentiments and attempts to diminish the role of multilateral systems have heightened concerns...
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Simon Tay
Chan Chun Sing
Datuk Darell Leiking
Ramon M. Lopez

Special Session

By Japan METI Minister Hiroshige Seko
Hiroshige Seko


By Malaysia Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad
His Excellency Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad

Note: Programme and topics are subject to change.

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