AmChams of Asia Pacific Call for Bold Action

On March 5, the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) concluded its 2019 Spring Business Summit, a two-day gathering of key American business leaders, diplomats, and AmCham representatives from across the region. Critical conclusions reached at this year’s summit underscore both the historic and current impact of American investment in the Asia Pacific region, and the urgent need for increased engagement by companies and American Chambers to address the shifting and uncertain global trade landscape.

Specifically, a successful and timely resolution of the ongoing US-China trade dispute should create stronger confidence by US companies to deepen their investments and take further advantage of opportunities in this dynamic region. The summit further highlighted the ongoing need for AmChams to play a vital role in facilitating a broad public discourse on the benefits of global trade and the need for American business to drive this growth.

Indeed, AmChams are at the forefront at leading this change. The impact of American business leadership in Asia has a proven track record of advancing innovation, sustainable growth, and social development. Members of AmCham Hanoi are invited to participate in next year’s Business Summit, which will be held in Singapore in March 2020.

On the sidelines of the Summit, Executive Directors from 19 AmChams met to discuss best practices and cooperation to benefit our members. More information about APCAC can be found at www.apcac.org.