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“Charting a Bold Future: US Businesses in the Asian Century” is the theme for the 2018 APCAC Business Summit to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday and Thursday, April 4-5, 2018.

This high-profile annual summit attracts over 300 participants including senior government and private sector leaders from the USA and the Asia-Pacific region. Dato' Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, the Prime Minister of Malaysia is invited to open the conference and we also anticipate the involvement of several U.S. Ambassadors, state governors, city mayors, and senior U.S. Administration officials.

The 2018 Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) event will be hosted by AMCHAM Malaysia.

Why Malaysia, and why now?
With the current U.S. administration's focus and messaging about prioritizing American interests, a retrenchment from overseas engagement is predicted. For those of us based in Asia, we have seen these shifts result in increased questions about the commitment by U.S. business to these markets. Will U.S. companies continue to invest in:

● Local talent?
● Localizing their products and services?
● Engaging in ways to develop and grow local economies?
● Social responsibility initiatives?

At APCAC, we know the answer is a resounding 'YES.'

At our upcoming Summit, we will be providing participating sponsors and companies a showcase to demonstrate their continued engagement and commitment on a range of important topics, all while highlighting the dynamism and value of American business.

Malaysia, a founding member of both ASEAN and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, is geographically positioned between the emerging regional powerhouses of China and India and sits at the nexus of these shifting economic ties. In this context, now is the right time and Malaysia is the ideal place to host what we believe will be a seminal platform to emphasize the longevity and nature of U.S. investments in the region, highlight the relevance of our corporate values, and promote the ongoing committed engagement of our partner companies.


What is APCAC?

APCAC is an association of 29 American Chambers of Commerce from 22 economies in Asia-Pacific. APCAC comprises of 15,000 Member companies, 50,000 overseas American executives and 10 million employees; the region has USD 620 billion in annual FDI management and more than USD 1 trillion in annual trade. The APCAC Business Summit is hosted each spring by one of APCAC’s member associations and we are delighted to have been chosen to bring the Summit to Kuala Lumpur in 2018. American corporations find value in this association with a number of them supporting APCAC by being part of the Chairman’s Circle: VISA, Abbott, GE, Citibank, PayPal Caterpillar, UPS, amongst others.


For additional information, please do not hesitate to contact AMCHAM Malaysia directly: Ms Siobhan Das, Executive Director apcac@amcham.com.my

Apr 4 - 5, 2018

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KLCC Convention Centre
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Stall 7, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia

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Conference Program

  • Day 1 (April 4, 2018)
    8:30 AM - 8:45 AMOpening Ceremony, Welcome Remarks
    8:45 AM - 9:05 AMOpening Keynotes
    Delivered by senior representatives from the Malaysian Government, US Government, and business community.
    9:05 AM - 9:35 AMThe Asian Century – Looking to 2050
    Economies currently considered ‘emerging markets’ are projected to comprise six of the seven largest economies in the world by 2050 led by China (1st), India (2nd) and Indonesia (4th). How can US companies position themselves to best prepare for these shifts in economic power?
    9:35 AM - 11 AMBeyond Borders: US Ambassadors’ Panel
    Keynote Speech by US Ambassador to Malaysia, Her Excellency Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir, followed by a panel discussion with American ambassadors from across the region.
    11 AM - 11:30 AMNetworking Break
    11:30 AM - 1 PMEnduring Partnerships: US Corporations in Asia
    Keynote presentation and panel discussion by CEOs from major US corporations with investments in
    APAC.
    1 PM - 2:30 PMLUNCHEON
    2:30 PM - 3:15 PMGlobal Competitiveness - A US Perspective
    The roles of US corporations in leading global competitiveness, and a look at how artificial intelligence and other new technologies will influence human capital needs.
    3:15 PM - 4:15 PMBreakout Sessions - topics tbc
    Potential topics include strategies to maximize the benefits of regionalization, what withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership means for US businesses in Asia, changing attitudes to women in the workforce, and the ways in which businesses are harnessing Big Data to bring about Industry 4.0.
    4:15 PM - 4:30 PMNetworking Break
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PMBreakout Sessions - topics tbc
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PMPre-Gala Cocktails
    7:30 PM - 10 PMGALA DINNER
    Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of APCAC and the 40th Anniversary of AMCHAM Malaysia
    Day 2 (April 5, 2018)
    9:30 AM - 10:30 AMASEAN and Regional Trade Frameworks
    How do new initiatives such as ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), and "One Belt, One Road" affect US businesses?
    Keynote presentation followed by Q+A Session.
    10:30 AM - 10:45 AMNetworking Break
    10:45 AM - 11:45 AMBreakout Sessions - topics tbc
    Potential topics include strategies to maximize the benefits of regionalization, what withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership means for US businesses in Asia, changing attitudes to women in the workforce, and the ways in which businesses are harnessing Big Data to bring about Industry 4.0.
    11:45 AM - 12:45 PMBreakout Sessions - topics tbc
    12:45 PM - 2:15 PMPOWER LUNCH
    With high-profile guest speaker
    2:15 PM - 3:30 PMThe Constructive Role of MNCs in Asian Regulatory Systems
    How can global companies best leverage their international experience to constructively engage host governments on regulatory developments?
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PMPlenary Session / Panel Session
    Topic to be confirmed.
    4:30 PM - 5 PMThank You and Closing Remarks
    6:30 PM - 8 PMOptional CEO Dinner
    An optional for regional heads to get together over an informal dinner.

Who Should Attend?

The summit will attract approximately 300 delegates from across the Asia-Pacific region:

Who Should Attend? 
  • Business executives who are developing or evolving their Asia strategy 
  • Strategists with ASEAN or Asia Pacific oversight 
  • Entrepreneurs excited to be a part of Asia’s growth 
  • Government officials, mayors, and governors from across the Asia Pacific region 
  • Trade and business organizations, other Chambers
  • Academics and think tanks interested in the emerging and fast-paced economy of the region

Join us!

Be a Sponsor

MARKETING & BRANDING OPPORTUNITIES via SPONSORSHIP & PARTICIPATION

APCAC 2018 represents a unique opportunity for US companies to showcase their presence in Asia-Pacific, and for companies seeking exposure to US companies to highlight what you can provide.

We offer a range of customizable sponsorship packages developed to meet your needs. Possible benefits include:
·     Opportunity to be a speaker and/or develop a breakout session
·     Branding on conference collateral and marketing materials (various levels)
·     Access to exclusive meetings with key attendees and government officials
·     Seats at VVIP Tables (lunches, Gala Dinner)
-     Additional tables at Gala Dinner
-     Membership to APCAC Chairman's Circle

Please get in touch to discuss how we can best suit your requirements!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Ms. Siobhan Das
Executive Director, Conference Host
E: apcac@amcham.com.my 
M: +60123666514

Conference Fee Register

Early Bird Ticket (AmCham Members Only)

(This ticket is only available for purchase until Wednesday, February 28th 2018)

This ticket allows entry to and participation in all programs related to the APCAC Business Summit including:-
1. Two full days of conference programming on April 4th and 5th
2. Cocktail Reception and Gala dinner on April 4th evening to celebrate APCAC's 50th Anniversary and AMCHAM Malaysia's 40th Anniversary

Early bird price RM 3,300
Regular Ticket (AmCham Members Only)

This ticket allows entry to and participation in all programs related to the APCAC Business Summit including:-
1. Two full days of conference programming on April 4th and 5th
2. Cocktail Reception and Gala dinner on April 4th evening to celebrate APCAC's 50th Anniversary and AMCHAM Malaysia's 40th Anniversary

RM 4,900
Regular Ticket (Non Member)

This ticket allows entry to and participation in all programs related to the APCAC Business Summit including:-
1. Two full days of conference programming on April 4th and 5th
2. Cocktail Reception and Gala dinner on April 4th evening to celebrate APCAC's 50th Anniversary and AMCHAM Malaysia's 40th Anniversary

RM 6,200
AmCham Executive Directors and Chairman/President Only

Special rate extended only to AmCham Executive Directors and their respective Chairman or President.

This ticket allows entry to and participation in all programs related to the APCAC Business Summit including:-
1. Closed door full day meeting and welcome reception on April 3rd.
2. Two full days of conference programming on April 4th and 5th.
3. Cocktail Reception and Gala dinner on April 4th evening to celebrate APCAC's 50th Anniversary and AMCHAM Malaysia's 40th Anniversary.

RM 1,650

Media Partners

Interested in becoming a Media Partner?

Role of the media partner:
  • To promote the 2018 APCAC Business Summit via print/digital 
  • Media coverage of the Summit pre, during and post
  • Banner ad about the conference on relevant pages of your organisation’s website
     
Benefits as a media partner:
  • Listing on the website with dedicated link to your company's website
  • Invitation to attend press conference before/during the Summit
     
For more information, please contact Yvonne Miranda at yvonne@amcham.com.my
 

Preferred Hotel Partners

We have negotiated some special rates at a number of hotels around Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. To book your accommodation and receive these special rates, you must click on the reservation link given below for each hotel. The hotels listed below are within the vicinity of the conference venue, approximately within 3 minutes walking distance.


5 Star Hotels

Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

Room rate starts from RM699.60 nett (approximately US$172) including one buffet breakfast, in-room internet access, 10% service charge and 6% GST. The tourism tax of RM10 per room per night is applicable for non-Malaysian guests and is not included in the room rate. 

Here is the booking link for the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur. 


4 Star Hotels

Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Room rate starts from RM559.68 nett (approximately US$138) including one buffet breakfast, wired and wireless broadband access, 10% service charge and 6% GST. The tourism tax of RM10 per room per night is applicable for non-Malaysian guests and is not included in the room rate. 

Here is the booking link for the Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur.


Impiana KLCC Hotel
Room rate starts from RM390.00 nett (approximately US$96) including one buffet breakfast, complimentary in-room wired internet and wi-fi access, 10% service charge and 6% GST. The tourism tax of RM10 per room per night is applicable for non-Malaysian guests and is not included in the room rate. 

Here is the booking link for the Impiana KLCC Hotel. 

Contact Us

For more information please contact:

About the Summit
Elyna Ngu, Events Manager
elyna@amcham.com.my

Sponsorship Opportunities
Siobhan Das, Executive Director
apcac@amcham.com.my

Media Partner
Yvonne Miranda, Manager
yvonne@amcham.com.my


 
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