ASEAN Business Advisory Council was formed following decision of the ASEAN Leaders at the 7th ASEAN Summit and launched in April 2003, with the mandate to provide private sector feedback and guidance to boost ASEAN's efforts towards economic integration.
ASEAN Health Summit & Exhibition 2019
The Healthcare Working Group of ASEAN-BAC Malaysia supported by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Ministry of Health (MoH), CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI) and 10 other ASEAN Joint Business Councils (JBCs), held the inagural ASEAN Health Summit & Exhibition 2019 with the theme "SmartHealth - Embracing Digital Healthcare" on 20th-21st November 2019 at MITI Tower.
The summit was officiated by YB Dr. Lee Boon Chye, Deputy Minister of Health Malaysia. Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid, Chairman of ASEAN-BAC Malaysia and Member of the Economic Action Council Malaysia delivered the welcoming remarks. In a show of support for the summit, Khun Arin Jira, 2019 Chair of ASEAN-BAC presented the appreciation remarks
ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS) 2019
Held from 2nd - 3rd November 2019 on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit, the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS) 2019 proved itself to be ASEAN’s premier annual business and investment event. Held at IMPACT Exhibition Center, Bangkok, Thailand, it provided a platform for more than 1000 participants from the regional business community to engage with ASEAN leaders, industry champions, entrepreneurs, key opinion leaders and decision makers.
This year the Summit was held under the theme of “Empowering ASEAN 4.0”. The theme of ABIS 2019 was to build on the Singapore Model and prepare for ASEAN member countries to take advantage of and be ready for the digital era.
ASEAN Business Awards (ABA) 2019
ASEAN Business Advisory Council in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Commerce, and the Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry, and Banking (JSCCIB) had organized ASEAN Business Awards (ABA) 2019 on 2nd November 2019. This year, ABA received an honour from Mr Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health of Thailand to present the award at the gala night..
ABA 2019 is an encouraging forum for ASEAN Business community aimed at showcasing outstanding and successful ASEAN companies contributing to ASEAN’s economic growth and prosperity, as well as recognizing ASEAN SMEs with the potential to be global players. ABA 2019 features 236 Nominations from 10 ASEAN countries, 91 winners from 11 categories and 500 participants attending gala night.
The 82nd ASEAN-BAC Meeting was held on 1st November 2019 at C-ASEAN, Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting was chaired by Khun Arin Jira of Thailand and co-chaired by Dr. Robert Yap of Singapore and Dr. Doan Duy Khuong of Vietnam.
The meeting was filled with discussion on the summary record of the previous ASEAN-BAC Meeting along with presentations on Thailand Chairmanship Updates, AMEN Legacy Project Updates and Vietnam Chairmanship 2020.
Temporary Position - Event Management & Operations (6 months)
ASEAN Business Advisory Council Malaysia (ABAC Malaysia)together with CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI) are looking for a candidate who could support our Secretariat team in organising and executing the upcoming event of Smart Showcase Series: Artificial Intelligence 2020 that will be held in the middle of this year.MORE DETAILS HERE
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