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ASEAN BAC and Joint Business Councils call for a New Age in the ASEAN Way in their just released package of recommendations “A Pathway towards Recovery and Hope in ASEAN”

In the just concluded Virtual High-Level Dialogue on ASEAN Post-Pandemic Recovery initiated by ASEAN Secretary General Dato Lim Jock Hoi, ASEAN BAC Chair Dr. Doan Duy Khuong stressed “It is time for the faster and more innovative ASEAN Way of doing things if it wishes to get out of the pandemic stronger and…

17th ASEAN Business Advisory Council Dialogue with the ASEAN Leaders at the 36th ASEAN Summit.

Leaders in ASEAN actively engaged with ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC) via videoconference during their 17th Dialogue last Friday, June 26, 2020. The Leaders highlighted the key role that the private sector plays to help ASEAN, both at national and regional levels, to mitigate the devastating economic and social impact of the pandemic and […]

ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) presented its Outline for ASEAN Action (OAA) to the ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEMs)

ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) presented its Outline for ASEAN Action (OAA) to ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEMs) who today met in a special session. In its presentation, ASEANBAC reiterated its call for the establishment of a Special Commission so that together ASEAN can be safer and recover faster from the human and economic ravages of […]

ASEAN-BAC & JBCs Call for ASEAN High Level Special Commission to Better Co-ordinate COVID 19 Response

The ASEAN Business Advisory Council, the Apex Private Sector Organisation for ASEAN, together with its Joint Business Council partners and other partner organisations, yesterday published a nine-point Joint Statement calling for more cohesive and responsive collective action.

ASEAN Roundtable Series on Smart Showcase Series: ASEAN Healthcare Dialogue

Experts speaking at the ASEAN Roundtable Series on Smart Showcase Series: ASEAN Healthcare Dialogue on the topic “Making Digital Healthcare Affordable and Accessible in ASEAN 4.0” concurred reforms in healthcare are needed to facilitate the adoption of new and innovative technology.

ASEAN-BAC Response to ASEAN Leaders’ Declaration on COVID 19 Pandemic

ASEAN-BAC urges ASEAN Leaders to take urgent measures to ensure uninterrupted supply chains for essential food, intensify ASEAN-wide trade facilitation and plan for the gradual reopening of the economy to restore market confidence.

ASEAN-BAC Malaysia Engages Sarawak SMEs

ASEAN-BAC Malaysia held a dialogue session with Sarawak SMEs in Kuching on 20th February 2020. The dialogue was attended by 70 participants, including representatives in Sarawak of SME Corporation, MITI, Matrade and from the State Economic Planning Unit

ABAC Malaysia Leads The First Pilot Run of the ASEAN Mentorship Project

ASEAN Business Advisory Council (BAC)-Malaysia and the SME Corporation takes the lead in organising the pilot run of the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (or AMEN) Project on 20 August 2019 at Brickfields Asia College, PJ Campus.

ASEAN Needs to be More Dynamic and Realistic

Kuala Lumpur, 11 July 2017: As ASEAN reaches 50 and looks ahead, it needs to become more dynamic and realistic in a global environment which is getting ever more challenging and is being transformed by rapidly changing technology.

ASEAN Needs to be More Dynamic and Realistic

Kuala Lumpur, 11 July 2017: As ASEAN reaches 50 and looks ahead, it needs to become more dynamic and realistic in a global environment which is getting ever more challenging and is being transformed by rapidly changing technology.

Go for the Opportunity and Promise of the AEC

Kuala Lumpur, 1 June 2016 : The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) offers a historic opportunity for companies, whether SMEs or big corporations, to expand and achieve greater success.

Submission Call for ASEAN Business Awards Malaysia 2016

Kuala Lumpur, 7 April 2016: The prestigious annual ASEAN Business Awards Malaysia (ABAM) is back ! All businesses, including large companies, SMEs and entrepreneurs , are encouraged to make their submissions b efore 28 th April 2016

ASEAN Business Awards 2015 Hailed a Big Success

Kuala Lumpur, 22 November 2015: Hosted by the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC), a total of nineteen companies and individuals across ASEAN received top honours at the recently-held annual ASEAN Business Awards (ABA) 2015. The awards recognise their contribution to the growth and prosperity of the region.

ABIS 2015 to help accelerate growth and inculcate greater resilience in companies across the region.

Held in Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur from 20th-21st November 2015, Southeast Asia’s annual flagship and premier forum, the ASEAN Business & Investment Summit (ABIS) 2015 returns to Malaysia after a ten year cycle, inviting corporate leaders to unite in a two-day conference that will serve as an ideal platform to explore opportunities in elevating their businesses […]

Malaysia Host World Leaders at ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2015

Kuala Lumpur, 21 November 2015: ASEAN Business & Investment Summit (ABIS) 2015, hosted by the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) on 20th and 21st November, called upon businesses across ASEAN to embrace the impending establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

Southeast Asian Businesses and Entrepreneurs set for regional recognition at ABA2015

FINAL CALL FOR THE PRESTIGIOUS ASEAN BUSINESS AWARDS 2015 Kuala Lumpur, 30 September 2015: ASEAN Business Awards (ABA) 2015, hosted by ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC), will recognise Southeast Asian businesses, SMEs and entrepreneurs. ABA 2015 will highlight outstanding personalities and organisations that have played an instrumental role in the growth and prosperity of the region. […]