• Annual AmChams of Asia Pacific Business Summit 2021 underscores U.S. business leadership in the region

    The three-day hybrid event kicked off today discussing the opportunities between the United States and Asia Pacific, with Singapore and the region as prime destination for American businesses and investments

    SINGAPORE, March 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (AmCham Singapore) today commenced the AmChams of Asia Pacific Business Summit 2021 (AAP Business Summit 2021) at Marina Bay Sands. The three-day event brings together industry leaders, government representatives and policy experts from the United States (U.S.) and Asia Pacific (APAC) to usher in a reimagined era of business leadership in the region.

    As a new U.S. administration takes office and governments in the region navigate economic recovery post-COVID, the Summit aims to bring businesses together to explore themes such as digital transformation and human capital that will shape key discussions throughout the event. Other areas of discussion also include leadership, industry transformation, and government and policy transformation.

    The Summit opened with a keynote address by Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister (DPM), Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies and Minister for Finance, Heng Swee Keat, where he highlighted the challenges faced by the region and how American corporates can play a constructive role in navigating them. DPM Heng also spoke about three key growth areas - infrastructure demands, digital economy and sustainability, which will resonate with policy makers in the region and present opportunities for investment.

    DPM Heng also engaged in a Fireside Chat with Ted Osius, former Ambassador and current Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy at Google Asia Pacific at the Summit. DPM Heng spoke about the risks of the retreat from globalization and called on companies to accelerate efforts to redesign jobs and reskill their workers.

    In her remarks, Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei, Chief Executive Officer of AmCham Singapore, said, "Singapore is a key international business hub for American companies that enjoy the vibrant and business-friendly ecosystem. While the pandemic has impacted businesses significantly, AmCham Singapore member companies are optimistic about economic prospects for 2021. Our member companies represent the best of American business values: free enterprise, fairness, creativity, respect for people from diverse backgrounds and optimism. We remain committed to supporting business stability, sustainability and growth; innovation and R&D; and careers in Singapore and the region."

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