As China's growth slows, more investors and multinationals are turning to Southeast Asia, one of the world's fastest-growing consumer markets. Although depressed commodity prices, tepid export demand and fluctuating currencies are concerns, the 10 countries that make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are emerging as an economic hotspot. Leadership transitions are underway in the Philippines, which elects a new president on May 9; Myanmar, where reformer Aung San Suu Kyi leads a new government; and Vietnam, whose new leaders seek to accelerate growth. In Indonesia, the government of Joko Widodo is opening doors wider to foreign investment. What should investors be aware of amid these changes, and where can they find opportunity? Can ASEAN re-energize Asia's growth? This panel of experts will look at market dynamics and investment opportunities among ASEAN countries.
Founding Partner and CEO, Asia Group Advisors
Dino Patti Djalal
Asia Fellow, Milken Institute; Founder, Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia
Managing General Partner, IDG Ventures Vietnam; Chairman, Forbes Vietnam
Executive Chairman, Serge Pun & Associates
Secretary of Finance, Republic of the Philippines
Managing Partner and Chairman, L Capital Asia; Group President, LVMH, South and Southeast Asia and Middle East