The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its economic bloc, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), aims to replicate all the positive attributes of the European Union (EU) while avoiding its missteps. With the future of the EU ambiguous post-Brexit and U.S.-China relations even more uncertain since the November elections, this session will examine what may lie ahead for ASEAN. Will the region maintain a place in the global economy as one of the most dynamic drivers of growth? In this private roundtable, business and finance leaders from the region discuss how ASEAN remains a promising region for trade and investments, and identify the sectors in which the opportunities lie.
Laura Deal Lacey
Executive Director, Asia Center, Milken Institute
Asia Fellow, Milken Institute; Former Secretary of Finance, Republic of the Philippines
Group CEO, AirAsia
Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry), Republic of Singapore
Chairman and President, International Container Terminal Services, Inc.
Tony Tan Caktiong
Chairman and Founder, Jollibee Foods Corporation
Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Former President, World Bank