Executive Summary


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Singapore: 14th May 2015

Leading businesses from the private sector have become a forceful voice of change, committed to accelerating ASEAN integration efforts. The ASEAN Business Club Forum, a joint collaboration between the CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI) and the ASEAN Business Club (ABC), brings together industry leaders and stakeholders to discuss the future of ASEAN integration.

This forum serves to identify bottlenecks and barriers hindering free trade within ASEAN member nations and to help achieve the goal of the ASEAN Economic Community by 2015. The forum is steered by the leadership of some of the most influential corporate figures across various sectors comprising leading ASEAN and global organisations such as AirAsia, CIMB Group, Ayala Corporation, Bangkok Bank, Northstar Group, Lippo Group, and many more.

The ABC Forum is the second phase of the Lifting-The-Barriers Initiative (LTBI). Preliminary research from targeted sectors coupled with round-table discussions between the public and private sectors at the forum leads to the production of the Lifting-The-Barriers Reports, a set of white papers for policy makers to effect real change in the region.

Through the previous forums, CARI and ABC have released thirteen reports covering eleven sectors with specific analysis of the current trade barriers and bottlenecks impeding an integrated market. The ABC launched the series of white papers as a private sector initiative to support the development of the ASEAN Economic Community.

Your participation at the ABC Forum will further enhance ASEAN’s footprint in the global economy. Join us at our flagship event and be instrumental in shaping ASEAN’s future.

Lifting-The-Barriers Roundtables

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Broadcast Partner Bloomberg

Media Partner Oxford Business Group China Daily

supporting partner Endeavor

MOU Partner USAID