ASEAN BUSINESS CLUB FORUM 2015 – ROAD TO ASEAN INTEGRATION
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.