Gala Dinner 2012 (Jakarta)
Regional corporate chiefs gathered at the second ASEAN Business Club (ABC) Gala Dinner in Jakarta in support of ASEAN Integration. The ASEAN Business Club (ABC) held its second signature annual Gala dinner in Jakarta on 18 September 2012. Hosted by Co-Chairs of ABC Indonesia, Chairul Tanjung, Chairman of CT Corp and Patrick Walujo Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Northstar Group, the event brought together chief executives from the region in support of ASEAN integration.
Delegation to Bangkok
ABC held its first event in Thailand with a roundtable and dinner at Hyatt Erawan Hotel. The meeting aims to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas between ASEAN businesses and senior members of the Thai government and private sector associations.
Co-chairs of ABC Thailand, Tos Chirativat, CEO of Central Retail Group; and Chartsiri Soponpanich, President of Bangkok Bank; convened senior members of the Thai government, including Governor of the Bank of Thailand Prasarn Trairatvorakul; Chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries, Payungsak Chartsuthipol; Twatchal Yongkittikul, Secretary-General of the Thai Bankers Association; and Bandid Nijathaworn, Chairman of Thai Bond Market Association.
Dinner In Honour of The Hon. David Cameron
British Prime Minister David Cameron, in Kuala Lumpur with the largest ever business delegation from Britain, met ASEAN’s business leaders at a dinner hosted by the ABC.
Dinner guests included council members, Tony Fernandes of AirAsia, Patrick Walujo of Northstar Pacific Group, and leaders of prominent British companies.
Delegation to Myanmar
ABC sent a delegation of business leaders to Myanmar to witness first-hand the changing economic landscape. The 12-member delegation met Myanmar’s investment authorities, local business leaders, and leader of the National League for Democracy Aung San Suu Kyi. The ABC is the first ASEAN delegation to Myanmar.
The group met the apex organisation of Myanmar’s chambers of commerce and industry, the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI). The UMFCCI expressed confidence in the irreversible nature of the reforms underway and presented details of Myanmar’s investment potential. The ABC expressed their commitment to regional investment that was sustainable and would empower rather than crowd out local business enterprises.