22th August 2013
Key regional business leaders from across ASEAN gathered for the inaugural Network ASEAN Forum (NAF) to brainstorm solutions to some of the issues obstructing the creation of an integrated ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). The forum provided a platform for the private and public sector to come together and align their agendas in the common theme of ASEAN integration. The targeted sectors for the 2013 Network ASEAN Forum were Aviation, Connectivity, Capital Markets, Infrastructure, Power & Utilities, Financial Services and Healthcare.
This event served as the centre stage of discussion for ASEAN, by convening the ASEAN community and all influential stakeholders. Most uniquely, NAF 2013 convened around six sector-based “Lifting-The-Barriers” roundtables, with a special focus on identifying bottlenecks and barriers hindering integration and free trade in each of the key sectors. The NAF 2013, themed ‘A Strategy for ASEAN’, was held on the 22nd – 23rd August 2013 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.