Event Details

We are taking stock of the President's First 100 Days. What has happened and what does it or could it mean for us in this part of the world. Join us on May 3, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm at the AMCHAM's Executive Office for a lively discussion on the actions, merits, mis-steps achievements or otherwise of the new Administration. A panel of speakers with perspectives and opinions will share their 'views' on President Trump's agenda and the impact it could, will or already having on Malaysia.

Which proposed legislation and executive orders should we be paying attention to? How will the bi-lateral relationship develop? Come with questions as well as your opinions and make this an interactive program.

Some of the key areas that we will cover:-

  • The impact for Malaysia from the new administration - What happens post-TPP?
  • What are the prospects for Bilateral Trade agreements - Malaysia, Japan, Vietnam
  • Tax Policy - what are the prospects / implications for businesses

For further clarifications, please contact Ms. Nadeeka Sarah at nadeeka@amcham.com.my or 603 2283 3407


1:30 PM - 2 PM
Registration & Arrival of Guests
2 PM - 2:10 PM
Welcome Remarks by AMCHAM
2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
An Overview on Where Are We At
3:30 PM - 3:55 PM
Wrap-Up and Closing Remarks


  • Steve Okun (Director of Asia Pacific Public Affairs at KKR)

    Steve Okun

    Director of Asia Pacific Public Affairs at KKR

    Steven Okun is widely considered a leader on public affairs and business and government engagement in Asia Pacific. In his more than 14 years of living and working in Asia he has been at the center of some of the most impactful public and private sector policies and debates.

    Steve serves on the boards of both AmCham Singapore and the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC), and served as Chairman of both. He is a leader in formulating the policy and advocacy positions for both chambers to the Trump Administration with regards to tax, trade and travel.

    Steve regularly comments on US business and politics on the BBC and ChannelNewsAsia and serves as a guest host on CNBC. In addition, he provides guest lectures on those subjects to universities and business groups across Asia. He worked on Democratic presidential campaigns from 1988-2000 and served in the Clinton Administration as Deputy General Counsel at the US Department of Transportation.

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  • Professor Dr Roy Anthony Rogers (Senior Lecturer & Head, Department of International and Strategic Studies at University of Malaya (UM))

    Professor Dr Roy Anthony Rogers

    Senior Lecturer & Head, Department of International and Strategic Studies at University of Malaya (UM)

    Roy Anthony Rogers is a Senior Lecturer with the Department of Strategic and International Studies, University of Malaya, having joined the department in 2001. He has a Master in Strategic and Defence Studies (M.SDS) from the University of Malaya. He has also taught at the Malaysian Armed Forces Staff College (MAFSC). In 2012 he obtained Ph.D. from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and his area of research includes government and politics of the Central Asian republics and human rights conditions in Xinjiang. His area of specialisation includes Political Science, International Relations (Theories of International Relations) and History (China and Central Asia). He is also currently the Head for the Department of International and Strategic Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

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  • Hans Vriens (Managing Partner at Vriens & Partners)

    Hans Vriens

    Managing Partner at Vriens & Partners

    Hans is Managing Partner of Vriens & Partners, a firm specializing in government affairs, public policy and political risk analysis headquartered in Singapore with more than 55 staff and 30 senior counselors around South East Asia.

    The firm has offices in Singapore, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia and The Philippines, and advisors in Hong Kong, Laos, and Brunei.

    Hans has lived and worked in Asia since 1990. He is regular commentator on regional issues.

    Prior to establishing V&P, Hans was Vice Chairman, Asia at APCO Worldwide in South East Asia. Before this, he established and served as MD of the Indonesia practice for six years. Prior to this, he worked as a political economist at the Political and Economic Risk Consultancy in Hong Kong. Earlier, he practiced law at Clifford Chance and was the Asia correspondent for a leading Dutch financial and economic daily. In 1995, he was elected President of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong, then the largest in the world.

    Hans is a member of the Secretariat of the Europe ASEAN Business Alliance (EABA). He was Chairman of the Foundation Dutch Education at UWC in Singapore. Earlier, he served on the board of Eurocham, and was the founding chairman of DutchCham in Singapore.

    Hans graduated from law school in civil and public law of Groningen University. During his studies, he was a research assistant in parliamentary history and public law. In 1982, he took a year off from his studies when he was elected Senatus Rector of the Student Union on the Grote Markt (VAP).

    Hans studied for a year at the Bologna Center of the Paul Nitze School of the Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University. He also did stints at the Universities of Grenoble in France, and Krakow in Poland.

    His family lived in Batavia, Semarang, and on Biak off Papua in the Netherlands Dutch Indies for several generations until the handover of Papua in 1962. He is married to Katy le Blanc. They have two sons.

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  • Dato' Steven CM Wong (Deputy Chief Executive at Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia)

    Dato' Steven CM Wong

    Deputy Chief Executive at Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia

    Dato’ Steven Wong (Steve) is Deputy Chief Executive of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia. He has worked in the public policy arena for 25 years, twenty of which has been with ISIS Malaysia, and has also spent eight years in the private sector where he held positions in management consultancy, economic research, corporate finance and capital markets.

    Steve has extensive experience in global, regional and national political economic affairs. He was Malaysia’s principal representative to the OECD’s Dynamic Asian Economies Dialogue (1989-92) and has been on the secretariats of two ASEAN eminent persons groups (1987 and 1992). He has also served the Malaysian National Committee for the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) and is active in the Network of East Asian Think Tanks (NEAT), among others.

    Steve is ISIS Malaysia’s representative in the Asian Dialogue on Forced Migration (ADFM), a network of Australian, Indonesian, Thai and Malaysian think tanks that examines regional asylum seeker and refugee issues. The ADFM has made submissions to the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Crimes, the latest being a requested review of the 2015 Andaman Sea Crisis.

    Steve is a columnist for the New Straits Times where he mainly writes on national unity and social cohesion. He received his undergraduate and postgraduate education in Melbourne, Australia and is married with two adult children.

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Member Price (Inclusive of 6% GST)
Member Price RM 100
Non-Member Price (Inclusive of 6% GST)
Standard Price RM 200
Member Company Price (Inclusive of 6% GST)

*Staff of a Member Company who are not registered as a representative of the organisation*

Standard Price RM 100