We are honored to have Y. Bhg. Datuk Seri J. Jayasiri, Secretary General, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) join us for this event along with Belinda Ford, Public Affairs & Communication Director, Coca Cola and Nat Turner, Economic Counselor, U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. Hazlyn Aidzil, Lead Analyst for ABOS, AmCham Singapore will present the findings of this report. We look forward to a robust discussion of Malaysia's position in the region.
Each year AMCHAM, in collaboration with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other AmChams in the region, surveys business executives from U.S. companies across ASEAN about their perspectives on the business environment and opportunities in Southeast Asia. The findings are presented in an annual publication, the ASEAN Business Outlook Survey (ABOS). These findings are presented to government representatives in closed-door discussions and at the annual ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting.
Respondents of the survey, because they are charged with making investment decisions on behalf their companies, have a significant influence on the development of the region. With foreign direct investment from the U.S. into ASEAN representing the largest volume of any nation in the region and, as U.S. – ASEAN trade volume continues to grow rapidly, the perspectives of these senior business leaders make ABOS a reliable source for insights on business opportunities and sentiments in ASEAN.