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It seems that everyday we witness this conflict being played out in the news. From Brexit to Hong Kong, no one is immune. So with the approaching U.S. elections almost upon us, join AMCHAM on Thursday, 05 September for a robust and topical discussion around some of the the tensions in both politics and trade impacting the way in which countries are navigating a new world.

How the U.S. Presidential campaign will impact US-China trade tensions, other trade deals and the regional affects -- and how it will not. AMCHAM brings to you Steve Okun, McLarty Associates, who will provide insights to the state of U.S. politics, what to watch for in the Democratic nomination process as well as provide insight into the current trade war tensions.

The shifting political, social and governmental environment in the United States was not created by Donald Trump -- but it enabled him to get elected. Coupled with the realization that China was not going to become more like the US, a consensus developed across both political parties and the business community that the US needs a different, more confrontational approach to China.

Event Agenda:

09:30am: Registration

10:00am: Program begins, followed by Q&A

12:00pm: Program ends

For more information, please contact Ms. Widawati at widawati@amcham.com.my


  • Steven Okun

    Steven Okun

    From his time in the Clinton Administration through today, Steven has been involved in international trade and business advocacy in the Asia Pacific region.

    Today, he is founder and CEO of APAC Advisors as well as serving as a Senior Advisor to global strategic consultancy McLarty Associates.

    A frequent commentator on US politics and trade for both CNBC and Channel NewsAsia, he has been a guest on the BBC, NHK (Japan), and TRT World (Turkey) and is often quoted for his analysis in The Straits Times.

    A sought-after expert, he speaks often at universities, conferences, and businesses across the region.

    From 1988-2000, he worked on the primary and presidential campaigns of Democratic candidates, in addition to having worked at the Democratic National Conventions of 1988, 1996 and 2000.

    Living in Singapore since 2003, he served as KKR’s first Director of Asia Public Affairs from 2011-2017 and before that created and led Asia public affairs for global logistics firm UPS. Hs is in his fourth term as a Governor of AmCham Singapore, including serving for three terms as its Chair.

    He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

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