EU-ASEAN Business Summit

Published on 9 January 2023

EuroCham attended the EU-ASEAN Business Summit that was held in Brussels on 14 December 2022.

EuroCham Indonesia, as represented by a number of Board members, members, and the Executive Director, attended and witnessed the 10th EU-ASEAN Business Summit that was successfully organized by the EU-ASEAN Business Council (EU-ABC) and held on the 13th of December in Brussels, Belgium. The EU-ASEAN Business Summit on the other hand, was organized by the EU-ASEAN Business Council that brought together key business and government leaders from the EU and ASEAN member states in Brussels. The EU-ASEAN Business Summit was held in conjunction with the EU-ASEAN Commemorative Summit wherein private sector and government leaders from both the EU and ASEAN converged and reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen cooperation and explore potential collaboration in a number of priority areas, which includes: 1) peace and security, 2) economic cooperation and trade, 3) connectivity, digital transition and narrowing the development gap, 4) sustainable development, environment, climate change and energy, 5) COVID-19 pandemic, and 6) Regional and international issues. The summit was presided by distinguished keynote speakers that included 2 Heads of State (Charles Michel of the European Council and President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines), the Prime Minister of Vietnam, the ASEAN Secretary General, as well as senior Cabinet Ministers and Deputy Ministers from the ASEAN and EU member states along with panelists from both private sector and government. A key takeaway from the Summit was the consensus to explore closer collaborative efforts, particularly in regards to Trade, with other nations within ASEAN. EuroCham’s Board was represented by EuroCham’s Acting Chairman, Francois De Maricourt (President Director of HSBC Indonesia and Wichard von Harrach (EuroCham’s Vice Chairman and President Director of PT Jawa Power).


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