Wed31Aug20166:30 PMDusit Thani Hotel
Inaugural ASEAN Business Councils Alliance (ABCA) Forum
Distinguished guests included Government Officials from five countries namely: Singapore Consul General Cheong Ming Foong, Philippine Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes, Malaysia Consul General Yubazlan Yusof and Thailand Consul Prapavadee Boonchuaykuakool & the Indonesian business delegation, led by Indonesian Deputy Consul General Temu Alam.
The topic was on Expo 2020 (20 Oct 2020 to 10 Apr 2021). Commercial vice-president/speaker Gillian Hamburger elaborated on opportunities for businessmen/professional members of the respective councils. She highlighted that AED 5 Billion has been budgeted to provide business to Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs).
The ASEAN population in Dubai and the Northern Emirates is at 664,689. They include: 601,482 Filipinos; 8,600 Thais; 4,000 Malaysians; 4,000 Singaporeans and 46,607 Indonesians. Members of the ABCA will “enjoy all the member benefits of the participating councils”.
Watch out for the next ABCA event on 12 Nov: ASEAN Golf Charity cum Dinner.