Singapore-based legal and professional services network ZICOlaw will host a forum themed “AEC – Implications for the Private Sector” in Yangon in March.
The forum will take place at Traders Hotel from 3:30 to 5:30pm on Friday, March 7, ZICOlaw said.
The firm said the forum is “part of its effort to support integration and sharing of experiences amongst the key business players and professional communities in the ASEAN region,” and will mark the 1st anniversary of its establishment in Myanmar.
The forum comprises two sessions over two-hours – to be moderated by Desi Anwar, a risk analyst in the ASEAN region who has experience in public affairs, stakeholder management and socio-political risks analysis in Southeast Asia.
In the first session, K Kesavapany, a veteran diplomat from Singapore who previously headed the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, will provide an overview on the challenges in realising the AEC by 2015. This will be followed by commentaries by a panel of senior representatives from the public and private sectors who are actively involved in the ASEAN region.
In the second session, Dr Wong Yit Fan, former Country Head of Jardines Matheson in Myanmar, will discuss business opportunities for private sector following the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). The panellists for this session will comprise private sector players in ASEAN.
The firm previously organised similar regional events in Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok and Singapore.
The forum will be followed by a reception cocktail during 5.30 to 7.30 pm.
ZICOlaw said this forum would “increase ASEAN’s attractiveness as a region for trade and investment and enhances regional competitiveness.”
ZICOlaw’s member firms and other associated service providers are located in Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, Yangon, Vientiane, Melbourne and Sydney.