Sponsors and Partners

Lead Sponsor: Vriens & Partners

Vriens & Partners is a Singapore-headquartered corporate advisory firm specializing in government affairs, public policy, and political risk analysis in Southeast Asia.

Our mission is to build bridges between business, government and society that support responsible, sustainable development in Southeast Asia.

Our clients are leading multinationals, business associations, and non-governmental organizations.

Our team is composed of Asia experts with extensive experience providing counsel to companies and organizations. Beyond Singapore, we have offices in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Hanoi, Manila, Yangon and Phnom Penh. We also have teams in Laos, Brunei, Hong Kong and Timor Leste.

For more visit: http://www.vrienspartners.com

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Co-Sponsor: GR Japan

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GR Japan specializes in Japanese government relations and public affairs. We offer a full range of government relations and related services, including policy and issue monitoring, stakeholder mapping, in-depth intelligence, political due diligence, strategic outreach, advocacy, public affairs campaigns and strategic support for public tenders / public-sector sales.

Our team is comprised of experts with direct experience and thorough understanding of Japanese government policymaking and decision-making, including former officials from key ministries and the major political parties. However, we also pride ourselves on our business sense and understanding our clients’ strategic goals and business needs.

The GR Japan team has an unrivalled network of contacts spanning the National Diet, ministries, political parties, local government, as well as in the media and academia. GR Japan is politically neutral and enjoys excellent working relations across the political spectrum.

GR Japan also offers exceptional global support.  As a member of the renowned international public affairs networks, we work with partners with local and regional expertise and help our clients success in markets around the world.

For more visit the website.

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Organiser: PublicAffairsAsia

PublicAffairsAsia is the network for senior government relations, corporate affairs and corporate communications professionals operating across the Asia Pacific region. We offer cutting edge insight through events, intelligence, publications, awards and the SharingValue.Asia.

PublicAffairsAsia delivers market insight, industry intelligence, original research and international peer-to-peer summits tailored to firms and clients of the corporate affairs, government and public relations industry. We operate the Advance Professional Development programme for communications and corporate public affairs professionals.

We also connect corporations to their stakeholders through a series of online briefings and events: convening MNCs, governmental groups and NGOs on neutral platforms to debate emerging policy, regulatory and partnership-based developments.

We service the public affairs and communications industries internally and increasingly connect them to their stakeholders – providing innovative platforms to engage with key influencers.

Find out more at http://publicaffairsasia.com or contact Mark O’Brien.

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Partners:

FIA was founded in July 2010 by a group of leading food and beverage companies. From our base in Singapore, we seek to enhance the industry’s role as a trusted partner in the development of science-based policy in the region. FIA provides an important hub for advocacy and debate. We bring together the food industry’s most senior business leaders to champion initiatives that promote sustainable growth and support regional policies that deliver harmonised results.

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AmCham represents our members at the highest levels of government in Singapore and Washington. AmCham played a significant role in the development of the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement and meets regularly with senior members of the Singapore Government to represent the interests of our members. Our advocacy achieves results for our members.

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The European Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, known as EuroCham, was established in 2001 and is composed of the European National Business Groups in Singapore as well direct corporate members. EuroCham aims to help European businesses who want to communicate their business interests through three channels: networking, advocacy as well as the sharing of best practices. EuroCham is an independent, non-profit organization governed by its members and is the sole European representative at the Singapore Business Federation.

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The Europe-ASEAN Business Alliance (EABA) is a member-driven alliance of leading European multinational companies with significant interests in the ASEAN region.
The aim of the Europe-ASEAN Business Alliance is to serve as a platform for dialogue with national governments and regional organisations and as a forum for discussion of issues of relevance to European business in the region.
EABA members have strongly invested in the ASEAN region.  The EABA seeks to draw from their knowledge of the ASEAN region combined with their experience of the EU integration process to support ASEAN closer collaboration and progress towards the ASEAN Economic Community, as well as to encourage trade and investment in the ASEAN region.
The EABA is an independent, non-profit organisation based in Singapore.

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Since its inception in 1983 (as the Canada-Singapore Business Association), CanCham Singapore has grown into one of Singapore’s most recognized international business associations. It is currently embarking on an exciting growth phase, providing more value to its members as a result of Asia’s ascendancy in global markets and Canada’s increased commercial engagement with Singapore and its neighbours.
If you are interested in joining the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, please follow this link for more information.

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The EU-ASEAN Business Council (EU-ABC) is the primary voice for European Business within the ASEAN region, formally recognised as such by the European Commission and the ASEAN Secretariat. Established to help promote the interests of European businesses operating within ASEAN and to advocate for changes in trade and investment policies and regulations, the EU-ABC raises the profile of European businesses in the region through formal events and high-profile dialogues.
EU-ABC has established, and continues to develop, a series of Advocacy Groups covering both individual commercial sectors (e.g. Automotive; Insurance; Healthcare; Financial Services) and cross-industry issues (e.g. IPR/Illicit Trade; Human Capital; Customs Procedures & Trade Facilitation). These Advocacy Groups are made up from leading MNCs in each area plus Committee representatives from our European Chamber of Commerce members.

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The Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC) is the preeminent organization with a region (ASEAN)-wide mandate to promote and increase trade relations between Canada and ASEAN. The council has three primary offerings for our Members: to provide/produce region-specific educational materials, act as an advocacy engine to Canadian and local Governments, and facilitate high-level networking opportunities between Canadian and ASEAN companies. At its core, the mission of CABC is simple; to provide our members with concrete commercial opportunities to build and grow their companies.