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14 Sep: PBEC Virtual Live Week – “Striving Forward in Asia Pacific”

I am pleased to announce PBEC will host its inaugural Virtual Live Week – “Striving Forward in Asia Pacific” from November 22-26th 2021 ahead of this year’s Horasis Asia Meeting. As preparations continue for our inaugural Virtual Week of dialogues, I hope many of you here will be able to join us and engage in the multiple live virtual dialogues being made available free of charge. More details will soon follow. We are gathering PBEC’s network of business leaders, entrepreneurs,…

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13 Sep: PBEC is now a Corporate Member of ESBN -ESCAP Business Sustainable Network – 1st September 2021

      The PBEC – Pacific Basin Economic Council, is delighted to announce it has been accepted as a full Corporate member of the ESCAP Sustainable Business Network (ESBN) with immediate effect. PBEC has always supported and worked in close partnership with the ESBN under a MoU for many years. Several of PBEC’s members and board of directors are affiliated or are long-standing committee members themselves of ESBN as a net result of co-operation. So when ESBN recently changed…

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13 Sep: Horasis Asia Virtual Live Meeting 2021

Horasis Asia Virtual Live Meeting 2021 Date: Friday 26th November 2021. Time: 0730 to 2000L HK/Singapore Time Online: Via www.RuntheWorld.today Event platform Horasis will convene the 2021 Horasis Asia Meeting virtually due to the ongoing covid pandemic on Friday 26th November 2021. The Horasis Asia Meeting will bring together over 400 speakers of the foremost business and political leaders from across Asia and the world. It is a hybrid event allowing everyone to join this unique event and choose what…

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13 Sep: ASEAN waits for RCEP ratification – and post-pandemic integration

Published 07 September 2021 by Juita Mohamad Given the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 variants and political instability in the region, the RCEP may not come into full force until 2022. As the free trade agreement seeks to transform existing global value chains, gaps in provisions and the increasingly inward-looking policies adopted by members could curtail the benefits brought by greater integration. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE Brought to you by PBEC’s strategic partner Hinrich Foundation.        

12 Sep: PBEC Trade Report September 2021

Issue: 010: AUSTRALIA INTRODUCES RCEP LEGISLATION: Legislation to enable the ratification of the RCEP FTA has been introduced to the Australian Parliament. This followed a recommendation by the Treaties Committee that Australia ratify the mega (ASEAN + Australia, China, Japan, Korea and NZ) free trade agreement. UK FACES KEY ASIA PACIFIC MEETING: The CPTPP Accession Working Group’s first meeting to consider the UK’s bid to join the mega trade agreement will be held in the coming weeks. This follows last…

12 Sep: The Virtual APEC Business Travel Card or Virtual ABTC approved

The majority of PBEC members would be holders of the physical ABTC card, which has been in a state of suspension during Covid-19. But as we come out of this pandemic its important to have used the time wisely to be part of the digital transformation journey and improve the system as borders reopen. The Virtual APEC Business Travel Card or Virtual ABTC is an innovative new method for travelling on the ABTC and brings the existing ABTC Scheme into…

11 Sep: PBEC Executive Education Offer for upcoming Risk Management Programme

Imperial Risk Management virtual brochure Risk Management IVP September -November Timetable 2021 Imperial Business School a part of Imperial College London has an executive education programme starting on 22nd September 2021 on Risk Management. It will be delivered primarily in a virtual format and therefore can be attended by participants from different locations and regions allowing for the time differences. Imperial Business School as a valued PBEC member themselves are extending an invite to one lucky PBEC member to attend…

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11 Sep: PBEC Bi-monthly Members Virtual Roundtable Meeting – Hong Kong Chaired by PBEC Chairman Andrew Weir on 8th Sept 2021

PBEC held its bi-monthly Hong Kong members roundtable chaired by our Chairman Andrew Weir MBE on 8th September 2021. Andrew is joined by Vice Chairman Moses Cheng OBE, and two speakers in Anna Lin JP, CEO of GS1 HK & Professor Paulina Chan Chair of IEEE (USA) Hong Kong Branch. Andrew provides his latest regional insights and Anna and Paulina talk about their respective companies’ activities in relation to the facilitation of regional trade, movement, security, safety and traceability of…

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11 Sep: Interview with Founder & CEO Shane Giles of Opus Private Limited

OPUS Private – Risk & Security – Helping the International Family PBEC’s Renee Pan sat down this month for a discussion with Founder & CEO of Opus Private Ltd Shane Giles, who is based on the Island of Guernsey, one of the most respected Financial Centres, with a strong reputation for specialising in managing family offices and providing sustainable and green focused wealth management products and services globally. Shane has over 25 years of experience gained through understanding, planning and…

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11 Sep: The Value Prop Show Episode 6 – Comparing Developed and Developing economies through Big Data Analytics

In this episode of PBEC’s “The Value Prop” we sat down with Lead Economist Wolfgang Fengler of World Bank and World Data Lab a wholly-owned subsidiary he also heads up to talk about their wonderful data analytics platforms as a source for good in society. They also are able to collate and analyze huge amounts of historical data and produce pretty accurate forecasts around measuring populations, demographics and even the progress or lack of it on alleviating world poverty. The…