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20 Feb: PBEC Events Calendar 2021

Date Event Event theme Speaker/Keynote Venue, City, Country Members + invited VIPs Only 22 Jul ADB – Indonesia Int’l Climate Change Conference 2021 The virtual 2021 International Climate Change Conference will provide a platform to discuss international practices that can help the Asian Development Bank’s developing member countries such as Indonesia transition into a low-carbon economy and pursue a green, resilient, and inclusive COVID-19 recovery. With the theme “A Just and Affordable Transition toward Net Zero,” the ICCC will…


18 Feb: Shunsuke Wariishi of PwC Indonesia joins PBEC

Shunsuke Wariishi is an Advisor and Japanese Leader of Japanese Business Desk of PwC Indonesia. Since he joined in PwC Indonesia in 2009, he have assisted many Japanese clients to establish company, perform M&A, solve tax dispute cases., implement carve- out, in collaboration with local experts at the Firm. He had also worked for SMBC for 10 years, including 3 years in Shanghai branch. In addition, he had worked for JICA Indonesia and JICA Myanmar for 4 years and formulated…


18 Feb: Frontier Markets Evangelist and Fintech Angel Yoshiyuki Oba joins PBEC

Yoshi has 30 years of experience in SME financial architecture and SME strategic & financial advisory in Japan and 15 frontier/emerging economies. He is the Founder & Former Managing Director of Crossborder Japan (Tokyo & Singapore). Prior to this, he worked for Japan Finance Corporation (JFC), Embassy of Japan in Vietnam, Mitsubishi UFJ Research & Consulting (MURC), Tokyo Small and Medium Business Investment & Consultation (SBIC), and Japan Economic Research Institute (JERI). Currently, Yoshi is an angel investor &/or advisor…


11 Feb: PBEC Director Ravindra Ngo has been accepted as an WEF ASEAN Expert.

Ravindra Ngo who is our youngest PBEC Director representing Cambodia has been accepted as a WEF ASEAN Expert as part of the WEF Expert Network this month. The WEF Expert Network is designed to promote interdisciplinary and innovative thinking about the future, challenge conventional wisdom, and develop new ideas related to industry, regional and global agendas. The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost…


11 Feb: Luis Miguel O. Aboitiz,Chief Strategy Officer of Aboitiz Power Corporation joins PBEC

Luis Miguel O. Aboitiz is the Chief Strategy Officer of Aboitiz Power Corporation and a Senior Vice President of Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc, both publicly-listed companies. He is also a director for several Aboitiz Group subsidiaries including Unionbank of the Philippines, Pilmico Animal Nutrition Corporation, Aboitiz Foundation Inc., SN Aboitiz Power Benguet, Inc.,. Mr. Aboitiz earned a BS Computer Engineering degree from Santa Clara University, California, USA and obtained his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from University of California at…


07 Feb: Eli Raphael Konvitz, Director, Urban Development & Design, South East Asia, Atkins joins PBEC

Eli is an urbanist with expertise in strategy and masterplanning; sustainability, resilience, and cities; and policy and research.  He has carried out urban development, advisory, and infrastructure projects in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America for clients across the public, private, and third sectors. He currently leads Atkins’ urban development consultancy work for the region and is a frequent speaker and contributor at conferences and industry gatherings.  Projects Eli has recently led include plans and initiatives for…


05 Feb: APEC Advances Digitization of the APEC Business Travel Card

Officials from APEC member economies break new ground in digitizing the APEC Business Travel Card scheme, seeking to modernize the process and make it easier for cardholders in the region to travel with the development of a mobile application. Release below. Putrajaya, Malaysia, 05 February 2020 Issued by the APEC Business Mobility Group.  Officials from APEC member economies break new ground in digitizing the APEC Business Travel Card scheme, seeking to modernize the process and make it easier for cardholders…

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30 Jan: Pulse Briefing Luncheon – Kuala Lumpur

PBEC co-hosted the APEC Secretariat Tan Sri Dr. Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria for a Pulse Briefing Luncheon in KL last Thursday 23rd Jan. Where she shared with attendees alongside PBEC Malaysia Chief Representative Adelena Chong what we can expect from APEC2020 agenda chaired by Malaysia this year.


30 Jan: Deferral of the Connected Cities Conference on 10 February 2020

In light of the current situation relating to the coronavirus, KPMG, Invest Hong Kong and other key partners of the StartmeupHK Festival 2020 have agreed to defer the festival, originally scheduled for 10-15 February, including The Connected Cities Conference on Monday, 10 February 2020. We will keep you informed of the new dates, possibly in July 2020. Thank you for your support and understanding! For those who have paid a registration fee to attend The Connected Cities Conference, we will…


27 Jan: Malaysia’s Minister for International Trade and Industry briefs Asia House

I had the pleasure of meeting CEO Michael Lawrence yesterday of Asia House at their head office in Marylebone, London. I had the opportunity to share our different prospectives, common focus and challenges of running such member driven institutions in different areas of the globe. It was a wonderfully open & honest dialogue and that for me affirmed the true value of joining such institutions like Asia House & the PBEC – Pacific Basin Economic Council when led by the…