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PBEC’s GS1 Hong Kong celebrated its 35th Anniversary with a prestigious gala dinner at Ocean Park Marriott Hotel- Mar 2024

An impressive 35th Gala Anniversary Dinner was hosted by GS1 HK - many congratulations to PBEC’s BoD and GS1 CEO Anna Lin and her wonderful team. A very impressive turnout and PBEC members were excited to reconnect with so many...
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PBEC’s Executive Committee Jeff Tucker hosted former Thai PM Abhisit Vejjajiva for lunch – Mar 2024

PBEC is known for connecting business leaders with the political elite and politicians in the region past and present. We held a lunch in Bangkok in March inviting the former Thai PM given the elections in the country and he...
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PBEC’s BoD ICAEW hosted a Spring Networking Cocktail at the British Consulate in Hong Kong – Mar 2024

Several PBEC members and our Chairman were in attendance at a wonderfully hosted Spring Networking ICAEW event in HK at the British Consulate. It was great to see Chairman Andrew Weir saying a few words together with PBEC’s ICAEW Mary...
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Singapore to Introduce Mandatory Climate Reporting Beginning 2025 – Mar 2024

Singapore will implement mandatory climate-related reporting requirements for listed and large non-listed companies, with obligations for some to begin disclosing in line with the IFRS’ International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) standards starting as early as 2025. The new rules were...
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APEC Members Pursue New Approaches to Reignite the FTAAP – Mar 2024

APEC member economies are considering innovative and improved approaches to revitalize the Free-Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP) as a major instrument to further APEC’s regional economic integration agenda. The FTAAP was envisioned by APEC Leaders in 2006 as a comprehensive free...
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APEC Peru 2024 Update

The APEC Peru 2024 priorities website, for its host year under the theme "Empower. Include. Grow”. You can now visit their website to learn more about the following #APECPeru2024 priorities: 1) Trade and investment for inclusive and interconnected growth. 2)...
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Vietnam and Thailand lead trade growth as Asia resists economic downturn – Feb 2024

We have seen some encouraging end of 2023 results coming through these past week from Asian economies like Vietnam, Philippines and South Korea in particular export data, but whilst there is optimism for 2024 amongst economists for certain ASEAN economies...
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Mutual 30-Day Visa-Exemption Arrangement Between Singapore and The People’s Republic Of China – Feb 2024

30 days Visa Free travel reciprocated between Singapore and China. 🇨🇳 On January 25, representatives of the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Singapore signed the Agreement between the Government of the...
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PBEC leadership roundtable held in Hong Kong – Jan 2024

The Pacific Basin Economic Council International Secretariat held a roundtable dialogue luncheon at the Beefbar in Central in January 2024 for Hong Kong based Board of Directors and their representatives. 12 members enjoyed an excellent 3 course meal and shared...
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PBEC supports the Global Chinese Economic & Technology Summit – Nov 2023

PBEC CEO Michael Walsh attended and spoke at the recent 2023 Global Chinese Economic & Technology Summit hosted by strategic partner KSI – Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific held on 6-7th November 2023. Senior Government officials and dignitaries were in...
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