Asia Pacific Business Forum 2015

The Trade & Industry Association of Singapore (TIAS) and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) are collaborating to organise the Asia-Pacific Business Forum in Bangkok, Thailand. The Forum will be held at the United Nations Conference Centre from November 1st to 3rd 2015.

The Asia-Pacific Business Forum (APBF) is the flagship regional business forum organized by UNESCAP. With its 53 Member States plus 9 Associate Members, ranging from least developed and Pacific Island countries, to countries with emerging markets, the ESCAP secretariat and ESCAP's Business Advisory Council are the driving forces behind APBF.

First launched in 2004, this event marks the 12th session of the APBF. Previous sessions of the APBF has garnered support from a diverse group of businesses, policymakers and civil society organizations from the Asia-Pacific region, and the APBF is continuing its pursuit of becoming the leading Asian-Pacific platform for public-private sector dialogue on the role and needs of businesses in achieving inclusive, resilient and sustainable development for all.

This year’s APBF focuses on the theme Driving Growth and Sustainability through Business, aiming to identify the challenges and discover the most promising opportunities for enhancing regional business connectivity, investment and partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region, within the context of achieving inclusive, resilient, and sustainable development in the region. UNESCAP’s co-organisers include the Trade & Industry Association of Singapore (TIAS), the Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) of Thailand, the International Chamber of Commerce Bangladesh (ICCB), the Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC), the Greater Mekong Subregion Business Forum (GMS-BF), the Mekong Institute and the Pacific Islands Trade & Invest (PT&I).

TIAS as co-organisers will be showcasing the strengths of Singapore’s Marine Engineering, Education, Logistics, Technology and Food Import/Export sectors through an exhibition during the event, as well as host a gala dinner for APBF participants on November 2nd.

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