Welcome to the 2020 Indo-Pacific Business Forum. On behalf of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, we are honored to once again bring together government representatives and business leaders from throughout the region and around the world. This Forum is made possible through generous support from our co-hosts the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as partners including the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council, the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, and the governments of the United States and Vietnam.
At this conference, you will have the opportunity to engage with leaders who will determine the strategic direction of the Indo-Pacific region by reaffirming their commitment to trade promotion, new investment and enhanced cooperation.
For decades, USTDA has helped achieve comprehensive economic growth throughout the Indo-Pacific by advancing more than 800 infrastructure development activities within the region. Sponsoring the Indo-Pacific Business Forum highlights our continued cooperation with the best of U.S. industry and reaffirms our commitment to the future of this vital part of the world.
Most importantly, this gathering reaffirms America’s historic role in the Pacific advancing peace, enhancing opportunity and delivering increased economic growth around the region and all around the world.
My best wishes for a successful conference!
Chief Operating Officer and Head of Agency
U.S. Trade and Development Agency