AmCham organizes business missions to other countries in Asia to inform their governments and local business organizations about our members’ regional operations and interests, and to convey our members’ views on issues of concern in these countries.
Recent business missions
October 2015: Vietnam
AmCham Singapore partnered with the U.S. Embassy in Singapore to organize a business mission to Vietnam. U.S. Ambassador to Singapore Kirk Wagar led the delegation that comprised of 16 member companies. The members learned more about the business climate in Vietnam and had the opportunity to hold several working meetings with ministers from across the government, highlighted by a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. U.S. foreign investment in Vietnam stands at over US$11 billion and continues to rapidly increase.
April 2013: Jakarta
AmCham Singapore recently organized a trade mission to Indonesia. The trade mission was led by U.S. Ambassador to Singapore David I. Adelman and co-sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Singapore. The mission delegation was comprised of 25 business leaders from 23 companies. The mission took place in Jakarta, from April 15 to 17, and was the third trade mission to Indonesia that Ambassador Adelman has led with AmCham in the past 18 months. AmCham Singapore members continue to rate Indonesia as the most attractive country for investment outside of Singapore.
August 2012: Myanmar
U.S. Ambassador to Singapore David I. Adelman and Caterpillar President for Asia Kevin Theineman led an AmCham Singapore-organized trade delegation to Myanmar comprising of 20 companies. The mission took place from August 12 to 15 in Yangon and Naypyidaw.
The 20 delegates, representing a wide range of U.S. businesses, met with Vice President Sai Mauk Kham, Minister of Industry U Soe Thein, Speaker of the Pyitthu Hluttaw U Thura Shwe Mann, Minister of National Planning and Economic Development U Tin Naing Thein U Tin Naing Thein, Minister of Rail Transport U Aung Min, Minister of Labor and Social Welfare U Aung Kyi, Deputy Minister for Commerce Aung Tun, and Governor of the Central Bank of Myanmar U Than Nyein. The mission also included briefings with The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI), networking with businesses operating in Myanmar, and discussions with U.S. Government leaders.
May 2012: Batam
U.S. Ambassador to Singapore David Adelman led 23 delegates to Batam from May 14 to 15, 2012. The delegation went for a site visit at Kabil Industrial Estate and Batamindo Industrial Park to learn more about opportunities for investment and how industrial estates operate in Indonesia. The delegation also enjoyed a tour and cocktail reception at the Infinite Studios.
May 2012: Kuala Lumpur
AmCham Singapore organized a business mission to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, led by U.S. Ambassador to Singapore David I. Adelman. The delegation comprised of 18 business leaders from 15 companies. The group met with the Malaysian Minister of Trade, Minister Idris Jala, Minister of Federal Territories, and CEO of Malaysian Investment Diversty Authority, as well as took part in the Invest Malaysia Conference featuring the Prime Minister.
AmCham Singapore and U.S. Ambassador to Singapore David I. Adelman led a delegation of 25 American businesses to Vietnam. The group visited Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi from February 21 to 24, 2012. The delegates, representing U.S. businesses operating in fields ranging from healthcare to information technology, met with Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, as well as the Ministries of Industry and Trade, Finance, Health, and Planning & Investment. In coordinating the mission, AmCham Singapore worked closely with U.S. Foreign Commercial Service representatives in Singapore and Vietnam.
October 2011: Jakarta
U.S. Ambassador to Singapore David I. Adelman led an AmCham Singapore-organized trade delegation to Jakarta comprising of 31 business leaders, from 26 companies. The 31 delegates, representing a wide range of U.S. businesses, met with the Indonesian Minister of Industry, the Indonesian Minister of Trade, the Chairman of the Investment Coordinating Board, and other senior-level government and business officials. For the press release, click here. For photos of the trade mission, click here.
March 2011: Mumbai and New Delhi
AmCham hosted a business mission to India, and visited New Delhi and Mumbai. U.S. Ambassador to Singapore David I. Adelman, together with 15 executives, met government officials, and attended briefings on the opportunities and challenges in doing business in India. The delegation met with India’s Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
November 2010: Vietnam
Led by U.S. Ambassador to Singapore David I. Adelman, the delegation comprised of 20 executives and included meetings with government officials in Vietnam, as well as briefings by business leaders based in Vietnam.
May 2008: Laos
A delegation of 30 members of AmCham Singapore and AmCham Bangkok went on a business mission to Laos. Highlights include meeting with the Ministry of Commerce, networking with the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and having one-on-one meetings with local companies.
February 2008: Cambodia
U.S. Ambassador to Singapore Patricia L. Herbold led AmCham’s second business mission of the year to Cambodia. Delegates met high-level government officials, and networked with local and foreign business executives from multi-national companies and other U.S. firms operating on the ground. Delegates also met with The Honorable Cham Prasidh, Senior Minister, of the Ministry of Commerce and the Cambodia Board of Investment. There was an on-site tour to an industrial park where delegates had the opportunity to engage in business discussions and a networking event was scheduled on the last day of the business mission so that delegates could network with Cambodian SMEs.
January 2008: Vietnam
With a delegation of 23 business leaders, Patricia Herbold, U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, led a successful and productive business mission to Vietnam. The delegation met business and government officials and networked with business leaders in Vietnam from companies such as Motorola, Ford Motor Corporation, and Intel. There were also opportunities for delegation members to network with business consultants and SMEs. In Hanoi, the delegation met Minister of Planning Trong Van Doan, Vice Minister of Trade and Industry Do Huu Hao, and Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Nguyen Thien Nhan. The delegation also attended breakfast briefings along with U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Michael W. Michalak in Hanoi and U.S. Consul General to Vietnam Kenneth Fairfax in Ho Chi Minh City.
For more information on business missions, please contact Dustin Watson, AmCham’s Head of Government & Regional Affairs.