APCAC Washington Doorknock Debrief: Updates on U.S. Tax Reform, Travel, and Trade

Steven R. Okun, AmCham Governor and Vice Chair of APCAC

Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)

Date : July 19, 2017

Time : 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Price : $0.00

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Hosted by the Government & Regional Affairs, Financial Services and Travel & Leisure Committee


Join AmCham Governor and Vice Chair of APCAC Steven Okun as he provides the latest from Washington and debriefs the Chamber on the 2017 APCAC Doorknock which focused on:

  • Advocating on behalf of individuals as well as corporates in moving to a territorial based tax system,

  • ensuring the US continues the ability to obtain APEC Business Travel Cards beyond 2018, and 

  • delivering AmCham’s views of trade policy and liberalization under the Trump Administration.


Steve will then discuss the action items on each of these initiatives for both AmCham Singapore and APCAC overall. 


In addition, he will discuss the record of the Trump Administration to date, the state of play between the Democrats and Republicans, what is in store legislatively for the rest of 2017, and the early prognosis for the 2018 mid-term elections.


As many of the Doorknock meetings were off the record, this session will be closed to media and is intended only for member’s internal use.



About the APCAC Washington Doorknock


Every summer APCAC sends a delegation comprised of business leaders and AmCham staff members to Washington D.C. to meet with officials from the federal government in order to discuss policy issues affecting American businesses in Asia. The annual APCAC Washington Doorknock gives American Chamber representatives from across Asia-Pacific a chance to reinforce their connections in Washington and share regional knowledge.



About the Speaker


Steven R. Okun

AmCham Governor

Vice Chair of APCAC


Steven Okun is widely considered a leader on public affairs, trade, and business and government engagement in Asia Pacific. He has created and led public affairs in Asia for both global investment firm KKR and global logistics company UPS. His work across businesses, government, media and NGOs has placed him in the center of some of the most impactful public and private sector policies, debates and events.


Mr. Okun served in the Clinton Administration as Deputy General Counsel at the Department of Transportation, where he was awarded the Secretary’s Award for Special Service Commendation.


Joining KKR in 2011 as its first Director of Asia Pacific Public Affairs, Mr. Okun’s responsibilities encompass public policy and government affairs, communications, stakeholder engagement, as well as environmental and social responsibility and sustainability issues. He has regional leadership for Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) and created and leads KKR’s award-winning impact investing pro bono initiative.


Mr. Okun was elected to three terms each as Chairman of AmCham Singapore and Chairman on the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (“APCAC”).


He arrived in Singapore in 2003 to create and lead UPS’ public affairs practice, which focused upon aviation, competition and trade issues.


Currently, Mr. Okun represents and advocates the views of the business community, including as a guest host on CNBC, the BBCChannel NewsAsia, and at universities, businesses and conferences across Asia.


Mr. Okun received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from the University Of Virginia School Of Law.

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