Previous APCAC Events & Meetings

Oct 14-16, 2009 APCAC Fall Meeting, Bangkok Regular annual Fall Meeting of the Executive Committee to prepare for the following year’s Spring Meeting and Conference, as well as the June Washington Doorknock. The member AmChams’ Executive Directors also meet to discuss “best practices.”

Jun 14-17 2009 APCAC Washington Doorknock AmChams from the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) met with Executive Branch and Congressional leaders in Washington, DC to advocate on behalf of Americans abroad during APCAC’s annual Washington meeting, known as the APCAC Washington Doorknock.

Mar 18-21, 2009 42nd APCAC Spring Meeting and Conference, Singapore Every spring, leaders of APCAC AmChams gather in one of the host countries to review key issues in the Asia Pacific region, to meet leaders from the U.S. Government, regional institutions such as APEC, ADB, ASEAN, etc., and top political leaders of the host country. In 2009, around 240 enior-level delegates from the U.S. and throughout the Asia-Pacific region attended the conference, with some of the most distinguished economic experts from the region, such as Minister Lim Hng Kiang, Singapore’s Minister of Trade and Industry. Other speakers included Shengman Zhang, President Asia Pacific, Citi, Jeremy Pink, Asia Pacific President of CNBC, and David Ryan, Chairman of Southeast Asia, Goldman Sachs. Based on the discussions, APCAC issued a report with Recommendations for the New U.S. Administration

Mar 23, 2007 40th APCAC Spring Meeting and Conference, Ho Chi Minh City “Asia/Pacific and ASEAN Integration: Opportunities and Challenges for Local and Global Firms”. Increasingly, trade is growing within the Asia/ Pacific region, as regional institutions like APEC, ASEAN, ADB create the hard and soft infrastructure for trade and investment. The older paradigm of AmChams focused on bilateral trade and investment relations between the United States and the host country is gradually being replaced by a more regional focus. Speakers included U.S. Ambassador to APEC Michael Michalak, General Manager of Intel Products Vietnam Rick Howarth, SGV Group Founder Washington Sycip, APEC Executive Director and Australian Ambassador to APEC Colin Heseltine, ADB Country Director Thailand Jean-Pierre Verbiest, and host country Vietnam government leaders Minister of Planning & Investment Võ Hồng Phúc and Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Lê Hoàng Quân.

Upcoming APCAC Events & Meetings

China: Growth Engine for the Next Decade

APCAC Spring Meeting Beijing, Apr 14-17, 2010

APCAC Spring Meeting, Beijing, Apr 14-17, 2010 Whether you live in Beijing or Bangladesh, Seoul or Singapore, what happens in China impacts your business. The China-ASEAN Free Trade Area, China’s outbound FDI and Internet phenomena, such as Taobao and Baidu, all greatly impact the Asia-Pacific economy.

The American Chamber of Commerce in the People’s Republic of China (AmCham-China) invites you to the 2010 APCAC Spring Meeting in Beijing. Hear experts and join discussions on what economic developments the next decade will bring in China and the Asia-Pacific region. The Beijing APCAC conference will feature a variety of experts from diverse backgrounds to give you a complete perspective on what your company needs to know to compete regionally. So save the date and don’t miss this incredible chance to network, learn and contribute to this important event.

2011-03 APCAC Regional Conference, Singapore, Mar 3-4, 2011

AmCham Singapore will host the regional conference of American Chambers of Commerce in Asia-Pacific on Mar 3 - 4, 2011 in Singapore. This annual event brings together business leaders from across the region for networking and thought-provoking discussions as they review key issues in the Asia-Pacific region, meet leaders from the U.S. Government, regional institutions such as Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asian Development Bank, Association of South-east Asian Nations, etc., and top political leaders of the host country. Registration will be open in January 2011. Please mark your calendars now so you don’t miss this exciting event!

2011-06 Washington Doorknock, June 12-15, 2011

Every year, AmCham leaders from the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) met with Executive Branch and Congressional leaders in Washington, DC to advocate on behalf of Americans abroad during APCAC’s annual Washington meeting, known as the APCAC Washington Doorknock.

AmCham China - Shanghai

The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (AmCham Shanghai) is a non-partisan, non-profit business organization established in 1915. It is the third overseas American chamber to operate worldwide, established only three years after the founding of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. AmCham Shanghai was relaunched in 1987 after a break of 38 years, and is the largest AmCham in the Asia Pacific Region.

AmCham Shanghai represents 1,700 companies and 3,700 individual members and is growing by an average of 90 new members per month. We are committed to the principles of free trade, open markets, private enterprise and the unrestricted flow of information.