The 12th ASEAN Leadership Forum

 

Malaysia will host the 26th ASEAN Summit on 26th & 27th April 2015. The Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) will, on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit, be holding the 12th ASEAN Leadership Forum, which is held annually in conjunction with the April Summit of ASEAN.

 

The ASEAN Leadership Forum (ALF) has been held in Nay Pyi Taw, Phnom Penh, Jakarta, Bangkok, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur in past years and have been attended by and addressed by Leaders of ASEAN such as President Thein Sein of Myanmar, Prime Minister YAB Dato’ Sri Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak of Malaysia, Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia, Vice President Jusuf Kalla of Indonesia, then President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, then Prime Minister of Thailand Abhisit Vejjajiva and former President Fidel Ramos among others.

 

The ALF brings together Government, Business, Civil Society and Thought Leaders to discuss and reflect on the challenges and key issues facing ASEAN and what each year will bring to ASEAN as it journeys towards an ASEAN Community.

 

This year is especially critical as the ASEAN Economic Community will be realised at the end of 2015. The Forum will enable the private sector to take stock of what has been achieved, where the shortcomings are and what more can be done to further strengthen community building and ASEAN integration.

 

The ALF has been widely recognised as a high-powered Forum providing timely platforms for a critical discussion of the strategic issues facing ASEAN and to share valuable knowledge and information on the future of ASEAN.

 

ALF enables a senior executive interchange among key Government, Business, Civil Society and Thought Leaders to feel the pulse of ASEAN and the tempo of development in the region. This year the realisation of the AEC will make the Forum more interesting as participants debate the future of ASEAN competiveness, having moved from community to connectivity and centrality.

 

The ALF will enable participants to be updated on the AEC and other key developments in the region such as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) as well as The Transpacific Partnership (TTP) Agreement and how these will benefit ASEAN businesses.

 

The ALF is a must-attend Forum for those interested in being updated on ASEAN. It is highly relevant for business leaders, entrepreneurs, SMEs, and researchers in ASEAN and civil society groups keen on regional developments.

 

Key questions on ASEAN will be answered and debated.

 

The Forum will give voice to business leaders, think tank leaders and young leaders to share their thoughts and perspectives on how ASEAN can progress and benefit them.