Administrator Shah Delivers Remarks at the US-ASEAN Business Council

MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release

Friday, February 28, 2014
USAID Press Office
202.712.4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will give opening remarks and sign an MOU with the US-ASEAN Business Council to launch of the US-ASEAN Business Alliance for Competitive Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs).  This partnership will build on the Council's widely praised SME training program, created at the request of the ASEAN Economic Ministers, which offers skills training, knowledge transfer, and networking opportunities to SMEs in all 10 ASEAN nations. The Council and USAID's new ASEAN Connectivity through Trade and Investment program will partner to expand the resources, scope and diversity of SME training in the run-up to the creation of the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015.

WHO:
  • USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah,
  • US-ABC President Alexander Feldman
  • Myanmar Ambassador to the U.S. U Kyaw Myo Htut
  • Procter & Gamble Vice President Carolyn Brehm
  • UPS Vice President Leslie Griffin
  • HP Vice President Elizabeth Hernandez
WHAT: Launch of the US-ASEAN Business Alliance for Competitive SMEs
WHEN:

March 4, 2014
8:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

WHERE:   

The Willard Hotel
The Pierce Room
1401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

To RSVP, Please respond to Anthony Nelson at anelson@usasean.org before March 3rd.

The MOU signing will be followed by an audience question and answer session, and the event is on-the-record and open to press.

For more information on the US-ASEAN Business Alliance for Competitive SMEs please click here.

Last updated: October 29, 2014

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