The ASEAN Community Leadership & Partnership Forum is an Annual Forum held around the dates of the April Summit of ASEAN. However due to several internal major events, Thailand having taken over the ASEAN Chair from Singapore opted to host the ASEAN Summit in June 2019.
In outlining Thailand’s priorities for its ASEAN Chairmanship with its theme on “ADVANCING PARTNERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABILITY” focuses on making use of technological advances from the 4th Industrial Revolution, and enhancing our competitiveness. ASEAN will also build immunities from disruptive technologies and future challenges, especially for MSMEs, so as to advance towards a “Digital ASEAN”. It also focus on relationship both within ASEAN and with Dialogue Partners and the international community, by strengthening the concept of “ASEAN Plus One” and reinforcing the ASEAN-centred regional architecture, increasing economic cooperation with all countries with due consideration to balance and benefits for the people, and enhancing the role of ASEAN at the
international stage in addressing important global issues such as climate change. Equally important is connecting the various connectivity strategies within the region, to becoming a “Seamless ASEAN”. The last component of the theme is on building sustainability in all dimension, be it sustainable security, sustainable economic growth, which includes the green economy and sustainable development, towards a Sustainable ASEAN.
The ASEAN Community Leadership & Partnership Forum will bring together Leaders from Government, Business, Academia, Think Tanks and Civil Society to discuss the future challenges facing ASEAN in the new global era. The Forum with the theme, “Building Partnerships for a Sustainable and Inclusive ASEAN” will also bring together next generation leaders of ASEAN, as well as women and young entrepreneurs. The ASEAN Community Leadership & Partnership Forum provides a timely opportunity to feel the pulse of ASEAN and evaluate the progress and achievements of ASEAN as well as its future prospects.
The ASEAN Community Leadership & Partnership Forum is organised by ASEAN Business Advisory Council, ASEAN Studies Centre, Nation Building Institute, Thailand, Asia Centre & Kingsley Strategic Institute.