The ASEAN Leadership and Partnership Forum is a leading Forum that bring together Leaders from Government, Business, Think Tanks and Civil Society to discuss and evaluate the strategic challenges facing ASEAN and it’s immense opportunities as one of the world’s most robust regions with a combined GDP of USD2.3 trillion (making it collectively the world’s 6th largest economy) with a population of 620 million.
However, the Covid Pandemic has impacted on all the 10 ASEAN member countries. In 2022, ASEAN has emerged from the health and economic crisis more cohesive and responsive to face the future. The ASEAN frame work to Post-Pandemic Recovery changes to the way forward for ASEAN to recover strongly from the Global Pandemic.
As ASEAN moves forward towards 2025 it faces numerous challenges with a changing global economy, yet ASEAN abounds with opportunities particularly in the Digital Economy, enhanced connectivity and growing intra ASEAN trade and investment. The Coming into force of the Regional
Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement will spur economic growth, trade and investments into ASEAN.
The 2022 ASEAN Leadership and Partnership Forum will focus on” Partnership for a Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN”. To build back better ASEAN also needs to promote and accelerate sustainable and inclusive development to build a better future.
The Forum will update participants on the major trends, key issues and business and investments opportunities in ASEAN. It is a meeting of minds that enable participants to feel pulse of ASEAN in particular following the covid pandemic and the opening of borders. This high-level Forum will also
discuss how responsive ASEAN can be to Global economic challenges and geo political trends. It will also evaluate the progress of ASEAN connectivity. The Forum will also engage civil society organizations and Think Tanks on the way forward for sustainable and inclusive development.