[L-R: Ann Yom Steel, Executive Director of American Chamber of Commerce Singapore, Richard Henry, Head of School, GEMS World Academy (Singapore) , Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., U.S. Embassy Singapore, Minister Lim Hng Kiang, Ministry of Trade and Industry (Trade), Dwight Hutchins, Chairman, American Chamber of Commerce Singapore] — with Lim Hng Kiang.
On September 12, 2017 American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Singapore hosted the launch of the 2018 ASEAN Business Outlook Survey (ABOS) in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of ASEAN and 40 years of the U.S.-ASEAN Dialogue Partnership. Guest of honor and keynote speaker, the Honorable Lim Hng Kiang, Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) shared his views on Singapore’s long-standing trade and investment relations with the U.S. and its future direction. During her opening address, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath spoke about the importance of the US-ASEAN trade, noting that ASEAN is the fourth largest trading partner for the United States.Celebrating its 16th year, ABOS is an invaluable guide for American and foreign executives, government thought leaders, academia, and non-government organizations across ASEAN that contains insights and perspectives of senior executives from U.S. companies in all ten ASEAN countries.