AMCHAM Myanmar Hosts Executive Delegation from Asia- Pacific Amchams
From October 13 to 15, The American Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar ( AMCHAM Myanmar) hosted a meeting of the AsiaPacific Council of American Chambers ( APCAC).
APCAC is an association of 29 Chambers of Commerce representing 22 economies throughout Asia- Pacific with over 15,000 companies who employ 10 million workers and invest USD 400 billion annually in the region.
Executive directors of 12 Amchams from the Asia- Pacific gathered in Yangon to exchange best practices and lessons learned from their respective chambers and discuss innovative ways to promote trade and investment in the region.
The delegation attended a cocktail reception with U. S. Ambassador to Myanmar, Scot Marciel, hosted by U. S. Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission Kristen Bauer.
Ambassador Marciel said that following the recent suspension of Burma- specific sanctions by the U. S. Myanmar is even more open to business and encouraged the attendees to bring business delegations and potential investors to Myanmar. He echoed a statement made by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi during her visit to the U. S. that businesses that do well are welcome to Myanmar as they would also do good for the whole society.
The executives also had a chance to experience Myanmar’s sights and culture with a sightseeing trip to Bago, river cruise, and a guided tour of Yangon.