November 4, 2019
AIT Director Participates in Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Bangkok
AIT Director W. Brent Christensen joined TAITRA Chairman James Huang in leading a delegation to the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Bangkok today. The forum gathered over 1,000 business and government leaders from the United States and across the Indo-Pacific region to promote the value of high-standard investment, transparency, rule of law, and private-sector-led economic development.
The nearly 200 U.S. business executives in attendance represented some of the world’s most innovative, influential, and trustworthy companies—with a collective annual revenue of over $2.8 trillion. These companies contribute to an annual $1.9 trillion in two-way trade in goods and services between the United States and the countries in the Indo-Pacific region and help make the United States the largest source of foreign direct investment into the region. Over 600 business executives from other Indo-Pacific countries participated in the Forum.
Taiwan is a key partner for the United States in the Indo-Pacific and the forum is an opportunity for the United States and Taiwan to explore ways to bring their economies even closer together to develop trade, investment, and talent opportunities at home and throughout the region.
For more info on the Indo-Pacific Business Forum please see:
FACT SHEET: Taiwan Indo-Pacific Business Forum Deliverables
FACT SHEET: Indo-Pacific Transparency Initiative