2008 Press Release ASEAN BIS


25-27 February 2009, Plaza Athénée Bangkok A Royal Meridien Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand


Ministry of Commerce Thailand | Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thailand | Board of Investment Thailand

On 25–27 February 2009 in BangkokThailand, the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ASEAN-BIS) was held with the theme “People-to-People: Commitment towards ASEAN Prosperity”. The significance of the 2008 ASEAN-BIS is bolstering the first year implementation of the AEC Blueprint and taking up the concerns and responses of the private sector on the global financial 

and economic crisis. Prominent public and private sector personalities and representatives from international organizations took part in the event as speakers.

A general view arising out of the conference expressed by the private sector is that for the economic community to realize, much still need to be done to facilitate ground issues affecting companies operating in the region. In the main, the private sector sees that market integration will stimulate business opportunities, create employment and stimulate much needed regional demand and consumption activities to address the weakening export-related investment activities in the region.  

Winners of the ASEAN Business Awards (ABA) were announced at the ASEAN-BIS closing ceremony gala dinner on 27 February 2009. Eight companies clinched the awards and recognized as the Most Admired ASEAN Enterprise in growth; employment; innovation; and corporate social responsibility. They were also showcased as ASEAN companies which have contributed to the growth of the ASEAN economy and potential global players.



Category: Growth

Philippines: Alliance Global Group, Inc


Category: Employment

Singapore: Keppel Offshore and Marine Ltd


Category: Innovation

Indonesia: Martha Tilaar Group


Category: Corporate Social Responsibility

Thailand: The Bangchak Petroleum Public Company Ltd





Category: Growth

Singapore: Cherie Hearts Group International Pte Ltd


Category: Employment

Singapore: Network Express Courier Services Pte Ltd


Category: Innovation

Malaysia: Pewter Art Trophy Manufacturers Sdn Bhd 


Category: Corporate Social Responsibility

Thailand: Wongpanit Garbage Recycle Separation Plant 


The winners received the awards from H.E. Anand Panyarachun, Former Prime Minister of Thailand.

In line with the mandate to bring the private sector into the mainstream of ASEAN economic activities, the 2008 ASEAN-BIS Conference attracted more than 700 participants from 21 countries. Over 500 guests participated in the 2008 ASEAN-BIS Gala Dinner and Presentation of the ABA Winners.  



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ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ASEAN-BIS)

The ASEAN BIS is an annual summit that brings together private and public sector organizations, government representatives and captains of industry from within and outside ASEAN for dialogue and networking.

ASEAN BAC collaborates with ASLI to organize this annual summit aimed to increase ASEAN’s attractiveness and competitiveness.