December 01, 2021

ABIS Detail


About ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS) 2021

The ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS) is the region’s major annual gathering, bringing together world leaders, ASEAN representatives, and other relevant stakeholders to discuss how the region’s most pressing issues are being tackled, as well as to explore ways to ensure that the benefits of ASEAN’s thriving economy are shared equally and sustainably.  In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the topic for this year’s discussion is ‘Building Our Sustainable Digital Future’.

The event will be held virtually on Monday, 25th October 2021, from 08:30AM – 06:00PM.

Head of States (TBC)

Brunei, Darussalam, Australia, Cambodia, Canada, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, United States of America, Vietnam, EU Council.

Key Topics

·         COVID-19: A New Normal

The COVID-19 pandemic is still evolving. Given the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic's duration and severity, organizations and other business entities alike must be prepared to adapt in order to react to these challenges. These changes include moving to new methods of working, bolstering business resilience, driving digital transformation, and rethinking corporate strategy are all possibilities.

·         Sustainability

The most common meaning of sustainability is meeting current needs without jeopardizing future generations' ability to meet their own. It is built on three pillars: economic, environmental, and social factors.

·         Digitalization

The COVID-19 crisis has impacted the way how businesses in all sectors and areas operate through digitalization of products and services. To remain competitive in this new business and economic environment, companies and other organizations must equip themselves with new strategies and practices that provide digital solutions.

Press Releases and Coverage

Borneo Bulletin: https://borneobulletin.com.bn/setting-the-stage-for-change/

https://borneobulletin.com.bn/digital-transformation-always-in-the-forefront/

 https://borneobulletin.com.bn/fintech-financial-literacy-will-play-key-role-in-aseans-future/

The Scoop: https://thescoop.co/2021/07/07/go-digital-to-thrive-in-the-age-of-covid-19-businesses-told/;

The Brunei post: https://www.thebruneipost.co/business/2021/09/04/abac-brings-in-business-leaders-to-discuss-fintech-and-financial-literacy/

ASEAN BAC: https://www.asean-bac.org/news/show/111-fintech-and-financial-literacy-roundtable

RTB News: http://www.rtbnews.rtb.gov.bn/Lists/News%202018/DispForm.aspx?ID=28081&ContentTypeId=0x010009BBE23B3840184D80AE8D8DEA617660

The Star: https://www.thestar.com.my/aseanplus/aseanplus-news/2021/09/24/asean-businesses-aim-to-be-inclusive-announces-organisation-after-meeting-in-brunei

UNESCAP: https://www.unescap.org/news/asean-focuses-build-back-better-inclusive-business

Supporting Organization