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The 29th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit Week is taking place in Bangkok, Thailand from November 14 to November 19, 2022. At this Summit, Mr. Dang Thanh Tam - Chairman of KBC is attending the APEC Business Advisory Council Meeting (ABAC) as a member of ABAC and the APEC CEO Summit.

During the first 3 days of the Summit Week (November 14 - November 16), there were meetings of senior officials (SOMs) to discuss about the “Bangkok Goals” for the Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) Economy model of the host country - Thailand. 

On November 17, there are ministerial meetings to discuss about topics ranging from balancing, inclusive and sustainable growth to investment and open and sustainable trade.

The most important event is the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting on November 18 with the theme "Open - Connect - Balance", aiming at promoting APEC to open up to all opportunities, connecting in all dimensions and balancing in all aspects for a more sustainable recovery and growth. APEC Economic Leaders Meeting, with the participation of leaders and representatives of 21 member economies and 3 special guests of the host government, includes Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, French President Emmanuel Macron and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud.

On the closing day of the Summit on November 19, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha will deliver a speech before transferring the role of the APEC Chairman in 2023 to the United States.

Within the framework of the APEC Summit Week, the meeting of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) will take place from November 16-18. ABAC's primary role is to advise APEC leaders and officials on issues of interest in the trade sector. This year's ABAC aims to reconnect the world with opportunities, engage in a new, sustainable and inclusive model of digital transformation, and facilitate collaboration on new ideas, creativity and possibilities.

Mr. Dang Thanh Tam – Chairman of KBC attends the APEC Business Advisory Council Meeting (ABAC) as a Member of ABAC

Moreover, within the framework of the APEC Summit Week, there will be the APEC CEO Summit. At this conference, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc is expected to participate in a discussion session on solutions to resolve difficulties and accelerate economic recovery and deliver a speech.

Mr. Dang Thanh Tam - Chairman of KBC is attending activities at the APEC Summit Week, the APEC Business Advisory Council Meeting (ABAC) as a member of ABAC and APEC CEO Summit.

During the first 3 days at the 29th APEC Summit Week, Mr. Dang Thanh Tam and leaders of KBC had meetings with senior leaders of large organizations and businesses attending the Summit. The content of APEC 2022 cooperation focuses on three priorities: opening trade and investment with all opportunities, restoring connectivity in all aspects, and promoting a balancing, sustainable and inclusive growth in all aspects. The attending of the APEC Summit Week of Chairman Dang Thanh Tam promises to bring many effective cooperation opportunities for KBC and SGI Group’s members.

Mr. Dominic Ng - Chairman and CEO of East West Bank, Mr. Kriengkrai Thiennukul - Chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), Mr. Dang Thanh Tam - Chairman of KBC and Mr. Poj Aramwattananont - Vice Chairman of the Thailand's Chamber of Commerce taking picture at the Summit

Mr. Dang Thanh Tam – Chairman of KBC had meeting with Mr. Jason Chen - Chairman and CEO of Acer Inc. (A big computer manufacturing corporation in the world)

Mr. Dang Thanh Tam – Chairman of KBC and Mr. Tom Harley - Managing Director of Dragoman Pty. Ltd.

Previously, the 3rd session of ABAC 2022 was held in Ha Long city, Quang Ninh province, Vietnam from July 26-29, 2022 with the theme "Embrace - Engage – Enable”, with the expectation to seize the opportunities when the world is connected again; create through cooperation to come up with ideas and initiatives; and participate in digital transformation, inclusive and sustainable development. KBC, together with Saigon Invest Group (SGI Group) and Saigontel, participated as the Main Sponsor of this Meeting.



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