WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will give opening remarks and sign an MOU with the US-ASEAN Business Council to launch of the US-ASEAN Business Alliance for Competitive Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). This partnership will build on the Council's widely praised SME training program, created at the request of the ASEAN Economic Ministers, which offers skills training, knowledge transfer, and networking opportunities to SMEs in all 10 ASEAN nations. The Council and USAID's new ASEAN Connectivity through Trade and Investment program will partner to expand the resources, scope and diversity of SME training in the run-up to the creation of the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015.
USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah,
US-ABC President Alexander Feldman
Myanmar Ambassador to the U.S. U Kyaw Myo Htut
Proctor & Gamble Vice President Carolyn Brehm
UPS Vice President Leslie Griffin
HP Vice President Elizabeth Hernandez
Launch of the US-ASEAN Business Alliance for Competitive SMEs