Asia Pacific AmChams call for bold action

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Hong Kong – March 5, 2019 — The Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) concluded its 2019 Spring Business Summit, a two-day gathering of key American business leaders, diplomats, and American Chamber representatives from across the region.

Critical conclusions reached at this year’s summit underscore both the historic and current impact of American investment in the Asia-Pacific region, and the urgent need for increased engagement by companies and American Chambers to address the shifting and uncertain global trade landscape.

Specifically, a successful and timely resolution of the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute should create stronger confidence by U.S. companies to deepen their investments and take further advantage of opportunities in this dynamic region.

Also, the summit further highlighted, now more than ever before, the need for AmChams to play a vital role in facilitating a broad public discourse on the benefits of global trade and the need for American business to drive this growth. Indeed, AmChams are at the forefront at leading this change.

The impact of American business leadership in Asia has a proven track record of advancing innovation, sustainable growth, and social development.

APCAC looks forward to the important work ahead and next year’s Spring Business Summit, which will be held in Singapore in March 2020. 

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Opening Keynote Speaker (Day 1) U.S. Consul General to Hong Kong & Macau, Kurt Tong


(From left) AmCham HK President Tara Joseph, Simon Milner, Vice President of Public Policy, Asia Pacific at Facebook


Opening Keynote Speaker (Day 2) U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph R. Donovan. Jr.


Executive Directors of AmChams around Asia Pacific region


(From left) APCAC Chairwoman Marie Kissel, APCAC Incoming Chairman Richard Weisman, APCAC Corporate Vice Chair Catherine Simmons


(Photos: AmCham HK)


Please contact the following persons for further details or interview arrangement.

Agnes Tsang (Ms.)

Director, Government Relations & Public Affairs

Tel: (852) 2530 6927

E-mail: [email protected]


Queenie Tsui (Ms.)

Manager, Government Relations & Public Affairs

Tel: (852) 2530 6914

E-mail: [email protected]





With about 1,400 members, the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (AmCham) is one of the largest American Chambers outside the United States, the largest international chamber in Hong Kong, and one of the most dynamic and influential international business organizations in the Asia-Pacific region. AmCham’s mission is to foster commerce among the United States, Hong Kong, and Mainland China; and to enhance Hong Kong's stature as an international business center.




The Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce, founded in 1968, seeks to represent the shared interests of US and international businesses that employ millions of people across the region and include some of the world's biggest manufacturing and trading entities. APCAC's annual summit has proven an invaluable forum for engaging senior US officials over key trade and economic issues.