APBF 2015 Partners

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Joint Standing Committee on Commerce Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) of Thailand

JSCCIB was established in 1977, as an apex body of the three core private sector organizations, namely the Board of Trade of Thailand (BOT), the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) and the Thai Bankers’ Association (TBA). JSCCIB aims 1) to promote international economic, trade and investment relations by appointing its representatives to various sub-regional and regional forum; 2) identify trade and investment obstacles in order to improve economic conditions and investment climate in Thailand; and 3) Promote bilateral economic, trade and investment cooperation by forming business council with its counterpart in various countries.

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Trade and Industry Association of Singapore (TIAS)

Trade and Industry Association (Singapore), TIAS, is a Not-for-Profit, Registered Association aims to promote like-minded individuals with a common goal – to evaluate, share and grow via business networking for business all across Singapore, encompassing the various industries that factor into the nation’s economy. Operating via corporate members from diverse industries, TIAS offers opportunities and avenues for business networking, business matching, and B2B services, providing members with more prospects to conduct business – either with other TIAS members, or TIAS contacts both local and overseas. TIAS also participates in various charity events throughout the year, partnering with other non-profit organisations to reach a specific group of people in need.

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International Chamber of Commerce Bangladesh (ICCB)

ICC Bangladesh is the National Committee of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Established in 1994, ICC Bangladesh is comprised of major Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Business Associations, Stock Exchange, Banks, Non-banking Financial Institutions, Insurance Companies, Trans-national companies, Law & Accounting Firms and large Corporate Houses having significant interest in international trade.

ICC - The world business organization having its HQrs. in Paris was founded in 1919 for promoting Free Market Economy, formulating various rules and guidelines for cross border trade and investment. ICC’s 6.5 million member companies in over 130 countries have interests spanning in every sector of private enterprise.

The activities of ICC Bangladesh (ICCB) include promotion of foreign trade and investment, trade policy reviews, business dialogues, seminars & workshops on related policy issues, harmonization of trade law & rules, legal reforms, updating businesses with the ICC rules & standards for cross border business transactions.

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The Pacific Islands Trade and Investment

Pacific Island Trade & Invest is the Economic Development Agency of the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat based in Suva Fiji. The Activity Pacific Island Trade & Invest engage in is Trade and Invest Promotion for the Pacific Island members of the Forum Those countries include Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Pacific Island Trade & Invest have offices in Auckland New Zealand, Sydney Australia, Tokyo Japan, Beijing China and Geneva Switzerland. Mike Greenslade is the Trade Commissioner for Pacific Trade & Invest based in Auckland.

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Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC)

The Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC) believes that through cooperation and the exchange of ideas, the private sector and government can promote significant growth and prosperity in Asia Pacific. Independent, apolitical, and pro-business, the Pacific Basin Economic Council aspires to be a catalyst in the promotion of regional economic integration and growth. PBEC is a private membership-based organisation of leading CEOs and business owners from the 21 economies of APEC and beyond. PBEC membership covers a diverse range of business leaders all united by their desire to do the best by their communities and to encourage successful business activities across the region.

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Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT)

Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT)

TThe Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand is the umbrella body for various Thai- foreign chambers or business associations operating in Thailand. There are 30 chambers and business associations representing almost 9,000 companies in this wide membership. Our mission is to promote trade and foreign investment, encourage skills development and transfer with the overall aim of contributing to the economy in which we live and work and to which we have made our commitments. We work with the Royal Thai government and various government agencies such as the Board of Trade, Board of Investment and the Federation of Thai Industries and many sector-specific agencies, and by way of advice and recommendation to foreign governments – for the benefit of the Thai economy.

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Greater Mekong Subregion Business Forum (GMS-BF)

Greater Mekong Subregion Business Forum (GMS-BF) established in 2000, the GMS-BF is a multi country, independent, nongovernment organization, and a joint initiative of the chambers of commerce of the six GMS countries; Cambodia, People's Republic of China (PRC), Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam. It plays a key role in promoting and facilitating cross-border trade and investment in the region.

The main goal of the GMS-BF is to foster cooperation and growth of the private sector through information sharing, networking, and public-private sector dialogue. It is active on issues of common interest to members such as trade facilitation, cross-border trade agreements, and preshipment financing and capacity building for small and medium-sized enterprises. The forum seeks to promote the GMS as a unique trade-investment-transport hub.

The GMS-BF is a unique regional forum that serves to promote and facilitate trade and investment in the countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion.

GMS-BF plays an important role in promoting awareness of trade and investment opportunities in the GMS.

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Mekong Institute

Mekong Institute (MI) is an intergovernmental organization with a residential learning facility locates on the campus of Khon Kaen University in northeastern Thailand. It serves the countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), namely, Cambodia, Lao P.D.R., Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Yunnan Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of PR. China.

MI is the only GMS-based development learning institute, chartered by the six GMS Governments, offering standard and on-demand capacity development programs focusing on regional cooperation and integration issues.

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The Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our programs address critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century—governance and law, economic development, women's empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation. In addition, our Books for Asia and professional exchange programs are among the ways we encourage Asia's continued development as a peaceful, just, and thriving region of the world.

Headquartered in San Francisco, The Asia Foundation works through a network of offices in 18 Asian countries and in Washington, DC. Working with public and private partners, the Foundation receives funding from a diverse group of bilateral and multilateral development agencies, foundations, corporations, and individuals. In 2014, we provided more than $108 million in direct program support and distributed textbooks and other educational materials valued at over $11 million.

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International Business Council of Sri Lanka

IBC is a Non-Government, Non-profit Organization whose mission is to promote bilateral economic relation between Sri Lanka and rest of the world. IBC is dedicated to assisting Sri Lankan Companies in their export/import efforts to rest of the world & matchmaking Sri Lankan Companies with rest of the world. IBC promote investments in to Sri Lanka.

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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The OECD's mission is to promote policies that improve economic and social well-being of people around the world. It is a forum in which governments compare and exchange policy experiences, identify good practices in light of emerging challenges, and promote decisions and recommendations to produce better policies for better lives.

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The International Labour Organization

The International Labour Organization is the UN agency for the world of work. It was founded in 1919, at the end of World War I, to reflect the principle that universal and lasting peace can only be achieved with social justice. The ILO is the only 'tripartite' UN agency that brings together representatives of governments, employers and workers to shape its policies and programmes for social justice and decent working and living conditions for all. It was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1969. The ILO is also responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards

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Research Partners

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Oxford Business Group (OBG)

Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. OBG offers comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, energy, infrastructure, industry and insurance. OBG’s acclaimed economic and business reports are the leading source of local and regional intelligence, while OBG’s online economic briefings provide up-to-date in-depth analysis. OBG’s consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice to firms operating in these markets and those looking to enter them.

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