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U.S.-Indo-Pacific Conference

April 5 – 6, 2022

The first day of the conference will occur on Tuesday, April 5, from 9:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT. The second day of the conference will occur on Wednesday, April 6, from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. EDT. 

The Center for Strategic & International Studies and the US-ASEAN Business Council are hosting a major US-Indo-Pacific Conference on April 5-6, 2022. The conference will focus on the US relationship with ASEAN and the Quad, as well as a discussion about the role of American industry in the region. The conference follows COP26 (November 1, 2021), the Indo-Pacific Business Forum (October 28-29, 2021), the 39th ASEAN Summit (October 26-28, 2021), and the first Quad Leaders' Summit at the White House (September 24, 2021). Join us for a conversation featuring keynote remarks from senior US government officials and panel discussions with private sector executives, prominent academics, and industry-focused thought leaders on shifting from pandemic to endemic, regional economic recovery, and emerging partnerships in the Indo-Pacific.


Day One: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT

 9:15 – 9:25 a.m. Welcome Remarks

Speakers: 
Ambassador Ted Osius, President & CEO, US-ASEAN Business Council
 
Gregory PolingSenior Fellow and Director, Southeast Asia Program and Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, CSIS

 9:25 – 9:35 a.m. Announcement of Myanmar Scholarship Fund
 
Speaker: 
Ambassador Derek Mitchell, Patron, US-ASEAN Business Council Institute Myanmar Scholarship Fund; Former U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar

 9:35 – 9:55 a.m. Fireside Chat 
 
Speaker: 
Kurt Campbell, Coordinator for Indo-Pacific Affairs, National Security Council 
 
Moderator: 
Ambassador Ted Osius, President & CEO, US-ASEAN Business Council

10:00 –10:50 a.m. Panel 1: The New Normal

Speakers:
Ida Bagus Made Bimantara, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia

Melissa Brown, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Southeast Asia, U.S. Department of State

Jennifer Young, Senior Director and Lead – Policy and Public Affairs, Emerging Asia, Pfizer
 
Faith Colvin, Vice President, Global Public Policy and International Affairs, Marriott International

Moderator:
J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, CSIS

10:55 – 11:20 a.m. Fireside Chat 
Speaker: 
Kurt Campbell, Coordinator for Indo-Pacific Affairs, National Security Council 
 
Moderator: 
Ambassador Ted Osius, President & CEO, US-ASEAN Business Council

11:20 – 12:00 p.m. Panel 2: Indo-Pacific Economic Recovery: Digital

Speakers:
Ambassador Sarah Bianchi, Deputy United States Trade Representative

Ambassador Ashok Mirpuri, Ambassador to the United States, Republic of Singapore

Karan Bhatia, Vice President, Government Affairs & Public Policy, Google

Moderator:
Matthew Goodman, Senior Vice President for Economics, CSIS

Day Two: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. EDT

8:30 – 8:35 a.m. Welcome Remarks and Keynote

Speaker: 
John J. Hamre,President & CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership, CSIS

8:35 – 9:10 a.m. Panel 3: Indo-Pacific Economic Recovery: Energy Transition

Speakers:
Jose Fernandez, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, U.S. Department of State

Lesley Bearman Lahm, Representative, North American Representative Office, Asian Development Bank

Courtney Weatherby, Deputy Director, Southeast Asia Program, Stimson Center

Moderator:
Jane Nakano, Senior Fellow, Energy Security and Climate Change Program, CSIS

9:15 – 9:45 a.m. Fireside Chat

Speaker:
Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), Ranking Member, Senate Finance Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness

Introduced by

John J. Hamre,President & CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership, CSIS

Moderator: 

Gregory Poling, Senior Fellow and Director, Southeast Asia Program and Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, CSIS

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Fireside Chat

Speaker:
Pamela PhanDeputy Assistant Secretary for Asia Global Markets, U.S. Department of Commerce

Moderator:
Ambassador Ted Osius, President & CEO of the US-ASEAN Business Council

10:40 – 11:20 a.m. Panel 4: ASEAN and the Indo-Pacific

Speakers:
Elina Noor, Director, Political-Security Affairs and Deputy Director, Washington, D.C. Office, Asia Society Policy Institute

Ambassador Paul Myler, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Australia

Zack Cooper, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Moderator:
Gregory Poling, Senior Fellow and Director, Southeast Asia Program and Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, CSIS

This event is made possible by support from the US-ASEAN Business Council, 3M, Abbott, Amazon, Energy Capital Vietnam, Ford, Freeport-McMoRan, General Motors, Google, Marriott, Pfizer, Samtec, and Visa.

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John J. Hamre
CSIS President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership
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Gregory B. Poling
Senior Fellow and Director, Southeast Asia Program and Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative
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Jane Nakano
Senior Fellow, Energy Security and Climate Change Program