David BrightlingCounsellor for Trade at the Embassy of Australia, will participate on this panel.   Andrew Durant of Samuels International Associcates will serve as moderator.  

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
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The National Press Club 
529 14th Street, NW,
13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

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R. K. Morris 
Global Business Dialogue 

With Some Reflections on ASEAN & RCEP

An Invitiation to a Discussion 

Thursday, November 16, 2017
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 
The National Press Club
529 14th Street , NW
Washington, DC  20045

The United States withdrew from the proposed, 12-member Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement  last January.  Since then, the 11 remaining TPP countries have been working to finalize  a modified TPP, and they took a step in that direction during last week's APEC meetings in Da Nang.   Many of the same countries have also been working to wrap up the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, an ASEAN-based agreement that includes China and India.  RCEP's crticial meeting will be the ASEAN Summit  in Manila (November 9-14).  

The future of TPP will be the starting point for this GBD discussion  on November 16.  The broader goal  is a better underestanding of the evolution of trade and trading arrangements in the Asia Pacific Region, including RCEP. 


Wendy Cutler
Asia Society Policy Institute

David Brightling
Embassy of Australia

Atsushi Yamakoshi
Keidanren USA

Marc Mealy
U.S.-ASEAN Business Council


Andrew Durant
Samuels International Associates

Price: $45 general admission.  There is no charge  for GBD  Members, U.S. government  staff, or  press.  

To Register:  Click the link below and follow the prompts.  We look forward to seeing you on November 16.