The third annual Indo-Pacific Business Forum is slated to be held in Vietnam's capital Hanoi on October 28 and 29. The United States government, in partnership with the Government of Vietnam, the US Chamber of Commerce, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the US-ASEAN Business Council, will be sponsoring the forum. Participants attending from the US will join the virtual conference on October 27-28.
 
 
What
  1. The forum advances a vision for the Indo-Pacific as a free and open region composed of nations that are independent, strong and prosperous.
  2. Government and business leaders from the US, Vietnam and across the Indo-Pacific will discuss energy and infrastructure, the digital economy, market connectivity, health and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and US-Indo-Pacific partnerships and commercial opportunities.
  3. The forum will showcase high-impact private sector investment and government efforts to support market competition, job growth, and high-standard development for greater prosperity in the Indo-Pacific.
  4. The forum will be conducted via a secure online conferencing platform and there will be optional in-person participation in some events for attendees in Hanoi.
Flashback
  1. The Indo-Pacific Business Forum (IPBF) is the leading event to promote trade, investment, and economic cooperation between the UnitedStates and its partners throughout the Indo-Pacific.
  2. Nations across the Indo-Pacific continue to recognize their role as key drivers of global economic growth and ensuring innovative, resilient and sustainable development throughout the region will be critical for continued global economic prosperity in the 21st century. 
  3. The U.S. and its regional partners are united by the principle that free, fair, and reciprocal trade, open investment environments, innovation-enabling policies, and transparent, good governance are shared values that can only be upheld through enduring and meaningful partnerships.
  4. The Forum’s discussions feature the very latest developments on the business environments for key sectors, including energy, infrastructure, digital economy, healthcare and other critical sectors, along with policy recommendations and new opportunities for expanded public-private partnerships.