7th EBAC Meeting

18 May 2014
Bangkok, Thailand

The Seventh Meeting of the ESCAP Business Advisory Council (EBAC) was convened on 18 May 2014 at Green Spot Co., Ltd. in Bangkok, Thailand. The Meeting was attended by 19 EBAC members, 11 associate members and 16 observers. The Meeting was chaired by Datuk Seri Mohamed Iqbal Rawther, EBAC Chair, Group Executive Director, Farlim Group Malaysia, and Mr. Ravi Ratnayake, Director, Trade and Investment Division, ESCAP. Ms. Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP made an opening statement. The venue was provided by Mr. Chote Sophonpanich, EBAC Vice Chair, Executive Chairman, Green Spot Ltd. and Krungdhep Sophon Public Company Ltd.The report of the Meeting can be viewed below.

Four of the task forces also held meetings prior to and following the EBAC 7th Meeting. The Task Force on MSMEs and Entrepreneurship in Business and Development met with task force members and representatives of business schools and associations at Green Spot on Saturday 17 May. The Task Forces on Green Business and Regional Integration met at the British Club on Saturday 17 May which was followed by a joint dinner hosted by Chairs Mr. Carson Wen and Ms. Barbara Meynert. Following the EBAC 7th Meeting, the Task Force on Banking and Finance met with the ESCAP team at Green Spot. Additional details about these meetings can be found in the EBAC 7th Meeting report.

SBN TOR and Work Plan 2014-2015 updated

Several task forces held meetings over the weekend prior to, or following, the EBAC session. Based on these meetings and also the briefings provided by all task force chairs, the SBN terms of reference and work plan for 2014 – 2015 have been updated. Please review the documents attached and provide any feedback or comments to [email protected]