The ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2022 

09 – 10 November, 2022
Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, Phnom Penh, Cambodia & Online. 



The ASEAN Business and Investment Summit is Southeast Asia’s premier annual forum that brings together the Presidents and Prime Ministers as well as business and thought leaders of ASEAN and its Dialogue Partners. The Summit is an important platform for the business community to hear directly from Leaders and from business decision makers on how to address the key issues facing Southeast Asia.


The theme for the year is ‘Addressing Challenges Together’. Southeast Asia is indeed going through a challenging time. Increasing geopolitical tension, coupled with the impact of the war in Ukraine, at a time where Southeast Asia’s economies are still struggling to get back on their feet and recover from the pandemic require a united ASEAN response. It is imperative that we come together to not only address these challenges but to also prepare for a shared integrated future that is increasingly digital and in a way that achieves both our economic growth needs and our climate change commitments. 


Cambodia is delighted that, for the first time in two years, the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit will be able to welcome overseas participants and expect the participation of over one thousand business leaders from across ASEAN and from our Dialogue Partners.


The ASEAN Business and Investment Summit is hosted by the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce and is an official part of the ASEAN Summit week.


For information on how to participate online, please visit:


Tentative Program

Day 1, November 9
ASEAN Business Award 2022

18:00 – 19:00

Networking and Registration

19:00 – 19:05

Cambodia National Anthem

ASEAN National Anthem

19:05 – 19:10

Opening Performance

19:10 – 19:15

Welcoming Remark by Neak  Okhna  Kith Meng,  Chair  of ASEAN Business Advisory Council

19:15 – 19:20

Opening Remark by H.E. Pan Sorasak, Minister of Commerce of The Kingdom of Cambodia, and AEM Chair

19:20 – 19:55

Gala Dinner and Entertainment


19:55 – 20:30

Handover of Priority Sector Awards and Skill Development Awards to Winners by H.E. Pan Sorasak, Minister of Commerce of The Kingdom of Cambodia, and AEM Chair

20:30 – 20:55

Handover of SME Excellence Awards and Cambodia’s and Special Awards to Winners by H.E. Vongsey Vissoth, Minister Attached to the Prime Minister, Permanent Secretary of State, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Entrepreneurship Development Fund

20:55 – 21:00

Handover of Token of Appreciation to ASEAN Secretary General

21: 00 – 21:10

Handover of Sponsorship Appreciation Certificate by H.E. Pan Sorasak, Minister of Commerce of The Kingdom of Cambodia, and AEM Chair



Day 2, November 10

08:00 – 08:30

Registration and Networking

08.30 – 09:00



Welcome remarks by Neak Oknha Kith Meng, Chairman, ASEAN Business Advisory Council 2022


Opening Keynote Address by Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Cambodia and ASEAN Chair 2022


09:00 – 10:15


Addressing Challenges Together: How has the war in Ukraine impacted Southeast Asia? What are the threats to economic recovery in 2023? What are the lessons from the pandemic to heed to ensure a focus on healthy people and a healthy economy is prioritised?


Keynote Address by H.E. Charles Michel, President of the European Council^

Keynote Address by H.E. Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan^

Special Remarks by H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary-General, ASEAN Secretariat^ followed by:


Panel Discussion with:


·       H.E. Pich Rithi, Secretary of State, Ministry of Commerce, Cambodia 

·       James Crabtree, Executive Director, International Institute for Strategic Studies – Asia

·       Ambassador Michael Michalak, Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director, US-ASEAN Business Council

·       Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid, Chairman of CARI ASEAN Research and Advocacy, and ASEAN Business Advisory Council, Malaysia


Moderated by Otelli Edwards, Mediacorp Presenter, CNA



Networking Break


10:45 – 11:00



ASEAN Investment Report 2022 by Richard Bolwijn, Director Investment Research, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)


11:00 – 12:15



The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is the world’s largest free trade agreement. How will it create new trade and investment opportunities in ASEAN? What impact will it have on supply chains? What are the growth areas to watch out for?


Panel Discussion with senior figures from global institutions and business including:


·       H.E. Sok Chenda Sophea, Minister attached to the Prime Minister, Secretary-General of the Council for the Development of Cambodia and Chairman of the ASEAN Investment Area (AIA) Council 2022

·       Warrick Cleine, Chairman and CEO, KPMG Cambodia and Vietnam

·       Dr. Deborah Elms, Founder and Executive Director, Asian Trade Centre

·       Mr. Sasaki Nobuhiko, Chairman & CEO, The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)


Moderated by Philip Heijmans, Southeast Asia Reporter, Bloomberg


12:15 – 14:00


Networking Lunch

14:00 – 14:15




14:15 – 15:30




ASEAN is the world’s fastest growing internet region with its digital economy on track to reach $1 trillion by 2030. What will the smart city of the future look like? How can we advance inclusive digital transformation and digital trade in ASEAN? How do we achieve digital readiness for ASEAN’s growing population and become a leading digital community?


Keynote by H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand^


Panel Discussion with senior figures from global institutions and business including:

·       H.E. Dr. Chea Serey, Assistant Governor and Director General of Central Banking of the National Bank of Cambodia

·       Leon Foong, Director of APAC Market, Binance

·       Manu Rajan, CEO, Wing Division

·       Dr Aladdin D. Rillo, Senior Economic Adviser, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

·       Haslina Taib, Chair, ASEAN Business Advisory Council Brunei, Chair, ASEAN BAC Digital Transformation Working Group and CEO, Dynamik Technologies


Moderated by Chris Humphrey, Executive Director, EU-ASEAN Business Council


15:30 – 16:00



Keynote Address by H.E. Mathias Cormann, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)^ 


16:00 – 17:00



Southeast Asia is among the world’s most at-risk regions when it comes to the impact of global warming. Can ASEAN’s economic growth needs and climate change commitments both be achieved? What is the role of green finance? What does the future of ASEAN’s energy mix look like?


Keynote Address by the Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom^


Panel Discussion with senior figures from global institutions and business including:

·       The Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, Minister of State for Trade Policy, Department for International Trade, United Kingdom

·       Duncan Buchanan, Head of Global Policy, Prudential

·       Matthew Stephenson, Head, Investment Policy and Practice, Trade and Investment, World Economic Forum

·       Tanah Sullivan, Group Head of Sustainability, GoTo


Moderated by The Rt Hon the Lord Vaizey of Didcot, Chairman, UK-ASEAN Business Council


17:00 – 17:30



Keynote Address by H.E. Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia and ASEAN Chair 2023^


Concluding Remarks by Neak Oknha Kith Meng, Chair of ASEAN BAC


Handing over Ceremony by Oknha Sok Piseth, Chair ABIS 2022 to the Chair of ABIS

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