“Forum on the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA)—Transforming Investment in ASEAN through ACIA” will take place on 21 March 2013 at Berjaya Times Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  The Forum to introduce the ACIA which entered into force last year is open—without any fees—for up to 200 Investors & Capital Providers, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Investment Officers, Investment Promotion Agencies, Regional Development Agencies, and Trade and Investment Negotiators.

ACIA accelerates the creation of the ASEAN Economic Community, benefiting a vibrant economic region of more than half a billion consumers.  It promises new economic opportunities throughout ASEAN including in newer Member States Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.  Businesses and cross-border investors stand to benefit from ACIA’s four pillars: liberalization, promotion, facilitation and protection of investments.

The Forum will introduce and promote better understanding of the ACIA—in particular its enhanced features and key provisions—to ASEAN investors, government agencies, policy makers, academicians and business communities.

Participants will include H.E. Tan Sri Amirsham A. Aziz, Chairman of Malaysian Investment Development Authority, H.E. Dr. Lim Hong Hin, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Economic Community, H.E. Dato’ Sri Mustapa Bin Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia, and numerous representatives from the World Trade Institute, Asian Development Bank, IFC/World Bank, etc.

The Programme and Registration can be accessed at http://www.wti.org/events/forum-on-the-asean-comprehensive-investment-agreement-acia/

The “Forum on the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA)—Transforming Investment in ASEAN through ACIA” is organised by ASEAN and supported by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) through the ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation Program II (AADCP II) and the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA). The Forum is managed by the World Trade Institute, University of Bern.

For Forum Programme and registration form, please see the box on the right.  You may also contact sufian.jusoh@wti.org” data-mce-href=”mailto:sufian.jusoh@wti.org“>Dr. Sufian Jusoh.