As the Biden administration traveled to Asia in March, to consolidate diplomatic ties, many in the ASEAN region wondered how changes in U.S. foreign policy will affect trade and geopolitical issues. Join three recognized experts on the region as they illustrate the outlook for Thailand and Southeast Asia during the Biden administration, covering the impact on key global and regional trade issues, geopolitical and trade dynamics, inter- and intra-regional competition, and U.S.-China relations. Following the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer session.
About the Speakers
Catherine Simmons, Managing Director-Head, Asia Pacific Government Affairs, Citi. Catherine joined Citi in September 2013 as head of Government Affairs for Asia Pacific. Catherine works closely with senior management, business heads, and Citi Country Officers on policy and regulatory issues impacting the firm by engaging with policymakers and industry groups. Catherine also coordinates and manages the Citi Government Affairs representatives in the region. Prior to joining Citi, Catherine worked at State Street Bank and Trust as Head of Regulatory, Industry and Government Affairs, Asia Pacific. Before that Catherine was a diplomat at the Australian Embassy Beijing, a research fellow in the Faculty of Law and Politics at Keio University Japan, and a policy advisor in the Australian Departments of Prime Minister and Cabinet and Foreign Affairs and Trade on political, strategic, and trade issues.
Kirida Bhaopichitr, Ph.D, Director, TDRI Economic Intelligence Service (EIS), Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) Dr. Kirida joined the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), a leading independent think tank in Thailand, in 2015. She is currently the Director of TDRI Economic Intelligence Service (EIS) which is TDRI’s corporate membership program. Dr. Kirida leads the preparation of content for the monthly seminars for corporate members on issues that are of high relevance and interest for business. Her specialization spans monitoring and analyzing developments of the global and Thai economies which includes the business environment, impacts of Covid-19 pandemic, demographic changes, and technological development issues.
Pana Janviroj, Executive Director, Asia News Network.