Myanmar Briefing on American Trade Mission to Myanmar

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Name: Myanmar Briefing on American Trade Mission to Myanmar
Date: March 27, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM ICT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
You are invited to join our briefing on the Myanmar market, highlighting the opportunities (and challenges) in key sectors of the economy, the costs of doing business in Myanmar (land, labor, utilities etc) and project case studies. Speakers are Mr. John Fleming, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy in Myanmar and Mr. James Meisenheimer, Country Manager in Myanmar, Tractus Asia

About the Speakers
Mr. John Fleming, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy in Rangoon. He previously served as the Principal Commercial Officer with the U.S. Consulates in Chennai, where he covered South India and Sri Lanka, and in Osaka, where he covered Western Japan.  Prior to those assignments, he served as a Commercial Officer with the U.S. Export Assistance Center in Atlanta, Georgia and the U.S. Embassies in Tokyo and Moscow. 
 
John joined the Foreign Service in 2000. He previously worked for USAID as a Financial Management Officer and for the State Department as a Program Analyst. Prior to his U.S. Government service, John spent five years managing international aid programs for NGOs in the Russian Far East (Vladivostok, Russia) and Southeast Asia (Phnom Penh, Cambodia).
 
John has a B.S. from the University of Maryland, an M.B.A. from Katholieke Universiteit in Belgium and an M.A. in International Relations from Boston University.  He speaks French, Russian and Japanese.

Mr. James Meisenheimer joined Tractus Asia in September 2017 as the Country Manager based in Myanmar responsible for advising clients on market entry strategies, conducting business development, and project execution. James joins Tractus with over 4 years of experience working in Myanmar, having previously worked for an international organization that supported Myanmar’s 2015 national elections.

Since joining Tractus, James has advised companies on investment strategies in Myanmar. James has led market research and business case assessments for companies representing the construction, agro-industry, pharmaceutical, and FMCG’s sectors, as well as conducting detailed site-location strategies for those companies seeking the optimal investment location in Myanmar. Extensive project work across multiple sectors has also provided James with a deep understanding of the investment framework and regulatory matters from zoning of land to Myanmar Investment Commission permitting and operations.

Prior to joining Tractus, James worked with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) in Myanmar. IFES, an international non-governmental organization, played a major role supporting Myanmar’s historic 2015 national elections by implementing reform programs that made the elections credible and transparent. James was responsible for conducting analysis of Myanmar’s political economy and developing comprehensive reports that advised international agencies and donor agencies about key developments in the electoral process. The interdisciplinary analysis he conducted assessed the impact that ministerial policies could have on the economy, voting behavior and governance structures.

James holds a M.A in Public Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a B.A from Providence College.
Location:
AMCHAM Office (BTS Ploenchit), Citi Boardroom
Contact Information:
Kittie 02-254-1041 # 226
Fees/Admission:
Members: No charge
Members only