Event Information

Doing Business with ASEAN Conference

Date & Time
8 May 2024 -
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Location Details
Do It Best Headquarters
1626 Broadway, Don Wolf Conference Center, Building 26
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

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Join the Indiana District Export Council for a half-day seminar as we discuss business opportunities with ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations).

The World Bank identifies Southeast Asia as one of the fastest growing and dynamic regions in the world. Leading this economic transformation is the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which is an economic and political powerhouse of 10 nations comprised of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. With a population of over 650 million, and a nominal GDP of about $3.8 trillion, ASEAN ranks 5th in economic might worldwide behind the US, China, Germany, and Japan. The US exported $107 billion in goods to ASEAN in 2023, up 25% since 2019, with Indiana’s exports to the region up 52% over the same period.

Join us on May 8, for a dynamic conference to learn about trade opportunities for Indiana companies and the nations of ASEAN. Our keynote speakers and panelists bring a wealth of knowledge on ASEAN customs and commerce, and how best to engage for long-term business success.

Conference Agenda

11:15 am–11:45 am Check-In

11:45 am–12:00 pm Welcome Remarks

12:00 pm–12:40 pm Lunch

12:40 pm–1:15 pm Keynote Addresses

1:15 pm–2:15 pm ASEAN Countries – Economic Analysis

2:15 pm–3:00 pm Asian Development Bank

3:00 pm–3:15 pm Break

3:15 pm–3:45 pm Risk Management and Getting Paid

3:45 pm–4:30 pm Tales from the Trenches

4:30 pm–6:00 pm Networking Reception

Keynote Speakers and Panelists:

  • Dan Starr, President and CEO, Do It Best Corp
  • Ted Osius, Ambassador (ret.), President & CEO, US ASEAN Business Council
  • Scott Glaze, Chairman & CEO, Fort Wayne Metals
  • Ahn Tran, Professor at IU O’Neill School of Business, Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister of Vietnam
  • Carol Rogers, Director of Indiana Business Center
  • Frank Wadsworth, Professor of Marketing and International Studies at Indiana University Columbus
  • Danica Starks, Senior U.S. Commercial Liaison and Advisor to the U.S. Executive Director at the World Bank/Head of Multilateral Development Bank Group at Department of Commerce
  • Tom Miller, Senior VP, Managing Director Foreign Exchange, PNC Bank
  • Mariel Huasanga, Regional Director, EXIM Bank
  • Christian Parra, Director of INCOM and International Sales, Do It Best Corp

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Andrew Reinke

The National Association of District Export Councils (NADEC) works to support the regional District Export Councils throughout the United States.






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