The American Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar (AMCHAM Myanmar) was established on October 31, 2013. To date, more than 170 companies employing over 20,000 Myanmar nationals have joined the Chamber. These companies represent a diverse collection of industries and nationalities, with a common goal to expand American business and promote the highest business standards in Myanmar.
Regulatory and Compliance expert and former US Treasury official Alex Zerden of Capitol Peak Strategies will join AMCHAM members for a virtual meeting to discuss the upcoming FATF plenaries that will take place in June and October. Many of our members will fondly remember Mr. Zerden's past presentations to AMCHAM Myanmar - this time we are pleased to welcome him back for another substantive update on FATF issues facing Myanmar. AMCHAM Advisor Tatum Albertine and Executive Director Danny Kyaw will jointly facilitate a robust discussion among members and Mr. Zerden. Please come ready with your questions, comments, and concerns with the upcoming FATF plenaries.
As companies prepare and look out for potential changes to the financial landscape in Myanmar, these upcoming FATF plenary meetings could have an impact on all businesses with banking relationships in Myanmar and regional hubs in Thailand and Singapore. Since Myanmar's blacklisting in 2022, the impacts on Myanmar's formal economy and the people of Myanmar, particularly through perceived reduced access to formal and legal international financial services, have been somewhat measured since FATF has not yet encouraged the use of "countermeasures." The upcoming plenaries for the FATF organization could potentially change course for businesses operating in Myanmar.
Please join AMCHAM for this discussion-based virtual roundtable to learn from a true subject matter expert on the impacts of FATF countermeasures and the FATF institution, Mr. Alex Zerden. Mr. Zerden previously worked on FATF issues in the US government, has published on FATF in the Brookings Institution's Lawfare, and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal.
Topics covered in this virtual roundtable discussion will include the relevant timeline for FATF/Myanmar issues, a short orientation to the FATF organization, and an overview of potential outcomes at the upcoming plenaries and more.
This session will be conducted under the Chatham House Rule, is off-the-record, and will not be recorded.
Date and Time: June 21, 6:30 pm (Myanmar Time)
Venue: Zoom Meeting. An access link will be sent to you in advance.
Tickets: FREE for AMCHAM Myanmar Members
Booking deadline: June 20, 12 pm (Myanmar Time)
Prior booking is required and no walk-ins accepted. Tickets are non-transferable.
This meeting is open to AMCHAM Myanmar members only.
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Advisor at The American Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar
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