The 20th CITIC CLSA Asean Forum commences today in Jakarta



Spotlighting investment opportunities in Indonesia and Southeast Asia

Jakarta, Indonesia – 11 June 2024: We are delighted to kick off our highly-anticipated Asean Forum today at the Four Seasons Jakarta. This event brings together over 600 delegates from 16 countries, including more than 300 institutional investors and 300 senior executives from 110 of the region’s top growth companies.

Southeast Asia is in the midst of several exciting trends, including rapid expansion in the digital economy; shifts in manufacturing and supply chains; a renewed focus on sustainability; and accelerating regional integration. All of which are reshaping the investment landscape and presenting extraordinary opportunities. Our three-day Forum connects participants with an impressive lineup of specialists, influential business leaders, and our own top-rated analysts, who shed light on the countless bright spots ripe for the taking within Indonesia and across Asean.

To help investors position their portfolio for the future, our Forum unveils hard-hitting insights on crucial themes such as technology, ESG, global equities and the macro environment. Thought leaders share unique perspectives and lead thought-provoking discussions through one-on-one and group engagements. Immersive pre- and post-Forum tours in Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia also provide an on-the-ground look at industries currently in the spotlight, such as automotives, consumer goods and microfinance.

Alexander Redman, our Chief Equity Strategist, opens the Forum with an informative presentation on investing in Asean and beyond. Other exciting speakers include Bonnie Y Chan, CEO of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, who pulls back the curtain on how the group is positioned to facilitate two-way flows between China and Southeast Asia. Additional keynotes include Luhut Pandjaitan, Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment, who draws on his renowned government career to share unmatched insights into opportunities in the fast-growing nation.

Edward Park, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at CITIC CLSA, said: “Asean is witnessing solid economic growth on the back of digital transformation, urbanisation and a rapidly-expanding middle class. This dynamic region is quickly evolving into a global powerhouse, with manufacturing shifts and sustainability initiatives creating unprecedented opportunities. Our Forum serves as an all-in-one platform for investors to connect with industry leaders and market experts, providing rare perspectives to help them capitalise on Southeast Asia’s rising trajectory.”

Shaun Cochran, Head of Research at CLSA, added: “After more than a decade of market leadership by US indices, emerging markets – and Asean in particular – present significant market opportunities in both absolute and relative terms. With superior demographics, Asian trade integration, greater potential to move up the value chain in a software-driven world, and much more attractive valuations, there has never been a better time to kick the tyres. Join us this year in Jakarta, Indonesia, to decide for yourself.”



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Peter Joblin
Director of Communications, CITIC CLSA
T: +852 2600 8046


Angel Lai
Communications Specialist, CITIC CLSA
T: +852 2600 7584