THE FIRST WOMEN’S FORUM SINGAPORE
ASEAN is one of the most socially diverse and economically dynamic regions in the world. The myriad cultures and communities of Southeast Asia and its larger neighbors, which have historically cross-pollinated each other in everything from food to ideas, support a rising and increasingly global business community. The ten nations of ASEAN together will make up the world’s fifth-largest economy by 2020, and include some of the fastest-growing economies in the world with an average growth rate of 5.2%. ASEAN is also one of the leading regions in the field of innovation.