Asia Pacific Business Outlook 2018

Asia Pacific Business Outlook

April 16 - 17, 2018 ~ Los Angeles

Special Discount for U.S. Commercial Service Clients, enter code: USCS-AP2018

Full sponsorship available for college faculty.  Contact Robert Corona at or 951-571-6443


The Asia Pacific region has many high potential growth markets for the Information and Communications Technology industry. Some highlights from these countries are below. The Asia Pacific Business Outlook Conference in 2018 will host 18 global markets and allows for direct access to industry and market experts. 



  • Singapore - Singapore has developed a 10-year Infocomm and Media 2025 Master Plan to achieve its vision of becoming a Smart Nation. Additionally, over the next five years, the Ministry of Health (MOH) expects to increase its procurement of IT services and technologies 

  • Malaysia - Under the 11th Malaysia Plan (2016 – 2020) the government is striving to increase the ICT contribution to GDP to 17 percent from 13.1

  • Philippines - Business Monitor International (BMI) expects the annual growth rate in this sector to increase to 10.6 percent and reach US$6.6 billion in total spending by 2020.

  • Japan - Gartner predicts that by 2019 the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region will account for $13.6 billion in total cloud services spending. As the leading cloud market in the APJ region, Japan is poised for continued growth through 2018.

  • Canada - The Government of Canada committed $77.4 million over five years in the 2017 budget toward the improvement of the security of government networks and information technology systems, with $27 million to be spent before 2019.


Now in its 31st year, Asia/Pacific Business Outlook (APBO) is North America’s premier event for business leaders who want to expand their trade and investment in the Asia/Pacific region. The USC Marshall School of Business and the U.S. Department of Commerce have been working together on APBO since 1988 to help exporters take advantage of tremendous opportunities and overcome challenges in the constant changing economies of Asia. More than just a business conference, APBO is a comprehensive networking and learning experience designed to provide business leaders with the contacts and the latest, relevant and valuable information available–all focused, organized and distilled into two invaluable days.


The conference attracts a nationwide group of about 300 American executives who operate throughout the Asia/Pacific region. The conference provides a unique mixture of over 50 leading academic, business and government experts to advise a diverse audience of American firms on how to become more competitive in the dynamic Asia/Pacific marketplace, including private one-on-one appointments with senior commercial officers from American embassies and consulates in 18 economies.


Access 18 Markets in Two Days: 

Australia, Cambodia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam


Contacts for APBO: or tel:  213.740.7130


U.S. Commercial Service Contacts


Jason Sproule
U.S. Commercial Service, Los Angeles. Tel: 949-283-0690, 


Erica Ramirez
U.S. Commercial Service, Irvine, Tel: 949-660-7105,











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