ASEAN labour market

Employers to review ASEAN labour market challenges

The labour market challenges created by a more integrated ASEAN economy will be discussed at a meeting in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, 9 May 2014.

Media advisory | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 07 May 2014
KUALA LUMPUR (ILO News) - The conference, which is being hosted by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE), will discuss what the advent of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 will mean for businesses in the region. To inform the discussions delegates will also review the findings of three reports. Ms Sharanjit Leyl, Anchor of the BBC’s Asia Business Report will moderate the event.

The ILO’s new report “The road to the ASEAN Economic Community 2015: The challenges and opportunities for enterprises and their representative organizations” considers how well prepared businesses are for ASEAN integration and how employers’ organizations can help them meet the challenges: A World Bank regional report “East Asia Pacific At Work: Employment, Enterprise and Well-Being” looks at how economic, demographic and policy changes are affecting the world of work in the region: “The Future of Work”, prepared by the ILO’s Employers’ Bureau, considers how ASEAN’S employment landscape is evolving and the extreme challenges this presents.

Those attending the meeting are expected to include the Presidents and Chief Executives of national business and employers’ organisations from throughout ASEAN, senior officials from leading Malaysian enterprises. In addition to the ILO, participating experts are expected to include representatives of the World Bank, the International Organization of Employers, the Asian Foresight Institute, Manpower Group and Emerging Markets Consulting.

The meeting will take place at the Royale Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Participants will be available to speak to the media from 12.30-13.30.

For further information please contact:

Gary Rynhart
Senior Specialist for Employers’ Activities
Decent Work Technical Support Team for East and South-East Asia and the Pacific

Tel.: + 66 2 288 2201
Skype: gary.rynhart1