ASEAN 50th GALA BALL
- All proceeds from the 50th ASEAN Gala Ball will further fund ASEAN PAC’s operations and ensure the establishment of its center.
- All donations are 100% tax deductible.
- Your generous support will be much appreciated as it will allow ASEAN PAC to continue to bring you the finest of Southeast Asia.
GOLDEN CELEBRATION 2017
ASEAN TURNS 50
We are celebrating this remarkable milestone
ASEAN , the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, was established on 8th August, 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand with the aim to promote regional peace and stability and to accelerate economic growth, social progress, and cultural development in Southeast Asia. Now, it has ten member countries from Southeast Asia comprising Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
FACTS ON ASEAN (2014)
ASEAN is the 3rd Largest Economy in Asia and the World's 7th Largest. ASEAN is the second fastest growing economy in Asia after China, expanding by 300% since 2001 and exceeding the global growth average for the past 10 years.
POPULATION : 630 million (third largest globally)
LAND AREA : 4.47 million kilometer2
ECONOMY : GDP 2.6 trillion USD (3.2% of total world GDP, 7th highest globally)
TRADE : 2.53 trillion USD (Export : 1.29, Import : 1.24)
MOTTO : One Vision, One Identity, One Community
SECRETARIAT : Jakarta, Indonesia (Secretary General: H.E. Le Luong Minh)
ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS
ASEAN Member Countries
ASEAN People's Association (ASEAN PAC)
ASEAN People’s Association (ASEAN PAC) – Los Angeles is an initiative to become the hub for Southeast Asians to convene, connect, and progress through socioeconomic, educational, and cultural events. With an official support from the ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN PAC is expected to open its Los Angeles center at the end of 2017. The center will serve as a community destination for ASEAN people to seek new opportunities, enhance unity and encourage involvement in learning and spreading the vast culture that ASEAN provides. Furthermore, it will also bridge the gap between ASEAN states and the U.S. by encouraging community members to engage in people-to-people cooperation. Being a non-profit organization, ASEAN PAC is grateful to the communities that have provided financial support.
Network of Myanmar American Association (NetMAA)
Network of Myanmar American Association (NetMAA) is the nation’s leading Myanmar American nonprofit, non-partisan, and non-political community organization, founded in early 2006. Its vision and mission are to support and promote education, social issues, and arts and culture in the United States. NetMAA understands the Myanmar/Burmese culture, and has worked closely with other Asian and Southeast Asian communities across the United States over the past ten years.