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About ASEAN Confederation of Employers
The ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE) was established and represented by Employers’ Organisations in ASEAN, to optimize liaison, co-operation and representation in the fields of labour and social legislation, industrial relations and practices among themselves and in relation to the international community.

On 25th November 1978 in Singapore, the 5 founding members, Employers’ Association of Indonesia (APINDO), Employers Confederation of The Philippines (ECOP), Employers Confederation of Thailand (ECOT), Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) and the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF), firmly supporting the fundamental objectives of ASEAN in its pursuits of effective measure for regional economic co-operation, declared their agreement to unite and establish the ASEAN Confederation of Employers.

On 16th February 2004, the Cambodian Federation of Employers & Business Associations (CAMFEBA) became a member of ACE. Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) joined as the 7th member of ACE on 24th November 2016.

The affairs of ACE are governed and administered by a Board of Directors comprising a duly authorized representative from each member. ACE Secretariat is on rotation basis among the ACE members upon rotation of the Presidency. The Secretariat is headed by an Executive Secretary appointed by the President. The Secretariat for the term 2015-2017 is based at CAMFEBA.
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