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PECC Conference 2014: New Priorities of REI - Mandate for APEC

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2014 PECC Singapore Conference

“New Priorities of Regional Economic Integration - Mandate for APEC”

(Co-organized by SINCPEC & CNCPEC)

10 - 11 February, 2014
Orchard Hotel, Singapore

 

Monday, February 10

0830-0900

Registration of Participants

0900-0930

Welcome Remarks

  • Dr Tan Khee Giap, Chairman, Singapore National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (SINCPEC)
  • Mr Jusuf Wanandi, Co-Chairman, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC)
  • Ambassador Tang Guoqiang, Chairman, China National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (CNCPEC)
0930-0950

Opening Speech

  • Mr Lim Hng Kiang, Minister for Trade and Industry, Singapore

0950-1000

Q&A Session

Moderator:

  • Mr Jusuf Wanandi, Co-Chairman, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC)
1000-1040 Coffee Break
1040-1100

Keynote Speech

  • Mr La Yifan, Vice Chairman, APEC SOM & Under Secretary-General, National Organizing Commitee for APEC 2014, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China

1100-1115

Q&A Session

Moderator:

  • Dr Djisman Simandjuntak, Chairman, Indonesian National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (INCPEC)

1115-1230

 Session I: Strategic Assessment and Outlook of Asia Pacific Economy

The Asia Pacific economies are undergoing structural reforms for the purpose of achieving sustainable development and improving people’s living standards. Based on the stocktaking of the experience in the past and an outlook of the direction of regional economic development for the next 5-10 years, we need to study:

  1. The different patterns of economic restructuring and the approaches of implementation.
  2. How APEC can enhance economic policy coordination towards achieving the Bogor Goals bearing in mind APEC’s interim milestones and commitments for implementation
  3. How to ensure that all economies gain from participating in structural economic adjustment and the global value chain.

Moderator:

  • Mr Denis McNamara, Chairman, New Zealand Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (NZPECC)
1115-1135

Keynote Speech

  • Mr Bert Hoffman, Chief Economist for the East Asia and Pacific Region, The World Bank
1135-1215

Panel Discussion

  • Dr Manfred Wilhelmy, Chairman, Chilean National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation
  • Mr Yuen Pau Woo, President & Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
  • Mr Ong Ye Kung, Director (Group Strategy & Development), Keppel Corporation
  • Dr George Manzano, Member, Philippine Pacific Economic Cooperation Committee (PPECC) & Assistant Professor, School of Economics, University of Asia and the Pacific

1215-1230

Q&A Session

1230-1430

Lunch

 1300-1320

 Guest of Honor:

  •  Professor Wang Gungwu, Chairman, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore

1320-1335

Q&A Session

Moderator:

  • Dr Narongchai Akrasanee, Chairman, Thailand National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (TNCPEC)

1430-1600

Session II: Regional Economic Integration and Multilateral Trading System

The number of regional and bilateral trade agreements in the Asia Pacific region has increased with the WTO DDA facing challenges. With the WTO as the core of multilateral trading system, the regional trading arrangements should reinforce each other, instead of excluding each other.

  1. What should be our roadmap and framework of Asia Pacific regional economic integration, taking various FTA proposals into consideration?
  2. How can APEC promote the synergy of various regional economic integration mechanisms existing in all APEC economies on both sides of the Pacific Ocean?
  3. How can APEC economies contribute to ensure that the WTO process remains current and relevant?

Moderator:

  • Dr Djisman Simandjuntak, Chairman, Indonesian National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (INCPEC)
1430-1450

Keynote Speech

  • Mr La Yifan,  Vice Chairman, APEC SOM & Under Secretary-General, National Organizing Commitee for APEC 2014, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China
1450-1530

Panel Discussion

  • Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi, Chairman, Brunei Darussalam National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (BDCPEC)
  • Professor Song Hong, Assistant Director, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
  • Professor Naoyuki Yoshino, Professor of Economics, Keio University, Japan
  • Ambassador Mark Trainor, Principal Advisor, Trade & Economic Group (TEG), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Wellington, New Zealand

1530-1545

Q&A Session

1545-1615

Coffee Break

1615-1730

Session III: Physical Connectivity

Of the three aspects of connectivity, physical connectivity is of fundamental significance to the promotion of regional integration. We shall pay attention to the urgent needs and the long-term roadmap of regional physical connectivity.

  1. What are the possible options for a roadmap of Asia Pacific physical connectivity? How can we make best use of Indonesia’s Connectivity Framework?
  2. What are the priorities for physical connectivity currently?
  3. How can the developed and developing economies both contribute to regional connectivity?
  4. How can APEC economies enhance connectivity across borders of vast distances, for example through improving our air, maritime and cyber connectivity?
  5. How to develop the proposed Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank as an inclusive, cost effective and sustainable solution to the financing bottleneck?

Moderator:

  • Dr David Hong, Chairman, Chinese Taipei  Pacific Economic Cooperation Committee (CTPECC)
1615-1635

Keynote Speech

  • Dr Mari Pangestu, Minister for Tourism and Creative Economy, Indonesia
1635-1715

Panel Discussion

  • Dr Biswa Bhattacharyay, Former Advisor/Director, Asian Development Bank & Visiting Professor, University of International Business and Economics
  • Mr Steven Wong, Deputy Chief Executive, ISIS Malaysia
  • Mr Hugh Stephens, Vice Chairman, Canadian National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (CANCPEC) & Executive-in-Residence, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
  • Mr Mark Rathbone, Advisory Asia Pacific Capital Projects & Infrastructure Leader, PwC Singapore

1715-1730

Q&A Session

1800-2030

Welcome Dinner

1800-1830

Cocktain Reception

1830-1850

Guest of Honour:

  • Mr Bilahari Kausikan, Ambassador-at-Large & Policy Advisor-AAL, Singapore
1850-1900

Q&A Session

Moderator:

  • Dr Tan Khee Giap, Chairman, Singpore National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (SINCPEC)

Tuesday, February 11

0900-0930

Registration of participants.

0930-0940

Welcome Remarks

  • Ambassador Donald Campbell, Co-Chairman, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC)
0940-1000

Opening Speech

  • Professor Bambang Permadi Soemantri Brodjonegoro, Vice Minister for Finance, Indonesia

1000-1010

Q&A Session

Moderator:

  • Ambassador Donald Campbell, Co-Chairman, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC)

1010-1030

Coffee Break

1030-1125

Session IV: Financial Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific

Financial cooperation remains a weak link in regional economic cooperation. In the regional efforts to make structural adjustment for economic growth, an important role should be given to financial cooperation.

  1. What is the current status of financial cooperation in Asia Pacific?
  2. What measures should be taken by member economies to enhance the financial cooperation (monetary policy coordination, capital market, financial regulations, connectivity and currency swap)?

Moderator:

  • Professor Stephen Cheung, Chairman, Hong Kong Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (HKCPEC)

1030-1050

Keynote Address

  • Professor Xiang Songzuo, Chief Economist, Agricultural Bank of China
1050-1130

Panel Discussion

  • Dr Yoichi Nemoto, Director, ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO)
  • Dr In Huh, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics at Chonnam National University , Gwangju, Korea
  • Professor Ramkishen S Rajan, Professor of International Economic Policy, School of Public Policy, George Mason University
  • Mr Ian Buchanan, Chairman, Australian Pacific Economic Cooperation Committee (AUSPECC) on "Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank Working Paper by AUSPECC, CNCPEC & SINCPEC"

1130-1145

Q&A Session

1145-1205

Concluding Session: Next Steps
This session will draw together the discussions from the previous sessions to propose recommendations to be made by PECC to APEC and other officials.

Concluding Remarks

  • Ambassador Tang Guoqiang, Chairman, China National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (CNCPEC)

1205-1400 Lunch

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