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PECC XVII: Seventeenth General Meeting

From April 28, 2007 until May 01, 2007
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17th General Meeting of PECC

AUSPECC is delighted to host the 17th General Meeting of PECC in Sydney during 29 April - 2 May 2007. This will be the first time that PECC has convened a General Meeting in Australia since its inaugural meeting in September 1980.


Monday 30 April


General Meeting Welcome Reception

Tuesday 1 May


Opening Ceremony

Opening Remarks:

  • Dr Charles E. Morrison; Chair PECC

Welcoming Remarks

  • Mr Bill Shields; Chair Australia PECC

default default Opening Address: APEC 2007 - The Challenges and Opportunities (31.56 kB) (31 KB)

  • Amb David Spencer; Australian Ambassador for APEC and Chair of APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting


Tea and Coffee


The State of the Region

Session Chair:

  • Dr Narongchai Akrasanee; Vice Chair Thailand PECC

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  • Peter Thompson; ABC TV and Professor, Australia and New Zealand School of Government



Buffet Lunch


The Role of Public Private Partnerships (in cooperation with Infrastructure Partnerships Australia)

Session Chair:

  • Professor Christopher Findlay; Vice-Chair Australia PECC

Case Studies:

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  • Nicholas Grambas; Executive Director Macquarie Securities, Korea

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  • Garry Bowditch; Executive Director, Infrastructure Partnerships Australia



Building Institutions to Serve the Region

Session Chair:

  • Amb Yoshihisa Ara; Chair Japan PECC


Issues in Regional Institutional Architecture

  • Dr Charles E. Morrison; Chair PECC
  • Mr Jusuf Wanandi; Chair Indonesia PECC

  pdf pdf Building Institutions to Serve the Region (232.28 kB) (232 KB)

Panel Discussion

The value and priorities for regional cooperation through APEC to meet the challenges to growth


  • Dr Hadi Soesastro; Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Indonesia
  • Mr Allan Gyngell; Executive Director Lowy Institute, Sydney
  • Dr Kim Kihwan; Honorary Chairman, Korea PECC
  • Dr Charles E. Morrison; Chair PECC


  • Peter Thompson; ABC TV and Professor, Australia and New Zealand School of Government


  • Dr Manfred Wilhelmy; Chair Chile PECC


Conference Dinner

pdf pdf Rethinking international education engagement in the Asia Pacific region (205.68 kB) (205 KB)

  • Professor Stephanie Fahey; Deputy Vice Chancellor (International)
    Monash University

Wednesday 2 May


Demographic Change, Growth and Integration

Session Chair:

  • Dr Soogil Young; Chair Korea PECC

Keynote Address:

default default Demographic Change in East and Southeast Asia and the Implications for the Future (622.58 kB) (622 KB)

  • Professor Graeme Hugo; National Centre for Social Applications of Geographic Information Systems, University of Adelaide

default default International Labour Migration in East Asia and Scope for Regional Cooperation (86.13 kB) (86 KB)

  • Dr Chia Siow Yue; Senior Research Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs


Tea and Coffee

Panel Discussion: Key aspects of demographic growth and integration

pdf pdf Demographic Change, Growth and Integration (319.52 kB) (319 KB)



  • Peter Thompson; ABC TV and Professor, Australia and New Zealand School of Government


  • Professor Gary Hawke; Chair New Zealand PECC


Buffet Lunch


Ministerial Address

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  • The Hon Warren Truss MP; Minister for Trade




Energy and the Environment

Session Chair:

  • Ambassador Mei Ping; Chair China PECC

Keynote Address:

pdf pdf Managing the Environmental Impact of Energy Use (138.92 kB) (138 KB)

  • Professor Warwick McKibbin; The Australian National University, Canberra



  • Peter Thompson; ABC TV and Professor, Australia and New Zealand School of Government


  • David Parsons; Executive Director, Committee on Investment and International Trade Development, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Closing comments

  • Dr Charles E. Morrison; Chair PECC

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Global value chains: From fruitful discussions to meaningful actions
Juan Navarro, Associate Faculty, Royal Roads University

Climate change in SOTR
Christopher Findlay, Tilak Doshi and Eduardo Pedrosa

Digital Technologies, Services and the Fourth Industrial Revolutions
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Hugh Stephens
Vice Chair, CANCPEC; Distinguished Fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; Executive Fellow, School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary

 Multilateral Cooperation is a Safeguard against Pandemics
Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria
Executive Director, APEC Secretariat

International cooperation during COVID-19
Sungbae An
Senior Research Fellow, Department of International Macroeconomics and Finance, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)

Drastic measures to stop spread of COVID-19 are necessary
Charles E. Morrison
Adjunct Fellow and Former President of the East-West Center; Former Co-Chair, PECC

ASEAN-China cooperation in time of COVID-19 pandemic
Jusuf Wanandi
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, CSIS Foundation; Former Co-Chair of PECC