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PECC XXII: 22nd PECC General Meeting

From September 10, 2014 until September 11, 2014
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PECC 22nd General Meeting

Economic Cooperation in Asia Pacific: 2014 and Beyond


10-11 September 2014, Beijing

 

 Overview

This year marks the 25th anniversary of APEC and the 20th anniversary of the Bogor Goals. China is a significant partner to regional economic development and cooperation. As host of APEC meetings for 2014, China is committed to “Shaping the Future through Asia Pacific Partnership”, which will be promoted through work under three priorities “ Advancing Regional Economic   Integration,” “Promoting Innovative   Development,   Economic   Reform   and   Growth”   and   “Strengthening Comprehensive Connectivity and Infrastructure Development.”

As a champion of regional economic cooperation and a founding partner, PECC has an important role to play in helping the APEC policy making process by providing intellectual support. PECC has been not only working on the agenda items of regional economic cooperation for 2014 but also thinking big of the future of regional economic cooperation and integration, on the basis of profound understanding of the mandate of APEC and that of PECC per se.

The PECC 22nd General Meeting will be held about two months prior to the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting. This will provide a unique opportunity for PECC members to provide intellectual input into this year’s APEC process and beyond. It is also a good opportunity to look at China’s economic development and its economic policy orientation.

 

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

   

0900-0910

Welcome Remarks

   

0910-0930

Opening Speech

   

0930-1030

Keynote Speeches:

China’s Development Agenda and its Engagement with Asia Pacific

   

1030-1045

Coffee Break

   

1045-1230

Session I - The New Normal: Economic Restructuring in the Asia-Pacific

The Asia Pacific economies are entering a “new normal” featuring moderate growth, in-depth economic restructuring in both developed and developing economies, and regional economic integration-cum-fragmentation. There is an urgent need for enhanced policy coordination in the implementation of reform policies. The original vision of a deeply integrated Asia-Pacific offers the best pathway to continued economic prosperity. We will discuss:

  • New features of the regional economic situation
  • New approaches and synergy of economic restructuring in the region
  • The role of APEC in promoting policy coordination and cooperation on  structural reform

Keynote Speeches

Q&A Session

 

 

1230-1430

Lunch Address : China's Economic Reform and Its Implications for Regional Economic Cooperation

With the ever rising position of China's economy in the world, especially in the region, its role of No. 1 trade partner to a considerable number of regional economies, and its ever increasing pile of both inbound and outbound direct investment, China's economic development and reform agenda has long become the focus of attention in the region. With all the difficulties and challenges, the Chinese Government goes headway with the grand reform agenda. What are the implications for regional economic cooperation.

Q&A Session

   

1430-1610

Session II - Exploring the New Drivers and New Ways for Economic Growth

While the global economy is showing some signs of recovery, the risks and uncertainties still exist and the steps toward revival are weak. As the locomotive of the global economy, the Asia Pacific region should put innovative development, economic reform and growth high on the agenda of regional economic cooperation. We will discuss:

  • identify new drivers, and new ways for economic growth
  • avoid middle income trap in developing economies
  • define the role of APEC in promoting new growth modes for the benefits of member economies

Keynote Speech

Q&A Session

   

1610-1630

Coffee Break

   

1630-1810

Concurrent Sessions

   
 

Concurrent Session I - Urbanization and Sustainable Development of Cities : A Ready Engine to Promote Economic Growth and Cooperation

Urbanization has been a key driver of growth. Both developed and developing economies are faced with the challenge of developing their cities in a sustainable way.   At the same time many cities in the region remain unconnected to the regional and global economies. The challenge is three-fold to promote cities as centers of growth; avoid the chokepoints that will hold back further development; and connect the region’s cities. We will discuss:

  • urbanization as an economic engine
  • best practice sharing
  • APEC’s role to play

Keynote Speech

Q&A Session

   
 

Concurrent Session II - The Energy Challenge of Sustainable Development and Energy Security

The Asia Pacific region as the fastest developing region area in the world is keen to advance energy security, improve energy efficiency and increase the clean energy supply. The manifold rationale includes boosting economic growth, mitigating the effects of climate change, saving energy, and protecting environment. We will discuss:

  • new situation of supply and demand and regional energy cooperation
  • develop the strategic plan of renewable energy from both demand and supply sides
  • navigate a smooth energy transition.

Keynote Speech

Q&A Session

   
 

Concurrent Session III - Global Value Chains (GVCs) : A New Perspective on Trade and Investment

Global Value Chains (GVCs) has important implications for trade and investment patterns and policies and offers new prospects for growth, development and jobs. The trade and investment liberalization and facilitation process in the Asia Pacific region can be better appreciated and promoted from the perspective of GVCs. We will discuss:

  • role of trade in service in GVCs
  • new statistical approach of trade
  • how to enable developing economies to participate in GVCs
  • RTAs from the perspective of GVC

 Keynote Speech

Q&A Session

   
 

Concurrent Session IV - Chinese Entrepreneurs Participating in Regional Economic Cooperation

In recent years, the Chinese Entrepreneurs have been going abroad   for investment. They have experienced successes and failures. With the ever deepening economic integration, it is even more important to promote exchange of information, experience sharing, and mutual understanding between the Chinese investors and their counterparts.

  • the current situation of the Chinese overseas investment and business
  • the expectation of the overseas markets on the Chinese Investors
  • toward a better environment for the Chinese investors

 

Q&A Session

   

1830-2030

Welcome dinner:

Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank : A Strong Support to Regional Connectivity


Q&A Session

   

Thursday, 11 September 2014

 

0900-1030

Session III - Financial Cooperation in Asia Pacific: Status Quo and Prospects

The financial cooperation in the Asia Pacific region lags way behind cooperation in other economic domains. In the economic new normal of the Asia Pacific region, financial cooperation has an important role to play to promote economic growth. We will discuss:

  • monetary policy coordination
  • capital market
  • financial regulation
  • internationalization of RMB

Keynote Speech

Q&A Session

   

1030-1045

Coffee Break

   

1045-1215

Session IV - Regional Economic Integration: Principles, Pathways, and Vision

The economic integration of Asia-Pacific region has stepped into a critical stage. Economic integration and fragmentation in the Asia Pacific region are the major concern for the region. The region can wait no longer to work on the principles and pathways of regional economic integration. A long term vision is in urgent need with the 2020 deadline of Bogor Goals drawing near and the mega-regional free trade arrangements taking shape. At the same time, the leaders in the Asia Pacific region should be always reminded of their role to contribute to the multilateral trading system.

  • principles, pathways, and framework of FTAAP
  • how to make a meaningful start of FTAAP process
  • revitalizing the Multilateral Trade Negotiations

Keynote Speech

Q&A Session

   

1215-1230

Concluding Session

Closing Remarks

   

1230-1400

Lunch Address: APEC on its Way Forward

Q&A Session

                               

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PECC 22nd General Meeting

Next Generation Program

9-11 September 2014, Beijing

 

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Project Summary and Significance

The 2014 PECC Next Generation Program will bring together 50 promising young leaders from PECC member economies for a 3 day conference in Beijing including Participating in the PECC General Meeting and Standing Committee Meeting. The program will give young scholars from diverse backgrounds a platform to express their views about the future of the economic cooperation in the Asia Pacific region.

 Objectives

  • To promote exchange of opinions on regional economic cooperation, and enhance intercultural dialogue.
  • To interact with the PECC opinion leaders on issues related to regional economic cooperation.
  • To pass on the spirit of regional cooperation to the younger generation.
  • To empower the younger generation with the ability to influence the policy makers.

   

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

   

0900-0910

Welcome Remarks

  • An Zhongli, Secretary-General, China National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (CNCPEC)
   

0910-0930

Opening Speech

  • Eduardo Pedrosa, Secretary General, PECC International Secretariat
    Opening Speech
   

0930-1030

Session I - How to Develop Policy Support Papers

As a conventional activity, the youth delegates will be given a lecture on how to develop policy support papers at the beginning of the youth program. The methods and skills will then be applied to assignments in the following sessions.

Moderator:

  • Beth Guo, Deputy Secretary General of Asia-Pacific Youth MODEL APEC Committee

Instructor

Discussion

   

1030-1045

Coffee Break

   

1045-1215

Session II - People to People Connectivity - Young Scholars as Key Stakeholders in Cross-border Education

As one of the priorities of APEC 2014, connectivity includes physical connectivity, institutional connectivity and people to people connectivity. The youth delegates are keen on the people to people connectivity as they are key stakeholders in cross-border education. Their voices for the facilitation of cross-border education will serve as direct reference of policy making. The session is designed to collect the concerns, views, and policy advice of young scholars.

With the writing skills they have just learned, the participants are instructed to develop a policy paper on the basis of a lecture and discussion.

Moderator:

  • Beth Guo, Deputy Secretary General of Asia-Pacific Youth MODEL APEC Committee

Instructor:

Discussion

   

1215-1330

Lunch

   

1330-1530

Session III - Attending PECC Standing Committee Meeting

   

1530-1545

Coffee Break

   

1545-1730

Session IV - Role of Young Scholars in Promoting Innovative Green Economy

The young scholars represent a major force in innovation and green economy at present and in future. They shall define their role in promoting innovative green economy in the Asia Pacific region.

Moderator:

  • Beth Guo, Deputy Secretary General of Asia-Pacific Youth MODEL APEC Committee

Instructor:

Discussion

   

1900-2100

Theme Buffet: Cross-Border Eduation

Beijing Jiaotong University

Guest of Honor:

  • Charles Morrison, President, East West Center
   

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

   

0900-2030

Attending PECC General Meeting

   

Thursday, 11 September 2014

   

0900-1230

Attending PECC General Meeting

   

1330-1600

Presentation and Submission of report and summaries

PECC GM XXII:Student Delegate Report on Liberalization of Cross Border Education

PECC GM XXII:Student Delegate Presentation on Liberalization of Cross Border Education

Sharing views on the PECC Next Generation Program

Certificates Presentation

   

1800-2200

Dinner for all student delegates

 

               

 

 

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