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PECC XXIII: 23rd PECC General Meeting

From September 11, 2015 until September 12, 2015
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Growth Engines for the 21st Century:

Achieving Balanced, Inclusive, and Sustainable Growth

23rd PECC General Meeting

11 - 12 September 2015

Manila, Philippines

 

Friday, 11 September 2015
   

 0900-1000

Opening Session

Welcoming Remarks

  • Antonio Basilio, Chair, PPECC
  • Jusuf Wanandi, Co-Chair, PECC

Keynote Speaker:

  • H.E. Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Republic of the Philippines


 1000-1030

Coffee Break

 1030-1200

Plenary Session I: Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in the Asia-Pacific Century

The 21st century was touted as the Asia-Pacific century, 15 years on with the fallout from the Global Financial Crisis still bearing over the world economy, what will the drivers of growth be in the coming 5-10 years? The structural changes taking place in major economies such as China, Japan and the United States, the growing constraints on the supply of resources and environmental concerns will have a profound impact on prospects for growth for the entire region. On the other hand, the broader adoption of new technology and new ways of conducting business may provide solutions and opportunities for growth. What role for policy reform and regional cooperation to facilitate new growth engines?

Moderator:

  • Manfred Wilhelmy, Chair, CHILPEC

Keynote Speaker:

Panelists:

  • Barbara Navarro, Policy and Government Relations, Google
    (download pdf) (youtube clip)
  • Josef Yap, Professorial Lecturer, University of the Philippines School of Economics
    (download pdf)
  • Charles Morrison, President, East-West Center
  • Wang Tongsan, Director, Institute of Quantitative and Technical Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CAAS)
    (download pdf)

Open discussion

1200-1400

Lunch

ASEAN Economic Community

ASEAN agreed to realize, by the end of 2015, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and implement initiatives to achieve a single market and production base, allowing the free flow of goods, services, investments, and skilled labor, and the freer movement of capital across the region. What are the prospects for achieving the AEC by the end of this year? What are the potential benefts and challenges and what should be the next steps?

Panel Discussion:

Moderator:

  • Anthony A. Abad, CEO/Managing Director, TradeAdvisors

Panelists:

  • Narongchai Akrasanee, Chair, TNCPEC
  • M. Supperamaniam, Distinguished Fellow, Institute of Strategic and Internatioal Studies (ISIS), Malaysia
  • Djisman Simandjuntak, Chair, INCPEC
  • Thomas G. Aquino, Former Senior Undersecretary of Trade & Industry, Republic of the Philippines

1400-1530

Plenary Session II: Challenges of Promoting Inclusive Growth

Over the past 35 years the world has witnessed an almost unprecendented increase in the creation of wealth and a reduction in global income inequality. Since 1970, the share of global income of the richest countries has gone down from 87 percent to 74 percent and the average global income has doubled from around US$4,000 to close to US$8,000. However income inequality has also been on the rise. What can be done to ensure that the next phase of growth is more inclusive?

Moderator:

  • Yoshiji Nogami, Chair, JANCPEC & President, The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA)

Keynote Speaker:

  • Paolo Benigno "BAM" Aguirre Aquino IV, Senator, Republic of the Philippines
    (download pdf)

Panelists:

  • Arsenio M. Balisacan, Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning, Republic of the Philippines
    (download pdf)
  • Maarten Kelder, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Solutions, Zuellig Pharma
    (download pdf)
  • Emanuel Jimenez, Executive Director, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation

Open Discussion

1530-1645

Plenary Session III: Mega-Regionals and the Future of the Trade System

When the Philippines last hosted APEC in 1996 there were relatively few preferential trade deals among regional economies. Since then, driven by the stalling of the WTO Doha Round and impatience from the business community the trend has been towards bilateral and regional trade deals. Some of these are being consolidated in the form of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Is it now time to work towards the convergence of these agreements as suggested by a panel of experts convened by former WTO Director General Pascal Lamy "We recommend that WTO members engage explicitly in an exploration of ways in which preferential trade agreements and the principles underlying them could increasingly converge with the multilateral system."

Moderator:

  • Tan Sri Rastam Mohd Isa, Chairman & Chief Executive, ISIS Malaysia & Chair, MANCPEC

Keynote Speaker:

  • Bayu Krisnamurthi, Former Vice Minister of Trade, Republic of Indonesia
    (download pdf)

Panelists:

  • Peter Petri, Senior Fellow, East-West Center
  • Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Chief Executive Officer, International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development
  • John Weekes, Senior Business Advisor, Bennett Jones Ottawa
  • Li Wentao, APEC Study Center, Nankai University
    (download pdf)

Open Discussion

1645-1715

Coffee Break

1715-1830

Concurrent Sessions:

  • Mining and Natural Resources

    While the commodities super-cycle has been put on hold by slower overall economic growth, the Asia-Pacific region is likely to continue to be the largest source of demand growth over the next 20-30 years. China's demand for industrial metals now accounts 45% of global demand. It is now also the world's largest consumer of bauxite, iron ore, coal, copper and nickel. On the supply side, concerns remain over the ability of major resource rich economies to meet that demand due to a range of concerns from the impact of mining on the environment as well as the 'Dutch disease' phenomenon. What role can regional cooperation play in facilitating sustainable investment in the minerals sector?

Moderator:

  • Jose P. Leviste, Jr. , Past Chair PPECC; Chairman, OceanaGold (Philippines), Inc.

Panelists:

  • Delia Albert, Senior Advisor, SGV Ernst and Young
  • Jargalsaikhan Dambadarja, Secretary General, MONCPEC
  • Jane Drake-Brockman, Director, EU Center for Global Affairs, Institute of International Trade, Adelaide University
    (download pdf)

 

  • Principles for Promoting Resilient Economies

    The Asia-Pacific straddles the ring of fire with the region bearing the brunt of many of the world's natural disasters. What lessons can be learnt from various experiences around the region and how can investments in making societies more resilient work to also promote more dynamic and sustainable growth?

Moderator:

  • Charles Morrison, President, East-West Center

Panelists:

  • Joey Salceda, Governor, Province of Albay, Philippines
  • Augusto Hidalgo, Deputy Chairman and Spokesman of Philippine Insurers and Reinsurers Association Inc.
  • Oscar Moreno, Mayor, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
    (download pdf)

 

  • The Role of Micro and Social Enterprises in Promoting Inclusive Growth

    Although the Asia-Pacific region has been the engine behind global growth in the past few decades, millions are still left behind, without access to basic needs or to livelihood opportunities. What role can social enterprises play in ensuring more inclusive growth? What are the appropriate policy frameworks for encouraging social enterprises?

Moderator:

  • Chien-Fu Lin, President, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research and Chair, CTPECC

Panelists:

 

  • The Internet Economy

    The Internet now accounts directly for upwards of 3.4 percent of GDP in many economies. The importance of the internet to the broader economy is set to increase in the coming years as more and more firms integrate technology into their operations, lives are becoming increasingly digital as information and communiction technologies become increasingly pervasive. What are the policties that need to be adopted to ensure that the digital opportunity does not become a digital divide?

Moderator:

  • Emmaneul C. Lallana, Chief Executive, IdeaCorp, Inc.

Panelists:

1900-2100

Gala Dinner

Moderators:

  • Jusuf Wanandi, PECC Co-Chair
  • Denis McNamara, Chair, NZPECC

Conversation with Roberto R. Romulo, Past PECC Chair & Honorary PPECC Chair

Saturday, 12 September 2015

0830-1000

Plenary Session IV: The Role of Regional Financial Cooperation in Promoting Economic Growth

While the Asia-Pacific region and especially East Asia have become increasingly integrated through trade, intra-regional financial flows are more limited. What steps can be taken to promote the efficient recycling of capital through the system to promote innovative and inclusive and balanced growth in regional economies? Will we see increased use of local currencies in settlement of trade and financial transactions?

Moderator:

  • Ian Buchanan, Senior Executive Advisor, PwC Strategy& and Chair, AUSPECC

Keynote Speaker:

  • Nestor Espenilla, Jr. , Deputy Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
    (download pdf)

Panelists:

Open Discussion

1000-1030

Coffee Break

1030-1200

Plenary Session V: Connectivity: Challenges for Global Value Chains

While regional policy-makers remain broadly supportive of free trade and global value chains offer a quick way for economies to enter the trading system, international trade remains limited to the region's cities and large companies. What are the priority issues that need to be addressed to ensure that more of the region's small and medium enterprises can engage in international commerce? How can we strengthen the services sector to promote greater participation in global value chains? What strategies can second and third tier cities pursue to benefit from globalization and integration?

Moderator:

  • Tang Guoqiang, Chair, CNCPEC

Keynote Speaker:

Panelists:

  • Denis Hew, Director, APEC Policy Support Unit
  • Djisman Simandjuntak, Chair, INCPEC
    (download pdf)
  • Mark Trainor, Principal Advisor, Trade and Economic Group, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand
    (download pdf)

Open Discussion

1200-1230

Closing session

Summary and Wrap:

  • Antonio Basilio, Chair PPECC

Closing Remarks:

  • Donald Campbell, Co-Chair, PECC

1230-1400

Lunch

ASEAN and APEC Convergence

The end of 2015 will mark a critical milestone in regional economic integration with the ASEAN Economic Community. At the same time, APEC is just five years away from the Bogor Goals. When APEC was formed in 1989, all then ASEAN members were founding members. ASEAN's agreement to forming APEC was in 1989 a key diplomatic hurdle. Since then, only one of the new ASEAN members have joined APEC. This divergence in membership has meant that the broader Asia-Pacific institution has evolved without all of ASEAN's members part of the process who are seen as 'central' to the regional process. Has this weakened regional cooperation efforts? Should and how can ASEAN and APEC work more together to promote deeper regional economic integration and cooperation?

Panel Discussion:

Moderator:

  • Federico Macaranas, Asian Institute of Management, Vice-Chair, PPECC

Panelists:

  • Jusuf Wanandi, PECC Co-Chair
  • Alan Bollard, APEC Executive Director
  • Wilfrido Villacorta, Former Philippine Ambassador to ASEAN
    (download pdf)
  • Nguyen Nguyet Nga, Director-General, APEC Viet Nam 2017 Secretariat

Open Discussion

 

 

 

 

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23rd PECC General Meeting

Next Generation Program

10 September 2015

Manila, Philippines

 

Thursday, 10 September 2015
   
Plenary: The Youth's Role in Fostering People Connectivity in Building Inclusive Economies
 

 0830-0900

Registration

 0900-1030

Opening Session

Master of Ceremonies:

  • Pam Asis-Layugan, ADB Consultant for GMS & BIMP-EAGA & TOSP Alumni Community Chair

Welcoming Remarks

  • Donald Campbell, Co-Chair PECC & Chair CANCPEC

Keynote Speaker:

  • Cielito F. Habito, Former Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning, Philippines; Professor of Economics, Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU)
    (download pdf)

Open Forum

Facilitator:

  • Pam Asis-Layugan, ADB Consultant for GMS & BIMP-EAGA & TOSP Alumni Community Chair

Speaker:

 

 1030-1100

Coffee / Tea Break

 1100-1230

Inspirational Message

  • Eduardo Pedrosa, Secretary-General, PECC International Secretariat

Panel Moderator:

  • Federico M. Macaranas, Vice-Chair PPECC

Panellists:

  • Hugh Stephens, Principal, Trans-Pacific Connections; Vice-Chair CANCPEC
    (download pdf)
  • Sandy Sanchez-Montano, First ASEAN Woman Leader Awardee; First ASEAN Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur

1200-1330

Lunch Plenary: Networking

1400-1730

Workshops

Facilitator:

  • Pam Asis-Layugan, ADB Consultant for GMS & BIMP-EAGA & TOSP Alumni Community Chair

1730-1800

Draft Resolutions

1800-2100

Dinner Plenary:

Networking / Socials

Closing Session

 

 

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Discussion Forum

Going It Alone in the Asia-Pacific: Regional Trade Agreements Without the United States
Peter A. Petri (PIIE), Michael G. Plummer (Johns Hopkins University and East-West Center), Shujiro Urata (Waseda University) and Fan Zhai (Former Managing Director, China Investment Corporation)


The Linkage between Services and Manufacturing in the US economy
Sherry M. Stephenson, Senior Fellow, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development


Digital DNA: Disruption and the Challenges for Global Governance
Peter F. Cowhey (University of California, San Diego), 
Jonathan D. Aronson (University of Southern California)


Growth in a Time of Change
Pamela Mar, Director of Sustainability, Fung Academy | Fung Group


Why Connectivity is a starting point for real change
Pamela Mar, Director of Sustainability, Fung Academy | Fung Group


The TPP lives on – and Canada should be part of it
Hugh Stephens, Vice-chair, CANCPEC


After the TPP: What’s Next for Canada in Asia?
Hugh Stephens, Vice-chair, CANCPEC