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The 32nd Pacific Economic Community Seminar - Quest for Economic Growth Engines

From November 14, 2017 until November 15, 2017
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The 32nd Pacific Economic Community Seminar

 

"Quest for Economic Growth Engines"

 

14-15 November 2017

Chinese Taipei

 

Organizer: Chinese Taipei Pacific Economic Cooperation Committee (CTPECC)

 

Agenda

 

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

 

0900 - 0930 

Registration

 

0930 - 1000

Opening Session

 

 Session Chair:

    •  Chien-Fu Lin, Chairman, CTPECC; President, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research

 

Welcome Remarks:

    • Paul Wen-liang Chang, Vice Chairman, CTPECC

 

Group Photo:

    • Session Chairs, Speakers and Discussants

 

1000 - 1010

Coffee Break

 

1010 - 1130

Keynote Speech

 

Session Chair:

  • Chen-Sheng Ho, Director, Department of International Affairs, Taiwan Institute of Economic Affairs

 

"How have global value chains changed Asia-Pacific? Implication for development strategies and international commercial policies"

 

Keynote Speaker:

    • Fukunari Kimura, Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia

 

Q&A

 

1130 - 1300

Lunch

 

1300 - 1450

Session I: Regional Economic Integration and relevant effects

The US President Trump has signed an executive order to withdraw from the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) adding uncertainties to regional cooperation and economic integration in the Asia-Pacific Region. The rise of anti-globalization sentiment has been a highly visible phenomenon evidenced by political and economic unrest. What we can do to face the challenges of rising anti-globalization sentiment and to keep promote REI and regional cooperation in our region are essential and critical.

 

Session Chair:

    • Lawrence Lee, Vice-Chairman, CTPECC

 

Speakers:

    • Yih-Chyi Chuang, Professor, Department of Economics, National Chengchi University

    • Andrew Elek, Research Associate, Australian National University

 

Discussants:

    • Vo Tri Thanh, Chair, Vietnam National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (VNCPEC)

    • Tan Khee Giap, Chair, Singapore National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (CTPECC)

    • Chen-Sheng Ho, Director, Department of International Affairs, Taiwan Institute of Economic Affairs

 

Q&A

 

1450 - 1505

Coffee Break

 

1505 - 1700

Session II: The opportunities and challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

As the global trade liberalization and integration has helped pushed forward greater innovation and productivity, APEC is developing a roadmap for internet and digital economy to meet the future needs of our region. In addition, the fourth industrial revolution is relevant to a digital transformation in the Asia-Pacific supply value chain processes. Within such industrial processes, digital technologies such as cyber physical systems, the Internet of things and cloud computing will be increasingly embraced. The essential goal of new industrial revolution is to make manufacturing faster, more efficient and more customer-centric. However, it is claimed that challenges may be brought about, include IT security, reliability and continuous productivity, industrial knowhow protection, lack of adequate skill-sets, loss of jobs to automatic and IT-controlled process and so on. Does the coming of new industrial revolution offer more economic opportunities? How does it play a role of economic growth? What are the potential solutions for relevant challenges, if there is any?

 

Session Chair:

    • Albert Ting, Vice Chairman, CTPECC

 

Speakers:

    • Stephen Ezell, Vice President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

    • Chorng-Tyan Lin, Director, Metal Industries Research & Development Centre

 

Discussants

    • Kyunjin Song, President, Institute for Global Economics, Seoul, Korea

    • Wangbor Chen, CEO, Bordao Co.

    • Can Van Luc, SEVP of BIDV; Director of BIDV Training School; Member of VNCPEC

    • Eduardo Pedrosa, Secretary General, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council

 

Q&A

 

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

 

1000 - 1200

Roundtable Session

In the roundtable session, issues analyzed and conclusions made in previous sessions on Day 1 will be thoroughly an unreservedly discussed.

 

Session Chair:

    • Mignonne Chan, Founder & CEO, Out-of-the-Box Consultancy

 

Discussants:

    • All speakers, discussants and Chinese Taipei participants

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