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Finance Forum: Issues and Challenges for Regional Financial Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific

From July 07, 2003 20:00 until July 08, 2003 20:00
At Hua Hin
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Finance Forum
Second Annual Conference

Issues and Challenges for Regional Financial Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific

8-9 July 2003
Hua Hin, Thailand

 

Monday 7 July

1230

Preparatory Meeting of the ad hoc Coordinating Group of the Forum

1900

Welcoming Reception and Dinner

  • Hosted by Dr. Narongchai Akrasanee, Vice-Chairman of Thailand National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (TNCPEC)

Tuesday 8 July

0845-0900

Opening Session

Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Soogil Young, Forum Coordinator

Welcoming Remarks

  • Dr. Narongchai Akrasanee, Vice-Chairman, TNCPEC

Congratulatory Remarks

  • Mr. Wisudhi Srisuphan, Chairman of the 16th APEC Finance Ministers' Technical Working Group Meeting

0900-1120

Session I: The Outlook for Financial and Monetary Stability in the Asia-Pacific Region: Risks and Challenges

Chair: Dr. Narongchai Akrasanee, Vice-Chairman, TNCPEC

0900-0945

Presentations

The Outlook of Financial and Monetary Stability in the Asia-Pacific Region

Implications of the Security Agenda for Financial Flows and Integration in the Region

Globalization, Disease and Its Financial Impact: the Case of SARS

0945-1015

Comments

Discussant 1: Dr. Ifzal Ali, Chief Economist, ADB
Discussant 2: Prof. Richard Drobnick, University of Southern California

1015-1030

Coffee Break

1030-1120

Discussion

1120-1500

Session II: Financial and Monetary Cooperation in East Asia at a Crossroads

Chair: Prof. Wendy Dobson, University of Toronto

1120-1205

Presentations

Financial, Monetary and Economic Cooperation in East Asia: Where We Are, Where We Want to Be, and How We Get There from Here
Central Bank Cooperation in East Asia
Monetary and Financial Cooperation in East Asia: The Way Ahead

1205-1245

Comments

  • Discussant 1: Dr. Jesus Estanislao, Institute of Directors and Corporate Governance Business Sector Advisory Groups
  • Discussant 2: Prof. Huang Weiping, Renmin University of China
  • Discussant 3: Mr. James Hanson, World Bank
  • Discussant 4: Mr. Darren McDermott, Assistant Managing Editor, The Asian Wall Street Journal

1250-1400

Luncheon hosted by Mr. Chartsiri Soponpanich, President of Thai Bankers' Association, represented by Mr. Twatchai Yongkittikul, Secretary General

1400-1500

Discussion

1500-1820

Session III: Developing Regional Bond Markets in East Asia: Issues and Proposals

Chair: Prof. Yung-Chul Park, Korea University

1500-1600

Presentations

Creating Regional Bond Markets in East Asia: Rationale and Strategy

 The ABC of Asian Bonds

Roadmap for Building the Institutional Foundation for Regional Bond Market in East Asia
The Structure and Characteristics of East Asian Bond Markets

1600-1620

Tea Break

1620-1650

Comments

1650-1820

Discussion

1900

Reception and Dinner hosted by Dr. Soogil Young, Vice-Chairman of Korea National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (KOPEC)

Wednesday 9 July

0900-1045

Session IV: Financing SMEs: Issues and Options from the Ecotech Perspective

Chair: Dr. Jesus Estanislao, Institute of Directors and Corporate Governance Business Sector Advisory Groups

0900-0945

Presentations

Financing Challenges of SMEs from the Policy Perspective
Capital Markets for Small and Medium Enterprises: An Evaluation of Recent New Zealand Experience
Venture Capital in APEC Economies,

0945-1015

Comments

  • Discussant 1: Dr. Kanit Sangsubhan, Fiscal Policy Research Institute, Thailand
  • Discussant 2: Dr. David Hong, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research
  • Discussant 3: Prof. Stephen Cheung, City University of Hong Kong

1015-1045

Discussion

1045-1100

Coffee Break

1100-1240

Session V: Risk Management in the Banking Sector of APEC Economies: Current Practices and Capacity Building Challenges

Chair: Mr. Ken Waller, APEC Business Advisory Council

1100-1130

Presentations

Regulatory and Business Environment for Risk Management in the Banking Sectors: Report of a Survey of the APEC Economies

 The Role of Bank Supervisory Authorities under the New Basel Accord: Challenges for Asia

1130-1200

Comments

  • Discussant 1: Mr. Vitaliano Nanagas II, Chairman, Development Bank of the Philippines
  • Discussant 2: Dr. Tarisa Watanagase, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Thailand
  • Discussant 3: Mrs. Hajah Salma Latiff, University Brunei Darussalam

1200-1240

Discussion

1250-1400

Luncheon hosted by Dr. Jeffrey Koo, Chairman of Chinese Taipei Pacific Economic Cooperation Committee (CTPECC) represented by Dr. David Hong, CTPECC Finance Forum

1400-1550

Session VI: The Impact of RTAs and GATS on Financial Services Liberalization in the APEC Region

Chair: Prof. Robert Scollay, Coordinator, PECC Trade Forum

1400-1430

Presentation

Impacts of NAFTA-type RTAs

  • Mr. Patricio Contreras, Organization of American States
  • Ms. Soonhwa Yi, Organization of American States

Singapore's RTAs on Services Liberalization: A Comparative Study

1430-1500

Comments

  • Discussant 1: Dr. Narongchai Akrasanee, Seranee Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Discussant 2: Prof. Yung-Chul Park, Korea University
  • Discussant 3: Mr. James Hanson, World Bank

1500-1550

Discussion

1550-1610

Tea Break

1610-1750

Summing-up Session: Key Findings, Issues and Recommendations

Chair: Dr. Soogil Young, Forum Coordinator

1610-1720

Review of Discussion by Session

1720-1750

Review of Policy Messages

1750-1800

Concluding Remarks

  • Dr. Soogil Young, Forum Coordinator
  • Dr. Narongchai Akrasanee, Vice-Chairman, TNCPEC

1900

Post-Conference Review Meeting of the ad hoc Coordinating Group of the Forum

 

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