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PECC-USAPC-SINCPEC Conference on

"Growing Apec Economies: New Challenges and Approaches"

Date: 29-30 June 2011, Friday and Saturday
Venue: Orchard Hotel, Singapore

Synopsis:

On 29 to 30 June, the Singapore National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (SINCPEC), together with PECC and United States Asia Pacific Council (USAPC), co-organised a conference on “ Growing APEC Economies: New Challenges and Approaches”

This conference was officiated by Dr Charles Morrison, Co-Chair of PECC and it is a prelude to the APEC meeting in Honolulu at the end of 2011.

This conference serves as an opportunity to share interim findings as we run up to the 20th PECC General Meeting hosted by USAPC (US Asia Pacific Council/ US national committee for PECC) in Washington D.C. in September this year. The effort aims to contribute to increasing more direct input to the APEC process by the regional experts in their respective fields. This year, the key motivation is to help APEC economies cope with external shocks such as the US Government’s second quantitative easing, and rebalance export-driven development model by identifying services as an alternative growth pillar.

The conference has four main objectives: Take stock on the latest development amongst APEC economies in terms of sustainable and inclusive growth; Share experience in exploring how services can also be a pillar of growth for emerging economies; Evaluate how APEC economies can better cope with volatile capital flows; and Re-examine the effectiveness of APEC amidst the growing complexity in regional institutional architecture.

Discussions from the conference are expected to contribute to this year’s State of The Region (SOTR) report published by PECC which serves as a key medium to influence the policy makers directly involved in the APEC official process. SOTR is released immediately prior to the annual APEC summits and the venue this year will be Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

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Conference Report on “Growing APEC Economies: New Challenges & Approaches”


 
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  PROGRAMME
 

Tuesday,
28 June 2011

 

All Day

Arrival of conference participants

1830 – 2000

Working dinner for conference speakers and PECC Chairs and Representatives

 
 

Wednesday,
29 June 2011

 

0800 – 0845

Conference Registration

0900 – 0950

Opening Session

0900 – 0910

Welcome Remarks
Mr Ho Meng Kit
Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Business Federation
Singapore

0910 – 0930

Opening Remarks by
Dr Charles Morrison
Co-Chair, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC),
Chair, United States Asia Pacific Council (USAPC) &
President, East West Center
United States of America (Speech pdf)

0930 – 0950

Keynote Address by
Mr Lim Hng Kiang
Minister, Ministry of Trade and Industry
Singapore (Speech pdf)

0950 - 1015

Coffee Break

1015 – 1215

Plenary Session 1
Growing Economies in APEC
This session will discuss the issues relating to rapid structural changes and challenges currently taking place within APEC economies with regards to employment creation, technology upgrading, relative economic compliment and sustainabilities. 

Plenary Session Moderator:
Dr Charles Morrison
Co-Chair, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC),
Chair, United States Asia Pacific Council (USAPC) &
President, East West Center
United States of America

1020 – 1045

Keynote speaker
Professor Woo Wing Thye
Professor, Department of Economics
University of California, Davis
United States of America (Presentation pdf)

1045 – 1145

Panel Speakers:

  1. Ambassador Yoshiji Nogami
    Chair, Japan National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (JANCPEC) &
    President, Japan Institute of International Affairs
    Japan 
  2. Professor Chen Kang
    Director,
    Masters in Public Administration and Management Program, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
    Singapore (Presentation pdf)
  3. Dr Vu Minh Khuong
    Assistant Professor,
    Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
    Singapore(Presentation pdf)
  4. Dr Arianto Patunru
    Head
    , Institute for Economic and Social Research, Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia
    Indonesia (Presentation pdf)

1145 – 1215

Discussion Session

1215 – 1400

Distinguished Luncheon Speaker:
Professor Bernard Yeung
Dean, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore
Singapore (Presentation pdf)

Lunch

1400 – 1600

Plenary Session 2
Growing Trading in Services in APEC Economies
This session will discuss the issues relating to how to expand trading in services and enhancement on productivity for the APEC economies.

Plenary Session Moderator:
Mr Ian Buchanan
Chair, Australian Pacific Economic Cooperation Committee (AUSPECC) &
Senior Executive Advisor, Booz & Company
Australia

1405 – 1430

Keynote speaker:
Professor Christopher Findlay
Vice-Chair, Australian Pacific Economic Cooperation Committee (AUSPECC) &
Executive Dean (Acting), Faculty of the Professions, University of Adelaide
Australia (Presentation pdf)

1430 – 1530

Panel Speakers:

  1. Dato’ Dr Mahani Zainal Abidin
    Chair, Malaysia National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (MANCPEC) &
    Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Strategic and International Studies
  2. Malaysia (Presentation pdf)
  3. Ms Subrina Chow
    Director,
    Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Singapore
    Hong Kong (Presentation pdf)
  4. Dr Narongchai Akrasanee
    Chair,
    Thailand National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (TNCPEC) &
    Chairman, Seranee Holdings
    Thailand (Presentation pdf)
  5. Mrs Tatiana Palatova
    Deputy Chief, Service and Investment Division, Trade Negotiations Department, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Russia (Presentation pdf)

1530 – 1600

Discussion Session

1600 – 1615

Coffee Break


1615 – 1830

Plenary Session 3
APEC’s Growth: State of the Region Report Presentation

Plenary Session Moderator:
Mr Denis McNamara
Deputy Chair, New Zealand Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (NZPECC) &
Consultant, Lowndes Associates
New Zealand

1620 – 1700

Keynote Speaker:
Mr Woo Yuen Pau
Coordinator, PECC State-of-the-Region Task Force &
President and Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Canada (Presentation pdf)

1700 – 1800

Presentation Session: Members of State-of-the-Region Editorial Committee

  1. Australia:  Mr Ian Buchanan
    Chair, Australian Pacific Economic Cooperation Committee (AUSPECC) &
    Senior Executive Advisor, Booz & Company
  2. China:  Ambassador Zou Mingrong
    Executive Vice-Chair, China National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (CNCPEC)
    Dr Yang Zerui
    Researcher, China National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (CNCPEC)
  3. Japan:  Ambassador Yoshiji Nogami
    Chair, Japan National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (JANCPEC) &
    President, Japan Institute of International Affairs
  4. Korea:  Dr Sangkyom Kim
    Executive Director, Korea National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (KOPEC)
  5. Singapore:  Associate Professor Tan Khee Giap
    Chair, Singapore National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (SINCPEC) & Co-Director, Asia Competitiveness Institute, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

  6. Chinese Taipei: Dr Gee San
    Deputy Minister
    , Council for Economic Planning & Development 
    Executive Yuan
  7. United States of America:  Dr Charles Morrison
    Co-Chair, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC), Chair, United States Asia Pacific Council (USAPC) & President, East West Center
1800 – 1830 Discussion Session
1845 – 2045 Conference Dinner
Distinguished Speaker
Dr Charles Morrison
Co-Chair, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC),
Chair, United States Asia Pacific Council (USAPC) &
President, East West Center
United States of America (Presentation pdf)
End of Conference Day One
 
 

Thursday,
30 June 2011

 

0845 – 1045

Plenary Session 4
Managing Capital Flows
This session will discuss how APEC economies can cope with the rapid capital flows within APEC economies with regards to macroeconomic stability and external shocks.

Plenary Session Moderator:
Dr Ko Kwan Wai
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Special Assistant to Professor Sung Yun-wing, Chair, Hong Kong Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (HKCPEC)
Hong Kong, China

0850 – 0915

Keynote speaker:
Professor Kawai Masahiro
Dean & Chief Executive Officer, Asian Development Bank Institute
Japan (Presentation pdf)

0915 – 1015 Panel Speakers:
  1. Dr Kobsak Pootrakool Executive Vice President, International Banking Group, Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited
    Thailand (Presentation pdf)
  2. Associate Professor Chow Hwee Kwan
    Associate Professor of Economics and Statistics (Practice), School of Economics, Singapore Management University
    Singapore (Presentation pdf)
  3. Dr Chen Miao
    Director,
    Macroeconomic Forecasting Centre, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research
    Chinese Taipei (Presentation pdf)

1015 – 1045

Discussion Session

1045 – 1100

Coffee Break

1100 – 1300

Plenary Session 5
Strategic Importance of Regional Economic Integration and Cooperation vis-a-vis Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), East Asian Summit (EAS) and Group of Twenty (G-20)

Plenary Session Moderator:
Mr Jusuf Wanandi
Co-Chair, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC),
Chair, Indonesian National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (INCPEC) &
Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees, Centre for Strategic and International Studies
Indonesia

1105 – 1130

Keynote Speaker:
Associate Professor Simon Tay
Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs &
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Singapore (Presentation pdf)

1130 – 1230

Panel Speakers:

  1. Ambassador Yoshiji Nogami
    Chair, Japan National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (JANCPEC) &
    President, Japan Institute of International Affairs
    Japan 
  2. Ambassador Zou Mingrong
    Executive Vice-Chair
    , China National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (CNCPEC)
    China (Paper / Presentation pdf)
  3. Dato Timothy Ong
    Chairman, Asia Inc Forum
    Brunei Darussalam
  4. Dr Sangkyom Kim
    Executive Director, Korea National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (KOPEC)
    Korea (Presentation pdf)

 1230 – 1300

Discussion Session

1300 – 1430

Distinguished Luncheon Speaker:
Mr Louis Mazel
Deputy Chief of Mission, United States Embassy in Singapore
United States of America

Closing Remarks:
Can APEC Economies Deliver?
Ambassador Muhamad Noor
Executive Director, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat (speech pdf)

Lunch

1400 – 1430

Media Briefing

  1. Dr Charles Morrison
    Co-Chair
    , Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC),
    Chair, United States Asia Pacific Council (USAPC) &
    President, East West Center
    United States of America
  2. Mr Jusuf Wanandi
    Co-Chair, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC),
    Chair, Indonesian National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (INCPEC) &
    Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees, Centre for Strategic and International Studies
    Indonesia
  3. Associate Professor Tan Khee Giap
    Chair
    , Singapore National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (SINCPEC) &
    Co-Director
    , Asia Competitiveness Institute, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
    Singapore      
1430 End of Conference
1930 – 2100 Dinner Meeting for PECC Chairs and Representatives
   
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For more information, please contact Ms Amanda Lim at +65 6601 1175 or email: spplla@nus.edu.sg