ECC-SINCPEC-ADBI Conference on

“Towards Balanced and Sustainable Growth Strategies for Post-Crisis Asia: A Shifting Paradigm and Challenges”

Date: 16 August 2010
Venue: Orchard Hotel, Singapore

Synopsis:

On 16 August, the Singapore National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (SINCPEC), together with PECC and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), co-organised a conference on “Towards Balanced & Sustainable Growth Strategies for Post-Crisis Asia: A Shifting Paradigm & Challenges”.

This conference was officiated by Mr Jusuf Wanandi, Co-Chair of PECC and it is a follow-up to the APEC summit held in Singapore in 2009 and discussed ideas and suggestions on the major issues for the Asia-Pacific region as part of a series of PECC deliberations, so as to feed into the forthcoming APEC meeting in Yokohama in November 2010.

The themes of the conference focused around policy recommendations for Asia and how economies could rebalance sustainable growth as they region entered into a post-crisis phase. Three discussions panels were convened to discuss the topics of raising the quality of life and inclusive growth for Asians; financial deepening and integration in Asia and strategies to enable balanced and sustainable growth in post-crisis Asia.

It was recognized that inclusive growth was the way forward for Asia as the financial crisis highlighted new vulnerabilities in the system and accentuated the current weakness. Policy makers were encouraged to consider the many recommendations so that Asia could grow more sustainably and more Asians can benefit from the recovery and growth.

The themes of the conference actually echoed the various issues discussed in the new ADBI publication on “Rebalancing for Sustainable Growth: Asia’s Post-crisis Challenge”, edited by Masahiro Kawai and Jong-Wha Lee, which was launched at the Conference by Ambassador Tommy Koh

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For more information, please contact Ms Daisy Yeo at 6601 1176 or email: info@sincpec.sg