PECC-SINCPEC Conference on

“Apec Economies: A Paradigm Shift?”

Date: 26-27 April 2012, Thursday and Friday
Venue: Orchard Hotel, Singapore

Synopsis:

This conference is a prelude to the APEC meeting in Vladivostok, Russia at the end of 2012. The objective of this conference co-organised by PECC and SINCPEC is to provide ideas and suggestions on the major issues that leaders of the Asia-Pacific region have identified, focusing on further trade liberalization, nurturing Asia-Pacific growth with paradigm shift and potential structural change needed, as well as securing future growth through functional cooperation.

This effort will hopefully provide an opportunity to offer substantive inputs into the APEC process and we hope that this initiative will continue through 2012 and 2013 in Russia and Indonesia, the next chairs of the APEC process.

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Conference Proceedings on “APEC Economies: A Paradigm Shift?”

PROGRAMME

Wednesday,
25 April 2012
All Day Arrival of conference participants
1830 – 2000 Working dinner for conference speakers and PECC Chairs and Representatives
Thursday,
26 April 2012
0800 – 0845 Conference Registration
0900 – 0935 Opening Session
0910 – 0915 Opening Remarks by
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
0915 – 0925 Keynote Address by
Professor Wang Gungwu
Chairman, Governing Board, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
Chairman, East Asia Institute, National University of Singapore &
Chairman, Board of Trustees, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Singapore (Speech icon_pdf)
0925 – 0950 Coffee Break
0950 – 1105 Plenary Session 1
Further Trade Liberalization for APEC Economies
This session will discuss the issues relating to Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement,
invigorating trade and investment liberalization and facilitation in the Asia Pacific.
0950 – 1040 Plenary Session Moderator:
Mr Vincent Kong
Director of Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Brunei Darussalam

Panel Speakers:
1.“Trade Liberalization within the Regional Economic Architecture”
Mr Dominic Goh
Director-General, International Economics Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Singapore (Presentation icon_pdf)

2. “Consolidating Sub-Regional Initiatives: The EAFTA as Catalyst”
Dr Wook Chae
Chair, Korea National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (KOPEC) &
President, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
Korea (Presentation icon_pdf)

3. “The Completion of the ASEAN Economic Community 2015”
Mr Steven Wong
Senior Director, Institute of Strategic and International Studies
Malaysia (Speech icon_pdf)

1040 – 1105 Discussion Session
1105 – 1230 Plenary Session 2
Nurturing Asia Pacific Growth in the Aftermath of the Fiscal Crises in Europe: Paradigm Shift and Structural Change Needed
This session will discuss how APEC economies can cope with external debt and ensure fiscal sustainability.

Plenary Session Chair:
Mr Hugh Stephens
Vice-Chair, Canada National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (CANCPEC) &
Executive in Residence, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Canada

1110 – 1130 Keynote speaker:
“Nurturing Asia Pacific Growth in the Aftermath of the Fiscal Crises in Europe: Paradigm Shift and Structural Change Needed, or the Russian Approach Perhaps?”
Ambassador Leonid Moiseev
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of the Russian Federation in Singapore
Russia (Speech icon_pdf)
1130 – 1205 Plenary Session Moderator:
Miss Monica Ochoa Palomera
Director for Transpacific Cooperation Mechanisms, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Mexico National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (MXCPEC)
Mexico

Panel Speakers:
1. “Renewed Roadmap for Japan in ASEAN for Strategic Economic Cooperation”
Professor Shujiro Urata
Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University
Japan (Abstract icon_pdf)

2. “The On-going European Fiscal Crisis: Lessons for Asian Economies”
Professor Ramkishen Rajan
Professor, International Economic Policy, School of Public Policy, George Mason University &
Visiting Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Singapore (Presentation icon_pdf)

1205 – 1230 Discussion Session
1230 – 1340 Lunch
1340 – 1520 Plenary Session 3
Securing Future Growth through Functional CooperationPlenary Session Chair:
Mr Ian Buchanan
Chair, Australian Pacific Economic Cooperation Committee (AUSPECC) &
Senior Executive Advisor, Booz & Company
Australia
1345 – 1405 Keynote speaker:
“Healthcare as an Inclusive Growth Sector”
Professor Ranga Krishnan
Dean, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
Singapore (Presentation icon_pdf)
1405 – 1455 Plenary Session Moderator:
Mr Denis McNamara
Chair, New Zealand Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (NZPECC) &
Consultant, Lowndes Associates
New Zealand

Panel Speakers:
1. “Food Security in APEC Economies”
Dr David Hong
Vice-Chairman, Chinese Taipei Pacific Economic Cooperation Committee (CTPECC) &
President, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research
Chinese Taipei (Presentation icon_pdf)

2. “Energy Security in APEC Economies”
Dr Tilak K Doshi
Principal Fellow and Head, Energy Economics, Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore
Singapore (Presentation icon_pdf)

3. “New Technologies of Infrastructures and Connectivity”
Dr Narongchai Akrasanee
Chair, Thailand National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (TNCPEC) &
Honorary Advisor, Fiscal Policy Research Institute
Thailand (Presentation icon_pdf)

1455 – 1520 Discussion Session
1520 – 1535 Coffee Break
1535 – 1715 Plenary Session 4
Nurturing Asia Pacific Growth: Competitiveness Enhancement and Productivity Drive for APEC Economies

Plenary Session Chair:
Dr Manfred Wilhelmy
Chair, Chilean National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (CHILPEC) &
Executive Director, Chile Pacific Foundation
Chile

1540 – 1600 Keynote speaker:
“Competitiveness Challenges in Uncertain Times”
Professor Michael Enright
Sun Hung Kai Professor of Business Administration, University of Hong Kong &
Director, Asia-Pacific Competitiveness Program, Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy
Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, China (Presentation icon_pdf)
1600 – 1650 Plenary Session Moderator:
Mr Dambadarjaa Jargalsaikhan
Secretary General, Mongolian National Committee on Pacific Economic Cooperation (MONPECC)
Mongolia

Panel Speakers:
1. “Addressing Labour Market Mix, Enhancing International Competitiveness and Growing Inclusivity: The Singapore Case”
Associate Professor Tan Khee Giap & Professor Tan Kong Yam
Chair, Singapore National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (SINCPEC) &
Co-Director, Asia Competitiveness Institute and
Associate Professor of Public Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Singapore Director, Asia Competitiveness Institute, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore &
Professor, Division of Economics, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University
Singapore (Presentation icon_pdf)

2. “Market Forces Versus Market Failure for Private Sector Competitiveness”
Dr John Avila
Trade Policy Assistance Manager, Office of Economic Development and Governance, USAID Philippines
Philippines (Presentation icon_pdf)

3. “Competitiveness Enhancement: Business Financing and Capital Market Reform in China”
Mr Stuart Leckie & Ms Rita Xiao
Chairman, Stirling Finance Limited
Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, China Consultant, Stirling Finance Limited
Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, China (Presentation icon_pdf)

1650 – 1715 Discussion Session
1715 – 1745 Media Briefing:

1. 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

2. Associate Professor Tan Khee Giap
Chair, Singapore National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (SINCPEC) &
Co-Director, Asia Competitiveness Institute and
Associate Professor of Public Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Singapore

1815 – 1845 Cocktail
1845 – 2045 Distinguished Dinner Speaker:
Dato Timothy Ong
Chairman, Asia Inc Forum
Brunei Darussalam (Speech icon_pdf)

Moderator:
Ambassador Yoshiji Nogami
Chair, Japan National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (JANCPEC) &
President, Japan Institute of International Affairs
Japan

Dinner

End of Conference Day One
Friday,
27 April 2012
0845 – 1020 Plenary Session 5
The Future Role and Continued Relevance of PECC
This session will discuss the issues relating to the strategic importance of regional economic integration and cooperation vis-a-vis Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), East Asian Summit (EAS), Group of Twenty (G-20) and Global Governance Group (3G).
0845 – 0950 Plenary Session Moderator:
Professor Stephen Cheung
Chair, Hong Kong Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (HKCPEC) &
Dean and Professor (Chair) of Finance, School of Business, Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, China

Distinguished Special Guests:
1. “Regional Economic Integration: The Role of APEC”
Ambassador Muhamad Noor
Executive Director, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat (Presentation icon_pdf)
2. “Whither PECC in the Evolving Global Economic Architecture?”
Associate Professor Tan See Seng
Deputy Director and Head of Research, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University
Singapore (Presentation icon_pdf)

0950 – 1020 Discussion Session
End of Conference

 

For enquiries

For more information, please contact Ms Amanda Lim at +65 6601 1175 or email: spplla@nus.edu.sg