2013 PECC-SINCPEC-INCPEC Conference on

“Asia-Pacific Economic Integration and Connectivity: Pathways for Resilient and Inclusive Growth”

Date: 22-23 February 2013, Friday and Saturday
Venue: Pacific 3, Pan Pacific, Singapore

Synopsis:

Indonesias theme for APEC 2013 is A Resilient Asia Pacific, an Engine for Growth. This conference will bring together leading thinkers from the Asia-Pacific region from the research community, government and business to provide policy recommendations on what this region can do to improve its resilience and be an engine for growth.

The conference will consist of six plenary sessions on the themes:

  1. An Asia-Pacific Agenda for Financial Cooperation
  2. The New Environment for Trade Policy
  3. Infrastructure Development: Connectivity, Integration and Structural Reform
  4. Aligning Economic and Technical Cooperation and Regional Economic Integration Goals
  5. Engaging Stakeholders in Ecotech: Towards Inclusive Growth
  6. Regional and Global Cooperation: APEC, ASEAN, East Asia Summit and the G20.

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Conference Programme

DAY 1: 22 February 2013
Opening Session
0900-0915 Welcome RemarksAssociate Professor TAN Khee Giap (Speech)
Chair, Singapore National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (SINCPEC) &
Co-Director, Asia Competitiveness Institute;
Associate Professor of Public Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Opening Remarks

Ambassador Donald CAMPBELL
Co-Chair, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC)

0915-0945 Keynote Address by Guest-of-HonourHon Mr Hatta RAJASA (Speech)
Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs
Indonesia
0945-1005 Launch of “Competitiveness Analysis and Development Strategies for 33 Indonesian Provinces” by:Hon Mr Hatta RAJASA
Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs
Indonesia
This book is written by the Asia Competitiveness Institute at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.

Facilitated by:

Professor Kanti Prasad BAJPAI
Professor and Vice Dean (Research), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
National University of Singapore

1005-1015 Coffee Break
1015-1215 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
1015-1020

Session 1 : An Asia-Pacific Agenda for Financial CooperationThe global economic crisis has its origins in the financial sector. In response to the crisis, a new set of regulations are being implemented, however it is not clear that the Basel 3 Accord will do much to meet the developing Asia-Pacific’s financial requirements. APEC has agreed to establish an Asia-Pacific Finance Forum (APFF) as a platform for public-private sector collaboration in the development of robust financial markets across the region; the convergence of financial standards, regulations and practices; connectivity for facilitating cross-border financial flows, to create dynamic and integrated financial markets that will support the region’s sustained rapid growth; and shaping global financial regulatory reforms in support of the region’s financial development goals, through coordination of views on agreed areas of common regional concern and ensuring that these concerns are adequately reflected in global financial standards and regulations.This session will provide an overview of the current state of play and latest thinking about the development of financial systems in the region as well what regional economies can do to contribute to the building of a global financial architecture that would help the development of the financial sector in the region.

Session Chair:

Mr Hon CHEUNG
Managing Director, Official Institutions Group, State Street Global Advisors
Singapore

1020-1035 Keynote Speaker:Hon Mr Mahendra SIREGAR (Speech)
Vice-Minister, Ministry of Finance
Indonesia
1035-1040 

 

 

 

 

1040-1125

Panel DiscussionModerated by:

Mr Vikram KHANNA
Associate Editor, Business Times

Panel Discussants:Mr Gerald CHAN
Managing Director, Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities, UBS
Singapore

Dr Reza SIREGAR
Senior Economist, ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO)
Singapore

Dr Jesus ESTANISLAO
Chairman, Institute of Corporate Directors
Philippines

1125-1215 Question and Answer Session
1215-1400 LunchDistinguished Luncheon Speaker:Ambassador Donald CAMPBELL
Co-Chair, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC)
Introduced by:

Dr David HONG
Chair, Chinese Taipei Pacific Economic Cooperation Committee (CTPECC) &
President, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER)
Distinguished Luncheon Speaker:
Ambassador Donald CAMPBELL Co-Chair, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) Introduced by:
Dr David HONG Chair, Chinese Taipei Pacific Economic Cooperation Committee (CTPECC) & President, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER)

1400-1600 Session 2 : Regional and Global Cooperation: APEC, ASEAN, East Asia Summit and the G20The last time Indonesia hosted APEC, the organization was newly formed and just recently raised to the summit level. Almost 20 years on, APEC has been joined by the East Asia Summit and the G20. This session will discuss how regional and global processes should interact to improve coordination and cooperation between them.

Session Chair:

Mr John BALLINGALL
Deputy Chief Executive, New Zealand Institute of Economic Research

1405-1420 Keynote Speaker:Professor ZHANG Yunling (Presentation)
Director, International Studies,Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
China
1420-1510 Panel DiscussionModerated by:

Mr Jusuf WANANDI
Co-Chair, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC)

Panel Discussants:

Professor Ross GARNAUT, AO
Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, The University of Melbourne
AustraliaDr Alan BOLLARD
Executive Director, APEC Secretariat

Professor Djisman SIMANDJUNTAK
Chair, Indonesian National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (INCPEC) & Chair, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Foundation

1510-1600 Question and Answer Session
1600-1615 Coffee/Tea Break
1615-1815 Session 3 : Infrastructure Development: Connectivity, Integration and Structural ReformGlobal economic growth continues to be anaemic even though East Asian economies are doing better than those in Europe and the US. As external demand from developed economies is not expected to recover, the region needs to identify growth engines to sustain aggregate demand at sufficient levels to create jobs and prevent mass unemployment and social instability. The ADB estimates that the region needs to invest $750 billion per year from 2010-2020. Moreover, for economies to benefit from regional economic integration, they require world-class logistics, transportation and customs facilities to be able to effectively participate in regional and global chains. Investments of this nature would help economies currently lagging behind in benefitting from the globalization process.Pursuing these objectives would both provide a boost to the global economy and help individual economies meet their own needs for increasing the welfare and standards of living for their people.

Session Chair:

Dato LIM Jock Hoi
Chair, Brunei Darussalam National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (BDCPEC) &
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Brunei Darussalam

1620-1635 Keynote Speaker:Mr Wishnu WARDHANA (Speech)
Chairman, APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Indonesia
1635-1725 Panel DiscussionModerated by:

Professor Christopher FINDLAY
Vice-Chair, Australian Pacific Economic Cooperation Committee (AUSPECC) &
Executive Dean, Faculty of the Professions, The University of Adelaide

Panel Discussants:

Dr Masahiro KAWAI (Presentation)
Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute
Japan

Dr Narongchai AKRASANEE (Presentation)
Chair, Thailand National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (TNCPEC) &
Chairman, Steering Committee, Mekong Institute

Mr Bert HOFMAN
Chief Economist, East Asia & Pacific;
Director, World Bank Singapore,
The World Bank Group

1725-1815 Question and Answer Session
1900-2100 DinnerDistinguished Dinner Speaker:

Hon Mr LIM Hng Kiang (Speech)
Minister, Ministry of Trade and Industry
Singapore

Introduced by:Ambassador TANG Guoqiang
Chair, China National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation(CNCPEC)

Day 2: 23 February 2013
0900-1100 Session 4 : Aligning Economic and Technical Cooperation and Regional Economic Integration GoalsEconomic and technical cooperation is the third pillar along with trade and investment liberalization and trade and investment facilitation for the achievement of APEC’s vision of a community of Asia-Pacific economies.

The Ecotech goals are:To attain sustainable growth and equitable development in the Asia-Pacific region;
To reduce economic disparities among APEC economies;
To improve the economic and social well-being of the people; and
To deepen the spirit of community in the Asia Pacific.
Additional issues that need to be addressed in today’s environment include employment creation, equitable distribution of opportunities, social security and addressing impediments to small and medium enterprise development.

Session Chair:

Mr Arto SURYODIPURO
Director for Asia Pacific and African Intra-Regional Cooperation,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Indonesia

0905-0920 Keynote speaker:Dr Mari PANGESTU
Minister, Ministry for Tourism and Creative Economy
Indonesia
0920-1010 Panel DiscussionModerated by:

Ambassador Laura DEL ROSARIO
Undersecretary for International Economic Relations, Department of Foreign Affairs
Philippines
Panel Discussants:

Datuk Dr Supperamaniam MANICKAM
Distinguished Fellow, Institute of Strategic and International Studies
Malaysia

Dr Michael PLUMMER
Eni Professor of International Economics, The Johns Hopkins University,
SAIS-Bologna, Italy &
Senior Fellow, East-West Center, United States of America

Professor ZHANG Yunling
Director, International Studies,Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
China

1010-1100 Question and Answer Session
1100-1130 Coffee/Tea Break
1130-1315 Session 5 : The New Environment for Trade PolicyThe appetite for unilateral and multilateral trade liberalization has significantly diminished since the Bogor Goals were set. The Doha Development Round is stalled and the prospects for a breakthrough are bleak. However, there is still momentum in regional deals especially the ASEAN Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Framework (RCEP) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Session Chair:

Dr Wook CHAE
Chair, Korea National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (KOPEC) &
President, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)

1135-1150 Keynote Speaker:Dr M Chatib BASRI (Speech)
Chairman, Investment Coordinating Board
Indonesia
1150-1240 Panel DiscussionModerated by:Mr Simon LONG
Banyan Columnist, The Economist
Singapore

Panel Discussants:

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

Dr Gary HUFBAUER
Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
United States of America

Dr ZHANG Jianping
Director, Department of International Cooperation, Institute for International Economic Research, National Development and Reform Commission
China

1240-1315 Question and Answer Session
1315-1445 LunchDistinguished Luncheon Speaker:

Mr PNG Cheong Boon (Presentation)
Chief Executive, SPRING Singapore

Introduced by:

Ambassador ZOU Mingrong
Executive Vice Chair, China National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation(CNCPEC)

1445-1645 Session 6 : Engaging Stakeholders in Ecotech: Towards Inclusive Growth

APEC’s Ecotech activities have been criticized for a lack of focus and effectiveness. This session will discuss how to better engage the business community and civil society groups to help design effective economic and technical cooperation programs.

Session Chair:

Mr Ian BUCHANAN
Chair, Australian Pacific Economic Cooperation Committee (AUSPECC) &
Senior Executive Advisor, Booz & Company

1450-1505 Keynote Speaker:Ms Marjorie YANG (Speech)
Chairman, Esquel Group
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
1505-1555 Panel DiscussionModerated by:Mr Endy BAYUNI
Senior Editor, The Jakarta Post
Indonesia

Panel Discussants:

Ambassador TENG Theng Dar
Director, Business Compass Consultancy
Singapore

Dr Tim PHILIPPI
Executive Director , Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Dr Federico MACARANAS
Professor, Washington SyCip Graduate School of Business, Asian Institute of Management
Philippines

1555-1645 Question and Answer Session
1645-1655 Closing RemarksMr Jusuf WANANDI (Speech)
Co-Chair , Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC)
End of Conference

For enquiries

For more information, please contact Ms Yap Xin Yi at +65 6516 5025 or email: sppyxy@nus.edu.sg