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.

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

Tuesday,
29 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 icon_pdf )
0930 – 0950 Keynote Address by
Mr Lim Hng Kiang
Minister, Ministry of Trade and Industry
Singapore (Speech icon_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 icon_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 icon_pdf)
3. Dr Vu Minh Khuong
Assistant Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Singapore(Presentation icon_pdf)
4. Dr Arianto Patunru
Head, Institute for Economic and Social Research, Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia
Indonesia (Presentation icon_pdf)
1145 – 1215 Discussion Session
1215 – 1400 Distinguished Luncheon Speaker:
Professor Bernard Yeung
Dean, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore
Singapore (Presentation icon_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 icon_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 Malaysia (Presentation icon_pdf)2. Ms Subrina Chow
Director, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Singapore
Hong Kong (Presentation icon_pdf)3. Dr Narongchai Akrasanee
Chair, Thailand National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (TNCPEC) &
Chairman, Seranee Holdings
Thailand (Presentation icon_pdf)4. Mrs Tatiana Palatova
Deputy Chief, Service and Investment Division, Trade Negotiations Department, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Russia (Presentation icon_pdf)
1530 – 1600 Discussion Session
1600 – 1615 Coffee Break
1615 – 1830 Plenary Session 3
APEC’s Growth: State of the Region ReportPresentationPlenary 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 icon_pdf)
1700 – 1800 Presentation Session:
Members of State-of-the-Region Editorial Committee1. 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 icon_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 icon_pdf)
0915 – 1015 Panel Speakers:
1. Dr Kobsak Pootrakool
Executive Vice President, International Banking Group, Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited
Thailand (Presentation icon_pdf)
2. Associate Professor Chow Hwee Kwan
Associate Professor of Economics and Statistics (Practice), School of Economics, Singapore Management University
Singapore (Presentation icon_pdf)
3. Dr Chen Miao
Director, Macroeconomic Forecasting Centre, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research
Chinese Taipei (Presentation icon_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 icon_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 icon_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 icon_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 AmericaClosing Remarks:
Can APEC Economies Deliver?
Ambassador Muhamad Noor
Executive Director, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat (speech icon_pdf)Lunch
1400 – 1430 Media Briefing1. 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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