2017年8月22日

November 24 - 25, 2016

Date November 24 - 25, 2016
Venue Pullman Hanoi, Vietnam
Co-hosted Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM)

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Program
Asia-Pacific Forum 2016
Advancing trade and investment liberalization in the Asia-Pacific

The Asia Pacific region boasts high dynamism in terms of regional economic integration. A range of free trade agreements have been negotiated, concluded and implemented at plurilateral, regional or bilateral basis. Most notable attempts so far have been the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Despite differences and potentially competing nature, still, these agreements arguably represent intermediate steps towards wider integration in the Asia Pacific region. Once achieved, Asia-Pacific-wide trade and investment liberalization will bring about more economic opportunities and benefits for economies in the region.
With the above viewpoints, recent difficulties with the TPP ratification and RCEP negotiation can hardly deny the fundamental importance of economic integration in the Asia Pacific. Instead, such difficulties call for deepening efforts to build consensus and boldly address remaining obstacles to regional economic integration. The Asia Pacific Forum in Hanoi will contribute to the policy discussion regarding how to speed up liberalization of trade and investment in the region.

Welcome and Opening RemarksDr. NGUYEN Dinh Cung, President, CIEM
Speech
Mr. Kazumasa KUSAKA, Chairman and CEO, JEF
Speech

Session 1: Roadmap for Asia Pacific economic integration: issues for considerationKey discussion points* What do you think about the global economic outlook against the background of surging protectionism and inward looking nationalism such as Brexit?
* What do you think would be Asia's responsibility for achieving global economic growth?
* What is the current state of major FTAs in the Asia Pacific? Is there significant room for new (even more comprehensive) FTAs?
* New justifications for pro-development nature of new-generation FTAs?
* Prospect of currently pending FTAs (such as TPP, RCEP)
* What are the key factors for effectively harmonizing current FTAs into a more effective integration roadmap for Asia Pacific?

ModeratorMr. Naoyuki HARAOKA, Executive Managing Director, JEF

SpeakersDr. VO Tri Thanh, Senior Researcher, CIEM, Vietnam
Presentation
Ambassador Murray McLEAN AO, Chairman, Dunmore McLean Pty Ltd., Australia
Talking Point
Professor ZHANG Yunling, Professor, Academy Member and Director of International Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
Presentation
Professor Yukiko FUKAGAWA, Professor, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University, Japan
Presentation
Professor Gary HAWKE, Emeritus Professor, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Presentation

Session 2: New issues of regional trade and investment liberalizationKey discussion points* Connectivity enhancement: framework, steps, and contemporary challenges
* Participation in GVCs (global value chain): any risks from the web of FTAs in Asia Pacific
* Phasing out TBT (technical barriers to trade) and SPS (sanitary and phytosanitary measures): room for meaningful progress
* Dispute settlement in FTAs: too formalistic, or too asymmetrically restrictive?

ModeratorProfessor Josef T. YAP, Professorial Lecturer, University of the Philippines School of Economics

SpeakersDr. Lurong CHEN, Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
Presentation
Dr. AHN Choong-Yong, Chairman, Korea Commission for Corporate Partnership (KCCP)
Talking Point
Datuk P. RAVIDRAN Palaniappan, Senior Director, ASEAN Economic Cooperation Division, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) of Malaysia
Presentation
Professor Simon SC TAY, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)
Talking Point
Dr. Chedtha INTARAVITAK, Research Fellow, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI)
Presentation

Session 3: Linking trade with domestic policy reforms: building consensus for coherent move toward economic growthKey discussion points* What are the required domestic reforms for effective participation in new-generation FTAs in the Asia Pacific to achieve growth strategy?
* Improvement of business environment to leverage the benefits from integration
* Building consensus: from talks to actions
* Measures to establish and/or improve G2B and B2B linkages

ModeratorDr. VO Tri Thanh, Senior Researcher, CIEM, Vietnam

SpeakersDr. Sachin CHATURVEDI, Director General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), India
Presentation
Dr. Yose Rizal DAMURI, Head of the Department of Economics, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Indonesia
Presentation
U SOE Wing, Executive Director, Renaissance Institute, Myanmar
Presentation
Professor Josef T. YAP, Professorial Lecturer, University of the Philippines School of Economics
Presentation
Dr. Mignonne Man-jung CHAN, Chair and CEO, Out-of-the-Box Consultancy, Taiwan
Presentation

Closing RemarksDr. NGUYEN Dinh Cung, President, CIEM
Mr. Kazumasa KUSAKA, Chairman and CEO, JEF

ParticipantsList

SummarySummary (in English)Summary (in Japanese)

2016. NOVEMBER 2015. NOVEMBER 2014. NOVEMBER 2013. NOVEMBER 2013. FEBRUARY 2011. OCTOBER 2010. OCTOBER 2009. SEPTEMBER 2008. OCTOBER 2007. NOVEMBER 2006. NOVEMBER 2005. OCTOBER 2005. FEBRUARY 2004. JANUARY 2003. MARCH

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Date Thursday, November 26, 2015
Venue Fairmont Jakarta Hotel, Ballroom 1, Ground Floor
Jalan Asia Afrika No.8, Gelora Bung Karno, Senayan, Jakarta Pusat 10270, Indonesia
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

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TopicsAsia-Pacific Forum 2015
"ASEAN Community Building and Regional Economic Integration in East Asia: Looking Beyond 2015"

13:30-13:45 Welcome Remarks by ERIA, JEF and CSISMr. Izuru Kobayashi, COO (Chief Operating Officer), ERIA
Mr. Kazumasa Kusaka, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
Dr. Yose Rizal Damuri, Head, Department of Economics, CSIS, Jakarta

13:45-14;00 Keynote Address: The Future of East Asia Integration: East Asia Summit and ASEAN Community Beyond 2015H. E. Mr. Rizal Affandi Lukman, Deputy Minister of International Economic Cooperation at the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs

14:00-14:05 Photo Session

14:05-15:20 Panel Session 1: A Decade of East Asia Summit and Economic RegionalismHow can we pursue our growth strategy and achieve structural reform?

ModeratorMr. Naoyuki Haraoka, Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation

PanelistsAmb. Murray McLean AO, Chair, Australia-Japan Foundation, Australia
Presentation
Dr. Zhenyu Wang, Director of China National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation, China
Presentation
Dr. Choong-Yong Ahn, Chairman, Korea Commission for Corporate Partnership, Korea
Presentation
Dr. Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries, India
Presentation

Prof. Simon S C Tay, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs, Singapore
Mr. Daiki Kasugahara, President Director, Jakarta Office, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Japan

15:20-15:35 Coffee Break

15:35-16:50 Panel Session 2: ASEAN Economic Community as Driver of Regional Integration in East Asia: Challenges and OpportunitiesModeratorDr. Ponciano S. Intal, Jr, Senior Economist, ERIA

PanelistsDr. Vo Tri Thanh, Vice President, Central Institute for Economic Management, Vietnam
Presentation
Dr. Somkiat Tangkitvanich, President, Thailand Development Research Institute, Thailand
Presentation
Dr. Josef T Yap, Professorial Lecturer, School of Economics, University of the Philippines
Presentation
Mr Poltak Hotradero, Head of Research Division, Indonesia Stock Exchange, Indonesia
Presentation
Dr. Cho Cho Thein, Professor, Department of Applied Economics, Yangon University of Economics, Myanmar
Presentation

16:50-17:05 Coffee Break

17:05-18:20 Panel Session 3: Regional Economic IntegrationCan the New Economic Institutions like RCEP, TPP and AIIB Deepen the East Asian Economic Integration?

ModeratorDr. Yose Rizal Damuri, Head, Department of Economics, CSIS, Jakarta

PanellistsDr. Mignonne Man-Jung Chan, Founder & CEO, Out of the Box Consultancy, Chinese Taipei
Presentation
Dr. Shankaran Nambiar, Senior Research Fellow, Malaysian Institute of Economic Research, Malaysia
Presentation
Prof. Shujiro Urata, Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Japan
Presentation
Prof. Gary Hawke, Emeritus Professor, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Presentation
Dr. Shiro Armstrong, Co-Director, Australia Japan Research Center, Australian National University, Australia
Presentation

18:20-18:30 Closing Remarks by ERIAMs. Anita Prakash, Director General for Policy Relations, ERIA

Programme

ParticipantsList

SummarySummary (English)Summary (Japanese)

2016. NOVEMBER 2015. NOVEMBER 2014. NOVEMBER 2013. NOVEMBER 2013. FEBRUARY 2011. OCTOBER 2010. OCTOBER 2009. SEPTEMBER 2008. OCTOBER 2007. NOVEMBER 2006. NOVEMBER 2005. OCTOBER 2005. FEBRUARY 2004. JANUARY 2003. MARCH

Monday, November 24, 2014

Date Monday, November 24, 2014
Asia-Pacific Forum 2014Asia-Pacific Forum 2014
Venue The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
(1 Fullerton Square Singapore 049178)
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)

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TopicsAsia-Pacific Forum 2014
"Sharing Prosperity and Responsibility for Mega-Regionals"

14:15-14:25 Welcome RemarksProf. Simon TAY, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)
Mr. Kazumasa KUSAKA, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Welcome remarks

14:25-14:45 Opening KeynoteCan Asia share prosperity and responsibility in mega regionals?

Mr. LEE Yi Shyan, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry and National Development, Singapore
Keynote speech

14:45-16:00 Panel Session 1: Nationalism and regional integration: can Asians balance?PanellistsDr. Choong Yong AHN, Chairman, Korean Commission for Corporate Partnership
Mr. Tadayuki NAGASHIMA, Executive Vice President, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Presentation
Dr. VO Tri Thanh, Vice President, Central Institute for Economic Management of Vietnam
Dr. Josef T. YAP, Professorial Lecturer, University of the Philippines School of Economics
Presentation

ModeratorMr. Naoyuki Haraoka, Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)

16:20-17:35 Panel Session 2: Getting trade done right: TPP, RCEP and beyondPanellistsProf. Shujiro URATA, Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Japan
Presentation
Dr. Chulsu KIM, Chairman, Institute for Trade & Investment
Mr. Jayasiri JAYASENA, Senior Director of Strategy and Monitoring, Ministry of Internatinal Trade and Industry, Malaysia
Dr. Denis HEW, Director of Policy Support Unit, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

ModeratorProf. Simon TAY, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)

17:35-17:45 Closing RemarksProf. Simon TAY, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)
Mr. Kazumasa KUSAKA, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)

Programme

ParticipantsList

SummarySummary (English)Summary (Japanese)

2016. NOVEMBER 2015. NOVEMBER 2014. NOVEMBER 2013. NOVEMBER 2013. FEBRUARY 2011. OCTOBER 2010. OCTOBER 2009. SEPTEMBER 2008. OCTOBER 2007. NOVEMBER 2006. NOVEMBER 2005. OCTOBER 2005. FEBRUARY 2004. JANUARY 2003. MARCH

4.Participants(Monday, November 24, 2014)

Australia

Dr. Andrew ELEK Research Associate, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

ERIA

Ms. Anita PRAKASH Director, Policy Relations, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
Japan
Mr. Naoyuki HARAOKA Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Mr. Kazumasa KUSAKA Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Mr. Tadayuki NAGASHIMA Executive Vice President, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Prof. Shujiro URATA Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University

Korea

Dr. Choong-Yong AHN Chairman, Korean Commission for Corporate Partnership
Dr. Chulsu KIM Chairman, Institute for Trade and Investment (ITI)

Malaysia

Mr. Jayasiri JAYASENA Senior Director of Strategy and Monitoring, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia

Myanmar

Ms. Phoo Pwint PHYU Research Associate, Myanmar Development Resource Institute - Centre for Economic and Social Development (MDRI-CESD)

New Zealand

Prof. Gary HAWKE Emeritus Professor, Victoria University of Wellington

Philippines

Dr. Thomas AQUINO Senior Fellow, Center for Research and Communication, University of Asia and the Pacific
Dr. Josef T. YAP Professorial Lecturer, University of the Philippines School of Economics

Singapore

Mr. Nicholas FANG Executive Director, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)
Dr. Denis HEW Director, Policy Support Unit, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat
Dr. Pushpanathan SUNDRAM Senior Research Fellow for SIIA; Managing Director of EAS Strategic Advice - Asia; Former Deputy Secretary General of Asean for Asean economic community
Prof. Simon SC TAY Chairman, Singapore Institue of International Affairs (SIIA)

Taiwan

Dr. Man-Jung Mignonne CHAN Founder and CEO, Out-of-the-Box Consultancy
Vietnam
Dr. Thanh Tri VO Vice President, Central Institute for Economic Management