|13:00 - 14:00
|14:00 - 15:45
|14:00 - 14:05
Director, Trade and Investment Division, ESCAP
Mr. Chote Sophonpanich,
Vice Chairperson of the Business Advisory Council to the APBF
|14:05 - 14:10
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP
|14:10 - 14:25
H.E. Trairong Suwankiri,
Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand
|14:25 - 14:45
H.E. Sarath Amunugama,
Senior Minister for International Monetary Cooperation, Government of Sri Lanka and Chairman
of the 67th Commission
Narayana N.R. Murthy,
Chairman, Infosys Limited
“REGIONAL TRADE AND INVESTMENT CHALLENGES
AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE POST-CRISIS”
|14:45 - 14:50
||Vote of Thanks by Co-organizers:
Chairman Joint Standing Committee of Commerce, Industry and Banking of Thailand (JSCCIB)
|14:50 - 15:45
||Roundtable Discussion among Subregional
Private Sector Representatives
|15:45 - 16:00
|16:00 - 18:00
||Plenary 1: Can Asia and the Pacific
lead global business?
||To determine the conditions and parameters for the Asian and Pacific region to assume
a leadership role in economic growth and business in the current century.
||Iqbal Tabish, Secretary-General, SAARC Chamber of Commerce
, Founder and Chief Executive,
Global Institute for Tomorrow
Noriyuki Suzuki, Senior Principal Consultant, Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd.
James R. F. Shipton, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C.
Yuen Pau Woo, President and CEO, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and
Coordinator, State of the Region Report, PECC
||• What are the key challenges faced by business in the Asian and Pacific region with
particular reference to reducing business costs, the development of a competitive workforce, need for
continuous innovation and currency realignments?
• What kind of structural and regulatory changes and/or economic adjustments are needed in the region to
allow business to capture new and emerging opportunities?
• What are the key driving forces of business in Asia and the Pacific?
• How can government and business work better together to ensure that Asia
and the Pacific can lead global business and economic growth and what are business expectations
from governments in this regard?
• What are the requirements to facilitate the effective implementation of government policies,
commitments and agreements for business?
|18:00 - 20:00
||Cocktail Reception hosted by the
Business Advisory Council
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