AEIR 2017

Asian Regional Cooperation and Integration Roundtable Conference

The Future of Regional Cooperation
and Integration and Productivity

Date:

17–18 November 2014

Venue:

Auditorium A—C,
ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines

The conference will analyze RCI challenges to further promote cooperation and economic integration in Asia. RCI experts and policymakers from across the region will examine the critical issue of reinvigorating Asia's productivity growth—which has slowed recently—and the policies required to boost people's welfare.

Organized by the Office of Regional Economic Integration (OREI), Asian Development Bank.

Livestream broadcast schedule
(Manila time)
17 November
9:15—9:45
Keynote Remarks
Takehiko Nakao
President, ADB
9:45—10:10Session 1
RCI and Productivity

Iwan J. Azis
Head, Orei, ADB
18 November
17:15—17:45
Closing Remarks
Bindu N. Lohani
VP for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, ADB

Mirror broadcast

Program Agenda

Day 1 17 November (Monday)

08:00–09:00
Registration
09:00–09:15
Photo Session
09:15–09:45

Opening Session

Keynote Remarks

Takehiko Nakao

President, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Q&A
09:45–12:00

Session 1: RCI and Productivity

Moderator / ADB Presenter

Iwan J. Azis

Head, Office of Regional Economic Integration (OREI), ADB

► Presentation
Panelists

Anupam Khanna

Chief Economist & Director General, Policy,
National Association of Software & Service Companies, India

► Bio ► Presentation

Justin Yifu Lin

Honorary Dean and Professor, National School of Development,
Peking University

► Bio

Kozo Kiyota

Professor, Keio University, Japan

► Bio ► Presentation
Open Discussion
12:00–14:00

Lunch (Venue: Executive Dining Room (EDR) coffee lounge, ADB)

Special Lunch hosted by
Takehiko Nakao

President, ADB

Venue: Private Dining Room (PDR) 4a and 5, ADB
(By Invitation)
14:00–16:00

Session 2: Trade Cooperation in Fragile and Landlocked States

Moderator

Xianbin Yao

Director General, Pacific Department, ADB

ADB Presenter

Alisa Di Caprio

Regional Cooperation Specialist, OREI, ADB

Panelists

Helder da Costa

Head, g7+ Secretariat

► Bio ► Presentation

Erdenetsogt Odbayar

Director General in Charge of the International Think Tank for LLDCs,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia

► Bio ► Presentation

Mohammad Saeed

Senior Adviser, Trade Facilitation, Trade Facilitation and Policy for Business,
International Trade Centre

► Bio ► Presentation

Swarnim Wagle

Honorable Member, National Planning Commission
Singha, Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal

► Bio
Open Discussion
16:00–16:15

Coffee Break

16:15–18:15

Session 3: The Role of Regional Financing Mechanisms in Driving Productivity Growth

Moderator

Stephen Groff

Vice President (Operations 2), ADB

ADB Presenter

Ayumi Konishi

Director General, East Asia Department, ADB

► Presentation
Panelists

Nguyen Ba Toan

Deputy Director General, International Cooperation,
Department, Ministry of Finance, Viet Nam

Syed Afsor Uddin

Chief Executive Officer, Public Private Partnership Office, Bangladesh

► Bio

Naoyuki Yoshino

Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute

► Bio ► Presentation
Open Discussion
18:15–19:30

Cocktail reception hosted by the Office of Regional Economic Integration

Venue: Executive Dining Room, ADB


Day 2 18 November (Tuesday)

08:30–09:00
Registration
09:00–09:45

Sessions Recap

Arjun Goswami

Director, OREI, ADB

09:45–11:45

Session 4: How Can RCI Help Middle Income and High Income Aspirants?

Moderator

Richard S.M. Bolt

Country Director, Philippines Country Office, ADB

ADB Presenter

Jin Cyhn

Principal Economist, SERD, ADB

Jayant Menon

Lead Economist, OREI, ADB

► Presentation
Panelists

Dante Canlas

President and CEO of Alternative Fuels Corporation
of the Philippine National Oil Company

► Bio ► Presentation

Hal Hill

Professor of Economics, Australian National University

► Bio

Felipe Medalla

Monetary Board Member, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Philippines

► Bio

Ros Seilava

Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Economy and Finance,
Cambodia

► Bio

Wing Thye Woo

Professor of Economics, University of California-Davis

► Bio ► Presentation
Open Discussion
11:45–13:00

Lunch (Venue: Executive Dining Room (EDR) coffee lounge, ADB)


Lunch Talk on The Role of the Private Sector in RCI

Venue: Private Dining Room (PDR) 2,3 and 3a, ADB
(By Invitation)
Presenter

Todd Freeland

Director General, Private Sector Operations Department, ADB

13:00–15:00

Session 5: Economic Corridors and Economic Zones as Instruments for Regional Production Networks and Supply Chain

Moderator

Wencai Zhang

Vice President (Operations 1), ADB

ADB Presenter

Pradeep Srivastava

Principal Economist, CWRD, ADB

► Presentation

Arup Chatterjee

Principal Financial Sector Specialist, OREI, ADB

► Presentation
Panelists

Paban Chowdhury

Executive Chairman, Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority

► Presentation

Rana Hasan

Assistant Chief Economist, Economics and Research Department, ADB

► Presentation

Hiroshi Uematsu

CEO, Phnom Penh SEZ Co., Ltd.

► Bio ► Presentation
Open Discussion
15:00–15:15

Coffee Break

15:15–17:15

Session 6: Opportunities and Challenges of Enhanced Cooperation and Integration between South Asia and Southeast Asia and Beyond

Moderator

Hun Kim

Director General, South Asia Department (SARD), ADB

ADB Presenter

Ronald Butiong

Principal Regional Cooperation Specialist, SARD, ADB

Cuong Minh Nguyen

Principal Regional Cooperation Specialist, SERD, ADB

Panelists

Bambang Permadi Soemantri Brodjonegoro

Minister of Finance, Indonesia

► Bio

Truong Trieu Duong

Ambassador,
Embassy of Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

► Bio

Sumith Nakandala

Secretary General, Bay of Bengal Initiative
for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation

Lei Zhuning

Associate Professor/Deputy Director,
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences

► Bio ► Presentation
Open Discussion
17:15–17:45

Closing Remarks

Bindu N. Lohani

Vice-President for Knowledge Management
and Sustainable Development, ADB



Contact

For registration concerns and other inquiries, please contact the RCI Roundtable Conference Secretariat:
  • Xinglan Hu
    Senior Regional Cooperation Specialist
    Office of Regional Economic Integration
    Asian Development Bank
    Tel. No.: +63 2 632 4444 loc. 1729
    Email: xinglanhu@adb.org
  • Helen Buencamino
    Project Coordinator
    Office of Regional Economic Integration
    Asian Development Bank
    Tel. No.: +63 2 632 4444 loc. 7657
    Email: hbuencamino.consultant@adb.org
  • Anne Zillah Flores
    Project Coordinator
    Office of Regional Economic Integration
    Asian Development Bank
    Tel. No.: +63 2 632 4444 loc. 70410
    Email: azflores.consultant@adb.org