OECD Chief of Staff to outline the economic case for addressing the gender gap

Gabriela Ramos is the keynote speaker at The Female Economic Growth Factor conference, which is being held at Asia House next week in partnership with the Embassy of Japan in London.

Thursday 2 March

09.00 - 12.00

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India's reaction to changing global architecture

Former UN Under-Secretary-General and former Indian Minister of State for External Affairs Dr Shashi Tharoor will brief Asia House corporate members on India in the ‘post-globalisation’ world. Currently an Indian National Congress MP and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, Dr Tharoor has said that India may overtake the US as the world’s second-largest economy around the middle of this century, but it will be just one participant in a complex “post-superpower age."

Friday 3 March

08.00 - 09.30

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UK government's major trade priorities to be outlined at briefing

John Alty, Director General, Trade Policy at the Department for International Trade, will brief Asia House corporate members on the critical issue of the process of delivering an independent trade policy for the UK once it leaves the EU. One of the major priorities for his team will be to establish World Trade Organization membership for the UK. This could prove to be a complicated and lengthy process.

Thursday 9 March

08.00 - 09.30

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Experts to share inisghts on how to address the backlash against globalisation

Professor Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham, and Sergei Guriev, Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), will help chart a course for the future of globalisation looking at how it can become more economically inclusive. They will also consider whether the nationalism fever growing in the West is drifting eastwards.

Tuesday 14 March

18.00 - 20.00

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Former WTO Director Pascal Lamy to share his views on the UK's prospects after Brexit

Pascal Lamy, former Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and former European Trade Commissioner, has repeatedly said that the Brexit negotiations will take a long time and that the UK economy will face a number of challenges in the process of leaving the EU. At this briefing, he will shed light on UK-EU relations during both the process of leaving and after leaving and what kind of deal the UK can expect.

Friday 17 March

11.00 - 12.00

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Shriti Vadera to share insights on the future of financial services in the City

Chairman of Santander UK Baroness Shriti Vadera will brief Asia House corporate members on post-Brexit prospects for the City of London. Vadera has been chair of the European Financial Services Chairmen’s Advisory Committee since the referendum vote in June. The group was set up to act as a senior sounding board for Ministers during the EU exit negotiations.

Wednesday 22 March

08.00 - 09.30

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Former US Ambassador to the EU: TPP a real missed opportunity

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In an exclusive interview with Asia House, the former US Ambassador to the EU Anthony Gardner put forward his opinions on the TPP, as well as discussing topics including potential US-China trade tensions and the road ahead for global trade. The interview followed a briefing for Asia House corporate members.

The Silk Road Investment Forum

The premier event for Eurasian infrastructure investment, the Forum will bring together the leading investors, advisors, officials, contractors and suppliers contributing to successful Silk Road initiatives. Key topics of discussion will include trade, infrastructure, development finance, public-private partnerships, risk management, and the policy environment. Among the speakers are H.E. Tamar Beruchashvili, Ambassador of Georgia to the United Kingdom and H.E. Baiba Braže, Ambassador of Latvia to the United Kingdom.

Thursday 6 - Friday 7 April

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Handcrafted, vintage and ethical products to be sold at Asia House Fair

The annual Asia House Fair returns in March showcasing the the best in arts, crafts, fashion, food and design from across the Asian region. This is a unique opportunity to pick up handcrafted and unsual products. Asia House’s chef Paul Bloomfield will once again host an Asian street food pop-up café all day from Friday to Sunday serving food stretching from the bento boxes of Japan and tiffin boxes of Mumbai to street food from China. A preview night will take place on Thursday evening.

Thursday 16 - Sunday 19 March

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Turkish ensemble will perform subcultural Ottoman classical music

Watch a live performance of Ottoman art music by a London-based Turkish ensemble at Asia House. Listen to Yasin Onemli (vocals), Martin Stokes (Kanun), Baha Yetkin (Ud) and Stavroula Constanti (Ney). Consisting of a large and varied system of modes and scales known as 'makam', Classical Ottoman Music developed in Istanbul and other major Ottoman cities and towns of the Ottoman Empire.

Wednesday 1 March

18.45 - 20.00

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One of the world’s leading scholars on the arts and cultures of Asia will speak at Asia House

Dr Vishakha N. Desai, Senior Advisor for Global Affairs, Columbia University and President Emerita of the Asia Society, New York, will take part in an exclusive evening discussion on the trajectory of traditional and contemporary Asian art. Dr Desai will also talk about the work of the Asia Society. This talk is open only to Asia House Arts Members.

Thursday, 2 March

18.30 - 20.00

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Watch a live performance of Ottoman art music by a London-based Turkish ensemble.

The conference will explore the outlook for the greater inclusion of women in the global economy.

Dr Desai will discuss the trajectory of traditional and contemporary Asian art.

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