Asia House conference in Dubai: The New Global Trade Order

The global trade order is changing. New US tariffs are raising concerns of a trade war. China’s influence in the global economy is increasing. And innovations in tech are transforming the way business is done at an incredible pace. This major conference, held in partnership with DMCC, will offer predictive analysis and insights to help business leaders and policymakers better understand - and capitalise on - the emerging global trade order.

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Sunday 22 April


Doubling Down on Abenomics: Public Lecture

The Japanese economy is doing better than it has for a decade, with much of the success being credited to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic policies – ‘Abenomics.’ In a lecture at Asia House, in partnership with the Embassy of Japan, Professor Seijiro Takeshita, Dean and Professor of Management and Information at the University of Shizuoka, will assess Abenomics as a growth engine for the Japanese economy, and the impact of future reforms.

Thursday 22 March

11:30 - 13.30

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Floating storage: assessing the risks

Floating storage is one of the common by-products of conventional crude oil trading practices: as charterers await market fluctuations, vessels remain stationary en-route to their discharge port. When oil prices plunge significantly, floating storage can become extensively widespread, as traders wait for a cyclical price surge. But there are risks in keeping oil at sea, including insurance complications around piracy and legal issues around seaworthiness, explains DWF solicitor Matteo Lissana.

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WTO Deputy Director General to speak at Asia House conference in Dubai

Yonov Agah, Deputy Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), will give a keynote speech at Asia House’s major conference in Dubai in April. With the US imposing new tariffs, China’s growing influence in the global economy, and the redrawing of deals such as the TPP, global trade is in a period of transition. As a member of the WTO’s senior leadership team, Mr Agah will bring unique insights to this important discussion.

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Roundtable: Singapore-UK Collaboration in the Future of Financial Services, Skills and Digital Innovation

Held in partnership with Prudential, this roundtable discussion will assess the collaborative options facing Singapore and the UK for securing their status as leading financial centres. The ‘FinTech Bridge’ formed in 2016 reflects the cooperation already taking place. But sustained innovation is crucial if they are to remain attractive hubs for financial services.

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Thursday 22 March


Indian Minister for Commerce and Industry to address Asia House conference in Dubai

Suresh Prabhu will give a keynote speech at 'The New Global Trade Order' conference in Dubai. India is the UAE’s largest trading partner, with bilateral trade worth US$53 billion per year. The conference, part of the Asia House Middle East Programme, will explore the region's role in international trade, and the wider shifts in the global trade architecture.

Sunday 22 April

08.00 - 14:00

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Asia House Middle East Programme: Lord Green to speak on the region's role in Belt and Road

The changing patterns of trade in the Middle East will be one of the issues covered by Lord Green, Chairman of Asia House, in a public talk focusing on the region. Lord Green will discuss the increasing influence of Asian economies in the Middle East, and its links with China’s Belt and Road Initiative. The event will publicly launch the Asia House Middle East Programme.

Tuesday 10 April

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18:00 - 20:00

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Keeping oil at sea during price plunges carries a range of risks, argues DWF's Matteo Lissana.

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