The global trade architecture is in the midst of dramatic change. The anti-free trade rhetoric from the US and President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership; the UK’s decision to leave the European Union; and growing economic nationalism have triggered a major shake up to the global trade and economic regime.
In contrast, ASEAN’s push towards economic integration and China positioning itself as the champion of globalisation and free trade have shifted the trade dynamic towards the East. Asia can drive world trade and shape the new trading architecture.
The Belt and Road vision and the urgent need for more infrastructure across the region are key to the development of the new trade order. The UK wants to play a role in its post-EU world, with an ambitious target for a range of new trade deals, while Hong Kong wants to be the super-connector between China and the rest of the world.
This Asia House conference will examine the path to the new global trade order and the shape it will ultimately take.
Political and business leaders from Hong Kong, ASEAN and the UK, will be assembled to share insights on the transition to the new trading architecture and the opportunities it will provide.
For more information, please contact Conor Paterson, Business & Policy Programme Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or on
+4420 7307 5439.
A range of sponsorship opportunities are available for both the conference and the dinner. Please contact Charlie Humphreys, Director of Corporate Affairs, at email@example.com or on +4420 7307 5452 to find out more.
The conference brochure can be seen here.