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  • Driving commercial and political engagement between Asia, the Middle East and Europe


    Access Asia – Making Connections

    How infrastructure development is opening up 

    opportunities to and across the region

    Global trade policy is at a crossroads. The rise of emerging economies and the growing importance of regional trade initiatives are reshaping trade routes. Home to some of the fastest-growing economies, Asia is at the heart of global trade and has become central to Europe’s growth prospects. New infrastructure development across the region will open market opportunities for European businesses and further advance connectivity.

    This Signature Conference, co-organised by Asia House and HSBC, will bring together business leaders, senior policy makers and opinion formers for a stimulating and forward-looking discussion on how Asia’s infrastructure is changing trade connections and commerce across – and to – the region.

    Douglas Flint, Group Chairman of HSBC, together with Thierry De Longuemar, Vice President of Asian Development Bank (Finance and Risk Management), will jointly open the conference.

    For the full programme click here.

    Keynote speakers:


    Douglas Flint, Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc.

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    Thierry de Longuemar, Vice President (Finance and Risk Management) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)

    Panellists include:


    Astanah Abdul Aziz, Deputy Director General, ASEAN Economic Community, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia

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    Philip Bouverat, Director, JCB

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    Luky Eko Wuryanto, Deputy Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs

    Rupert Hogg - 140x140

    Rupert Hogg, Director and Chief Operating Officer of Cathay Pacific

    Stephen King - 140x140

    Stephen King, ‎Group Chief Economist at HSBC

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    James Lockett, Vice President, Head of Trade Facilitation and Market Access for Huawei Group 

    Ranieri Sabatucci

    Ranieri Sabatucci, Head of the South-East Asia Division of the European External Action Service (EEAS)

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    James Stewart, Chairman, Global Infrastructure, KPMG

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    James Yim, Head of Strategy and Portfolio, BP Downstream

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    Moderated by Michael Lawrence, Chief Executive, Asia House

    Follow us on Twitter @asiahouseuk and tweet about the debate #AccessAsia

    For further information please email business.policy@asiahouse.co.uk or call +44 (0)20 7307 5454.

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      26 February 2015
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