ASEAN Insights Conference
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – comprising Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – remains one of the most diverse, dynamic and fast growing regions of the world. With a GDP of US$2.4 trillion in 2013 the combined economy is larger than that of India and one of the top 10 global economies. The member states of the Association have an ambitious blueprint for integration, divided into three distinct areas of cooperation: political-security, economics and socio-cultural. If successful, this integration will bring a population of approximately 600 million inhabitants of Southeast Asia into a cohesive grouping which will allow increased connectivity, trade, cultural and political exchange.
The ASEAN Insights conference will offer current insights into these parallel processes, economic and political, with a view to exploring the realistic prospects for progress in these areas, both in the short- and long-term, as well as the implications for European businesses seeking to trade and invest in the region. Experts, business leaders and policymakers will comment on the potential of ASEAN to initiate enhanced economic integration and cooperation, and the implications for Western businesses looking to make gains from the fast growing markets in Asia. Speakers will also offer a political overview of the region and how ASEAN can act as a broad platform for stability.
HE Le Luong Minh is ASEAN Secretary-General for 2013-2017. Before assuming his post as ASEAN Secretary-General, HE Le Luong Minh was Viet Nam’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs. From 2004 to 2011, Mr Minh was Viet Nam’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative to the United Nations. From August 2007 to December 2008, he was concurrently Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs and from December 2008 till the end of his tenure in June 2011 concurrently Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Philip Bouverat, Director, JCB
Liz Chong, Principal of ASEAN Confidential, Financial Times
Tom Dodd, Head of ASEAN Department, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Marjut Hannonen, Member of the Cabinet of EU Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht
Vasuki Shastry, Group Head of Public Affairs, Standard Chartered
Dominic Ziegler, Asia Editor, The Economist
Other speakers TBC
A networking reception, hosted in partnership with the ASEAN Secretariat and ASEAN London committee will follow the conference. For more information about the reception click here.
To register for the conference or for further information, please contact Jeremy Wimble via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7307 5439.
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