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    Asia House Global Trade Dialogue 2021: Rebooting Trade for a Post-COVID World

    The Asia House Global Trade Dialogue returns in December with a forward-looking discussion on the transition towards a post-COVID global recovery.

    While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present public health and economic challenges around the world, countries are starting to plot their recoveries from the crisis, with global trade set to be a key driver of economic growth.

    UK Secretary of State for International Trade, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, will share her thoughts on the future of trade as economies seek to build back from the pandemic. The Secretary of State will also outline the UK’s trade strategy in Asia and beyond.

    Scott Beaumont, President, Google Asia Pacific and member of the Asia House Advisory Board, will also join the discussion to explore the role of digital technologies in the global economic recovery, while Xinquan Tu, Dean and Professor of the China Institute for WTO Studies of University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, will share his thoughts on current geopolitical and trade tensions.

    More speakers TBC.

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    For more information, please contact Edward Danks at edward.danks@asiahouse.co.uk


    SPEAKERS 

    Anne-Marie Trevelyan, UK Secretary of State for International Trade

    Anne-Marie Trevelyan was appointed Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade on 15 September 2021. She was appointed as the UK International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience for the COP26 Presidency on 7 November 2020.

    Anne-Marie Trevelyan was previously Minister of State (Minister for Energy, Clean Growth and Climate Change) at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from January 2021 to September 2021.


    Kono Taro, Director of the Liberal Democratic Party’s Public Affairs Division, Japan

    Having previously held government positions including Foreign Minister and Minister of Defence under former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Kono Taro is known as one of Japan’s most outspoken politicians and clearest foreign policy thinkers. His most recent ministerial position was Minister for Administrative Reform, where he oversaw Japan’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout and spearheaded initiatives to digitise government. He was appointed Chairperson, Public Relations Headquarters, the Liberal Democratic Party, in October 2021.


    Scott Beaumont, President, Google Asia Pacific

    Scott Beaumont has worked at Google for 11 years, previously serving as Google President for Greater China and Korea. Before joining Google, Beaumont ran his own tech start up, Refresh Mobile, having previously worked for T-Mobile as Executive Vice President for Business Development. He is a member of the Asia House Advisory Board.


    Xinquan Tu, Dean and Professor of the China Institute for WTO Studies of University of International Business and Economics, Beijing

    Xinquan Tu is an academic and commentator whose research and teaching focuses on Chinese trade policy, the WTO, government procurement, US trade policy, and US-China trade relations. He received his PhD in international trade from the University of International Business and Economics in 2004. He authored ‘China’s position, role and strategy in the WTO‘ (published by The Press of UIBE) in 2005, and has published a number of papers and chapters in books.

     

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    • Event Details
    • Date
      13 December 2021
    • Start Time
      09:00
    • End Time
      10:15
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    • Location