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

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    Asian Development Outlook 2016: Asia’s Potential Growth

    Asian Development Bank’s (ADB’s) flagship economic publication Asian Development Outlook 2016 (ADO) provides a comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic issues in developing Asia, including growth projections by country and region. Asia’s growth pace has declined since the global financial crisis in 2007 leading some pundits to dub the situation the ‘New Normal.’ This year’s ADO theme, Asia’s Potential Growth, explores the extent that this growth deceleration can be seen as a drop in the region’s productive capacity, and offers policy advice to counteract the slowdown.

    The ADO presentation by Chief Economist Shang-Jin Wei will address:
    ·        Economic prospects for developing Asia and the Pacific
    ·        Impact of the People’s Republic of China’s slowdown on the region
    ·        Factors underlying the current decline in potential growth
    ·        Approaches to boosting future growth potential

    ADO presents analysis of 45 economies, including the People’s Republic of China, India, and Indonesia. The report also examines the prospects for developing Asia by sub region: Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific.


    14.30 – 15.00 Registration and networking
    15.00 – 15.05 Opening Remarks, Michael Lawrence, Chief Executive of Asia House
    15.05 – 15.30 Presentation by Shang-Jin Wei, Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank

    15.30 – 16.30 Panel discussion, moderated by Michael Lawrence

    16.30 – 16.35 Closing Remarks, Michael Lawrence, Chief Executive of Asia House

    This event is held in partnership with the Asian Development Bank.

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

    Please note that the event will start on time. If you are late we cannot ensure that you will have access to the conference. Please note that you need to have registered to attend this event.

    shangShang-Jin Wei, Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank

    Shang-Jin Wei is the Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank and the chief spokesperson for ADB on economic and development trends, and leads the Economics and Research Department, which publishes ADB’s flagship knowledge products. Mr. Wei, born in the People’s Republic of China and a national of the United States, has a long and distinguished career in academia and international finance and trade. Before joining ADB he was the N.T. Wang Chair and Director of the Chazen Institute of International Business at Columbia University, Director of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s working group on the Chinese economy, and a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (Europe).



    yolanda150Yolande Barnes, Head of Savills World Research

    Yolande leads the World Research team at Savills with 28 years experience in property research. Her areas of focus are world cities, the impact of private wealth in real estate, emerging trends in real estate markets, residential and commercial, urbanism and mixed use issues. Having established the Savills Residential Research department in 1989, Yolande’s research techniques have extended to global markets and her remit has expanded to all types of cross-border real estate, in both established and emerging markets. Her work involves providing thought leadership and running a global research programme to provide sophisticated, market-oriented advice on all aspects of real estate, global wealth flows and market trends.


    Mark Bowman150Mark Bowman, Director General, International Finance at HM Treasury

    Mark Bowman is Director General, International Finance at HM Treasury with responsibility for advancing the UK’s economic and financial interests internationally and in the European Union. He leads HM Treasury’s work with foreign finance ministries, central banks and international institutions; and is the UK’s Finance Deputy at the G7 and G20, and represents the UK in the EU’s Economic and Financial Committee. Mark is also a member of the Treasury’s Executive Management Board.

    Moderated by Michael Lawrence, Chief Executive of Asia House 

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    Michael Lawrence, Chief Executive of Asia House

    Michael Lawrence is the Chief Executive of Asia House, the centre of expertise on Asia and UK’s leading pan-Asian organisation. He heads the Asia House team in delivering thought leadership and market intelligence on Asia to some of the UK’s biggest companies, through its programme of events on business, policy and politics and culture.

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