World Economic Forum on East Asia 2012

Shaping the Region’s Future through Connectivity
Bangkok, Thailand 30 May - 1 June 2012

Report

World Economic Forum on East Asia 2012

Date posted: September 3, 2012
Session Summary

Closing Plenary

In this closing session, the co-chairs of the 21st World Economic Forum on East Asia discuss how the region's future will be shaped by connectivity, and outline the major outcomes of the meeting as well as the top priorities for the region's leaders.

Key Points

  • Myanmar is making the transition to democracy
  • The impetus is to fulfil the people’s wish to live in peace and experience economic development
  • The next World Economic Forum for East Asia will be held in Myanmar in 2013

Synopsis

U Than Htay, Union Minister for Energy of...

Date posted: June 1, 2012
Session Summary

Technology: Enabling Industries, Bridging Communities

How can East Asia's emerging technology and innovations lead to new products, services and business models in the region?

Dimensions to be addressed:

  • Enabling industries through technological breakthroughs
  • Moving from ad hoc to indigenous innovation
  • Nurturing creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems
  • Promoting free flow of skilled labour and ideas

Key Points

  • Asians are marrying technology from other places to address indigenous problems
  • New Asian technology companies are thinking to go global from...
Date posted: June 1, 2012
Session Summary

Financing ASEAN's Future

How can ASEAN economies build a more sound and integrated financial architecture?

Dimensions to be addressed:

  • Increasing financial integration and collaboration
  • Developing a sound financial base and guarding against asymmetric shocks
  • Innovative approaches for capital and financial service provision
  • Balancing market self-regulation and central government control

Key Points

  • The single ASEAN market offers huge advantages in terms of competitiveness and efficiency
  • ASEAN must be mindful of mistakes made in the...
Date posted: June 1, 2012
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East Asia 2012 - Closing Plenary

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In this closing session, the co-chairs of the 21st World Economic Forum on East Asia discuss how the region's future will be shaped by connectivity, and outline the major outcomes of the meeting as well as the top priorities for the region's leaders.

Participants:

  • Pailin Chuchottaworn, President and Chief Executive Officer, PTT Public Company, Thailand; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on East Asia
  • Helene D. Gayle, President and Chief Executive Officer, CARE USA, USA; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on East Asia
  • Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman and...
Date posted: June 1, 2012
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