16th International Conference on The Future of Asia

Overall Moderator Toru Yoshida Editor, Asia & Oceania News Dept., Nikkei

Thursday, May 20 10:00-17:50(tentative)

10:00 - 10:05 Opening Remarks Tsuneo Kita President and CEO, Nikkei Inc.
10:05 - 10:45 Keynote Speech Bouasone Bouphavanh Prime Minister, Lao People's Democratic Republic
10:50 - 12:30 Panel Discussion "Asian Economy: Paths to Sustainable Growth"
  • <Panelists>Haruhiko Kuroda President, Asian Development Bank
  • Zhou Qiren Professor and Dean, National School of Development
    The China Center for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University
  • Chalongphob Sussangkarn Distinguished Fellow,
    Thailand Development Research Institute
  • Rajiv Kumar Director and Chief Executive,
    Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations
  • <Panelist and Moderator> Mitsuru Taniuchi Professor, Waseda University
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:10 Speech
14:15 - 15:05 Dialogue
15:05 - 15:25 Break
15:25 - 16:05 Speech Surin Pitsuwan Secretary-General, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
16:10 - 17:50 Panel Discussion "The Potential of Asia's Green New Deal"
  • <Panelists>Boo Kyung-Jin Senior Fellow, New & Renewable Energy Division,
    Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI)
  • Andrew Tan CEO, National Environment Agency (NEA), Singapore
  • Gao Jifan Chairman and CEO, Trina Solar Limited (China)
  • Teruaki Masumoto Chairman, Japan Energy Association
  • <Moderator>Junichi Taki Editorial Writer & Senior Staff Writer of
    Science & Technology News Dept., Nikkei

Friday, May 21 10:00-17:50(tentative)

10:00 - 10:40 Keynote Speech Korn Chatikavanij Minister of Finance, Kingdom of Thailand
10:45 - 12:35 Panel Discussion "New Dimension of FTA Networking"
  • <Panelists>Lee Hye-min Deputy Minister for Trade/Chief FTA Negotiator,
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of Korea
  • Manickam Supperamaniam Former Ambassador of Malaysia to the WTO
  • Hiroyuki Ishige Vice-Minister for International Affairs,
    Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
  • Matthew Goodman Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary,
    the U.S. Department of State
  • <Moderator> Yasuhiko Ota Editorial Writer & Senior Staff Writer of
    International News Dept., Nikkei
12:35 - 13:50 Lunch
13:50 - 14:40 Dialogue
  • Jusuf Wanandi Vice Chairman, Centre for Strategic and
    International Studies Foundation (CSIS),Indonesia
  • Takashi Shiraishi President, Institute of Developing Economies,
    Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO)
14:40 - 15:05 Break
15:05 - 15:55 Dialogue
16:00 - 17:25 Panel Discussion "Rethinking Regional Security in Asia-Pacific: New Dynamics and Challenges"
  • <Panelists>Evans Revere Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, U.S.
  • Zhu Jianrong Professor of Faculty of Humanities, Toyo Gakuen University
  • Kwon Tai-Young Special Advisor, Korea Research Institute for Strategy (KRIS)
  • <Panelist and Moderator> Hitoshi Tanaka Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange
17:30 - 18:00 Speech

Honorifics and titles omitted, in no particular order.
Simultaneous interpretation in English and Japanese will be provided. Please be advised that agenda, speakers, presentation themes may be subject to change.
We regret to inform you that H.E.Mr. Abhisit Vejjajiva , H.E.Mr. Cheng Yonghua and Mr. James Kelly will not be able to participate this year's conference.