Programme

Updated on 12.07.16

15th ASIA-EUROPE BUSINESS FORUM:

CONNECTIVITY FOR INCLUSIVE GROWTH

13-14 July, 2016

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Venue: State Palace

TENTATIVE PROGRAMME

 

 

Tuesday, July 12:

Arrival of the delegates in Ulaanbaatar

 

Wednesday July 13:

 

12:00-13:00

Registration

13:00-13:30

Opening Speech by H.E. Erdenebat Dondogdorj, Minister for Industry, Mongolia

Opening address by H.E. Erdenebat Jargaltulga , Prime Minister of Mongolia 

Adoption of the Program 

13:30-15:30

Plenary Session 1: BUILDING AN INCLUSIVE ECONOMY

Scope: economic growth, income inequality, corporate social responsibility, citizen participation, multilateral trading system, economic integration as EU, ASEAN, EEU, special and differential treatment, landlocked and small and remote island economies

Keynote speakers:

  • Mr. Bert Hofman, Country Director for China, Mongolia and Korea, East Asia and Pacific Region, WBG 

  • Mr. Masatoshi Ito, Chair of Committee on Asia and Oceania, Keidanren(Japan Business Federation),Chairman of the Board, Ajinomoto Co., Inc 

Panelists: 

  • Mr Rafael Goue, Chairman, Consumer Finance and Non-Banking Financial Institutions, General Manager of EURACIFIC Strategies 

  • Ms. Yolanda Fernandez Lommen, Country Director for Mongolia, ADB

  • Mr. Batsukh Galsan, Chairman of Board of Directors, Oyu Tolgoi LLC 

 Discussion  moderated by: Mr.Amarjargal Rinchinnyam, Former Prime Minister, Mongolia 

15:30-16:00

Coffee break

16:00-18:00

Plenary Session 2: ASIA-EUROPE CONNECTIVITY

Scope: infrastructure connection, economic corridors, transit- transport barriers, land-locked countries, trade costs, information exchange, people-to-people exchange, sustainable tourism, restoration and protection of cultural heritages.

Keynote speakers:

  • Prof. Hidetoshi Nishimura, President, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia

  • Mr.Manlaibayar Yondon, Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia 

Panelists:

  • Mr. Robert Guild, Director of Transport Division, East Asia Dept. of ADB 

  • Mr. Morozov Vadim, Senior Advisor to the President of JSC "Russian Railways", Member of Executive Board 

  • Mr. Kevin de Wayne Gallagher, PhD, FAO Deputy Representative 

  • Mr. Byambasaikhan Bayanjargal, CEO, Erdenes Mongol LLC 

Discussion moderated by Mr. Tsogtbaatar Damdin, Member of Parliament, Mongolia  

18:00-18:30

Group Photo: in front of the Chinggis Khan Statue

Shuttle buses will be provided for the delegates during AEBF between designated hotel and Venue/State Palace.

 

Thursday July 14:

 

08:30-09:00

Registration 

09:00-10:30

Plenary Session 3:  INTEGRATING SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES INTO GLOBAL VALUE CHAIN

Scope: economic integration, production network, intra-industry trade in parts and components within the region, distribution networks,  labor mobility, linkages between local firms and multinational corporations, opportunities and challenges for the SMEs in global value chains

Keynote speaker:

  • Prof. Khashchuluun Chuluundorj, Board Member, NUM 

  • Mr. Joon-Ho LEE, Director of Research Division, Korea Small Business Research Institute (KOSBI)

Panelists:                                                                

  • Mr. Marco Xu Xiaobo, VP, Central Asia Caucasian Region, Huawei LLC

  • Mr. Stephen Kreppel,  CEO, Nation Consultancy 

  • Ms.Luisa Santos,  Director, BusinessEurope

Discussion moderarted by Antonio Somma, Head, Eurasia Competitiveness Programme, OECD 

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

11:00-12:30

Plenary Session 4: GREEN DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT

Scope: investment promotion and facilitation, corporate governance, finance, public governance, foreign direct investment, policies to promote responsible business conduct and investment in support of green growth, green industry and  renewable energy, investing in green technology

 Keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Luise Holscher, Vice President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 

  • Dr.Oyun Sanjaasuren, Former Minister for Environment,  Green Development and Tourism, Mongolia 

Panelists:

  • Mr. Shigeki (Sean) Miwa, Executive Vice President, Soft Bank Energy Corp 

  • Mr Virgil Nae, Head, European Investment Bank, Representative Office for China and Mongolia

  • Mr.Jozef Kollar, Deputy Chairman, International Investment Bank 

  • Mr. Gankhuyag Dagva, CEO, Clean Energy Asia LLC

Discussion moderated by Dr.Kilaparti Ramakrishna, Director of ESCAP’s sub- regional office for East and North-East Asia

12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:00

Closing Session

  • Report of Plenary Session 1. (Mr. Amarjargal Rinchinnyam, Former Prime Minister, Mongolia )

  • Report of Plenary Session 2. Mr. Tsogtbaatar Damdin, Member of Parliament of Mongolia  

  • Report of Plenary Session 3.  (Mr. Antonio Somma, Director, OECD)

  • Report of Plenary Session 4. Dr.Kilaparti Ramakrishna, Director of ESCAP’s sub- regional office for East and North-East Asia

Adoption of the AEBF Business Joint Declaration

Moderated by Mr.Ganbold Davaadorj, Chair of the Business Forum

14:00-14:40

Closing Ceremony:

Address by H.E. Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Viet Nam 

Address by H.E. Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission 

Address by H.E. Mr. Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia 

14:45-15:15

Press Conference

18:00-20:00

Official Dinner hosted by the Government of Mongolia

Venue: Corporate Convention Center

(For all AEBF15 Delegates, Spouses and Interpreters)

Shuttle buses will be provided for the delegates during AEBF between designated hotel and Venue/State Palace. 

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