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ADBI-OECD Roundtable on Asia's Policy Framework for Investment: Investing in a Stronger, Cleaner, and Fairer Asian Economy
Agenda


Tuesday, 6 April 2010

8:30 - 9:00

Registration

9:00 - 9:30

Opening Remarks

Worapot Manupipatpong, Director, Capacity Building & Training Department, Asian Development Bank Institute
Kenneth Davies, Head, Global Relations, Investment Division, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD)

Session I: Trends & Outlook for Investment in Asia 2010 - 2011
Economic development in Asia and the Pacific has benefited from strong investment. Many Asian countries have been recipients of large flows of foreign direct investment (FDI). And some of Asia's emerging economies are now increasingly important overseas investors themselves.
Global flows of FDI have been hard hit by the crisis, and may fall by around half in 2009. But, now that global economic growth has turned positive again, what is the outlook for investment in Asia in 2010-2011? Will the prospects for a slow recovery limit the prospects for a recovery in investment? What are the prospects for a re-balancing of investment to domestic and regional demand?

Session Chair: Dan Slater, Director of Corporate Network, The Economist Group, Japan

9:30 - 10:00

Presentation: John Larum, Former President of China Business for the Asset Management of the UBS Group

10:00 - 10:30

Presentation: Fukunari Kimura, Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University, Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for the ASEAN (ERIA)

10:30 - 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:00

Presentation: Charles Ng, Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong, SAR

11:00 - 11:15

Discussant: Yuquing Xing, Visiting Researcher, Asian Development Bank Institute and Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan

11:15 - 12:30

Open Discussion

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch and Photo Session

Session II: Experiences of Developing Policy Frameworks for Investment
The OECD's Policy Framework for Investment is designed to help governments design and implement policy reform to create a truly attractive, robust and competitive environment for domestic and foreign investment. It emphasizes the fundamental principles of rule of law, transparency, non-discrimination and the protection of property rights. Against this background, what are experiences of various countries in developing effective policy frameworks for investment?

Session Chair: Kenneth Davies, Head, Global Relations, Investment Division, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD)

14:00 - 14:15

Presentation: Misuzu Otsuka, Economist, Investment Division, Directorate for Financial & Enterprise Affairs, Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD)

14:15 - 14:45

Presentation: Isamu Wakamatsu, Senior Coordinator, ASEAN & South Asia Planning Department, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

14:30 - 15:00

Presentation: Raksaka Mahi, Vice Secretary, National Team for the Enhancement of Export and Investment, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Indonesia

15:00 - 15:30

Country Presentation: Dinh Tai Nguyen, Director of Management Consulting and Training, CIEM, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Viet Nam

15:30 - 15:45

Country Presentation: Suon Sophal, Deputy Director, Cambodian Investment Board

15:30 - 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 - 17:15

Open discussion

18:30 - 20:30

Cocktail Dinner

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Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Session III: The Role of Investment in Recovery from the Crisis
Leaders at the recent G20 summit, agreed "to work together as we manage the transition to a more balanced pattern of global growth". But how can further investment liberalization help global rebalancing? How can freedom of investment be reconciled with other legitimate policy goals? How can environmentally and socially responsible investment be encouraged in Asia?

Session Chair: Worapot Manupipatpong, Director, Capacity Building & Training Department, Asian Development Bank Institute

9:30 - 10:00

Presentation: The Benefits of Freedom of Investment in Asia: Building a Better Business Environment

Tadahiro Asami, Secretary-General, Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC)

10:00 - 10:30

Presentation: Pierre Habbard, Senior Economist/Analyst, Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC)

10:30 - 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:00

Country Presentation: Abu Reza Khan, Member, Executive Council, Board of Investment, Bangladesh

11:00 - 11:15

Country Presentation: Pratomo Walujo, Director for Bilateral & Multilateral Cooperation, Investment Coordinating Board, Indonesia

11:00 - 12:45

Open Discussion and Lead-off Interventions from Selected Countries

12:45 - 14:00

Lunch

Session IV: Investment For Inclusive Growth
Most countries in the Asia Pacific region have enjoyed growth in FDI in recent years, in sectors such as agriculture, tourism, and extractive industries, as well as manufacturing. This session will examine the extent to which these investments have been successful in terms of promoting inclusive growth, development and technology and knowledge transfer.

Session Chair: Gloria Pasadilla, Research Fellow, Asian Development Bank Institute

14:00 - 14:15

Country Presentation: Boon Loy Chua, Senior Economist, Economics and Strategy Division, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore

14:15 - 14:30

Country Presentation: Raana Ahsan, Director, Board of Investment, Prime Minister's Secretariat, Pakistan

14:30 - 14:45

Coffee Break

14:45 - 15:00

Country Presentation: Batkhurel Galsandorj, Deputy Director, Development Policy & Strategic Planning Department, National Development & Innovation Committee, Mongolia

15:00 - 15:15

Country Presentation: Biyanka Niroshani Gamage, Deputy Director, Department of Trade, Tariff & Investment Policy, Sri Lanka

15:15 - 17:00

Open Discussion

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Thursday, 8 April 2010

Session V: Investment for Green Growth in Asia
Green growth is necessary to address urgent challenges including the fight against climate change and environmental degradation, enhancement of energy security, and the creation of new engines for economic growth. This session will address the following questions:

  • What measures have Asian governments adopted to encourage companies operating in the region to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to invest in low-carbon activities?
  • What have been the impacts and opportunities of government GHG reduction policies on business practices?
  • What have companies in the region done to account for and reduce their GHG emissions?

Session Chairs:
Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Capacity Building Specialist, Asian Development Bank Institute
Celine Kauffmann, Climate Change & Water Projects Manager, Investment Division, OECD

9:00 - 9:15

Introduction by the Session Chairs

9:15 - 9:30

Presentation: Business Practices in Support of a Low Carbon Economy

Cristina Tebar-Less, Senior Policy Analyst, Investment Division, Directorate of Financial & Enterprise Affairs, OECD

9:30 - 9:50

Presentation: Scaling up Low Carbon Investment: Public Private Financial Partnership

Takashi Hongo, Director General and Special Advisor of the Environmental Finance Engineering Department, Japan Bank for International Cooperation

9:50 - 10:10

Presentation: Korea's policies for supporting Green Investment

Eun Yoo, Deputy Director, Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Korea

10:10 - 10:30

Presentation: Reducing Emissions & Seizing Business Opportunities

Takaya Watanabe, Acting General Manager, Sustainability Energy & Environment Strategic Planning Department, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, LTD.

10:30 - 11:00

Q&A and Open Discussion

11:00 - 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 - 11:30

Presentation: Investment for Green Growth in Asia

Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Capacity Building Specialist, Asian Development Bank Institute

11:30 - 11:50

Presentation: The Impact of Government Policy on Corporate Investment in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in China and India

Michiyo Morisawa, Director, Carbon Disclosure Project, Japan

11:50 - 12:10

Presentation: Government Policies and Business Practices in Support of a Low Carbon Economy in India

Anurag Srivastava, Deputy Head, CUTS Centre for International Trade, Economics & Environment

12:10 - 12:30

Presentation: Government Policies and Business Practices in Support of a Low Carbon Economy in PR China

Qingchan Yu and Haizhen Tian, Global Environment Institute

12:30 - 13:00

Q&A and Open Discussion

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 15:00

Open discussion continued with lead-off interventions by Ki-Sang Lee, Senior Vice President of Hyundai Motor Company; Masayuki Sasanouchi, Senior General Manager of Toyota Motor Corporation and Chairperson of Keidanren’s Working Group on International Strategy on Climate Change; and Teruo Okazaki, General Manager of Nippon Steel Corporation.

Session VI: Investment in Infrastructure for a Seamless Asia
Between 2010 and 2020, Asia will need to invest $8 trillion in overall national infrastructure for energy, transport, telecommunication, water, and sanitation, and $290 billion in regional infrastructure, according to the recent ADB/ADBI study, a new book "Infrastructure for a Seamless Asia". How can investment in these infrastructure needs be financed? What institutions are necessary to build efficient and seamless infrastructure?

Session Chair: Mario Lamberte, Director, Research Department, Asian Development Bank Institute

15:00 - 15:30

Presentation: Biswanath Bhattacharyay, Lead Professional and Advisor to the Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute

15:30 - 15:45

Presentation: Tomohiro Ono, Deputy Director, Transportation and ICT Division 1 Economic Infrastructure Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency

15:45 - 16:00

Country Presentation: Raja Muhammad Azhan Shah, Deputy Director, PPP Unit, Prime Minister's Department, Malaysia

16:00 - 16:15

Presentation: Celine Kauffmann, Climate Change & Water Projects Manager, Investment Division, OECD

16:15 - 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:30

Open Discussion

Session VII: Conclusions and Next Steps

17:30 - 18:00

Concluding Remarks and Next Steps

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