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Seminar and Policy Dialog on Enhancing the Investment Environment in APEC and ASEAN Economies


Purpose

This event aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of investment procedures, enhance constructive stakeholder relationships and international cooperation, and establish effective monitoring and review mechanisms for investment procedures.

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Background

The event is a component of a multi-year program that ADBI will co-organize with the Australian APEC Study Centre. The goal of the program is to enhance the investment environment among the economies of APEC and ASEAN.

Academics, APEC and ASEAN officials, business leaders, and international and regional organizations that promote and monitor investment flows, will be invited to attend.

The event schedule is as follows:

Day 1: The first day will review contemporary developments in regional and global investment flows, followed by discussions on research on quantifiable indicators to assess investment policies, focusing on taxation, profit remittances, and equity ownership.

Day 2: The second day will focus on investment regimes in the APEC and ASEAN regions, specifically on policies in relation to the investment activities of sovereign wealth funds and state-owned enterprises.

Day 3: The third day will explore the economic benefits of two-way investment flows between Australia and the People's Republic of China, and the legal processes that govern those flows. Key points from the seminar and the policy dialog of the preceding two days will be drawn into this discussion.

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Objectives

The intensive three-day seminar and policy dialog will:

  • Discuss the value of quantitative indicators that measure the impact of policies on the enhancement of investment flows.
  • Introduce best practice principles relating to investment activities of sovereign wealth funds and state-owned enterprises.
  • Explore the economic benefits of two-way investment flows and the legal processes that govern these flows.

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Outputs

ADB development member country officials will have the opportunity to:

  • learn quantitative measures to assess investment policies;
  • explore best practices to build a conducive investment environment;
  • access a summary of the proceedings and related event materials, which will be compiled for dissemination via the ADBI website at the end of November 2013.

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Participants

Thirty senior officials from economies in the Asia and Pacific region.

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How to Register

By invitation only.

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Language

English (no interpretation will be provided)

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Responsibilities

Actively join discussions and share views and experiences.

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Partners

APEC Study Centre at RMIT University, University of Canberra, and China University of Political Science and Law.





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