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PECC XV: Fifteenth General Meeting

From September 01, 2003 until September 03, 2003
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Securing the Future
Fifteenth PECC General Meeting
Bandar Seri Begawan
1-3 September 2003

International Convention Centre, Brunei Darussalam



Monday, September 1st, 2003

0900 – 1730

Focus Workshops

1900 – 2100

Official Opening and Gala Dinner

Opening keynote address:
His Majesty, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam
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Tuesday, September 2nd, 2003

0730 - 0900

Breakfast launch of Sustainable Cities Best Practices

0900 – 1030

Plenary Session I: Regional Stocktaking: Is it now Everyone for Themselves in the Asia Pacific region? 

Key Issues:

  • Changing geopolitical situation and relationships
  • Responses to terrorism and health threats and regional implications for trade and investment
  • Plethora of regional trading arrangements and their multi-track character
  • Regional Economic outlook

Role Players:

  • Tan Sri Dr. Noordin Sopiee; Chair, Malaysia PECC & ISIS Malaysia [Scene-setter]
  • H.E. Michel Rocard; Former Prime Minister of France
  • Mr. Raymond Lim; Minister of State for Trade & Industry and Foreign Affairs, Singapore
  • Mr. Ichiro Fujisaki; Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan
  • Mr. Jusuf Wanandi; Chair, Indonesia PECC [Moderator]

1045 - 1300

Plenary Session II: Doha Faltering: Key Messages for the Cancun WTO Ministerial and Beyond 

Key Issues:

  • Doha Development Agenda: Outlook and Issues
  • Interrelationship between RTAs and WTO

Role players Panel 1: (1045hrs - 1145hrs)

Key Issues:

  • How Far Can We Go with Regional Integration: a View from China
  • Asia Pacific stake in the Doha Agenda and its possible contributions
  • The stake of Asia-Pacific business in the agriculture negotiations

Role Players Panel 2: (1150hrs - 1250hrs)

1300 - 1400


1400 - 1530

Plenary Session III: Strategic Resources: Are Markets for Minerals and Energy up to the Challenge?

Key Issues:

  • Medium and longer term demand and supply of energy (and minerals)
  • Importance of market based solutions
  • New projects and energy developments and their implications for existing supplying and consuming economies

Role Players:

1545- 1715

Plenary Session IV: The Task Ahead on Private-Public sector Partnership

Key Issues:

  • Interim stock take on progress in the region with key indicators on ICT and Knowledge-based development
  • policy priorities ahead to attract investment
  • Focused training and education especially for developing economies
  • SME issues

Role Players:

1900 - 2100


Special Guest "A Conversation with Dr. Victor Fung (Group Chairman, Li & Fung) with Victor Mallet (Chief Asia Correspondent, Financial Times)

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2003

0830 - 1000

Plenary Session V : Building Financial Stability from the Foundation: Domestic Institutions, Regional Links and Global Reach  

Key issues:

  • Score card on financial infrastructures in East Asia and Latin America
  • Building institutions and capacities at home: priorities and approaches
  • Challenges of creating regional capital markets subject to global reach
  • Cooperative initiatives for building institutions, domestic and regional.

Role Players:

  • Mr. John Ridding; Editor and Publisher, Financial Times Asian Edition [Scene-setter]
  • Mr. David Eldon; Chairman, Hong Kong & Shanghai banking Corporation Ltd
  • Dr. Jesus Estabislao; President & CEO, Institute of Corporate Directors and Former Philippines Finance Secretary
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  • Dr. Jeffrey Koo; Chairman, Chinatrust Financial Holdings
  • Dr. Soogil Young; PECC Finance Forum Coordinator [Moderator]

Special Keynote Addresses

1000 - 1030 Keynote Speaker

Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
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Keynote Speaker:

H.E. President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, President of the Philippines
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1115 - 1230

Plenary Session VI: Revisiting the Pacific Community: the Way Forward

Panel Discussion 

Key Issues:

  • Are business and politics on the same course?
  • Challenges and dangers of separate integration tracks
  • Managing hubs and spokes: US, China, Japan, India, ASEAN, Latin America
  • Implications for transpacific trade and investment
  • Keeping the transpacific relationship alive as a source of growth
  • Essential elements for success with separate integration tracks
  • Implications and directions for APEC

Role Players:

  • Mr. Timothy Ong; Co-Chairman, The Edge Asia Inc. [Scene-setter]
  • Mr. Daniel Wagner; Political Risk Specialist, Asian Development Bank
  • Ms. Lauren Moriarty; US APEC Senior Official
  • Dr. Hadi Soesastro; Executive Director, CSIS Indonesia [Session Chair]

1230 - 1245

Adoption of the Brunei Declaration and Handover of the PECC Chair

1300 – 1415

Closing Luncheon

Keynote Address: APEC as a Force for Unity in a World of Differences

His Excellency Thaksin Shinawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand and Host of APEC 2003
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