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PECC-BOAO Seminar Report-coDuring the APEC meetings in Bali, the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) and the Boao Forum for Asia convened a half-day seminar to consider “Connectivity and Inclusive Growth in the Asia-Pacific” and to identify policy actions and projects that could be adopted in 2014, when the People’s Republic of China holds the APEC chair. 

In four interactive sessions and a closing dinner, business, government, academic and civil society leaders discussed and debated ways to increase institutional, physical and people-to-people connectivity in the Asia-Pacific. One panel was devoted to the challenge of financing infrastructure development, a critical bottleneck to growth in the region. This was an especially important discussion in light of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s announcement that China would support the establishment of an Asian infrastructure development bank, a proposal that attracted much attention in advance of the APEC meetings.

This report outlines the outcomes of the seminar discussions, including key points of action that could be included in a broad plan of action to strengthen regional connectivity during China’s APEC chairmanship. Such a roadmap would be a major contribution to driving inclusive growth in the Asia-Pacific in coming years.

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Discussion Forum

Going It Alone in the Asia-Pacific: Regional Trade Agreements Without the United States
Peter A. Petri (PIIE), Michael G. Plummer (Johns Hopkins University and East-West Center), Shujiro Urata (Waseda University) and Fan Zhai (Former Managing Director, China Investment Corporation)


The Linkage between Services and Manufacturing in the US economy
Sherry M. Stephenson, Senior Fellow, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development


Digital DNA: Disruption and the Challenges for Global Governance
Peter F. Cowhey (University of California, San Diego), 
Jonathan D. Aronson (University of Southern California)


Growth in a Time of Change
Pamela Mar, Director of Sustainability, Fung Academy | Fung Group


Why Connectivity is a starting point for real change
Pamela Mar, Director of Sustainability, Fung Academy | Fung Group


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Hugh Stephens, Vice-chair, CANCPEC


After the TPP: What’s Next for Canada in Asia?
Hugh Stephens, Vice-chair, CANCPEC