World economic forum on East Asia 2012

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
Date:
30 May - 01 Jun 2012
Location:
Thailand (Bangkok)
Venue:
Shangri-La Hotel
Language:
, Thai, Japanese, Mandarin
With live translation:
Yes
Info on live translation:
Simultaneous interpretation in Thai, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese will also be available at some sessions.

Background

The 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) together form an important strategic and economic region with a combined population of over 600 million, a nominal GDP exceeding US$ 1.8 trillion, and a growth rate for the region expected to exceed 5% in 2012 despite ongoing economic turmoil in the Eurozone and the United States. The ASEAN Economic Blueprint has established concrete targets to form a single market and production base by 2015.

To achieve this major milestone in three years, stronger linkages across Southeast Asia are urgently needed to ensure a competitive and connected region, as well as to reinforce ongoing integration efforts. The region’s connectivity imperative will therefore see a major acceleration in linking the region’s institutional and physical infrastructure, presenting unparalleled opportunities for investment and growth in areas such as the transportation network, energy, mobile health, tourism, financial services and agriculture.

At the same time, corporate and government decision-makers must ensure that the necessary risk response mechanisms are well developed to manage such risks as natural disasters, widening income inequality and resource scarcity. As demonstrated by unprecedented flooding across the region last year, vulnerability to climate change led to significant disruptions to the region’s production and supply chains and exacerbated socio-economic disparities.

Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström, will also be in attendance and participating at the World economic forum on East Asia 2012.


Additional information

http://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-east-asia-2012

Event fee

The registration fee is CHF 4,000 for members and CHF 5,500 for non-members

What is included in the event fee

Access to plenaries, interactive and all other sessions, lunches and dinners.

How to register

Register by email EastAsia@weforum.org. Deadline to register is Thursday, May 10th 2012.


Keywords

Themes:
Civil Society/NGOs, Climate Change, Environment, Economics of DRR, Water
Countries:
Thailand

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