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BUILDING AN EXCLUSIVE, INFLUENTIAL COMMUNITY OF LEADERS FOR GROWING THEIR ENTERPRISES, THEIR COUNTRIES, AND THEIR CONTINENTS
Now at its 3rd edition, the High Level Dialogue on ASEAN Italy Economic Relations is affirming as the place of reference to strengthen economic ties between ASEAN countries and Italy. Political and business leaders meet and interact on a concerted basis thus building mutual trust, knowledge, and long-lasting partnerships.
ASEAN countries are the 3rd largest economy in Asia, the 5th largest in the world – predicted to become the 4th largest in 2030 – and the 3rd largest area by population. ASEAN countries are undertaking a process of regional integration aimed at building a borderless economic community. ASEAN countries will sign the world’s biggest trade agreement, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), together with Australia, India, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and China in the coming months. Also, the European Union is actively negotiating trade and investment protection agreements with ASEAN countries, with some of them – such the one with Singapore and Vietnam – expected to come into force shortly.
Italy has first-class high-tech capabilities able to match the industrial and developmental needs of the ASEAN countries. In addition, the industrial systems of ASEAN and Italy are similar, with a vibrant backbone of small and mid-size companies that may forge profitable partnerships.
The High Level Dialogue – by invitation only – is strictly reserved to ASEAN Countries and European Chairmen and CEOs, Ministers and Institution Leaders.
Following up the discussion prompted in the previous editions held in Jakarta (2017) and Singapore (2018), the High Level Dialogue 2019 will address priority issues for businesses and the economy; among the topics:
Among the confirmed speakers: Nguyen Xuan Phuc (Prime Minister, Vietnam), Nguyen Duc Chung (Chairman, Hanoi People’s Committee, Vietnam), Vu Tien Loc (President, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry), Enrico Letta (President, Associazione Italia ASEAN; Dean, Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po, France; former Prime Minister, Italy), Stefano Cao (CEO, Saipem, Italy), Carlo Ferro (President, Italian Trade Agency), Paolo Merloni (Executive Chairman, Ariston Thermo, Italy).