Overview


SINGAPORE HIGH LEVEL DIALOGUE ON ASEAN ITALY ECONOMIC RELATIONS

Wednesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 12, 2018

Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

Program

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    ASSESSMENT OF WEDNESDAY – April 11, 2018

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  • 12:30 – 13:30

    Buffet lunch

  • 12:30 – 14:00

    Registration

  • 14:00 - 15:30

    OPENING SESSION: THE ROLE OF ASEAN REGION AND THE POTENTIAL VALUE OF THE ITALY – ASEAN COUNTRIES COOPERATION

    Chair: Desi Anwar (Anchor, CNN Indonesia)

    Introductory remarks

    Valerio De Molli (Managing Partner & CEO, The European House – Ambrosetti, Italy)

    Enrico Letta (President, Associazione Italia ASEAN, Italy;
    Dean, Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po)

    Opening speeches

    Subra Suresh (President, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore)

    Sim Ann (Senior Minister of State for Trade & Industry, Singapore)

    Benedetto Della Vedova (Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy)

     

    Debate

  • 15:30 – 16:00

    Coffee break

  • 16:00 - 17:30

    MACROECONOMIC AND GEOPOLITICAL OUTLOOK: THE ASEAN REGIONAL INTEGRATION AND THE IMPACTS OF THE BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE

    Chair: Desi Anwar (Anchor, CNN Indonesia)

    Presentation of the position paper

    ASEAN Area Geo-Economic Growth:
    Challenges and Broadening Opportunities

    Paolo Borzatta (Senior Partner, The European House – Ambrosetti, Italy)

    Joseph Liow Chin Yong  (Dean, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, and Professor of Comparative and International Politics, Singapore)

    Zeti Akhtar Aziz (Co-chair of the Board of Governors, Asia School of Business; former Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia)

    Robert Fox   (Chairman, European Association for Business and Commerce, Thailand; Chairman, Digital Economy and ICT Group for Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce, Thailand)

     

    Debate

  • 19:00 - 22:00

    GALA DINNER

    Introduction by:

    Valerio De Molli (Managing Partner & CEO, The European House – Ambrosetti, Italy)

    Speech by:

    Tharman Shanmugaratnam (Deputy Prime Minister, Singapore)

    Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between Singapore Manufacturing Federation and General Confederation of Italian Industry

About

BUILDING AN EXCLUSIVE, INFLUENTIAL COMMUNITY OF LEADERS FOR GROWING THEIR ENTERPRISES, THEIR COUNTRIES, AND THEIR CONTINENTS

Now at its second edition, the High Level Dialogue on ASEAN Italy Economic Relations is affirming as the place of reference to influence and to strengthen economic ties between ASEAN countries and Italy. Outstanding political and business leaders meet and interact on a concerted basis thus building mutual trust, knowledge, and strong and long lasting partnerships.

ASEAN countries are the 3rd largest economy in Asia and the 6th largest in the world with booming consumer markets (x2 consuming households by 2025) and the 3rd largest area by population. ASEAN countries are undertaking a process of regional integration aimed at building a borderless economic community. A comprehensive set master plans was put in place in late 2015, opening up a new phase that will foresee coordination between ASEAN’s 10 Member States in politics, security, economics, and society.

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 second edition of the Dialogue will address the following topics:

  • Macroeconomic and geopolitical outlook of ASEAN area
  • Doing business in South-East Asia, local partnerships and joint ventures
  • ASEAN regional integration and impacts of Belt and Road initiatives
  • Advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence and 4.0 machineries and capital goods
  • Innovation and digital hubs and value-added industrial partnerships
  • Technologies for safety and security of land, sea and infrastructures
  • Finance and trade agreements

Position Papers

Speakers

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  Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

For more information you can contact the Organizational Secretariat at: italyinasean@ambrosetti.eu – telephone +39 02 46753.247