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14th Asia Europe Economic Forum (AEEF)

The 14th Asia Europe Economic Forum will be held in Seoul on 20-21 September 2017.

Date: Sep 20 - 21, 2017 Topic: Global Economics & Governance

The Asia Europe Economic Forum (AEEF), established in 2006, is a high level forum for in-depth research-based exchanges on global issues between Asian and European policy makers and experts.

We are pleased to announce that the  14th Asia Europe Economic Forum will be held in Seoul on 20-21 September 2017, as a side event of the ASEM Economic Minister’s meetings.

The event is jointly organised by Bruegel, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Centre d’Etudes Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales (CEPII), Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Renmin University, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Center for East Asian Studies at Korea University

This is an invitation-only event for Bruegel members and a small number of selected experts.

See the previous editions of AEEF.

Schedule

Sep 20, 2017

10:00-10:30

Registration and coffee

10:30-10:50

Welcoming and introductory remarks

Jung Taik Hyun, President, KIEP

Innwon Park, Professor, Division of International Studies, Korea University

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

10:50-12:30

Session 1 - Macroeconomic Policy Coordination

Chair: Masahiro Kawai, Professor, University of Tokyo, and Senior Research Advisor, RIETI

Zsolt Darvas, Senior Fellow

He Fan, Senior Fellow, Institute of World Economics and Politics Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Xiankun Lu, Partner, IDEAS Centre, Geneva and Executive Dean NBS Switzerland

Chalongphob Sussangkarn, Distinguished Fellow, TDRI

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:20

Session 2 - Investment and Global Capital Flows

Chair: Jung Taik Hyun, President, KIEP

Colin Brown, Deputy Head of Unit, Dispute Settlement and Legal aspects of Trade Policy, DG Trade, European Commission

Gongpil Choi, Director, Center for Finance and Technology, KIF

Kiyoto Ido, Vice Chairman IIES and former Executive Director Bank of Japan

Liqing Zhang, Dean, School of Finance, Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE)

15:20-15:50

Coffee break

15:50-17:10

Session 3 – Climate Change and Energy

Chair: Guntram B. Wolff, Director

Xavier Bonnet, Head, Department of Economics, Evaluation and Integration of Sustainable Development, Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy France

Sungjin Kang, Professor, Department of Economics, Korea University

Ji Zou, President, Energy Foundation China

18:30-20:30

Dinner

Sep 21, 2017

9:00-10:00

Partner's meeting

9:30-10:00

Registration and coffee

10:00-11:40

Session 4 – International Trade and the New World Order

Chair: Andreas Esche, Director of the Shaping Sustainable Economies Program, Bertelsmann Stiftung

Taeho Bark, Professor, Seoul National University and former Minister for Trade(2012-2013), MOFAT, Korea

Bernard Hoekman, Director of Global Economics, European University Institute (EUI)

Suman Bery, Non Resident Fellow

Masahiro Kawai, Professor, University of Tokyo, and Senior Research Advisor, RIETI

Innwon Park, Professor, Division of International Studies, Korea University

Anita Prakash, Director General, Policy Department, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

11:40-13:00

Lunch

13:00-14:30

Session 5 – Effects of 4th Industrial Revolution on Trade and Investment

Chair: He Fan, Senior Fellow, Institute of World Economics and Politics Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Sébastien Jean, Director, CEPII

Cora Jungbluth, Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung

Kenichi Kawasaki, Professor and Senior Fellow, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

Xinquan Tu, Executive Dean and Professor, China Institute for WTO Studies, University of International Business and Economics

14:30-15:00

Coffee break

15:00-17:00

Session 6- Strengthening Digital Connectivity in the ASEM Area

Chair: Jaeho Yeom, President, Korea University

Kris Peeters, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Employment, Economy and Consumer Affairs, Federal Government of Belgium

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

17:00

Closing remarks

Yung Chul Park, Distinguished Professor, Division of International Studies, Korea University

Amb. Karsten Warnecke, Executive Director, ASEF

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

18:30-20:00

Farewell dinner

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Seoul, Korea

Matilda Sevon

matilda.sevon@bruegel.org

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