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Asia-Europe Economic Forum 2018 – Public

This year's Asia-Europe Economic Forum (AEEF) will be held in Brussels on 17-18 October

Date: October 18, 2018, 8:30 am Topic: Global Economics & Governance

The Asia Europe Economic Forum (AEEF) was established in 2006 as a high level forum for in-depth research-based exchanges on global issues between Asian and European policy makers and experts. This years AEEF conference is an official side event of the 12th ASEM Summit of Heads of State and Government on 17-18 October 2018 in Brussels and it will focus on “Europe and Asia: global partners for global economic challenges”.

The event is organized by this year’s host, Bruegel, together with the Asian Development Bank Institute, Korea University and Peking University on the Asian side; Bertelsmann Stiftung and CEPII on the European side, with the financial support of the Asia-Europe Foundation.

This event is public and will be livestreamed. There is no need to register for the livestream.

Schedule

Oct 18, 2018

08:30-09:00

Check-in and welcome coffee

09:00-09:20

Keynote Address

Yoichi Otabe, Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva / Former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs (G8 and G20 Sherpa) of Japan

09:20-10:20

ASIA-EUROPE LEADERSHIP ON THE GLOBAL STAGE

Chair: Guntram B. Wolff, Director

Jae-Seung Lee, Professor & Jean Monnet Chair, Korea University

Jean Pisani-Ferry, Mercator Senior Fellow at Bruegel

Rintaro Tamaki, CEO, Japan Center for International Finance

10:20-11:00

Speeches

Jyrki Katainen, Vice President of the European Commission

Xie Fuzhan, President of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, former Vice-President of Development Research Center of the State Council

11:00-11:15

Coffee and tea break

11:15-12:30

GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS AND THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

Chair: Chung Chul, Vice President, KIEP

Matthias Helble, Senior Economist and Co-Chair Research Department

Jin Keyu, Associate professor, LSE

Erik van der Marel, Senior Economist, ECIPE

12:30-12:45

Closing remarks

Amb. Karsten Warnecke, Executive Director, ASEF

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

12:45-13:30

Lunch

Speakers

Chung Chul

Vice President, KIEP

Xie Fuzhan

President of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, former Vice-President of Development Research Center of the State Council

Matthias Helble

Senior Economist and Co-Chair Research Department

Jyrki Katainen

Vice President of the European Commission

Jin Keyu

Associate professor, LSE

Jae-Seung Lee

Professor & Jean Monnet Chair, Korea University

Erik van der Marel

Senior Economist, ECIPE

Yoichi Otabe

Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva / Former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs (G8 and G20 Sherpa) of Japan

Jean Pisani-Ferry

Mercator Senior Fellow at Bruegel

Rintaro Tamaki

CEO, Japan Center for International Finance

Amb. Karsten Warnecke

Executive Director, ASEF

Guntram B. Wolff

Director

Location & Contact

Solvay Library, Rue Belliard 137, 1000 Bruxelles

Katja Knezevic

katja.knezevic@bruegel.org

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