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 year, the AEEF will be hosted by Bertelsmann Stiftung on 28-29 November, 2019 in Berlin, Germany, and it will focus on “EU-Asia trade and investment connectivity”.
AEEF at a glance
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. In 2018 the AEEF partners were invited by Bruegel, the Brussels-based economics think-tank, to hold the forum as an official side-event of the 12th Summit of the Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM12) on 17-18 October in Brussels, Belgium. This year, the AEEF will be hosted by Bertelsmann Stiftung on 28-29 November, 2019 in Berlin, Germany, and it will focus on “EU-Asia trade and investment connectivity”.
The event is organised by this year’s local host, Bertelsmann Stiftung, together with the Asian Development Bank Institute, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) and Shanghai Jiaotong University on the Asian side; Bruegel and CEPII on the European side, with the contribution of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) in Singapore.
09:00 – 09:30
Registration and welcome coffee
09:30 – 09:45
09:45 – 10:45
10:45 – 11:10
Coffee and tea break
11:10 – 11:15
PART I: FACT FINDING MISSION – CURRENT DRIVERS OF EU-ASIA CONNECTIVITY
11:15 – 12:45
Countering Trump and Brexit: EU-Asia trade and investment connectivity in times of increasing economic insecurity and its macroeconomic implications
Chair: He Fan, Professor, Peking University
Jing Gu, Director, Centre for Rising Powers and Global Development, Institute of Developmental Studies, University of Cambridge
Muriel Lacoue-Labarthe, Deputy Director for Trade policy and investment, French Treasury
Sung-Hoon Park, Professor, Korea University
Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute
12:45 – 13:45
13:45 – 15:15
Between cooperation and competition – EU-Asia connectivity in the era of the 4th industrial revolution
Chair: John Beirne, Research Fellow, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
Alessia Amighini, Co-head, Asia Center, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)
Nicolaus Heinen, Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy / Chief of Staff, Deutsche Börse
Cheonsik Woo, Korea Development Institute
Liqing Zhang, Dean, School of Finance, Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE)
15:15 – 15:45
Coffee and tea break
15:45 – 17:15
Economic benefits vs. political concerns – EU-Asia investment connectivity in times of rising protectionism
Chair: Jae-Young Lee, President, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)
Alicia García-Herrero, Senior Fellow
Dong-Hee Joe, Associate Research Fellow, KIEP
Cora Jungbluth, Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung
Xin Yuan, Representative to Europe at Shenzhen European Office
19:30 – 21:30
08:30 – 09.00
Registration and welcome coffee
PART II: THE EU’S RELATIONS WITH THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA – IMPLICATIONS FOR EU-ASIA CONNECTIVITY
09:00 – 10:00
10:00 – 10:30
Coffee and tea break
10:30 – 11:30
11:30 – 12:30
12:30 – 12:45
Chair: Amb. Karsten Warnecke, Executive Director, ASEF
12:45 – 13:30
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bertelsmann Stiftung
Professor, Peking University
Co-head, Asia Center, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)
Research Fellow, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy / Chief of Staff, Deutsche Börse
President, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)
Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung
Representative to Europe at Shenzhen European Office
Director Programe Megatrends, Bertelsmann Stiftung
Ambassador of China to Germany
Executive Director, ASEF
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