Program

01 November 2018
02 November 2018
03 November 2018

AHK BREAKFAST SESSIONS

Breakfast Sessions

AHK BREAKFAST SESSIONS

Welcome and Opening

PANEL DISCUSSION

Minister Dialogue: The EU and Asia in the World Economy

This session provides a platform for dialogue between the trade and industry ministers of the Asia-Pacific region. Where will future growth take place and which trends will shape the future...
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11:30 - 13:00

Lunch Break

PANEL DISCUSSION

Infrastructure Development: Connecting Asia and Europe

The Asia-Pacific region is already home to more than half of the world’s population. The further growth to over 5 billion people by 2050 and an intensifying urbanization raise infrastructure investment demand. Apart from China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Japan and India are developing approaches to convert this need into new opportunities. Which solutions are offered by Europe?
15:45 - 16:15

Coffee Break

ARENA

Digitalization in the Trade and Services

Digitalization and innovation will continue to change markets, products, and processes. These developments are relevant to established industries as well as start-ups. The latest digitalization trends will be discussed in the following sessions.

EVENING RECEPTION

Evening Reception

AHK BREAKFAST SESSIONS

Breakfast Sessions

ARENA

Digital Manufacturing/ Industrie 4.0

Digitalization and innovation will continue to change markets, products, and processes. These developments are relevant to established industries as well as start-ups. The latest digitalization trends will be discussed in the following sessions.
11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

OXFORD-STYLE DEBATE

Trade Policy: Free Trade, Fair Trade

“Fair trade” has become something of a buzzword in recent times, often voiced by politicians aiming at bolstering their trade relations or economies against “unfair” conditions. However, whereas free trade is defined by the general absence of force and coercion, fair trade is always a matter of perspective and often requires market interventions. These interventions may seem fair to one party but unfair to another. This session engages in a contentious debate: Should fair trade replace free trade?
12:45 - 14:00

Lunch Break

ARENA

Political Stability and Security in Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific region is not only the most dynamic growth region in economic terms, it has also become a key driver in defense spending – increasing its global share from 20% in 2010 to 33% by 2020. This panel provides an overview of the most important current security challenges in the Asia-Pacific region and the development of the region’s overall security architecture. 

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