Pacific Asian Regional Meeting of the Trilateral Commission: Singapore, November 22-24, 2002

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Program of the 2002 Pacific Asian Regional Meeting
Singapore—November 22-24, 2002

Friday, 22 November

19:00
Cocktails

19:30
OPENING REMARKS
Yotaro Kobayashi, Pacific Asian Chairman

Dinner
PANEL DISCUSSION: PRESENT STATE OF ASEAN AND ITS FUTURE PROSPECTS
Chair: Jususf Wanandi, Member of the Board of Trustees, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Indonesia
Panel:
- Narongchai Akrasanee, Chairman, Seranee Holding Company, Thailand
- Noordin Sopiee, Chairman and CEO, Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia
- Cesar E.A. Virato, Corporate Vice Chairman, Rizal Commerical Banking Corporation; former Prime Minister of the Philippines

Saturday, 23 November

9:00 - 12:00
SESSION ONE: DEVELOPMENTS SURROUNDING NORTH KOREA
Chair: Stuart Harris, Professor, Australian National University
Panel:
- Yoichi Funabashi, Chief Diplomatic Correspondent and Columnist, The Asahi Shimbun, Japan
- Lee Hong-Koo, President, Seoul Forum for International Affairs; former Prime Minister, former Ambassador to the UN and the United States, Korea
- Wu Baiyi, Deputy Director of Research Department, Foundation for International and Strategic Studies, China

12:30
Lunch
Speaker: Tharman Shanmugaratnam Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ministry of Education, Singapore
Topic: "What China Means for a New Asia"

14:30-17:30
SESSION TWO: IMPACT OF FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS IN ASIA PACIFIC COUNTRIES ON THE GLOBAL AND REGIONAL TRADING SYSTEM
Chair: Chia Siow Yue, Senior Research Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA); former Director, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)
Panel:
- Tommy Koh, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Director, Institute of Policy Studies; and Chairman, National Heritage Board; Singapore
- Mike Moore, Former Director-General of the World Trade Organization; former Prime Minister of New Zealand; Member of the Privy Council
- Michio Mizoguchi, Standing Advisor, Kajima Corporation; former Chairman, OECD Trade Committee and Ambassador for Asia Pacific Cooperation; Japan

18:00-18:30
PANEL DISCUSSION; PERSPECTIVES OF EMERGING CHINESE LEADERS ON THE FUTURE DIRECTION OF CHINA
Chair: Han Sung-joo, President, Korea University; Director, Ilmin International Relations Institute, Professor of Political Science, Korea University; former Minister of Foreign Affairs
Panel:
- Men Honghua, Assistant Professor, Institute of International Strategy Studies, Central Party School
- Ni Feng, Associate Professor, Institute of American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
- Wang Rongjun, Research Associate, Institute of American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
- Yang Guangbin, Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Renmin University

19:30
Dinner

Sunday, 24 November

9:00 - 12:00
SESSION THREE: TOWARD A NEW PHASE OF ASIAN ECONOMIC GROWTH AND THE ROLE OF INNOVATIVE CORPORATIONS AND ENTREPRENEURS
Chair: Yotaro Kobayashi
Panel:
- Victor Fung, Chairman, Li & Fung; Chairman, Prumerica Financial Asia Lt., Hong Kong
- Chatchai Boonyarat, Chairman, Malee Sampran Public Company Ltd., Thailand
- Sachio Semmoto, Chief Executive Officer, e Access Ltd., Japan

12:00
Concluding Luncheon 

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