ASEAN BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT SUMMIT 2020

TENTATIVE AGENDA

Contact Information: Mr. Duc Anh. Tel No.: (+84) 024-35742022/ext.205 - Email: anhtd@vcci.com.vn

TENTATIVE AGENDA

November 13, 2020

07:30 - 08:30 : REGISTRATION (TIME ZONE: GMT+7)

07:30 - 08:30: Registration

08.30 – 09.00: OPENING SESSION

Opening Session:

  • Introductory Remarks by Dr.Vu Tien Loc, Chairman, ABIS
  • Keynote Address by H.E. Mr.Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of S.R of Viet Nam

09.00 – 10.15: PANEL DISCUSSION ON ASEAN’S ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

PANEL DISCUSSION ON ASEAN’S ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

ASEAN has faced unprecedented upheaval and economic turmoil. Covid19 has wrecked havoc on everyday life and challenged the world in ways not seen before. However, this is not the first time the region has gone through crisis, nor will it be the last. The long term future of ASEAN remains positive and growth will resume once stability has been restored, although much needs to be done to get ASEAN back on track for all.

What is the outlook for ASEAN’s economies? Has the crisis brought the region closer? What has changed? What else should the public and private sectors do to ensure a resilient, sustainable and inclusive future?

Introductory remarks by:

Panel discussion featuring:

  • Dr.  Aladdin Rillo, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Economic Community
  • Mr. Hassan Zaman, Regional Director, East Asia and Pacific for the Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions Vice-Presidency of the World Bank
  • Prof. Hidetoshi Nishimura, President, Economic Research Institute of ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
  • Mr. Robert E.Moritz, Chairman – PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited
  • Madame Nguyen Thi Nga, Chairwoman, BRG Group, ASEAN BAC Vietnam

Moderated by Ms. Lin Xueling, Executive Producer at Channel NewsAsia.

10.15-10.35: KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY H.E LI KEQIANG, PREMIER OF THE STATE COUNCIL OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

10.15-10.35: Keynote Address by H.E Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China

10.35-12.15: PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE FUTURE OF ESG INVESTING IN ASEAN

PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE FUTURE OF ESG INVESTING IN ASEAN

There has been a dramatic increase in global investments in “ESG” – (Environment, Social, and Governance). In recent years, investors have particularly focused on mitigating the impact of climate change, but with the global pandemic threatening to devastate small business, there is likely to be a new focus on social investments. To achieve these goals, investors will want to see improved transparency and reduced bureaucracy from ASEAN governments, and higher governance and ethical standards from companies in the region. With the advent of new technologies such as AI, fintech and block-chain, there opens a realm of new possibilities to grow the ASEAN economies post-pandemic while protecting the environment, rebuilding livelihoods and ensuring the best standards of integrity and inclusiveness. 

What should governments and business do together to promote green growth, social recovery and good governance? How can the new technologies contribute towards these goals? How can ASEAN governments, investors and companies harness and share the technologies to deliver ESG impact across the whole region?

Introductory remarks by:

  • H.E. Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Prime Minister of Malaysia 
  • Ms. Kanni Wignaraja, UN Assistant Secretary General and UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific

Panel discussion featuring:

Moderated by Mr. Christophe Bahuet, UNDP Deputy Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.

12.15-14.00: NETWORKING LUNCHEON

Networking Luncheon

14.00-15.45: PANEL DISCUSSION ON TECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE OF WORK IN ASEAN

PANEL DISCUSSION ON TECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE OF WORK IN ASEAN

Technology is disrupting the differing economies of Southeast Asia in different ways. The fourth industrial revolution will displace workers but at the same time generate new demand for labour. While some jobs will disappear, others will evolve posing considerable right skilling challenges. The pandemic has also forced companies to reconsider technology solutions for their operations and changed the office working culture with many finding working from home appealing.

What does the future of work look like? How can ASEAN businesses adapt to enhance their competitiveness? What needs to be done to provide the right skills training for the jobs of the future?

Introductory remarks by:

  • H.E. Ir. H. Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia
  • H.E. U Thaung Tun, Minister of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
  • The Right Honourable Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for International Trade, UK

Panel discussion featuring:

Moderated by Ms. Sharanjit Leyl, Producer/Presenter with BBC World News.

15.45-16.05: KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY H.E. CHARLES MICHEL, PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL

15.45-16.05: Keynote Address by H.E. Charles Michel, President of the European Council

16.05-17.40: PANEL DISCUSSION ON ASEAN RESILIENT, SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH

PANEL DISCUSSION ON ASEAN RESILIENT, SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH

Sustainable and inclusive economic growth has been significantly threatened by the pandemic. Supply chains have been severely disrupted revealing a need for stronger, more resilient economies. The impact on the agricultural sector, an important way of life in ASEAN, has highlighted food and job security concerns for millions of people across the region. As business rebuilds there is an opportunity for companies to balance their immediate priorities of survival and transformation with the need of delivering a sustainable and inclusive future.

How can business be both profitable and sustainable in challenging times? How can ASEAN ensure the sustainability of agriculture, which is currently under threat, as a key source of food and income? What is the role of business in ensuring prosperity for all?

Introductory remarks by:

  • H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha (Ret.), Prime Minister of Thailand
  • H.E. Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia

Panel discussion featuring:

Moderated by Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Chair, UK-ASEAN Business Council and Former U.K. Minister.

17.40-18.00: CLOSING REMARKS. END OF ASEAN-BIS

17.40-18.00: Closing Remarks. End of ASEAN-BIS

19.00: GALA DINNER + ABA AWARDING CEREMONY

Gala Dinner  + ABA Awarding Ceremony

21.00: END OF GALA DINNER

End of Gala Dinner