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09:00 - 10:30

Green Energy: Public-Private Partnership

(Dong Yu Grand Ballroom A, Level 1, ICC)

Asia's unprecedented economic growth is unsustainable in the long term unless steps are taken to increase energy security and energy efficiency, provide viable alternative energy sources, and reduce environmental damage more broadly across the region. When will Asia as a region reach the same stage as the U.S. and Europe in terms of environmental awareness and what will it take?  The management of energy costs and reliance are going to be a major factor in companies' financial performance and impact on shareholder value. What is the feasible role of green energy use and how can companies develop, promote and sustain the use of green energy? Furthermore, what role will the partnership of government and business play in this regard and how?

Moderator:  Christopher GRAVES, President & CEO, Asia Pacific, Ogilvy

Panelists:   John RUTLEDGE, Former Financial Advisor of U.S. Presidents

FU Chengyu, President, CNOOC

Leif JOHANSSON, President & CEO, Volvo Group

Klaus ENGEL, Chairman, Board of Management, Evonik Degussa GmbH

Rob MORRISON, Chairman and CEO, CLSA Ltd

DING Lei, President, Shanghai General Motors Co. Ltd.

09:00 - 10:30

Telecommunications: Sustaining Growth and Sustainable development

(Dong Yu Grand Ballroom B, Level 1, ICC)

What visions for new markets, products and services abound among the leaders of Asia's telecommunications industry to sustain its growth and how will these transform Asian economies? While there is a positive correlation between increased penetration of mobile phones and economic growth, there is a negative correlation between materials currently used to produce mobile phones and their accessories, and a green Asia. So what is the potential for the mobile telecommunications sector to contribute to sustainable development with new designs, materials, production and disposal methods?

Moderator: LEE Kaifu, Global Vice President, Google Inc; President, Google Greater China

Panelists:  LI Yizhong*, Minister, Ministry of Industry and Information, PRC

KIM Shin Bae, President & CEO, SK Telecom

WANG Jianzhou, Chief Executive, China Mobile Communications

S. RAMADORAI, CEO, Tata Consultancy Services

Craig MUNDIE, Chief Research & Strategy Officer, Microsoft Corporation

10:30 – 11:00


11:00 - 12:30

Financial Reform and Innovation: Risks and Opportunities

(Dong Yu Grand Ballroom A, Level 1, ICC)

To what extent will their financial markets structure and the larger foreign reserves now amassed by many Asian countries, shield them from the current US sub-prime mortgage crisis and an Asian contagion such as that of 1997 and 1998?  As Asia's domestic financial institutions seek to diversify their revenue streams beyond traditional consumer deposit-taking and corporate lending, what lessons in reform and innovation should Asian financial markets learn from the US sub prime mortgage crisis? 

Moderator: Thomas EASTON, Asia Business Editor, The Economist Asia/Pacific Ltd

Panelists:  LIU Mingkang, Chairman, China Banking Regulatory Commission

Lord Leon BRITTAN, Vice Chairman, UBS Investment Bank

JIANG Jianqing, Chairman, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China

Damian CHUNILAL, Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch

Peter FORSTMOSER, Chairman, Swiss Re-insurance Company

CHANG Zhenming, Vice Chairman and President, CITIC GROUP

HU Shuli, Editor, CAIJING Magazine

11:00 - 12:30

Green Asia: A shift in responsibility from CSR to SRI?

(Dong Yu Grand Ballroom B, Level 1, ICC)

Alongside increasing legislation and pressure from society, Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) is now challenging companies to rethink the way they manage, measure and demonstrate their social, environmental and ethical performance. In the US investment marketplace, SRI now accounts for an estimated 10% of total investments in funds, stocks and bonds. It might be argued that one company's CSR performance is another company's SRI investment.  How must Asian companies change to raise their profile with SRI investors and are now the right time for them to take on this challenge? What is the potential for Asian companies to adopt a SRI approach to investing for the mutual benefit of their own bottom line and a Green Asia?

Moderator:  Nik GOWING, Main Presenter, BBC World TV

Panelists:   LIU Yonghao, Chairman, New Hope Group

Andrew FORREST, CEO, Fortescue Metals Group Ltd.

Alan ROSLING, Executive Director, Tata Sons Ltd.

YANG Wenjun, President, Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy (Group)

Gary K. BERTSCH, Professor, Center for International Trade and Security, University of Georgia

Aron CRAMER, President and Chief Executive Officer, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)  

WANG Jinlong, Senior Vice President, Starbucks Coffee Company

12:40 - 14:00

Luncheon SessionSustainable Development from the Hong Kong Perspective

(Dong Yu Grand Ballroom C & D, Level 1, ICC)

Moderator:Chun Wan Ian FOK, Chairman, the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong

Speaker:  Donald TSANG, Chief Executive, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China

14:30 – 16:30

Opening Plenary

(FA Main Hall, Level 2, ICC)

Chairman:  LONG Yongtu, Secretary General, Boao Forum for Asia

Welcome Remarks:

Fidel V. RAMOS, Chairman, Board of Directors, Boao Forum for Asia, Former President of the Philippines Corporate Representatives

18:00 - 19:30

Reception Dinner by the People's Government of Hainan Province (Buffet)

(Asiana Restaurant, Le Mistral, Symposium Restaurant,Sofitel Boao)

20:00 - 21:00

BFA AC2008 Cultural Performance & Fireworks

(Swimming Pool Area, Golden Coast Hot Spring Hotel)

Source: Boao Forum for Asia

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