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09:00 - 10:45 

Official Opening



(BFA 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

Chey Tae Won, Chairman, SK Group

Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Prize Laureate; Founder of Grameen Bank, Bangladesh

Keynote Speakers:

Gloria Macapagal ARROYO, President, the Philippines
Shaukat AZIZ, Prime Minister, Pakistan
Bill GATES, Chairman, Microsoft Corporation
WU Bangguo, Chairman, Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, People's Republic of China


10:45 - 11:00





11:00 - 12:30

Accelerating Asian Growth: Evolution of the Asian Economic Community



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

Given the scenario of stalled Doha Round of trade negotiations and the changing landscape of regional trading agreements in Asia, what is next for multilateral trading systems and its implications in Asia? Moreover, what is the current status and prospects of Asian economic integration? Will the enhanced cooperation of Asian countries progress towards a more cohesive and integrated region, and will give way to building of an Asian Economic Community?  How will it affect overall growth in the region? Furthermore, what will be the expectations and role of the business sector in deepening and broadening cooperation and integration?


Moderator: C. Lawrence Greenwood, Vice President, Asian Development Bank

Panelists: Lim Hng Kiang, Minister for Trade and Industry, Singapore
Warren Truss, Minister for Trade, Australia
Hee-Beom Lee, Chairman, Korea International Trade Association
Victor Fung, Chairman, the Li & Fung Group
Takagi Michiyo, Parliamentary Secretary for Economy, Trade and Industry (Vice Minister, METI), Japan
Kim Hyun-chong, Minister for Trade, Korea
Robert Vastine, President, Coalition of Service Industries, USA


11:00 - 12:30

Energy and Resources: New Approaches to Collaborating towards Energy Security in Asia



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

Collectively, the Asia-Pacific region consumes much more energy than it produces. It represents 29% of global oil demand yet supplies only 10%. Moreover, driven by economic growth, future energy demand in the region will only accelerate. Achieving energy security is therefore critical for the entire region. This panel will discuss questions such as: Can the region collaborate to become owners of supply by purchasing oil and gas assets? What can government and businesses do to extend the lifespan of existing conventional energy sources? Technology in use today is 10-30% less efficient than the best available technology. Can Asia “leapfrog” in innovation and adoption of energy-efficient technologies? What must governments and businesses do to encourage continual development and deployment of renewable energy sources such as hydro, wind, solar, tide, and marsh gas? What roles can the major Asian economies play?


Moderator: Christopher G. Nicholson, Global Leader, Energy & Resources, Deloitte


Chen Deming, Vice Chairman, National Development and Reform Commission, China

Fu Chengyu, President, CNOOC

Gary Locke, Former Governor of the State of Washington, USA

Rob Morrison, Chairman & CEO, CLSA Ltd.

Kim Tai Yoo, Professor and Chair Professor of Techno-Economics (ENG), Seoul National University


11:00 - 13:00


Hainan and Hong Kong Cooperative Partners--" Past, Present and Future"



(Boao Hall & New Boao Hall, Golden Coast Hot Spring Hotel)


12:45 - 14:30

Luncheon Session: Macroeconomic Situation in China



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

Moderator: Long Yongtu, Secretary General, Boao Forum for Asia

Keynote Speakers:

Fan Gang, President, Institute of National Economy, China

Lin Yifu, Founder and Director of the China Center for Economic Research, Peking University


15:00 - 16:00

Corporate Social Responsibility and Achieving Inclusive Growth



(BFA Main Hall, Level 2, ICC)

Asia's economic growth has been nothing short of remarkable. And that growth has raised important and complex questions about what it requires to sustain it over the long term. Issues such as poverty, health care, education, or even the provision of basic necessities like clean water were once thought to be the strict province of governments and not-for-profit organizations. However, for companies doing business in Asia, to deliver the growth that global investors demand, their business leaders must now balance short-term business needs while seeking solutions to there broader challenges. Is it possible to do both? What does “corporate social responsibility” mean for governments, NGOs and domestic and multinational companies; and what roles should each play? Is there a role for innovation in addressing issues such as poverty, health care and the lack of infrastructure? What are the commercial possibilities of solving some of the challenges? And what are the long-term implications for Asian businesses if these challenges are not adequately addressed today?


Moderator: Nik Gowing, Presenter and Anchor, BBC


Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Prize Laureate, Founder of Grameen Bank, Bangladesh

William Parrett, Global CEO, Deloitte

Wei Jiafu, President & CEO, COSCO Group

Jim Donald, President & CEO, Starbucks Coffee Company

Cheung Yan, Chairman, Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Ltd.


16:00 - 16:30






16:30 - 18:00

Pakistan: Transregional Hub, Linking Asia to the Middle East and Beyond



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

Pakistan is in a unique position, geographically and socially, to be a key link between Middle East and Asia.  Its economy is expanding rapidly, and its policymakers have in the past few years created an environment within which the private sector has begun to flourish. These policy measures include substantial privatization, reforms in the banking and utility sectors and efforts to streamline interactions with the government.   To realize its potential to play a key role in the region, Pakistan continues to address challenges associated with rapid growth by improving its social infrastructure, increasing development spending, and attracting more foreign investment.  It is fast emerging as a manufacturing and servicing hub.  Pakistan is also taking major strides to realize its full potential as a trans-regional hub by developing multiple corridors of cooperation in the energy, trade, transportation and financial sectors.


Moderator: Bob Hawke, Member, BFA Board of Directors, Former Prime Minister of Australia

Chairman: Shaukat Aziz, Prime Minister, Pakistan


Wang Jianzhou, Chief Executive, China Mobile

C. Lawrence Greenwood*, Vice President, Asian Development Bank

Zhang Hongbiao, General Manager, China Aviation Industry Corporation II


16:30 - 18:00

Asian Values: the Success of Asian Global Enterprises



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

The increasing eminence of Asian companies in the global arena is a fact. 122 out of the Global Fortune 500 are companies from Asia in 2006. Japan, Korea and China are amongst the top 5 in patent filings—an indicator that Asia is a significant source of innovation. Japan and Korea, in particular, have been successful in building global enterprises. What can the rest of Asia learn from them? How have these companies themselves been so successful in strategizing, innovating and managing risks to become a global force? How can Asian companies leverage the Asian spirit and values—such as respect for tradition, craftsmanship and design, entrepreneurialism, emphasis on relationships—to create differentiated core competencies which will help them sustain their competitive edge and adapt to their ever evolving environment?


Moderator: Stephen Engle, Reporter, Bloomberg Television


Rick Tsai, President & CEO, TSMC

Charles Wrench, CEO, Landor Associate

Yang Wenjun, President, Mengniu Dairy (Group) Co., Ltd.

Mark Fuller, Chairman & CEO, Monitor Group

Liu Changle, Chairman & CEO, Phoenix satellite Television Holdings Ltd.

Xu Zongheng, Mayor, Shenzhen Municipal Government


19:00 - 20:30

Charity Dinner Party and Fireworks



(Swimming Pool Area, Golden Coast Hot Spring Hotel)


21:00 - 22:00

Mengniu Cocktail Reception



(Boao Kempinski Hotel Club)



 Source: Boao Forum for Asia

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