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09:00 - 10:30 

India, China and Asia: Establishing a Symbiotic Relationship



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


It is hard to refute that the rise of China and India has drawn the spotlight on the rest of Asia. However, as the rise of China and India has changed and often challenged the role many Asian businesses play on the global stage, how are Asian countries reinventing themselves, updating their relevance, and redefining their relationships with China, India and the rest of the region? Can a symbiotic relationship exist between China, India and the rest of Asia, whereby all countries gain to benefit? Can it be assumed that Asian countries are in a unique position to benefit from the advancements being made in China and India? If so, how can other Asian countries and markets leverage the successes of China and India, or learn from them? Similarly, what benefits could China and India enjoy from strong business relations with other Asian countries?


Moderator: Christopher Graves, CEO, Asia Pacific, Ogilvy


Habil Khorakiwala, President of FICCI

Alan Rosling, Executive Director, Tata Sons

Robert R. Morse, CEO, Asia Pacific Corporate and Investment Bank, Citigroup

Kenneth A Torok, President, UPS Asia Pacific

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

09:00 - 10:30  


Power of Media and a Harmonious Asia


(Peacock I, Level 1, ICC)


The power of media is never to be underestimated. Its impact on cultural heritage, social values and the modernization drive of a country is vital. Regretfully, two-thirds of the information flow on the global media is sourced from developed countries which account for no more than one-seventh of the world's population. 60% of the information on various newspapers in developing countries originates from developed countries. Voices of Asian countries are much less heard globally than their due. In order to foster a favorable climate for a harmonious Asia, what social responsibilities should the Asian media take up? What role should Asia play in the integration of global media? What implications will the global media integration have on Asian media?


Moderator: Zhu Yinghuang, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, China Daily


Ravindra Kumar, Editor and Managing Director, The Statesman, India

Liu Jiang, Vice Chief Editor, Xinhua News Agency

Felix Soh, Deputy Editor, The Straits Times

Mahfuz Anam, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, The Daily Star

Li Xiguang, Executive Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication of Tsinghua University


10:30 - 11:00





11:00 - 12:30


Universal Banking: The Next Innovation and Boost to Asia's Global Growth



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


On December 11, 2006, China fulfilled its WTO commitments to open its banking sector, probably the most significant development in recent times in the global banking industry. With the removal of geographic restrictions, foreign banks can now tap any part of China that they want and, in turn, China's domestic banks consequently, inevitably and increasingly will be galvanized to make service enhancements and increase their competitiveness. How can Chinese banks leverage their existing infrastructure to build a new competitive advantage? How can foreign banks leverage the expanded operating scope provided by the new regulations? How will the market opening influence alliances between local and foreign banks?


Moderator: Hu Shuli, Editor, Caijing Magazine


Kevan Watts, Chairman, Merrill Lynch International Inc.

Li Jiange, Vice Minister, Development Research Center of State Council, China

Zhu Min, Vice President, Bank of China

Fan Gang, President, Institute of National Economy, China

11:00 - 12:30


Convergence & Divergence in Telecommunications, Media and Technology : the Opportunity for Asia



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


The convergence of telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) has been predicted for many years. Such convergence is progressing differently and at varying speeds depending on the individual market conditions. For instance, Japan and Korea are considered leaders in the region and globally; while China with the largest mobile and internet subscriber base in the world is on a rapid adoption curve, fueled by technology advancements. At the same time, divergence is a key force in achieving success; creating a simpler, more focused product or service offering is often the best route to market adoption. The combination of convergence and divergence creates a powerful platform for innovation -- it is, therefore, imperative for every TMT executive to develop a clear strategy for capitalizing on these trends. Panelists in this session will address questions such as: How will telecommunication service providers change? How business is conducted to ensure that environment is preserved and quality of life improved in Asia? What kinds of investment in technological infrastructure must Asia undertake to keep pace with and drive the rapid rate of change? How can businesses and government partner ensure more Asian citizens to have access to the Internet and to advanced broadband technologies?


Moderator: Robert Chiu, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) Ltd.


Wang Jianzhou, Chief Executive, China Mobile

Michael Treschow, Chairman, Ericsson Group, Chairman of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise

Kim Shin Bae, President & CEO, SK Telecom

S. Ramadoral, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Tata Consultancy Services


12:45 - 14:45

Luncheon Session: Sustainable Development in Asia: Role of Business and Government  



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


In the coming years, Asia will play a critical role in the world's sustainable development. As the world's most populated region as well as the region with the highest economic growth rate, Asia's consumers and producers have the power to dictate how the world addresses the growing issue of sustainable development. The 20th century saw some of the greatest advances in human development and consequent scientific and technological advances. But the cost was the highest use of natural capital ever, causing some of the greatest damage to environmental sustainability with repercussions in this millennium for economic, social and political sustainability. There are a number of collaborations of governments and businesses established with the purpose of sustainable development – some are more successful than others. Have governments and businesses made a simple problem complex? Or are there new models within Asia and between Asia and the rest of the world, which can make the complex become simple and be even more effective than those in place today?


Moderator: Victor Mallet, Asia Editor, Financial Times

Panelists: Annette King, Minister of Transport, New Zealand

Pan Yue, Vice Minister, State Environmental Protection Administration, China

John Rutledge, Former Financial Advisor of US Presidents

Zhang Yue, CEO, Broad Air Conditioning Co., Ltd.

Steve Bertamini, Vice President, GE


15:30 - 16:00

Press Conference



(Peacock I, Level 1, ICC)


16:00 - 17:30


Roundtable: the Voice of TEANA, the Dialogue of Vertex



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


18:30 - 20:00

Farewell Dinner Party



(River Ranch BBQ Restaurant, Sofitel Hotel)



Source: Boao Forum for Asia


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