23rd International Conference on The Future of Asia

Monday, June and Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Conference Program

Overall Moderator : Nobuhisa Iida Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Headquarters for Asia, Nikkei Inc.

Day 1:Monday, June 11 9:30 - 18:00 (tentative)
AM

Keynote Speech

Mahathir bin Mohamad

Prime Minister, Malaysia
Moderator

Sonoko Watanabe

Editor-in-Chief, Nikkei Asian Review, Nikkei Inc.

Keynote Speech

Kim Dong-yeon

Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea
Break

Keynote Speech

Truong Hoa Binh

Deputy Prime Minister, Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Keynote Speech

Teo Chee Hean

Deputy Prime Minister, Republic of Singapore
Moderator

Sonoko Watanabe

Editor-in-Chief, Nikkei Asian Review, Nikkei Inc.
Lunch
PM

Speech

David Parker

Minister for Trade and Export Growth, New Zealand

Speech

Ildefonso Guajardo

Secretary of Economy, Mexico

Panel Discussion

“Globalism at a crossroads: economic cooperation facing headwinds”

David Parker

Minister for Trade and Export Growth, New Zealand

Ildefonso Guajardo

Secretary of Economy, Mexico

Li Xiangyang

Senior Research Fellow and Director, National Institute of International Strategy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

Amy Searight

Senior Adviser and Director, Southeast Asia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Moderator

Tomo Kinoshita

Chief Market Economist, Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
Coffee Break

Speech

Batbold Sukhbaatar

Former Prime Minister, Mongolia

Panel Discussion

“The faltering world order: how will the North Korean crisis turn out?”

Moon Chung-in

Special Advisor to President of the Republic of Korea for Foreign Affairs and National Security

Jia Qingguo

Dean, School of International Studies, Peking University

Daniel Twining

President, International Republican Institute (IRI)

Akihiko Tanaka

President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
Moderator

Hiroyuki Akita

Commentator, Nikkei Inc.
Day 2:Tuesday, June 12 9:30 - 17:00 (tentative)
AM

Keynote Speech

Thongloun Sisoulith

Prime Minister, Lao People's Democratic Republic

Speech

Uttama Savanayana

Minister of Industry, Kingdom of Thailand
Break

Panel Discussion

“Promoting infrastructure development in Asia: business opportunities and motives”

Stephen P. Groff

Vice-President (Operations 2), Asian Development Bank

Joachim von Amsberg

Vice President - Policy and Strategy, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Yuri Sato

Executive Vice President, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

Masumi Kakinoki

Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer, Power Business & Plant Group, Marubeni Corporation
Moderator

Yasu Ota

Editorial Writer & Columnist, Nikkei
Lunch
PM

Keynote Speech

Jusuf Kalla

Vice President, Republic of Indonesia

Speech

Kyaw Tint Swe

Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Coffee Break

Speech

Bindeshwar Pathak

Founder, Sulabh International Social Service Organisation, India

Panel Discussion

“Mongolia's economic prospects and potential”

Batbold Sukhbaatar

Former Prime Minister, Mongolia

Bulgantuya Khurelbaatar

Deputy Finance Minister, Mongolia

Erdembileg Ochirkhuu

First Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Mongolia

Zorigt Dashdorj

Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mongolia
Moderator

Ken Koyanagi

Editor-at-large, Nikkei Asian Review, Nikkei Inc.

*Honorifics and titles omitted, in no particular order.
*Please be advised that agenda, speakers, presentation themes may be subject to change.