Information about Asia and the Pacific Asia y el Pacífico
ASEAN Economic and Financial Integration Workshop

ASEAN Integration Workshop

International Monetary Fund
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January 2016
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ASEAN Integration Workshop
November 17, 2015 (Tuesday)
Venue of Dinner: Shangri-La Putrajaya (Grand Garden Pavilion, Level 1)
7:15pm onwards:Brief Registration
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm:Welcoming Dinner(Dress code: Smart Casual)
➢ Introductions and Informal Conversations
➢ Short welcoming remarks
∘ Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar, Secretary General, Ministry of Finance Malaysia
∘ Hoe Ee Khor, Deputy Director, Asia Pacific Department, IMF
November 18, 2015 (Wednesday)
Level 1, Ministry of Finance, Putrajaya
Note: A bus will be provided to transport participants between Shangri-La – MOF
8:30 am:Bus departs to MOF
8:45am onwards:Registration
9:30 am – 10:00 amOpening Remarks
➢ Hoe Ee Khor, Introduction and IMF’s Role in the Region
10:00 am – 11:15 amASEAN Economic Integration: Update, Opportunities, and Challenges
➢ Alex Mourmouras, IMF
➢ Ahmad Zafarullah, ASEAN Secretariat
➢ Jayant Menon, ADB, Trade and Cooperation in the Region from the ADB Perspective
➢ Munir Majid, CARI
11:15 am - 11:30 amCoffee Break
11:30 am – 12:45 pmPanel Discussion: “Regional Perspectives on ASEAN Integration: Common Emerging Issues”
➢ Panelists: Shankaran Nambiar, Malaysian Institute for Economic Research (MIER), Kwek Kian Teng, University of Malaya, Sutapa Amornvivat, Siam Commercial Bank (Thailand), Wimboh Santoso, IBDI, Indonesia
Level 12, Ministry of Finance, Putrajaya
1:00 pm – 2:00 pmLunch
➢ Address on “ASEAN Economic and Financial Integration”, YB. Dato’ Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah, Minister of Finance of Malaysia
Level 1, Ministry of Finance, Putrajaya
2:30 pm – 3:45 pmPanel Discussion: “ASEAN Financial Integration: Progress and Barriers”
➢ Panelists: Lim Mah Hui, Penang Institute for Policy Studies (Malaysia), Vaughn Montes, Foundation for Economic Freedom (Philippines), Jose De Luna Martinez (World Bank), Hoe Ee Khor (IMF)
3:45 pm-4:00 pmCoffee Break
4:00 pm – 5:15 pmOpen discussion: Key Aspects and Recommendations (ALL)
➢ Moderator: Alex Mourmouras
5:15 pm – 5:30 pmSummary and Look at Tomorrow (Hoe Ee Khor)
November 19, 2015 (Thursday)
Level 1, Ministry of Finance Putrajaya
8:30 am:Bus departs to MOF
9:00 am – 9:15 amIntroduction (Alex Mourmouras)
9:15 am – 10:15 amThe Role of Capacity Development and Institutions in Financial Deepening and Integration
➢ David Cowen (IMF), Faris Haddad-Zervos (World Bank)
10:15 am – 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am – 11:30 amPanel Discussion: “Regional Perspective on Capacity and Institution Building”
➢ Panelists: Melanie Milo, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN (ERIA), Indonesia, U Khin Maung Nyo, Myanmar Institute for International Studies (MISIS), and Bounthone Soukavong, National University of LAO
11:30 am – 12:00 noonDiscussion and Recommendations
➢ Moderators: Hoe Ee Khor, Alex Mourmouras
12:00 noon – 1:00pmLunch and Closure
1:45 pm:Bus departs to Hotel Shangri-La
AFTERNOON: Informal Discussions/Individual Meetings
AFTERNOON: Informal Discussions/Individual Meetings

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