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10th Asia Europe Economic Forum (AEEF)

The10th AEEF Conference is titled “Asia and Europe in times of global change”

We are pleased to announce that the 10th AEEF conference with the title “Asia and Europe in times of global change”,will take place on 15-16 May 2014 in Berlin, Germany.

The event is jointly organised by this year’s host Bertelsmann Stiftung, Bruegel and Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales (CEPII) on the European side, and Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), and Korea University (CEAS) on the Asian side.

The event will bring together a range of high-ranking participants, including active and former senior policymakers, recognized academic experts and private sector specialists.


Thursday, 15 May 2014

8.30 – 9.00 Registration

9.00 – 9.05 Welcoming Remarks by Stephan Vopel, Director, Bertelsmann Stiftung

9.05 – 9.10 Introductory remarks by Guntram Wolff, Director, Bruegel

09.10– 9:55 KEYNOTE 1: Vitor Constancio, Vice President of the European Central Bank

09.55 - 10.10 Coffee Break

10.10 – 11.55 SESSION 1

Sessions A and B run in parallel. Speakers 20’ each.

A: Rebalancing the Asian Economies

  • Chair: Karsten Warnecke, Deputy Executive Director, Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
  • Wei Huang, Deputy Director, Department of Global Governance, IWEP, CASS and Visiting Fellow, Bruege
  • Livio Stracca, Head of Division, International Policy Analysis Division, ECB
  • Matthias Helble, Research Fellow, ADBI

B: The emerging EU governance

  • Chair: Joachim Fritz Vannahme, Director, Bertelsmann Stiftung
  • Kałużyńska Małgorzata, Director, EU Economic Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Vice-president, Conseil d’Analyse Economique - CAE, France
  • Yung Chul Park, Professor, Korea University

12.00 – 13.00 LUNCH

13.00 – 13.40 KEYNOTE 2: Abhijit Banerjee, Professor of Economics, MIT

13.45 – 15.30 SESSION 2

Sessions A and B run in parallel. Speakers 20’ each.

A: Revitalizing Europe’s economy: towards growth

  • Chair: Zsolt Darvas, Senior Fellow, Bruegel
  • Huw Pill, Chief European Economist, Global Investment Research, Goldman Sachs
  • Sahoko Kaji, Professor, Keio University
  • Lorenzo Codogno, Chief Economist, Italian Treasury

B: How to achieve sustainable growth in Asia

  • Chair: Il Houng Lee, President, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)
  • Jorge Sicilia, BBVA Chief Economist and Research Manager
  • Xuechun Zhang, Chief Representative Frankfurt, People’s Bank of China
  • Moreno Bertoldi, Head of Unit, Countries of the G-20, ECFIN, European Commission

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.45 SESSION 3

Sessions A and B run in parallel. Speakers 20’ each.

A: Global Governance: where next?

  • Chair: Kyung Wook Hur, Visiting Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management
  • Masahiro Kawai, Professor, University of Tokyo
  • Zsolt Darvas, Senior Fellow, Bruegel
  • Ludger Schuknecht, Director General Strategy and Int’l Economy, Ministry of Finance Germany

B: Sustainable Growth

  • Chair: Guntram Wolff, Director, Bruegel
  • Doris Fischer, Chair for China Business and Economics, University of Würzburg
  • Hauke Hartmann, Senior Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung
  • Kyung Tae Lee, Korea’s former Ambassador to OECD

17.45– 18.15 Break

DINNER with invited guests

Welcoming remarks:Jörg Dräger, Member of the Executive Board, Bertelsmann Stiftung

Introductory remarks:Guntram Wolff, Director, Bruegel

Dinner speech: Hasso Plattner, Co-founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board, SAP

Friday, 16th May 2014

8.45 – 10.30 SESSION 4:

Sessions A and B run in parallel. Speakers 20’ each.

A: The Evolving Free Trade Agreement Landscape

  • Chair: Taeho Bark, Professor of International Trade, Seoul National University
  • André Sapir, Senior Fellow, Bruegel
  • Yorizume Watanabe, Professor, Keio University
  • Sébastien Jean, Director, Centre d'Études Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales, CEPII

B: Whither global monetary policy

  • Chair: Guntram Wolff, Director, Bruegel
  • Guonan Ma, Visiting Scholar, Bruegel
  • Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean and CEO, Asian Development Bank Institute
  • Jean-Michel Six, Chief European Economist, Standard and Poor’s

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30 Final Panel: Key insights on Asia-Europe economic relations

  • Chair: Aart De Geus, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Bertelsmann Stiftung
  • Rintaro Tamaki, Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD
  • Jean Pisani-Ferry, Commissioner General for Policy Planning, France

12.30 – 14.00 LUNCH

About AEEF

With a growing recognition for the need to diversify and consolidate the linkage between economists and practitioners from Asia and Europe, five institutions from Asia and Europe agreed in 2006 to establish an Asia Europe Economic Forum (AEEF) to serve as a high level forum, giving Asian and European policy experts an occasion for in-depth research-based exchanges on global issues of mutual interest.