Event dates: Sunday, 15th June 2008 09:00 AM to Monday, 16th June 2008 17:00 PM

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Contact: Announcements
 
World Economic Forum on East Asia 2008
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 300 leaders from over 20 countries will convene to debate the challenges and priorities that will ultimately shape the region’s future agenda.


The 17th World Economic Forum on East Asia returns to Malaysia in 2008, where 300 leaders from over 20 countries will convene to debate the The 17th World Economic Forum on East Asia returns to Malaysia in 2008, where 300 leaders from over 20 countries will convene to debate the challenges and priorities that will ultimately shape the region’s future agenda.

At a time when ASEAN now has an economic blueprint and charter, Japan holds the G8 presidency, and the economic influence of China and India continues to rise, participants will examine the need for a common agenda in East Asia on key regional and global challenges. As recently highlighted at the Annual Meeting in Davos, anxieties about global risks such as climate change, financial market volatility and widening income disparity call for collective action and innovative approaches by governments, businesses and key regional institutions in East Asia to further develop its competitiveness while ensuring sustainable growth.

In this context, the programme for this meeting will be designed to generate insight and guide action to improve the alignment of the region’s industrial, political and economic agendas.

Co-Chairs

Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé, Switzerland
Jamshyd N. Godrej, Chairman and Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce, India
Takao Kusakari, Chairman, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line), Japan
Lord Levene, Chairman, Lloyd's, United Kingdom
Ralph Peterson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CH2M HILL Companies, USA

Contact

For more information about the World Economic Forum on East Asia, please contact:
EastAsia@weforum.org

http://www.weforum.org/en/events/WorldEconomicForumonEastAsia2008/index.htm

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