IDRC-Grow Asia Side-Event at the 4th CABC Business Forum

/IDRC-Grow Asia Side-Event at the 4th CABC Business Forum

IDRC-Grow Asia Side-Event at the 4th CABC Business Forum

The CABC is pleased to share a policy forum on Trade, value chains and sustainable development in Southeast Asia to be held on Friday March 23rd, 2018 at the Copthorne King’s Hotel Singapore (403 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169632).

At the margins of the 4th CABC business forum taking place in Singapore on March 21st and 22nd,
Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Grow Asia have organized a one-day event to present IDRC work on trade and value chains in the ASEAN region. The event features policymakers, business leaders, and researchers working on the issues of key relevance to Canada-ASEAN economic relationships, trade, SMEs development, and women and youth empowerment. Further details are provided in the attached draft agenda.

How to RSVP?

We kindly ask that you respond by Monday 19th, 2018 to Bouba Housseini (eg@idrc.ca) and Pranav
Sethaputra (pranav@growasia.org) whether you would like to attend this event. Please do not
hesitate to contact us for any further information.

Kindly find the agenda for the event below:

Agenda of the IDRC-Grow Asia Side-Event at the 4th CABC Business Forum

Morning: high level policy forum open to All
Registration
8:30 – 9:00
Check-in
Introduction and Opening remarks
9:00 – 9:15
Opening remarks by Global Affairs Canada, IDRC, CABC, and Grow
Asia
Keynote Address
9:15 – 10:00
Keynote Address on: “Trade, value chains and sustainable
development in Southeast Asia”

  •  Professor Alex Capri, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore
Coffee Break
10:00 – 10:15
Coffee break
Panel Discussions I
10:15 – 11:15
Theme I: Economic and social impacts of trade and value chains in
the ASEAN

  • Mr. Grahame Dixie, Executive Director, Grow Asia
  • Dr. Kai Ostwald, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and Department of Political Science
  • Dr. Sanchita Basu Das (TBC), Fellow, Lead Researcher (Economic Affairs), ISEAS and ASEAN Studies Centre
  • Dr. Zaw Oo, Executive Director, Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD), Myanmar
Panel Discussions II
11:15 – 12:15
Theme II: Integration of ASEAN SMEs into global markets

  • Mr. Steven Tipman, Executive Director, TFO Canada
  • Mr. Madhurjya Kumar Dutta, Director of Trade and Investment Facilitation at Mekong Institute (MI)
  • Mr. Prasith Suon (TBC), Deputy Director General, General Department of International Trade, Cambodia Ministry of Commerce
  • Ms. Khin Ohmmar Moe, Owner and Managing Director,
  • Sabanan Company Ltd, Myanmar
Wrap-up and conclusions
12:15 – 12:30
  • Take away messages
  • Implications for research, policy and practice
Lunch
12:30 – 13:30
Lunch and Networking
Afternoon: internal research workshop (only for IDRC grantees)
Projects insights I
13:30 – 15:00
Updates and Insights from IDRC projects:

  • Prof. Alex Capri, Ms. Audrey Teo and Mr. Yuk Meng Foo, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore
  • Dr. Kai Ostwald (TBC), Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and Department of Political Science University of British Columbia
  • Ms. Tanja Matheis and Mr. Divya Prakash, Just Jobs Network
  • Dr. Zaw Oo, Executive Director, Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD), Myanmar
  • Dr. Permata Wulandari, Department of Management, University of Indonesia
Coffee Break
15:00 – 15:15
Coffee break
Projects insights II
15:15 – 16:45
Updates and Insights from IDRC projects:

  • Mr. Steven Tipman, Executive Director, TFO Canada
  • Mr. Madhurjya Kumar Dutta, Director of Trade and Investment
    Facilitation at Mekong Institute (MI)
  • Ms. Seila Polham, Principal Founder, Khmer Artisanry,
    Cambodia
  • Ms. Khin Ohmmar Moe, Owner and Managing Director,
    Sabanan Company Ltd, Myanmar
  • Mr. Pranav Sethaputra, Learning Alliance Manager, Grow Asia
Wrap-up and conclusions
16:45 – 17:15
  • Take away messages
  • Synergies across projects
  • Future collaboration opportunities

 

 

 

 

 

2018-03-12T10:24:34+00:00