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25
APR
08:00

Coffee & Tea

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Formal registration of delegates

25
APR
08:30

Summit Day 1 – Block I. Macroeconomic perspective of Asia, trends and challenges

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25
APR
08:30

Welcoming Remarks

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H.E. Katja Nordgaard, Ambassador of Norway to Thailand and Cambodia

25
APR
08:35

Welcome Speech

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Minister from the Royal Thai Government. To be confirmed

25
APR
08:40

The Norwegian Government’s message to Norwegian businesses in Asia

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H.E. Morten Høglund, Norway's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

25
APR
09:20

Macroeconomic Overveiw of the Region

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Joseph E. Zveglich, Jr., Assistant Chief Economist, Economic Research Department (Asian Development Bank)

25
APR
10:00

The Corruption Challenge

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Dr. Deunden Nikomborirak, Research Director, Thailand Development and Research Institute (TDRI)

25
APR
10:30

Coffee Break

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25
APR
11:00

Feeding the Future: Why business as usual is not enough

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Dr. Joachim Lammel, VP R&D Global Initiatives (Yara)

25
APR
11:30

Asia Energy Outlook – Scenario Impacts

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Ernst Meyer, Vice President & Regional Manager, South East Asia (DNV GL - Oil & Gas)

25
APR
12:15

Lunch

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Served at Angelini Restaurant

25
APR
13:15

Summit Day 1 – Block II: Breakout Sessions

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25
APR
13:15

Thailand-Myanmar Breakout Session: Thailand’s role in the Region

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Dr. Supavud Saicheua, Managing Director, (Phatra Securities PCL)

25
APR
13:45

Thailand-Myanmar Breakout Session: Myanmar: A new shining Star?

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Zaw Oo, Myanmar Presidential Economic Adviser and Director of Research at the Centre for Economic and Social Development of the Myanmar Development Resource Institute, a leading Myanmar think-tank based in Yangon.

25
APR
13:15

Southeast Asia Breakout Session: The different make-ups of Southeast Asia

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Dr. Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Director of the Institute of Security and International Studies (ISIS) and Associate Professor of International Political Economy at Chulalongkorn University. We discuss three aspects of Southeast Asia; the maritime aspects, the mainland aspects and the regional/organisational aspects.

25
APR
13:45

Southeast Asia Breakout Session: Development and Key Challenges for the Maritime Industry

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Mr. Khalid Hashim, Managing Director, (Precious Shipping Public Company Limited)

25
APR
14:15

Coffee Break

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25
APR
14:45

Summit Day 1 – Block III: The Mastodons; China and India

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25
APR
14:45

Economic Development in China as the Global Driver

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Dr. Torger Reve, Professor, (BI Norwegian Business School)

25
APR
15:15

What next for India?

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Dr. Pramath Raj Sinha, Senior Director (Albright Stonebridge Group)

25
APR
15:45

Summit Day 1 – Block IV. Trade Patterns

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25
APR
15:45

ASEAN Economic Community 2015; What does it mean?

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Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, Former Secretary General of Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)

25
APR
16:15

Free Trade Agreements; Status and Impact

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Andrew Durieux, Chairman of the Joint Foreign Chamber of Commerce in Thailand AEC (ASEAN Economic Community) committee and member of Thailand's Board of Trade's Investment Committee.

In this session we cover Free Trade Agreements in the region; opportunities and impacts:

  • ASEAN bilateral agreements
  • WTO versus bilateral blocks
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
25
APR
16:45

Short Panel Discussion on Trade Patterns

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Short joint Q&A on Trade Patterns

  • Moderator:Nandor von der Luehe, Vice Chair (Thailand’s Board of Trade)
  • Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, Former Secretary General of Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • Dr. Deunden Nikomborirak, Research Director at the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI)
  • Andrew Durieux, Chairman of the Joint Foreign Chamber of Commerce in Thailand AEC (ASEAN Economic Community) committee
25
APR
17:15

End Day 1

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Formal part of Summit Day 1 finished

25
APR
18:30

Grand dinner at Oriental Hotel’s Riverside Terrace

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Grand dinner sponsored by DNB at Oriental Hotel’s Riverside Terrace. Announcement of the Norway-Asia Business Award 2014 Winner and handing over of award by H.E. Børge Brende, Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs.

26
APR
08:15

Norwegian Trade Policies in Asia

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H.E. Dilek Ayhan, Norway's Deputy Minister of Trade, Fisheries and Industry