on Tuesday 8 November 2011, 14.00-15.30 (registration from 13.45)
at Max Kohnstamm Room, Résidence Palace, 4th floor, 155 Rue de la Loi, 1040 Brussels
The European Policy Centre is delighted to invite you to an EU for Asia Brussels Briefing, on The evolving regional economic architecture in the Asia-Pacific: implications for the European Union, on Tuesday 8 November.
The challenges to the Asia-Pacific’s economic architecture and regional integration are becoming increasingly important. Asia’s growth is changing the structure of the world economy, shifting global economic power, and ultimately, strategic weight, towards Asia and China and India in particular. Economic and political changes in Asia and the Pacific are challenging the primacy of some aspects of American power. The scale of Asia’s impact on the global economy requires urgent efforts at regional level to ensure Asia delivers on its global responsibilities, especially in the financial and macro-economic sectors - including trade policy – as well as in the area of climate change. However, this raises the bigger question as to how the rest of the world can adjust its regional economic structures in response to this emerging regional power. More specifically, what will be the implications for the European Union?
A panel of distinguished speakers will discuss these and other questions, including Vangelis Vitalis, Ambassador of New Zealand Embassy & Mission to the European Union and Kingdom of Belgium, Arif Havas Oegroseno, Ambassador of Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the European Union, and Marjut Hannonen, Member of Cabinet of European Commissioner for Trade, Karel De Gucht. A question and answer session will follow, chaired by Josef Janning, EPC Director of Studies.
We very much hope that you will attend. Please confirm your participation by replying to firstname.lastname@example.org
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