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    Date: 30 May - 01 Jun 2012
    Country: Thailand
    City/State: Bangkok
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World economic forum on East Asia 2012

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): Association of South East Asian Nations

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 30 May - 01 Jun 2012 Location: Thailand (Bangkok) Venue: Shangri-La Hotel

Background

The 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) together form an important strategic and economic region with a combined population of over 600 million, a nominal GDP exceeding US$ 1.8 trillion, and a growth rate for the region expected to exceed 5% in 2012 despite ongoing economic turmoil in the Eurozone and the United States. The ASEAN Economic Blueprint has established concrete targets to form a single market and production base by 2015.

To achieve this major milestone in three years, stronger linkages across Southeast Asia are urgently needed to ensure a competitive and connected region, as well as to reinforce ongoing integration efforts. The region’s connectivity imperative will therefore see a major acceleration in linking the region’s institutional and physical infrastructure, presenting unparalleled opportunities for investment and growth in areas such as the transportation network, energy, mobile health, tourism, financial services and agriculture.

At the same time, corporate and government decision-makers must ensure that the necessary risk response mechanisms are well developed to manage such risks as natural disasters, widening income inequality and resource scarcity. As demonstrated by unprecedented flooding across the region last year, vulnerability to climate change led to significant disruptions to the region’s production and supply chains and exacerbated socio-economic disparities.

Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström, will also be in attendance and participating at the World economic forum on East Asia 2012.

Event website: http://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-east-asia-2012

What is included in the event fee

Access to plenaries, interactive and all other sessions, lunches and dinners.

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