Organised in co-operation with the Insead Emerging Markets Institute, the meeting on “Expanding Business through Regional Integration” gathered multinational companies, policy makers and OECD experts to discuss trade and investment opportunities generated by recent regional co-operation initiatives in Asia.
The event built on the key findings of the 2016 edition of the OECD Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India, which emphasises the importance of enhancing regional ties, scaling up clean energy investment and further supporting private sector development.
Session 1: Turning regional growth prospects into business opportunities
Building on the key findings of the 2016 edition of the OECD Economic Outlook on Southeast Asia, China and India, this session explored how enhanced regional ties can play a key role to maintain growth momentum.
Session 2: Stronger regional ties in Asia - Implications for the private sector
What are the key trade and investment opportunities generated by stronger regional integration? This session looked at how stronger ties in Asia, such as the newly created ASEAN Economic Community, can generate new business opportunities.
Financing investments and infrastructure
Investing in green energies to meet a growing regional demand
This session assessed the impact of regional integration on the cost of credit and the availability of funds for infrastructure projects.
This session will explore how businesses can tap into the potential of renewable energy to meet growing demands.
Session 5: The regional impact of China's slowdown
This session addressed the regional business impact of the current Chinese economic slowdown, and discussed which countries are emerging as hot destinations for FDI.