14 April 2017
Shinagawa Prince Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
Draft Agenda (download in PDF)

Speakers

09:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 11:15 Opening— Enhancing regional integration for a sustainable future
 

In addition to introducing the overarching topic of the meeting, this session will set the scene for the following sessions based on the findings of the 2017 edition of the Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India.
Opening speeches:

  • Kentaro Sonoura, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan
  • Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Hidetoshi Nishimura, President, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

Keynote speech:

  • Mario Pezzini, Director, OECD Development Centre and Special Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General on Development
11:00

Family photo
Masters of Ceremonies:

  • Naoko Ueda, Deputy Director, OECD Development Centre
  • Shigenobu Kobayashi, Director, Development Assistance Policy Planning Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
11:15 – 13:00 Session 1— Responding to globally growing infrastructure demands: establishing global standards to promote quality infrastructure investment and new finance
 

Moderator: Professor Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, ADBI
Speakers:

  • Hiroto Izumi, Special Adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan
  • Armida Alisjahbana, Former Minister of National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) of Indonesia
  • Wang Jinzhao, Deputy Director-General, Department of Foreign Economic Relations, Development Research Center of the State Council, People’s Republic of China
  • Fukunari Kimura, Chief Economist of ERIA and Professor, Dean of the Graduate School of Economics, Keio University
  • Alexander Böhmer, Head of the Southeast Asia Division, OECD Global Relations Secretariat
  • Ana Novik, Head of the Investment Division, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch break
14:30 – 15:45 Session 2— On track to a circular economy: rethinking quality infrastructure for waste management
 

Moderator: Mario Pezzini, Director, OECD Development Centre and Special Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General on Development

Speakers:

  • Tadahiko Ito, State Minister of the Environment, Japan
  • Chu Pham Ngoc Hien, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Viet Nam
  • Dechen Tsering, Regional Director of United Nations Environment Programme in Asia and the Pacific
  • Shardul Agrawala, Head of Environment and Economy Integration Division, OECD
  • Lamia Kamal-Chaoui, Director, OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development
  • Poonsak Chanchampee, Senior Director EHS and Environmental Services Development, Waste Management Siam, Thailand
15:45 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:15 Session 3— The challenge of sustainable cities: Building inclusive urban infrastructure to withstand disaster risks
 

Moderator: Professor Yoshiaki Kawata, Kansai University
Speakers:

  • Teru Fukui, Member, House of Representatives
  • Rolf Alter, Director, Public Governance Directorate, OECD
  • Anita Firmanti Eko Susetyowati, M.T., Secretary General, Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Indonesia
  • Thani Thongphakdi, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand
  • Toshihide Hirahara, Deputy Mayor of Yokohama city
17:15 – 17:45 Concluding remarks
 

Moderator: Shigenobu Kobayashi, Director, Development Assistance Policy Planning Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

  • Toshihiro Nikai, Secretary General, Liberal Democratic Party  of Japan and Member of the House of Representatives (TBC)
  • Kazuhiko Koshikawa, Executive Senior Vice President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Mario Pezzini, Director, OECD Development Centre and Special Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General on Development