World Economic Forum to host Asia Roundtable in Singapore
The World Economic Forum (WEF) will host its Asia Roundtable in Singapore
on April 28-29, WEF Asia Director Lee Howell said on Thursday.
With the theme
"Tilting the global balance: the strategic implications of Asia's growth," the
meeting will address critical issues concerning the region's increasing global
economic and political influence.
"The goal of the roundtable is a frank
exchange on both the challenges and opportunities that will be the focus of the
coming months," Howell noted.
Topics to be discussed during the event include
the business impact of the geopolitics of Asia, the impact of China and India on
Asian competitiveness and future growth, the future supply of key natural
resources and its impact on regional relations, as well as the prospects for
Asia's financial integration.
A delegation of political and business leaders
from the Middle East led by King Abdullah II of Jordan will join the discussion
on the growing trade and investment ties between the Middle East and Asia in the
roundtable, according to Lee.
More than 250 leaders from business,
government, civil society and the media from 34 countries will attend the
meeting, among whom are prominent figures like Peter Mandelson, trade
commissioner of the European Commission, and Mongolian Prime Minister
Singapore Economic Development Board is WEF's partner
in hosting the roundtable.