The ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) is on track towards achieving its end goal of 2010 for ASEAN-6 and 2015 for CLMV. Furthermore, all ASEAN's FTAs with its dialogue partners (China, Korea, Japan, India, Australia and New Zealand) have become effective since January 2010. The next step would be a regional FTA that covers all East Asia countries comprehensively.
This time, speakers and panelists will share views on challenges and business opportunities for economic integration of ASEAN, and on how to strengthen ASEAN's connectivity internally and externally.
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The SIIA is a supporting organisation of the Joint Symposium.
14:00 Welcome Remarks
Mr. Seiji Kino, Chairman, JCCI Singapore
14:10 Welcome Remarks
Ambassador Makoto Yamanaka, Embassy of Japan in Singapore
14:20 Guest Remarks
Representative from Singapore Government (TBC)
Expectation for Realization of ASEAN Economic Community and
Improvement of Economic Connectivity in ASEAN/East Asia
Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, Secretary General of ASEAN
15:20 Panel Discussion
Impact of the progress of economic integration in East Asia
1) Mr. Mitsuhiro Sonoda, President of Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
2) Mr. Teng Theng Dar, CEO, Singapore Business Federation (SBF)
3) Mr. Ong Keng Yong, Director for Institute of Policy Studies (IPS)
4) Mr. Michitaka Nakatomi, President of JETRO
Mr. S. Pushpanathan, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN
Mr. Hidetoshi Nishimura, Executive Director of ERIA