Opening and Keynote addresses

Ambassador David Spencer, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Alan Oxley, Australian APEC Study Centre

Symposium program

Session 1.1 - Is an APEC FTA feasible?

1.1.1 Making an FTA work, C. Fred Bergsten

1.1.2 Relating it to an East Asian Summit FTA, Prof Ippei Yamazawa

1.1.3 Getting a liberal result, Robert Scollay

1.1.4 The politics of trade liberalization, Prof Ross Garnaut AO


Session 1.2 - Gains from trade facilitation

1.2.1 Improving the gains in 2007, Chris de Cure OAM

1.2.2 A framework to achieve the Busan Roadmap, Dr Sang Kyom Kim

1.2.3 Opportunities in regional strategies, John S. Wilson


Session 1.3 & 1.4 - Shaping APEC - Papers presented by ASC members

1.3 - Regional Impacts

1.3.1 Asia-Pacific vs. East Asian Economic Cooperation, Dr Johnny Chiang

1.3.2 Where Commerce Meets Community – Standards, Security, and Sustaining Knowledge Flows in APEC, Prof Denis McNamara

1.3.3 Current State and Prospect of Northeast Asian Development, Prof Ippei Yamazawa

1.3.4 Perspectives from the Philippines, Dr Erlinda Medalla

1.3.5 Improving the Architecture Towards a Harmonious Asia-Pacific Community, Prof Penghong Cai

1.3.6 Problems which are  faced by exporters in Indonesia in dealing with the free market, Dr Sri Adiningsih


1.4 - APEC Developments

1.4.1 The Future of APEC , Dr Neantro Saavedra-Rivano Director

1.4.2 Implications of Changes in Supply Chains for Food Trade in APEC, Dr Thomas Wahl

1.4.4 APEC Development and Cooperation for Asia-Pacific Community Building, Dr Sang-yirl Nam

1.4.5 Assessing the Past, Driving Forward Towards APEC's Destiny, Prof Lepi Tarmidi

1.4.6 APEC and the Construction of an Asia-Pacific Community: Just a Vain Hope?, Prof John McKay

1.4.7 Singapore’s Perspective on APEC- Its Importance, Relevance, Priorities And Future Development, Dr Hank Lim


Session 1.5 - Secure Trade – The Impact of Terrorism

1.5.1 Trade and security, Ambassador Chak Mun See

1.5.2 Food defence initiative, Dr Natalia Comella

1.5.3 Challenges for Customs, Adjunct Prof Mark Harrison


Session 1.6 - Intellectual Property and Innovation

1.6.1 Emerging growth trends, Joseph Alhadeff

1.6.2 Locking in value from IP, Simon Edwards

1.6.3 IP and health, Martyn Evans


Session 1.7 - Ageing Populations in APEC – Impacts on Pensions

1.7.1 Impacts on ageing and pension reforms in Korea, Dr Hyungpyo Moon

1.7.2 Impacts on ageing and pension reforms in Japan, Hiroshi Miyai

1.7.3 Impact of ageing on capital markets, Prof Kim Dietrich

1.7.4 Asian demographics, Prof Jim Butler


Session 1.8 - The Threat to Human Health in APEC

1.8.1 Animal diseases, human health and food safety, Dr Gardner Murray

1.8.2 Quarantine trade restrictions, Peter Gallagher

1.8.3 Responses to pandemics, Dr Andrew Pengilley



Business Program

Session 2.1 - Asian growth - Risks and Forecasts

2.1.1 The outlook for Asia’s emerging markets, Ian Thompson

2.1.2 Investment Opportunities, Jeremy Duffield

2.1.3 The fund management market in Asia, Ben Bruck


Session 2.2 - Energy and Climate Change in APEC

2.2.1 China’s climate change approach, Dr Jiang Kejun

2.2.2 Regional initiatives, Brendan Pearson

2.2.3 What can technology deliver? , Dr Margo Thorning


Session 2.3 - The Future for Carbon Market and Emissions Trading

2.3.1 How big can global carbon markets get?, Des Moore

2.3.2 Impact of abatement strategies on Australia, Brian Fisher

2.3.3 Prospects for a global carbon emissions trading system, Bill Bowen


Session 2.4 - Global Imbalances in Financial Flows

2.4.1 Do imbalances matter?, Prof Deepak Lal

2.4.2 Currency stability in the Asia-Pacific region, Huw McKay

2.4.3 The region adjusting to China, Andrew Stoler


Session 2.5 - Can the Asia-Pacific Region Adjust?

2.5.1 What can APEC do?, Luke Yeaman for Gordon de Brouwer

2.5.2 Beyond trade liberalization, Alan Oxley

2.5.3 The challenge of structural change, Prof Bob Buckle

2.5.4 Competition for skills, Tom Bentley


Sesion 2.6 - China’s Impact on the Global Economy

2.6.1 Is China cheating?, James A. Dorn

2.6.2 Can China maintain a competitive advantage, Amy Auster

2.6.3 What is the challenge to manufacturing?, Dr John Edwards