Global Conference 2017

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its economic bloc, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), aims to replicate all the positive attributes of the European Union (EU) while avoiding its missteps. With the future of the EU ambiguous post-Brexit and U.S.-China relations even more uncertain since the November elections, this session will examine what may lie ahead for ASEAN. Will the region maintain a place in the global economy as one of the most dynamic drivers of growth? In this private roundtable, business and finance leaders from the region discuss how ASEAN remains a promising region for trade and investments, and identify the sectors in which the opportunities lie.

Introduction By

Laura Deal Lacey

Executive Director, Asia Center, Milken Institute


Cesar Purisima

Asia Fellow, Milken Institute; Former Secretary of Finance, Republic of the Philippines


Tony Fernandes

Group CEO, AirAsia

S Iswaran

Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry), Republic of Singapore

Enrique Razon

Chairman and President, International Container Terminal Services, Inc.

Tony Tan Caktiong

Chairman and Founder, Jollibee Foods Corporation

Paul Wolfowitz

Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Former President, World Bank

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