Toward a More Integrated East Asia: Economic Corridors & Infrastructure Connectivity

Toward a More Integrated East Asia: Economic Corridors & Infrastructure Connectivity

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Date: Friday, October 7, 2016
Time: 17:30 - 19:00 GMT/ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm ET or convert time
Location: JB-1-080, WBG Headquarters, Washington DC

With the growth of much of the East Asia Pacific (EAP) region having been built on the expansion of exports and foreign direct investment, improving connectivity—intra-regionally as well as globally--is now recognized as the next step in sustaining inclusive growth for the region.  As a result, investment programs and trade initiatives are being put forward, including the Belt & Road, the Silk Road Fund, the TPP trade agreement, and a number of sub-regional connectivity initiatives—including the ASEAN Economic Community’s Connectivity Plan and the Mekong Economic Corridor--are being implemented.  Hear directly from governments in EAP as well as other financiers of trade and economic corridor programs on how plans for regional integration and World Bank initiatives can help improve the quality of cross-border investment planning and economic corridor management.

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Minister of Finance, Indonesia
Director General, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Executive Vice President for Corporate Public Policy – DP DHL Americas
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy
Secretary General, National Economic and Social Development Board, Thailand
Vice President, East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank
Vice President, Sustainable Development, World Bank
Managing Director of the Growth Dialogue