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Michael D Higgins

President of Ireland

Micheál Martin TD

Micheál Martin TD

Taoiseach/ Prime Minister of Ireland

Cllr Hazel Chu

Cllr Hazel Chu

The Lord Mayor of Dublin

Simon Harris TD

Simon Harris TD

Minister for Further & Higher Education, Research Innovation & Science

Mami Mizutori

Mami Mizutori

Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction

Dr Bambang Brodjonegoro

Dr Bambang Brodjonegoro

Minister of Research and Technology, Indonesia

Kazushige Nobutani

Kazushige Nobutani

President JETRO Japan

Jinny Yan

Jinny Yan

Managing Director & Chief China Economist, ICBC Standard Bank

Dr Lynda Gratton

Dr Lynda Gratton

Professor of Management Practice, London Business School, UK

Mauro Petriccione

Mauro Petriccione

Director General, Climate Action, European Commission

Ada Yang

Ada Yang

Head of Social Community, Strategy & Corporate Affairs, Pinduoduo

Jim Barry

Jim Barry

Global Head of Real Assets, BlackRock

Bob Koopman

Bob Koopman

Chief Economist WTO

Andreas Schleicher

Andreas Schleicher

Director for Education and Skills

Lauren Uppink Calderwood

Lauren Uppink Calderwood

Head of Aviation, Travel and Tourism Industries, WEF

Dr. Marcia Mogelonsky

Dr. Marcia Mogelonsky

Director of Insight, Mintel Food and Drink

Courtney Fingar

Courtney Fingar

Editor-in-Chief, Investment Monitor

The Virtual Global Asia Matters Summit Programme

 

Day One 26 November

09.00

Summit Introduction: Martin Murray, Executive Director, Asia Matters.

Opening Keynote: The Post Covid Reality As an Opportunity to Rebuild the World

Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland.

09.30 Protecting Our Planet and Our People
A Conversation with Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Mauro Petriccione, Director General, Climate Action, European Commission.
10.00 Enabling Students to Thrive in an Interconnected World
A Conversation with Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, OECD with Tom Boland, Asia Matters.
10.30 Research & Technology as Strategic Drivers of Innovation
A Conversation with Dr Bambang Brodjonegoro
, Minister of Research and Technology, Indonesia with Martin Murray, Executive Director, Asia Matters.
11.00 Coffee Break & Networking.
11.30 The Future of International Higher Education Partnership
Key Address: Simon Harris TD Minister for Further & Higher Education, Research Innovation & Science
Launch of Asia Matters Report on Redefining and Reprioritising the Asia Ireland Higher Education Partnership in a Post Covid-19 World.
12.00 The Future of Retail, eCommerce Engagement of Digital Consumers through Social Communities
A Conversation with Ada Yang, Head of Social Community, Strategy & Corporate Affairs, Pinduoduo.
12.45 Lunch & Networking.
14.15 Understanding the Future of Asian Outbound Investment
Key Address: Courtney Fingar, Editor-in-Chief, Investment Monitor with Expert Panel chaired by Niall Dowling, Asia Matters
15.00 The Future of Finance: Investment Strategies for Long Term Value Creation
Key Address: Jim Barry, Global Head of Real Assets, BlackRock. Response by Expert Panel chaired by Feargal O’Rourke, Managing Partner PwC.
16.00 Day One Closing Remarks

Day Two 27 November

09.00

Summit Introduction: Martin Murray, Executive Director, Asia Matters

Welcome Remarks: Cllr Hazel Chu, The Lord Mayor of Dublin

Opening Keynote: The Global Island, Ireland’s Engagement in a Changing World
Micheál Martin TD, Taoiseach/ Prime Minister of Ireland.

09.30 Transcending Covid to Rebuild Global Trade
A Conversation with Bob Koopman, Chief Economist WTO with Mark Fitzgerald, Asia Matters.
10.00 The Global Role of Japan as a Free Trade Champion
A Conversation with Kazushige Nobutani, President JETRO Japan and Martin Murray, Executive Director, Asia Matters and Expert Panel chaired by Regina Moran, Asia Matters
11.00 Coffee Break & Networking.
11.30 The Future of Aviation, Travel and Tourism
A Conversation with Lauren Uppink Calderwood, , Head of Aviation, Travel and Tourism Industries, World Economic Forum. Response by Julienne Curran, Turkish Airlines
12.00 The Future of Work
A Conversation with Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice, London Business School.
12.30 Lunch & Networking
13.30 New Global Consumer Trends Shaping the Future of Food
Keynote: Dr. Marcia Mogelonsky, Director of Insight, Food and Drink, Mintel. Expert Panel chaired by Ailish Forde, Global Business Development Director, Bord Bia – Irish Food Board
14.30 Bouncing Back from Covid: China leading Global Recovery
A Conversation with Jinny Yan, Managing Director & Chief China Economist, ICBC Standard Bank and Martin Murray, Executive Director Asia Matters.
15.15 CEO Panel Ready for a New World
Chaired by Julie Sinnamon, CEO Enterprise Ireland.
16.00 Summit Closing Remarks.

 

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