|08.30 - 09.10
||Registration & Networking Breakfast Time
|09.10 - 09.20
- Irene Dorner, President & CEO, HSBC USA
|09.20 - 09.50
Opening Address: What is at Stake for Business?
The key issues at stake surrounding the rise of Asia and the impact on Western businesses.
- Sam Fleming, Economics Editor, The Times
|09.50 - 10.35
The Outlook for the Asian Giants
Previously immune to the economic woes of the West, are some of Asia's established economies showing signs of slowing in the current global economic climate. This session will assess the actual pace of development and identify what are the opportunities available to UK and US companies in these markets.
- Yuval Atsmon, Principal, McKinsey & Company
- Stephen King, Group Chief Economist, HSBC Bank plc
- Danny Quah, Professor of Economics and International Development, London School of Economics and Political Science
|10.35 - 10.50
|10.50 - 11.45
Asia in the West: India and China as FDI Players
If we argue for open global markets in Asia, then market access needs to be delivered to Asian companies in Europe and the US. To what extent is there already a level playing field and are there any limits? We will also look at the impact Asian inward investors have already had on EU and US business and assess what can be done to maximise these partnerships for the future.
- Graham Armitage, Partner, Transaction Services, KPMG LLP
- Michael Boyd, Managing Director, Strategic Investment and Accounts, UKTI
- Stuart Fraser CBE, Deputy Policy Chairman, City of London
- Srikanth Iyengar, Global Sales Head - Strategic Global Sourcing, Infosys
- Haibin Xue, Managing Partner, Zhong Lun
|11.45 - 12.30
The West in Asia - Managing the Barriers to Business and Seizing the Opportunities
Amongst the problems encountered by Western companies doing business in Asia are rampant IPR abuse, innovation protectionism, and market distorting behaviour by state owned or influenced entities. More broadly, doing business and building partnerships across cultures requires different soft skills and sensitivities. In this session, we will assess the significance of these factors and how businesses can overcome them to take advantage of the opportunities.
- Randy Philips, Managing Director, James Mintz Group
- Larry Stone, President, Group Public & Government Affairs, BT Group plc
- Marc van Grondelle, Head of the Joint Venture Practice, KPMG LLP
|12.30 - 13.00
||A Transatlantic Dialogue
Following the US Presidential election outcome the session will feature a moderated discussion between the US Ambassador and the UK's Minister of State for Trade & Investment focusing on their respective views on the current state of transatlantic economic relations and the likely developments ahead, particularly in relation to prospects for closer trade and investment ties, and business friendly collaboration.
- Louis B. Susman, US Ambassador to the Court of St. James's
- Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint, Minister of State for Trade & Investment
- John Fisher Burns, London Bureau Chief, The New York Times
|13.00 - 14.00
Business Networking Lunch
|14.00 - 14.55
A United West? The Feasibility of a Transatlantic Free Trade Area
The concept of an ambitious transatlantic trade and investment agreement is not a new idea but recently there has been renewed interest in the project. This is especially as the growing economic clout of Asia is creating demand in some quarters for more joined up EU US cooperation on trade matters. What is the feasibility of such an agreement? What would be the practical benefits for business in the US, EU and Asia? What will be the potential influence on relationships with the major global partners and the impact on EU and US businesses in terms of geostrategic and trade policy implications?
- Peter Chase, Senior Representative for Europe, US Chamber of Commerce
- John Cooke, Chairman, Liberalisation of Trade in Services (LOTIS) Committee, TheCityUK
- David Frost, Director for Europe, Trade and International Affairs, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
- Laura Lane, President, Global Public Affairs, UPS
- Julie Nutter, Economic Minister-Counselor, U.S. Embassy
|14.55 - 15.05
- Jeffries Briginshaw, Managing Director, London, BritishAmerican Business
- Zed Cama, Deputy Chairman, Asia House
|15.05 - 16.00