ASEM: EU-Asia Economic Diplomacy in Uncertain Times
Following years of global recession, the world might be entering an era of de-globalisation and unravelling of past liberalisation. How can Europe and Asia revitalise their cooperation in these times?
As we look for leadership and configurations of global economic governance against protectionism, the often overlooked Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2017.
The ASEM Economic Ministers’ Meeting (EMM) will resume after twelve years of hiatus, gathering Asian and European leaders at a summit in Seoul in September. Trade and investment liberalisation, connectivity and achieving sustainable and inclusive economic growth are on the agenda.
Can Asia and Europe exercise joint leadership for global economic governance? Can ASEM play a role for our economies, and become a substantive supplement to the APEC process?
Dr Heungchong KIM is a leading author on EU-Asia trade relations at the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), advising the Korean government on G20, ASEM and Brexit. He will be joined by a leading group of trade economists from China, Korea and Japan in the audience to discuss the future of EU-Asia economic diplomacy. Shada Islam is Director of Europe and Geopolitics of Friends of Europe, a leading thinker and author on EU-Asia diplomacy and closely involved in the ASEM process.
This event will take place back to back with the seminar “Driving Forces for China’s Growth“