Greater openness to trade and investment with Asian growth economies would help to boost Europe’s services sector. A particularly interesting market for European firms is Taiwan. Its services market has grown fast in the past decades, and today Taiwan is increasingly becoming a hub for services firms trading with other countries in the region. This is particularly true for trade with China as the cross-Strait rapprochement has opened up for new opportunities of regional services integration in East Asia. Many other countries are now moving to be part of this integration. What should be Europe’s response?
15:15 Keynote Speeches
Thomas Harris, Vice Chairman of Standard & Chartered Capital Markets
Francis Liang, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan
16:00 Patrick Messerlin, Professor of Economics and Director Groupe d’Économie Mondiale, Sciences Po
16:15 Pascal Kerneis, Managing Director, European Services Forum (ESF)
16:30 Panel discussion with speakers