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ASIA 21: Leading the Way Forward

Recognizing Asia’s role as the most dynamic region of the world, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is partnering with the Government of the Republic of Korea on a high level international conference which will be held in Daejeon, Korea on July 12 & 13, 2010. The conference is open for full media coverage.

The four key objectives of the conference are to:

· Build a shared vision to support sustained economic growth in Asia, while drawing lessons from the past in a candid and constructive manner;
· Showcase Asia’s success in economic management and highlight lessons for other regions;
· Examine Asia’s growth model, its prospects going forward, and the implications of change for the global economy;
· Discuss Asia’s role in the international community, including the IMF, in this process;

The conference will bring together senior policymakers, prominent business leaders, financial market experts, academics, civil society and media leaders from Asia and around the world.

Online media registration is compulsory:
Press Accreditation

Download the Flyer (PDF)

Press Resources

IMF Factsheet

  • A Changing IMF—Responding to the Crisis
  • The IMF At a Glance
  • IMF Lending
  • IMF Quotas
  • Special Drawing Rights (SDRs)
  • Technical Assistance
  • Where the IMF Gets its Money
  • IMF Senior Officials

  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director, IMF
  • Naoyuki Shinohara, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • Min Zhu, Special Advisor to the Managing Director, IMF
  • Anoop Singh, Director, Asia and Pacific Department
  • Olivier Blanchard, Economic Counsellor and Director, Research Department
  • Publications

  • FINANCE & DEVELOPMENT- Min Zhu on Asia’s Economy and More
  • Media Contact Information

    IMF Media Relations

    Yoshiko Kamata,
    Jennifer Beckman,

    KDI External Affairs and Communication Unit

    Seung-ryong Kang,