Conference Program

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Program at a Glance

Preliminary Conference Agenda

Simultaneous interpretation in English and Korean



Daejeon Convention Center(DCC)



2F, Terrace


Introduction and welcome by:

  • Jeung-Hyun Yoon, Minister of Strategy and Finance, Rep. of Korea
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn, IMF Managing Director
Room 201~202


PLENARY SESSION I: The Global Economic Crisis: Asia’s resilience, Lessons, and Challenges Ahead

  • Financial resilience
  • Strengthened economic fundamentals
  • New sources of economic growth
  • Resurgence of capital inflows
  • Near term policy challenges
  • Lessons for the rest of the world

Moderated by:
Nik Gowing, Main Presenter, BBC

Panel speakers:

Eiji Hirano, EVP and President of Asia, Pacific Region Toyota Financial Services Corporation

YV Reddy, former Governor, Reserve Bank of India

Victor Fung, Honorary Chairman of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

Dong-Soo Chin, Chairman, Financial Services Commission, Korea

Gao Xiqing, Vice Chairman, President and Chief Investment Officer, China Investment Corporation

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director, IMF

Room 201~202

11:30-12:00 pm

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, IMF Managing Director

Room 110

12:00-2:00 pm

LUNCH (by invitation only)
Keynote speech:
Dr. Josef Ackermann, Chairman of the Management Board and the Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank

Room 112

2:15-4:00 pm

PARALLEL SESSION 1: Financial Sector Issues and Global Financial Safety Net

  • The need for financial sector development and reforms
  • Globally harmonization of financial sector reforms
  • Financial safety nets to prevent future crises

Moderated by:
Tom Easton, Asia Business Editor, Economist

Panel speakers:

Hyun Song Shin, Senior Aadvisor to the President for International Economy

Kenzo Yamamoto, Executive Director, Bank of Japan

Olivier Blanchard, Economic Counselor, IMF

PARALLEL SESSION 2: Doing business in Asia

  • Importance of business environment for sustainable and balanced long term growth
  • Key areas for strengthening the business environment
  • Challenges for the region

Moderated by:
Christian Oliver, Seoul Bureau Chief, FT

Panel speakers:

Yoon-woo Lee, Vice-Chairman, Samsung Electronics

Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, Minister of Finance, Bangladesh

Nobuyuki Idei, CEO, Quantum Leaps, Japan

Arwin Rasyid, President, Bank CIMB Niaga, Indonesia

Richard Dobbs, Director, McKinsey Global Institute, Korea


  • The role and relevance of the IMF in Asia
  • Conditions for constructive engagement between Asia and the IMF
  • The role of IMF in regional institutions and safety nets

Moderated by:
Patrick Daniel, Editor in Chief, Straits Times

Panel speakers:

Yung Chul Park, Professor, Korea University, Korea

David Li Daokui, Professor, Tsinghua University, China

Takehiko Nakao, Director General, Ministry of Finance, Japan

Eisuke Sakakibara, Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan

Anoop Singh, Director, Asia and Pacific Dept, IMF

Room 101~102















Room 103~104












Room 107~108

3:00-4:00 pm

Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Townhall with students on Asia’s role in the world and the role of the IMF in the post-crisis world (during the parallel sessions)

Room 301

4:00-4:30 pm

Coffee break


4:30-6:30 pm

PLENARY SESSION 2: Transforming Asia’s low income countries into tomorrow’s emerging markets

  • The transformation of the poor: past successes and prospects
  • Frontier Asia: new markets and growth drivers
  • Infrastructure investment in the future transformation
  • Broadening infrastructure financing—public, private, foreign
  • Deregulation of markets for products and labor

Moderated by:
Min Zhu, Special Aadvisor to the Managing Director, IMF

Panel speakers:

Gita Wirjawan, Head of Indonesia’s Investment Coordinating Board, Indonesia

Hiroshi Watanabe, President and CEO, Japan Bank for International Cooperation

Atiur Rahman, Governor, Bangladesh Bank

Nguyen Van Binh, Deputy Govenor, State Bank of Vietnam

Euoo-Sung Min, Chairman and CEO, Korea Development Bank Financial Group, Korea

Geoffrey Lamb, Managing Director, Public Policies, The Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

Room 201~202

7:30-9:30 pm

Official Dinner Hosted by Minister Jeung-Hyun Yoon

Room 112
9:00-9:30 KEY NOTE SPEECH: Michael Spence, Nobel Laureate, Stanford University Room 201~202


PLENARY SESSION 3: Growing Asian Integration and Global Governance

  • Asia’s increasing size and integration needs to be reflected in global governance
  • The different approaches to economic governance
  • The importance of raising representation in the IFIs

Moderated by:
Yanqing Yang, Managing Editor, China Business Network

Panel speakers:

Ooi Sang Kuang, Deputy Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia

Wu Xiaoling, Vice Chairman of the Financial and Economic Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress, China

Oh-Seok Hyun, President, Korea Development Institute

Shigeo Kashiwagi, Professor, Keio University, Japan

Naoyuki Shinohara, Deputy Managing Director, IMF

Room 201~202


Coffee break


11:30-1:00 pm

ROUNDTABLE: Asia 21- Leading Global Growth

  • Policy challenges and a second engine of growth
  • Asia’s development model and globalization
  • Growth in Asia and its implications for equity, urbanization, and the environment
  • The IMF’s role in Asia

Moderated by:
Andrew Stevens, Co-Anchor, World Business Today, CNN

Panel speakers:

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director, IMF

Choongsoo Kim, Governor, Bank of Korea

Korn Chatikavanij, Finance Minister, Thailand

Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Finance Minister, Singapore

Haruhiko Kuroda, President, Asian Development Bank

Peter Sands, CEO, Standard Chartered PLC

Room 201~202

1:00-1:15 pm


  • Il Sakong, Chairman, Presidential Committee for G20 Summit, Korea
Room 201~202

1:15-1:45 pm


  • Jeung-Hyun Yoon, Minister of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn, IMF Managing Director
Room 109