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Asian Architecture Conference

October 11, 2016 • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm EDT
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The CSIS Southeast Asia Program, Scholl Chair in International Business, and Simon Chair in Political Economy are pleased to present the Asian Architecture Conference on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

The conference is being organized after the East Asia Summit (EAS) in September and ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in November. CSIS will bring together key thought leaders, business executives, and policymakers from the United States and Asia for a discussion on some of the important issues surrounding the EAS and APEC. They will discuss plans for the upcoming APEC summit in Peru, the opportunities and challenges for infrastructure development in Asia, and offer thoughts on how the next U.S. administration might take full advantage of Asia’s regional architecture (EAS, APEC, ARF, ADMM+).

8:00 a.m. Registration Opens

9:00 a.m. Opening Keynote

The Hon. Daniel R. Russel
Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
U.S. Department of State

Introduction:
Dr. Amy E. Searight
Senior Adviser and Director, Southeast Asia Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies

9:45 a.m. Economic Priorities of the APEC Summit

Mr. Kenneth Schagrin
Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Affairs
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

The Hon. Matt Matthews
U.S. Ambassador for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
U.S. Department of State

Mr. Bart Peterson
Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications
Eli Lilly and Co.

Mr. Robert Milliner
Senior Adviser for International Affairs
Wesfarmers Ltd.

Moderator:
Mr. Scott Miller
William M. Scholl Chair in International Business
Center for Strategic and International Studies

11:00 a.m. Coffee Break

11:15 a.m. Infrastructure Development

Mr. Craig Steffensen
Representative, North American Representative Office
Asian Development Bank

Mr. Jay Farrar
Vice President, Government Affairs
Bechtel

Mr. Kohei Okada
Deputy Director-General for Trade Policy, Trade Policy Bureau
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan

Moderator:
Mr. Murray Hiebert
Senior Adviser and Deputy Director, Southeast Asia Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies

12:30 p.m. Lunch Served

1:00 p.m. Lunch Keynote

The Hon. Bruce Andrews
Deputy Secretary U.S. Department of Commerce

Introduction:
Ms. Monica Whaley
President
National Center for APEC

Moderator:
Mr. Scott Miller
Senior Adviser and William M. Scholl Chair in International Business
Center for Strategic and International Studies

1:45 p.m. Whither Asian Architecture (EAS, APEC, ARF, ADMM+) in the Next U.S. Administration

H.E. Tim Groser
Ambassador
Embassy of New Zealand

Ms. Wendy Cutler
Vice President and Managing Director
Asia Society Policy Institute

Mr. Krisda Piampongsant
Adviser, Thai Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Trade

Dr. Michael J. Green
Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Moderator:
Dr. Amy E. Searight
Senior Adviser and Director, Southeast Asia Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies

3:00 p.m. Program Concludes

This conference is made possible with support from the Government of Japan and the National Center for APEC.
Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

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Scott Miller
Senior Mentor (Non-resident), Executive Education
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Murray Hiebert
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Southeast Asia Program

Amy Searight