President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan has been invited to deliver the keynote opening address at the FT-Standard Chartered Taiwan Economic Summit 2013, taking place this week.
The inaugural summit - sub-titled “Restoring Growth and Competitiveness” - will feature keynote presentations, case studies and panel discussions involving senior government officials, policy-makers, business leaders, economists and financiers. They will discuss Taiwan’s economy, the challenges it faces, and the policy and strategic responses required to revitalise the island and boost its competitiveness in an evolving East-West dynamic, Standard Chartered said in a statement released last week.
There also will be a keynote interview with Peter Sands, group chief executive of Standard Chartered, and a keynote address on the Global Economic and Financial Outlook by Thomas Sargent, professor of economics and business, New York University, and 2011 Nobel Laureate. Vincent Siew, former vice-president of Taiwan, will deliver the closing keynote address.
Other discussion topics on the agenda are: The Malaise in Western Economies, the Growing Dominance of Asia, the Outlook for Taiwan and the Role of China; Taiwan’s Business Environment - Conducive to Innovation and Growth?; Taiwan’s Future Brands - Shifting to a New Mindset; and Financial Market Innovation - Taiwan as the Next Offshore Renminbi Centre and the Impact on Business.