The first ASEAN+3 Financial Forum (ATFF) with the theme of East Asia in a Dynamic New Worldwill be held back to back with the ASEAN+3 Finance and Central Bank Deputies’ Meeting (AFCDM+3) in Guiyang, China on December 10, 2016.

As the kick-off of the Forum, the event in Guiyang will be a half day program, focusing on regional outlook and policy response, and regional financial cooperation. Discussants and speakers include high-level policy makers, renowned academics and economists who have strong background and experience on the East Asia region.

AMRO Director Dr. Junhong Chang will deliver welcome remarks. Dr Yaobin Shi, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Finance, China and Madam Thipphakone Chanthavongsa, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Finance, Lao PDR will deliver keynote addresses at the forum. Dr. Hoe Ee Khor, AMRO Chief Economist, and Mr. Benhua Wei, Senior Director of International Monetary Institute, Academic Committee of Renmin University of China, will moderate the forum discussions.

As an important initiative of AMRO, the ATFF will act as a flagship platform for ASEAN+3 Deputies, academics and high-level representatives of international financial institutions to brainstorm on challenges and issues relevant to the regional economic and financial cooperation. The Forum will also present itself as an import channel for AMRO to forge more solid partnership and enhance its visibility.