ASEAN+3 Economic Cooperation and Financial Stability Forum (AMRO Forum 2023)

The ASEAN+3 Economic Cooperation and Financial Stability Forum (or AMRO Forum), inaugurated in December 2022, is an annual flagship event organized by AMRO in collaboration with the ASEAN+3 member authorities and other partner institutions. This year, with Asian Development Bank Institute as co-host, we will invite policymakers, experts and academics to gather in Kanazawa, Japan, to identify and discuss the key challenges that will impact economic growth and financial stability in ASEAN+3, as well as potential solutions to address them.

The theme of the Forum is Safeguarding Growth and Stability in a Complex World: Challenges and Solutions. Despite showing remarkable resilience over the past few years, the region’s path ahead will be shaped by how overlapping challenges are addressed. Tightening financial conditions, geopolitical tensions, severe climate change and aging population will continue to amplify economic uncertainty, creating a highly complex environment.

This year’s Forum will discuss the challenges to the region’s macro-financial stability and outlook, and present solutions and initiatives in fostering new areas of growth over two sessions, comprising keynote speeches and panel discussions.

Join the conversation on December 5, 2023!

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Program

Time
Program

* All times below refer to Japan time (JST)

9:30 AM – 9:55 AM

Opening Session

  • Kouqing Li, Director, ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO)
  • Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
  • Masatsugu Asakawa, President, Asian Development Bank
  • Masato Kanda, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Japan Ministry of Finance

 

9:55 AM – 10:05 AM

Launch of ASEAN+3 Financial Stability Report (AFSR)

Session 1: Macroeconomic Situation and Prospects: Turbulence and Stabilizers

10:05 AM – 10:30 AM

Keynote Speeches

  • Perry Warjiyo, Governor, Bank Indonesia
  • Yoshiki Takeuchi, Deputy Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

 

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM

Break

10:50 AM – 12:30 PM

Panel Discussion

Moderator:

Hoe Ee Khor, Chief Economist, AMRO

Panelists:

  • Jisung Moon, Deputy Director General, Korea Ministry of Economy and Finance
  • Albert Park, Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank
  • Kevin Shum, Deputy Secretary (Planning), Singapore Ministry of Finance
  • Akihiko Yoshida, Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, International Monetary Fund
  • William W. Grimes, Professor, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University

12:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Lunch break

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

ASEAN+3 Financial Stability Report Press Conference

Closed door media event.
If you are a member of the press, please contact media@amro-asia.org for access to the press conference.

Session 2: Soaring Debt and Financial Stress: Implications for ASEAN+3’s Financial Stability

2:15 PM – 2:40 PM

Keynote Speeches

  • Klaas Knot, Chair, Financial Stability Board and President, De Nederlandsche Bank
  • Eddie Yue, Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

2:40 PM – 3:00 PM

Break

3:00 PM – 4:35 PM

Panel Discussion

Moderator:

Diwa C. Guinigundo, Chair, AMRO Advisory Panel

Panelists:

  • Alisara Mahasandana, Deputy Governor, Monetary Stability, Bank of Thailand
  • Parjiono, Assistant to Minister of Finance, Indonesia Ministry of Finance
  • John Beirne, Vice-Chair of Research and Senior Research Fellow, Asian Development Bank Institute
  • Min Chang, Senior Research Fellow, Korea Institute of Finance
  • Kevin Cheng, Group Head and Lead Economist, AMRO

4:35 PM – 4:45 PM

Closing 

Tetsushi Sonobe, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute

Speakers

Kouqing Li

Director, AMRO

Kristalina Georgieva

Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Masatsugu Asakawa

President, Asian Development Bank

Masato Kanda

Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Japan Ministry of Finance

Perry Warjiyo

Governor, Bank Indonesia

Yoshiki Takeuchi

Deputy Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Hoe Ee Khor

Chief Economist, AMRO

Jisung Moon

Deputy Director General, Korea Ministry of Economy and Finance

Albert Park

Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank

Kevin Shum

Deputy Secretary (Planning), Singapore Ministry of Finance

Akihiko Yoshida

Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, International Monetary Fund

William W. Grimes

Professor, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University

Klaas Knot

Chair, Financial Stability Board and President, De Nederlandsche Bank

Eddie Yue

Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Diwa C. Guinigundo

Chair, AMRO Advisory Panel

Alisara Mahasandana

Deputy Governor, Monetary Stability, Bank of Thailand

Parjiono

Assistant to Minister of Finance, Indonesia Ministry of Finance

John Beirne

Vice-Chair of Research and Senior Research Fellow, Asian Development Bank Institute

Min Chang

Senior Research Fellow, Korea Institute of Finance

Kevin Cheng

Group Head and Lead Economist, AMRO

Tetsushi Sonobe

Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute

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