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Southeast Asia Investment Forum

14 – 16 April 2016
at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford


By the end of 2015, ASEAN will establish the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), which aims to integrate Southeast Asia’s diverse economies. The AEC is defined by four pillars: Creating a single market and production base, increasing competitiveness, promoting equitable economic development, and further integrating ASEAN into the global economy. To synergize the region’s markets and production hubs, this would entail the free flow of goods, services, investments, capital, and skilled labour. If integration succeeds, the region could become the fourth largest economy in the world within the next few years.

This is a vast opportunity for UK businesses. The Southeast Asia Investment Forum provides commercial partners with the ideal platform to achieve their strategic goals. It is the only business and investor conference held in conjunction with a major global academic conference, thus allowing both to learn about opportunities for investment in Southeast Asia while listening to the latest cutting-edge research on Southeast Asia. Together, the events offer a range of incisive panels; high calibre speakers; interactive workshops; fantastic networking opportunities; the beautiful setting of Oxford; and an audience comprised of thought leaders from the academic, business, political, and NGO sectors.

The Southeast Asia Investment Forum is part of the Southeast Asian Studies Symposium. Spaces are limited. Register now to avoid disappointment.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Hashim Djojohadikusumo

hashimAs a noted businessman and philanthropist, Hashim S. Djojohadikusumo has devoted the past twenty years to a variety of pressing social issues in Indonesia. His notable achievements include: the backing of programs to save the orangutan and honey bears of Kalimantan (Borneo), and the welfare of the wild elephant population of Sumatra. He is a board member of the Institute for the Preservation of the Indonesian Heritage (“Badan Pelestarian Pusaka Indonesia”) and the Indonesian Shadow Puppeteers Association (“PEPADI”). He is the founder of the Arsari Djojohadikusumo Foundation, which was established in honor of his late father, Professor Sumitro Djojohadikusumo, a former Indonesian economist considered the architect of the country’s modern economy.






Thursday 15 April 2016

0900 – 1030: Energy Development in Southeast Asia

1100 – 1230: “Timor-Leste and Southeast Asia, democracy and human rights”: keynote by José Ramos-Horta

1230 – 1330: Lunch

1330 – 1530: ASEAN Community 2025 Forging Ahead Together: Impetus to a Real Community in 2025?

1800 – 2000: Buffet Dinner


Friday 15 April 2016

1100 – 1230: Opportunities and Challenges of the ASEAN Economic Community

1230 – 1330: Lunch

1330 – 1530: Human Rights and Business in Southeast Asia

1530 – 1600: Coffee Break

1600 – 1800: “Business and the Environment – Towards a Sustainable Future in Indonesia” – keynote by Hashim Djojohadikusumo

1830 – 1930: Reception

1930 – 2230: Conference Gala Dinner