Time of event

15:00-18:10 Tokyo time / 13:00-16:10 Bangkok time

Summary

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted global supply chains, investment, demands, and purchasing power, and shifted investor risk appetite and increased financial volatility and instability. These impacts could jeopardize the progress of economic integration by hindering cross-border goods and services flows, people movement, and financial mobility.

This ADBI-Chulalongkorn University virtual conference will discuss COVID-19’s impacts on trade, investment, and financial markets in Asia and measures for building post-pandemic economic integration. It will focus on the role of digitalization, technological advancement, trade in services and creative products, and environmental, social, and governance investment in boosting economic resilience and sustainable development.

Objectives
  • Identify policy strategies and design for strengthening regional economic integration and cooperation in the post-COVID-19 environment
  • Highlight best practices and alternative responses for alleviating pandemic disruptions to regional trade, investment, and financial market integration
Participants

Senior government officials from Asian Development Bank developing member countries, experts from think tanks, universities, and international organizations, and other stakeholders

    Outputs
    • Enhanced understanding of post-COVID-19 economic integration challenges and opportunities in Asia
    • Policy recommendations for designing and adopting effective trade, investment, and financial market policy after the COVID-19 crisis
    • Greater dialogue and partnership among policy makers and experts
    • Conference materials will be uploaded on the ADBI website

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