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INET Annual Plenary Conference 2013

INET Annual Plenary Conference 2013

Thursday, April 4, 2013

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The most pressing issues of our time, including economic inequality and financial stability, set against the backdrop of a rising Asia, will be discussed at a major event in Hong Kong from April 4-6.

The Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) is holding the plenary conference, named ‘Changing of the Guard?,’ in conjunction with the Fung Global Institute and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

The conference will be a global media event. Speakers will include Fung Global Institute Academic Council Chairman and Nobel Laureate, Michael Spence; Fung Global Institute Founding Chairman and President, Victor K. Fung and Andrew Sheng; INET Executive Director Robert Johnson; business leaders George Soros, Lord David Sainsbury and N.R. Narayana Murthy; Asian economic experts such as Hiroshi Watanabe, CEO of the Japan Bank for International Co-operation and renowned international thinkers such as Simon Johnson and Niall Ferguson.

The three day event (please click here for the latest agenda) covers issues including macroeconomic policy and economic stability, Asia’s role in future world growth; Asian finance, technology, inequality, development, capitalism and the rule of law.

Attendance at the conference is by invitation only but INET will be live streaming the event in its entirety on their website. You can also follow the conference on Twitter and pose questions to the speakers on Facebook.



‘Changing of the Guard?’
The Institute for New Economic Thinking launches its 2013 annual conference



Rebalancing Global Leadership Is Not Inevitable
Andrew Sheng introduces some of the ideas behind the debate around a rising Asia.
Rebalancing Finance Away from Short-Termism
Andrew Sheng discusses financial short-termism and how emerging markets, in order to develop inclusive and sustainable economies, should look to long-term funding.

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