CARI attends the 6th Pan-Beibu Gulf Economic Cooperation Forum
18 – 19 August 2011 | Nanning, China
Started in April 2004, the Asia-Pacific Business Forum (APBF) discusses emerging trade and investment opportunities, and promotes cooperation and dialogue between the public and business sectors. It also provides a platform for networking and forming partnerships among the business community in the Asia-Pacific region.
Organized in collaboration with the Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking of Thailand, the Asian Development Bank, the Greater Mekong Sub-region Business Forum, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the International Business Leaders Forum, the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights and Mekong Institute, the 8th APBF 2011 is a major event of the 2nd Trade and Investment Week to be held during July 25-29 2011 in the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, Thailand.
The APBF 2011 identifies economic drivers to assist the Asia-Pacific region in reaping the benefits of globalization, including integration through participation in global value chains, trade agreements and corporate social responsibility While the Forum explores emerging trade and investment opportunities after the economic crisis, it provides a platform for networking and forming partnerships among the business community in the Asia-Pacific region. It is strategically planned to enhance cooperation and dialogue between the public and business sectors, in particular, for the small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs).
Speakers and Participants
Over 300 participants are expected to attend the APBF 2011, including CEOs, ministers, senior policy makers, business leaders and experts from the private sector and representatives from international aid and development agencies.