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APEC Australia 2007 Business Summit

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APEC Australia 2007 Business Summit
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Australia's Prime Minister, John Howard, has today announced further arrangements including program details for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Australia 2007 Business Summit, to be held in Sydney from 6-7 September 2007.

Mr. Howard said he looked forward to hosting the summit.

"I am confident the APEC Australia 2007 Business Summit will continue to strengthen bonds within the APEC region and deliver outcomes that will benefit business and member economies," Mr. Howard said.

"The two-day summit will be the key event bringing together business and economic Leaders during APEC Leaders Week to be held from 2-9 September 2007.

"Delegates to the summit include senior figures from across the Asia-Pacific region representing a broad range of industry sectors including: professional services, financial services, education, information technology, retail trade, engineering, consumer services, media, and energy.

"Speakers, panelists and moderators at the summit exemplify the high level of interest in APEC economies and the region. Leaders from The People's Republic of China, Chile, Peru, the United States and Canada will be participating throughout the program, as well as senior business and government representatives, and commentators as follows."

Under the overarching theme 'Strengthening our community, building a sustainable future,' this year's summit provides an opportunity to build on cooperation between business and governments within the Asia-Pacific and ensure that broader Asia-Pacific perspectives are given full voice in shaping the stability and prosperity of our region into the future.

Summit representatives include: Mr. Murofushi, Itochu Corporation, Japan; Mr. Miller, JSC Gazprom, The Russian Federation; Ms. Yeoh, YLT Corporation Berhad, Malaysia; Mr. Ang, San Miguel Corporation, Republic of the Philippines; Mr. Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, United States and Mr. Gempachiro, Mitsui & Co, Japan.

Business Summit Session Details:

Session 1


Full steam ahead? Can the Asia-Pacific meet the challenges ahead and seize the opportunities


Ms Wang Lili, Senior Executive Vice President, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Mr Ricardo Lagos, President, Fundación Democracia y Dessarrollo

Mr George Yong-Boon Yeo, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Singapore

Dr Han Sung-Joo, President, Korea University

Ms Margaret Jackson AC, Chairman, Qantas Airways Limited

Session 2


Does Doha matter? Do preferential trade agreements offer a genuine way forward for further liberalisation?


Mr Pascal Lamy, Director-General, World Trade Organization

Mr Herminio Blanco Mendoza, President and Chief Executive Officer, Soluciones Estrategicas Consultoria

The Hon Warren Truss MP, Minister for Trade, Australia

Dr Pangestu, Trade Minister, Indonesia

Session 3


Human capital and the economic future of the Asia-Pacific: Education, information and innovation


Professor Ian Frazer, Clinical Immunologist, The University of Queensland's Centre for Immunology

Mr Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft Corporation

Datuk Dr Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hassan Shahabudin, Vice Chancellor Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia

Session 4


Energy, climate change and growth in the Asia-Pacific


Mr Charles Goodyear, Chief Executive Officer, BHP Billiton

Mr Fu Chengyu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, China National Offshore Oil Corporation

Mr David O'Reilly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chevron Corporation

Dr Ziggy Switkowski, Chairman, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

Mr Agus Sari, Regional Director Southeast Asia, Country Director Indonesia, PT EcoSecurities Indonesia

Session 5


Fireproofing the regional economy: Meeting the challenge of economic, fiscal and structural reform.


The Hon Peter Costello, MP, Treasurer, Australia

Dr Zhu Min, Executive Vice President, Bank of China

Mr Nicholas Eyzaguirre, President, National Innovation Council for Competitiveness, Chile

Mr Haruhiko Kuroda, President, Asian Development Bank

Closing Theme:

Strengthening our community, building a sustainable future.

Business Summit Moderators:

Dato Paduka Timothy Ong, Chairman, The Brunei Economic Development Board

Mr Guy de Jonquières, former Financial Times World Trade Editor and Asia columnist and commentator

Professor Glyn Davis AC, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, The University of Melbourne

Mr Robin West, Chairman, PFC Energy

Mr Ian Macfarlane AC, Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia

For further details please visit the APEC Australia 2007 website:

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