BIZ-ADB: MANILA – 51st Annual Meeting of Asian Development Bank (ADB) – Philippine Experts to tackle future of global economy at ADB meeting

Shifts in the global economy and new technologies are among the topics that will be discussed by experts in the fields of history, international economics and digital finance at the 51st Annual Meeting of Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Department of Finance (DOF) said.

Historian Dr. Peter Frankopan, economist Dr. Paola Subacchi and financial technology leader Eric Jing have been invited to be the key speakers at the forum set on May 4  with the theme “Past, Present and Future of the World Economy.”

The forum will also include other experts in banking and finance as panelists.

Frankopan, a professor of global history at Oxford University, is the author of the best-selling book Silk Roads: A New History of the World, while Subacchi, the former director of international economics research at Chatham House, is an acknowledged expert on international financial and monetary systems.

Jing is the chief executive officer of the Ant Financial Services Group, a related company of Jack Ma’s Alibaba Group. Under Jing’s leadership, Ant Financial and its partners have grown to serve 800 million users worldwide.

The forum is among the events organized by the Philippines as this year’s host of the ADB Annual Meeting in Manila.

According to the forum organizers, the event “will bring together distinguished speakers of different disciplines to delve into the past using an unconventional lens to frame one of the biggest global economic shifts.”

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III will deliver the opening remarks at this host country event followed by a brief message from ADB president Takehiko Nakao. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. will wrap up the forum with his closing remarks.

Frankopan will kick off the in-depth discussions at the forum by exploring the dynamics that  shaped the  ancient world economic order dominated by the  old silk road trade routes and how it relates to Asia’s re-emergence as a global economic powerhouse.

Dr. Naoyuki Yoshino, the dean of the ADB Institute, and Dr. Felipe Medalla, member of the Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and former director general of the National Economic and Development Authority  (NEDA), will serve as panelists in this session.

The second session on “Saving the International Economic Order” to be led by Subacchi will discuss the tectonic shifts in the global economy and the repercussions of the continued misalignment of representation in the  international governance institutions.

She will be joined  by Indonesia Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati and Thierry de Longuemar, the vice president and chief financial officer of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as panelists in the session.

The last topic for discussion focusing on “Financial Technology for Inclusion” will be led by Jing, who will educate forum participants on the use of  digital innovations and new technologies as tools to attain inclusive growth and how its accompanying risks and downsides can be addressed.

Vikram Haksar, the assistant director  for  the Strategy Policy and Review Department of the International Monetary Fund and Lotte Schou-Zibell, the chief of ADB’s  Finance Sector Group, will join the discussion as panelists.

Over 4,000 delegates are expected to take part in the 51st  ADB Annual Meeting scheduled on May 3-6  in Manila, according to the Secretary of the ADB, Woochong Um.

The delegates to the meeting include finance ministers and central bank governors of ADB member countries, bankers, representatives from the private sector, civil society, academe, multilateral institutions and the media.

Around 8,000 police officers were deployed to secure the event.

Manila Bulletin is among the Philippine government’s media partners for the 51st Annual Meeting of the ADB Board of Governors. /

Published By Chino S. Leyco

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