Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Foreign, local experts to discuss Myanmar’s economic future

Leading experts from Myanmar and the region will discuss Myanmar’s economic future, focusing on its investment potential and integration with ASEAN.

A photo taken duing the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Yangon in December 2016. Photo - EPAA photo taken duing the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Yangon in December 2016. Photo - EPA

The second ASEAN-Myanmar Forum, which will kick off Wednesday at Sedona Hotel, features keynote speaker Union Minister of Planning and Finance U Kyaw Win, who also chairs the Myanmar Investment Commission. Other leading experts include Prof Aung Tun Thet, economic adviser to the president of Myanmar, U Win Aung, chairman of Myanmar Thilawa SEZ Holding Plc and Prof Sean Turnell, adviser to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

The forum, which is organised by the Singapore Institute of Foreign Affairs, will discuss the broader geopolitical trends in Asia and how they could affect Myanmar’s development as well as its economic and financial plans.

The forum aims to help business leaders better understand Myanmar’s domestic economic roadmap under the National League of Democracy government as well as the country’s economic development in relation to geopolitical trends in Asia and the world.

Other speakers include Ong Chao Choon, managing director of PwC Myanmar and advisory leader, Singapore; Yauhisa Ojima, representative of the International Monetary Fund; Christopher Thurane Aung, vice president of Myanmar Japan Thilawa Development Limited and CEO of the Dagon Group of Companies.