Dates Thursday, May 25 - Friday, May 26, 2006
Organizer Nikkei Inc.
Media Partners People's Daily (China)
Kompas (Indonesia)
JoongAng Ilbo (Republic of Korea)
Maeil Business Newspaper (Republic of Korea)
New Straits Times (Malaysia)
The Straits Times (Singapore)
Corporate Sponsors Daiwa Securities Group
Fidelity Investments Japan Limited
NEC Corporation

Day 1 Thursday, May 25, 2006 9:30-17:30
Welcoming Remarks Ryoki Sugita
President & CEO, NIKKEI
Special Speech Yasuhiro Nakasone
Former Prime Minister
Keynote Speech Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Prime Minister, Malaysia
Focus Session

East Asia: Issues for Today, Issues for Tomorrow
Thomas C. Hubbard
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea

Wang Yii
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to Japan

Domingo L. Siazon, Jr.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Philippines to Japan

Hitoshi Tanaka
Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE),
Former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs
(Speaker / Moderator)

Speech Shi Guangsheng
Chairman, China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment

Asian Markets and the "Asian Community" - A Multinational Corporation Shares its Views

Frits van Dijk
Executive Vice President, Zone Director for Asia, Oceania, Africa and Middle East, Nestle S.A.

Moderator :
Yasuhiko Ota
Senior and Editorial Writer, International News Department, NIKKEI


Lee Kuan Yew
Minister Mentor, Republic of Singapore

Akira Kojima
Chairman, Japan Center for Economic Research

Focus Session

India: The Rapid Rise of a New Economic Powerhouse

Isher Judge Ahluwalia
Chairperson, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

Azim H. Premji
Chairman, Wipro Ltd., India

Moderator :
Eisuke Sakakibara
Professor, Waseda University


Jusuf Kalla
Vice President, Republic of Indonesia

Day 2 Friday, May 26, 2006 9:30 - 17:30

Mahathir bin Mohamadi
Former Prime Minister, Malaysia

Akira Kojima
Chairman, Japan Center for Economic Research

Speech Chung Sye-Kyun
Minister of Commerce, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea

Taro Aso
Minister for Foreign Affairs

Focus Session

Economic Integration of East Asia - Prospects and Hurdles

Zhao Jinping
Deputy Director, Research Department of Foreign Economic Relations,
Development Research Center of the State Council of People's Republic of China

Han Seung-soo
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of Korea

Richard Baldwin
Professor, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland

Osamu Watanabe
Chairman and CEO, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
(Speaker / Moderator)


The Appeal and Challenges of the Vietnamese Market

Vo Hong Phuc
Minister of Planning and Investment, Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Moderator :
Yasuhiro Yamada
Former Managing Director, Hanoi Office, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

Parallel Sessions

Session A:
Prospects of the Asian Currencies

Kwan Chi Hung
Senior Fellow, Nomura Institute of Capital Markets Research

Thanong Bidaya
Minister of Finance, Kingdom of Thailand

Masahiro Kawai
Head, Office of Regional Economic Integration,
Special Advisor to the President, Asian Development Bank

Toyoo Gyohten
President, Institute for International Monetary Affairs
(Speaker / Moderator)

Session B:
A Vision and Challenges for Overcoming Asia's Energy Dilemma

Karen Schneider
Deputy Executive Director
Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE)

Zhou Dadi
Director-General, Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission, People's Republic of China

Evita H. Legowo
Director, Research and Development Centre for Oil and Gas Technology "LEMIGAS",
Department of Energy and Mineral Resources, Republic of Indonesia

Katsuhiko Suetsugu
Secretary General, Asia-Pacific Energy Forum
(Speaker / Moderator)

Moderator (for all speeches) :
Rinji Takeoka
Editor, Asia & Oceania News Department, NIKKEI

Titles of speakers, names of companies, etc., were correct as of the time when the forum was held.