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Dates Thursday, May 24 - Friday, May 25, 2007
Organizer Nikkei Inc.
Media Partners The Straits Times (Singapore)
Kompas (Indonesia)
New Straits Times (Malaysia)
Bangkok Post (Thailand)
Vietnam News Agency (Vietnam)
People's Daily (China)
JoongAng Ilbo (Republic of Korea)
Maeil Business Newspaper (Republic of Korea)
CNBC Asia Pacific
Corporate Sponsors AIZAWA SECURITIES CO.,LTD
Daiwa Securities Group


Overall Moderator: Rinji Takeoka, Senior Editor, Asia & Oceania News Department, Editorial Bureau, NIKKEI
Day 1 Thursday, May 24, 2007 9:30-17:20
Welcoming Remarks Ryoki Sugita
President & CEO, NIKKEI
Keynote Speech Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
President, Republic of the Philippines
Focus Session

Pan-Asian Community - Future of Economic Integration
Toshihiro Nikai
Chairman, Diet Affairs Committee, Liberal Democratic Party,
Member of the House of Representatives

Rodolfo Severino
Former Secretary-General of Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Michael Michalak
U.S. Senior Official to Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

Naoaki Okabe
Senior Executive Editor, NIKKEI (Moderator)

Luncheon
Keynote Speech Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Prime Minister, Malaysia
Dialogue

Lee Kuan Yew
Minister Mentor, Republic of Singapore

Shunji Yanai
Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the U.S.
(Moderator)

Speech

Han Myeong-sook
Former Prime Minister, Republic of Korea


Focus Session Fast Emerging as New Growth Centers - Prospects for India and Vietnam
Speech

Heizo Takenaka
Senior Advisor, Japan Center for Economic Research

Kamal Nath
Minister of Commerce and Industry, India

Pham Gia Khiem
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Socialist Republic of Vietnam



Day 2 Friday, May 25, 2007 10:00 - 16:30
Focus Session

Exploring Current East Asian Affairs - Working Toward Stability in the Region

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

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

Joseph Nye
University Distinguished Service Professor, Harvard University

Hitoshi Tanaka
Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange (Moderator)

Speech Hidenao Nakagawa
Secretary-General, Liberal Democratic Party, Member of the House of Representatives
Luncheon
Dialogue

Mechai Viravaidya
Chairman of Population and Community Development Association, Thailand

Makoto Taniguchi
President, Iwate Prefectural University

Speech Jusuf Kalla
Vice President, Republic of Indonesia
Parallel Sessions

Session A: Future of Asian Currencies - 10 Years from the Crisis

Yu Yongding
Director General, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Masahiro Kawai
Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute

Heng Swee Keat
Managing Director, Monetary Authority, Singapore

Akira Kojima
Chairman, Japan Center for Economic Research (Moderator)

Session B: Energy and the Environment - Terms of Sustainable Growth

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

Raden Sukhyar
Assistant to Energy and Mineral Resources Minister, Republic of Indonesia

Tsutomu Toichi
Senior Managing Director, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan

Yuzo Waki
Deputy Chief Editorial Writer, NIKKEI (Moderator)

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