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ERIA FUKUOKA FORUM 2012 "Economic Integration in East Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for Japanese SME"


12:30 - 13:00 Registration

13:00 - 13:15 Keynote Speech by Mr. Hiroshi Ogawa, Governor of Fukuoka Prefecture

13:15 - 13:40 Keynote Speech "Current investment environment in East Asia and business opportunities for Japanese SME" by Mr. Udom Wongviwatchai, Secretary General, Thailand Board of Investment (BOI)

13:40 - 13:55 Photo Session followed by Coffee Break

13:55 - 15:20 Session 1: Economic Integration in East Asia and Business Opportunity for Japanese SME

Moderator: Dr.Hank Lim, Chairperson of ERIA Academy Advisory Council, Senior Research Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)


ASEAN Economic Community 2015: Outcomes and Implications to Japanese SME (Mr. Yose Rizal Damuri, Head of Department of Economics, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Indonesia)

The Economic Effect of the Regional Economic Integration and the Role of SME (Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja, Director, Research Department, Asian Development Bank in Tokyo)

SMEs in Regional Production Networks and Policy Initiative: the ASEAN SME Policy Index(Dr. Sothea Oum, Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Indonesia)

Economic Integration in East Asia and Kyushu, Japan(Prof. Kazushi Shimizu, Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kyushu University, Japan)

Panel discussion (25min)

15:20 - 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:55 Session2: Challenges and Prospects of the Japanese SMEs' Development in the East Asia Region

Moderator: Prof. Rajah Rasiah, Professor of Technology and Innovation Policy and Chair of Regulatory Studies, University of Malaya (TBC)


Main issues of SMEs expanding its business in the East Asia region and its measures (Dr. Kriengkrai Techakanont, Associate Professor, Thammasat University, Thailand)

Automobile and its part manufacturing industry in ASEAN and its contribution to the progress of the regional integration (Prof. Hideo Kobayashi, President, Research Institute of Auto Parts Industries, Waseda University, Japan)

Issues and prospects of Japanese company based in ASEAN (Mr. Masao Suematsu, COO &Executive Vice President, DENSO Iinternational Asia Co.,Ltd., Thailand)

Challenges for Japanese SME aiming business expansion in Asia (Mr. Yoshitaka Kawabe, President, Hatchando Vietnam Co.,Ltd., Vietnam)

Panel discussion (25 min)

16:55 - 17:10 Closing Remarks: Prof. Hidetoshi Nishimura, Executive Director, ERIA

Press Release_ERIA Fukuoka Forum 2013

Starting Date

14 February 2013


Fukuoka, Japan

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