Capacity Building Seminar 2013 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (RCEP, Competition Law, Consumer Protection, IPR)
Ministry of Commerce, the Kingdom of Cambodia
Bangkok Research Center (BRC), JETRO Bangkok
The Seminar and Workshop was conducted at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra Hotel, Cambodia on October 31 and November 1, 2013. With topic on RCEP, Competition Law, Consumer Protection, IPR, the two-day seminar "Strengthening Cambodia's Competitiveness" was organized by Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and Ministry of Commerce, the Kingdom of Cambodia, supported by Bangkok Research Center, JETRO Bangkok.
H.E Mr. Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister, Minister of Commerce, the Kingdom of Cambodia and Prof. Hidetoshi Nishimura, Executive Director, ERIA was opened the seminar with 300 participants from private sectors and educational academic and research institutes.
The prominent speakers were Dr. Hank Lim, Chairperson, Academic Advisory Council (AAC), ERIA, H.E. Mr. Ros Seilava, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Kingdom of Cambodia, Prof. Inkyo Cheong, Professor of Economic at Inha University, Incheon South Korea, Dr. Titik Anas, Economist, Departement of Economics, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Indonesia, Mr. Yoshifumi Fukunaga, Senior Policy Coordinator, ERIA, Mr. Oknha Te Taingpor, President, Federation of Associations for Small and Medium Entreprises of Cambodia, Mr. Masao Suematsu, COO & Executive Vice President, DENSO International Asia Co.,Ltd., Thailand, Prof. Makoto Kurita, Professor, Law School, Chiba University, Japan, Dr. Vince Eng Teong See, LLB (Hons), Associate Fellow, UMCoRS, Malaysia, Prof. Viravat Chantachote, Professor, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, Thailand, Mr. Shimpei Yamamoto, Managing Director for Reseacrh Affairs, ERIA, Mr. Var Roth San, Advisor to the Ministry of Commerce, Head of Secretariat of National Committee for IPR of Cambodia, H.E. Dr. Sok Siphana, Managing Partner, Sok Siphana & Associates, Adviser to the Council for the Developmentof Cambodia (CDC) and Hiroshi Kato, Professor, Nihon University, Japan.
The seminar was a part of long-standing capacity building program since 2008 initiated by ERIA for the new ASEAN members (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam) on their efforts to integrate their economies with ASEAN.