The 14th Asia Europe Economic Forum (AEEF14) was held in conjunction with the 7th ASEM Economic Ministers’ Meeting (ASEMEMM7) hosted by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of Korea (MOTIE) on 21-22 September 2017 in Seoul, Korea.
This year, AEEF has brought together high-level economists, representatives of ministries and corporate to exchange and elaborate on the theme “Prospects for the Asia-Europe Economic Cooperation in a New World Order”, which covers not only the Forum’s traditional interest in global macroeconomic developments and international trade, but addresses two new issues – the 4th industrial revolution/digitalization as well as climate change and energy.
Conclusions of AEEF14 have been presented at ASEMEMM7. The interactions between both events were the occasion to enlarge the scope of the forum, but also, for the first time, allowed AEEF’s work and outcomes to feed into the discussions of the ASEMEMM7. The AEEF contributes to the ASEM Process by providing expert analysis and inputs for innovative and integrated policy recommendations.