This colloquium was timed to coincide with the World Economic Forum’s East Asia Economic Summit in Singapore, to raise the awareness of Asia-Europe issues amongst the media. The colloquium was organised as a breakfast meeting, at which four distinguished speakers from the region were invited to share their views on the topic. Their presentations were followed by a question-and-answer session chaired by the ASEF’s then-Executive Director Tommy Koh.
The colloquium was attended by more than 60 participants from almost 40 national, regional, and international media organisations in Asia and Europe. The attendees included prominent journalists.
Mr. Jusuf Wanandi, Chairman of the Supervisory Board and member of the Board of Directors of CSIS in Jakarta, Indonesia
Mr. Amaret Sila-On, Chairman of Thailand’s Stock Exchange and Chairman of the FRA, Thailand
Mr. Takeshi Kondo, Member Of The Board and Managing Director of ITOCHU Corporation, Japan
Mr. Kenneth Courtis, then-First Vice President of Deutsche Bank Asia Pacific, internationally renowned economist
Ms. Hilary Bowker, former Senior European Anchor, CNN
Ms. Lynette Lithgow, former Anchor, CNBC Asia
Mr. Nayan Chanda, Editor, Far East Economic Review
Mr. Akira Kojima, Chief Editor, Nihon Keizai Shimbun
Mr. Cheong Yip Seng, Editor-in-Chief, The Straits Times