Adapting to the New Global Economic Landscape

Adapting to the New Global Economic Landscape

Hiroshi Watanabe is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Japan Bank for International Corporation (JBIC).

Luncheon presentation by Hiroshi Watanabe, President & CEO, Japan Bank for International Cooperation

More than two years after the Lehman crisis, the global economy is still
struggling to recover. In fact, volatility and fragility remains higher than
ever, with the international economy destabilized by issues such as the sovereign debt crisis in the euro zone as well as currency wars elsewhere. What lies ahead is unusually unpredictable and full of uncertainties. What will the global economy look like in 2011 and beyond? How can Japan best adapt to the shifts that have occurred in the international economy to date? Will government initiatives along with private sector cooperation play an increasingly dominant and effective role?

Hiroshi Watanabe is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Japan Bank for International Corporation (JBIC), a financial institution owned by the Japanese government. Watanabe has served is various positions, including Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs in the Ministry of Finance and Professor of the Graduate School of Commerce and Management at Hitotsubashi University. Watanabe received his L.L.B. from the University of Tokyo and his M.A. in Economics from Brown University.

Event Details

25 January 2011
7:15am - 9:00am

Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central Hong Kong (Please note: No sneakers, denim or sportswear)

HK$450 Asia Society members/full-time students; HK$550 Non-members (Priority to members). For registration, please contact [email protected]