G20 Preview: Global Problems, Sustainable Solutions


Luncheon Panel Discussion with: Alicia Buenrostro, Consul General of Mexico in Hong Kong; Sean Craig, Resident Representative, Hong Kong, IMF; Frank Packer, Head, Financial Stability & Markets, BIS; Jesus Seade, Economics Chair Professor, Lingnan University

Mexico chairs the G20 in 2012: the first Latin American country to host the G20 summit, to be held in Los Cabos on June 18-19. This summit will seek to follow up on previous agreed priorities that include among others economic stabilization, regulation of the financial system, and sustainable development. Among the issues that this panel of experts will discuss, will be - what is the purpose of the G20, and what are the main issues at the summit? How can macro policies be better coordinated to manage the crisis and restore growth? How can financial system regulation be improved while minimizing negative effects on emerging markets?

ALICIA BUENROSTRO, Consul General of Mexico in Hong Kong

Before her current posting, Ms. Buenrostro was Deputy Ambassador of Mexico in Spain. She has also served as Foreign Press Spokesperson in the Presidential Office and Advisor to the Deputy Foreign Minister. Ms. Buenrostro holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

SEAN CRAIG, Resident Representative, Hong Kong, International Monetary Fund

Mr. Craig has been with the IMF for 11 years, and contributes to the IMF’s flagship Global Financial Stability Report. He previously worked at the Bank for International Settlements and the US Federal Reserve Board. Mr. Craig holds a PhD in economics from Boston University.

FRANK PACKER, Head, Financial Stability & Markets, Bank for International Settlements (Asia)

Mr. Packer has been with the BIS since 2003. He previously worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Nikko Citigroup in Tokyo. He received his BA from Harvard, MBA from the University of Chicago, and PhD from Columbia University.

JESUS SEADE, Acting President & Chair Professor of Economics, Lingnan University

Prof. Seade straddles academia and policy. From Warwick University, he became Mexico’s Ambassador to GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade), founding Deputy Director-General of WTO and Senior Advisor at IMF. Hegraduated from UNAM (Mexico), and received his DPhil from Oxford University.

In collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico & Lingnan University

Event Details

Thu 14 Jun 2012
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong
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$490 Asia Society members/ Full-time students/ Boston University alumni / LSE alumni; $590 Non-members
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