Report Launch: Norway, Asia and the global value chains

Tor 22 mai 2014
Tid: 11:15 Sted: Kjelleren, Litteraturhuset Ledige plasser: 0
Legg i kalender 14-05-22 11:15 14-05-22 23:59 38 Report Launch: Norway, Asia and the global value chains In this seminar, a NUPI report on Norway and Asia’s economic development that maps Norway’s economic relations with Asia, will be launched. The Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende is one of the speakers. Kjelleren, Litteraturhuset NUPI seminar@nupi.no http://www.facebook.com/events/160427380695693 false DD/MM/YYYY

In this seminar, a NUPI report on Norway and Asia’s economic development that maps Norway’s economic relations with Asia, will be launched. The Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende is one of the speakers.

In 2013, NUPI won the bid to undertake a study commissioned by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Norway and Asia’s economic development
. The results are now published in the form of two studies, one report and one working paper, that will be launched at this seminar. Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende will also give a presentation on Government Perspectives on Asia.

The report contains a wide mapping of Asia’s growing role in the world economy and Norway’s economic relations with Asia, based on new data. In addition to this comprehensive and up-to-date overview of Norway’s economic relations  with Asia, a separate working paper examines the rapid development of regional trade agreements in the region.

The publications are available here:

You can follow the seminar directly on YouTube

Program 10.15 - 13.00:

Part 1: (Chair: Ulf Sverdrup)

  • 10.15-10.25: Introduction/ welcome remarksUlf Sverdrup
    , Director, NUPI
  • 10.25-10.45: Presentation byBørge Brende
    , Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 10.45-11.10: Presentation of main findings from the report ”Norway, Asia and the Global Value Chains”.Arne Melchior
    , Senior Research Fellow, NUPI
  • 11.10-11.30: Q & A
  • 11.30-11.40: Short coffee break

Part 2: (Chair: Arne Melchior)

  • 11.40-12.05: Regional Trade Agreements in AsiaInnwon Park
    , Professor, Korea University
  • 12.05-12.30: "Developing Asia’s population aging challenge"Donghyun Park
    , Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • 12.30-12.55: Discussion
  • 12.55-13.00: Final remarks (TBC
    )