Topic: Regional Economic Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific: Present and Future
Speaker: Zhang Wencai, Vice President, Asian Development Bank
Moderator: Li Kouqing, President, SNAI
Time: 9:00-11:00, Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Venue: 1F, 150-seat Lecture Hall, Lecture Building III
The lecture of Mr. Zhang will cover (i) an outlook for Asia and the Pacific’s economic development, (ii) the opportunities and challenges to regional cooperation and integration, (iii) the role of ADB in regional cooperation and integration, and (iv) next steps.
Attendance is mandatory. You are encouraged to ask any questions you may have to interact with the speaker during the Q&A session after the presentation. Please arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes earlier to get prepared for the lecture.
Zhang Wencai is Vice-President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), responsible for operations in the South Asia and the Central and West Asia regions.
Prior to joining ADB, Mr. Zhang served as Director General of the Department of External Economic Cooperation at the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and Executive Director for the PRC at ADB.
Mr. Zhang holds a PhD in Finance from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He earned his Master’s Degree and Bachelor’s Degree in International Economics from Nankai University in Tianjin, PRC.