Southeast Asia Ministerial Forum 2022

Southeast Asia Ministerial Forum 2022 Agenda

**All times refer to local time in Ha Noi (GMT+7)**


1 : October 17, 2022
14:30 - 14:40
• Launch of Implementation Plan of the OECD-ASEAN MOU • Presentation on the OECD – Southeast Asia Business Network • Launch of Viet Nam – OECD Action Plan 2022-2026
14:40 - 14:45
Group Photo
14:45 - 16:15
First Ministerial Discussion: OECD – Southeast Asia Partnerships for Strengthening Supply Chain Resilience
Following disruptions over the past two years, supply chain resilience has emerged as a policy priority for governments and business alike. ASEAN and OECD ministers and high-level representatives will be invited to share perspectives on challenges and responses to improve supply chain resilience in the near term, focusing on the role of openness to trade and investment, free trade agreements, the global tax agenda, and policies that improve the business climate for investment, including SME policies. • How can policy-makers ensure markets remain open and facilitate the movement of goods in times of supply chain disruptions – namely between the OECD and ASEAN regions? • How can policy-makers attract high quality investment and facilitate investment climate dialogue with the private sector? • Considering that SMEs form the back-bone of Southeast Asian economies, how can policy-makers best support SMEs to achieve greater resilience and integration into global supply chains?
16:15 - 16:30
Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:30
Second Ministerial Discussion: Enhancing Collaboration Between Government and Business for Resilient Economies
The uncertain political and economic environment as well as the digital and green transitions will continue to challenge supply chains across ASEAN and OECD. ASEAN and OECD ministers and high-level representatives will discuss how governments and business can collaborate to promote investment opportunities, improve economic resilience and to provide the foundations for a greener and digital future. • What impact will a continuous challenging external environment have on the resilience of ASEAN as well as OECD economies? • How can international co-operation, including between governments and the private sector improve economic resilience in the longer-term? • How can the OECD and its Member Countries support Southeast Asia countries to accelerate the twin transitions and promote responsible business conduct?
18:00 - 18:15
Closing Session: OECD Southeast Asia Ministerial Forum
19:00 - 20:30
Official Dinner


2 : October 18, 2022
09:00 - 09:40
Opening Session: OECD-Viet Nam High-level Economic Forum
• Remarks by H.E. Mr. Nguyễn Chí Dũng, Minister of Planning and Investment, Viet Nam [TBC] • Remarks by H.E. Mr. Mathias Cormann, Secretary-General, OECD • Keynote Address by a Deputy Prime Minister, Viet Nam [TBC]
09:45 - 10:30
Challenges for Economic Policies and the Corporate Governance of State-owned Enterprises in Viet Nam
The session will discuss important economic development challenges and opportunities in Viet Nam based on OECD analysis. Discussions will include the issues related to the corporate governance of State-Owned Enterprises.
10:40 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00
High-level Panel Discussion on Attracting Quality FDI for Digital and Green Transitioning
This session will provide updates on Viet Nam’s strategies for digital and green development, constructing a resilient, robust and strategically competitive economy, and pursuing international integration. High-level representatives from governments and the private sector of OECD and Southeast Asian countries are invited to discuss how to attract quality FDI for digital and green development.
12:00 - 12:10
Closing Session: OECD-Viet Nam High-level Economic Forum
12:10 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:30
Business Roundtables
The roundtables are organised by the OECD-SEA Business Network in order to allow the businesses from the OECD and across Southeast Asia share information and experience around two important subjects of manufacturing and renewables - 30 minutes for each session. The roundtables would feature large as well as small medium-sized enterprises.
15:45 - 17:00
Business Networking Event
There will be two information tables: Manufacturing and Renewables. Businesses would be able to join the other businesses around those tables or request organisation of a specific meeting (subject to the peer business availability).