HKIAPS 20th Anniversary Conference -

Services Trade: New Approaches for the 21st Century



Date:      1-3 June 2011 (Wednesday - Friday)
Venue:  1 June, Welcoming Reception :      American Club, Central
ˇ@   2-3 June, Conference:

Cho Yiu Hall, G/F University Administration Building,

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin, Hong Kong


 Services Trade: New Approaches for the 21st Century

Sub-themes:  * Enhancing the Competitiveness of Services
ˇ@ * Realizing the Benefits from Services Liberalization
ˇ@ * improving the Governance of Services
Programme:        Please click HERE to download the preliminary programme of the conference.



Admission is free. For registration, please complete the REGISTRATION FORM (PDF / Word) and send it to Ms. Jessie Pang at Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Services now account for 68 per cent of value-add in the Asia Pacific region making it the biggest sector in the regional economy, more than double the size of manufacturing and twenty times the size of agriculture. Moreover, the service sector has also been the biggest creator of jobs in the region accounting for 61 per cent of employment in the Asia-Pacific region, up from just 27 percent when the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum was founded in 1989.

However, while services have come to dominate the modern economy, international trade in services lags behind. Exports of goods from APEC member economies are 5 times larger than exports of services although both have grown by close to 115 per cent over the past 10 years.

The Pacific Economic Cooperation Council and the Asian Development Bank Institute are convening a gathering of the worldˇ¦s experts from business, government and the academe to consider what policy changes need to be made to unleash the potential of the service sector to create new jobs and growth.

The event will bring together the worldˇ¦s top academic, business and government experts on the services economy and representatives from: APEC, ASEAN, ADB, OECD, the World Trade Organization, and the World Bank. 

This two day conference will include cutting edge analysis of domestic policies governments are adopting to unleash the potential of the service sector as well as regional and global trends in service sector integration and governance.



Co-organizers: ˇ@
Asian Development Bank Institute
Pacific Economic Cooperation Council
Hosts: ˇ@
Hong Kong Institute of Asia Pacific Studies, the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Global Institute for Economics and Finance, the Chinese University of Hong Kong


In conjunction with: ˇ@
Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
Supporting Organizations* :
Hong Kong Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation
* Conference Dinner on 2nd June 2011 is co-hosted by HKCPEC and ADBI.
Pacific Basin Economic Council



Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies
5/F Esther Lee Building
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

Tel No. :  (852) 2609 6762
Fax No.: 
(852) 2603 5215
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