Here is the program. Department of Justice (DOJ) Assistant Secretary Geronimo "Indian" Sy will be the keynote speaker. ASec "Indian" is a friend since about 2001 when he was among the key debaters of the pilipinasforum@yahoogroups that I co-moderated, with lots of discussions and debates daily, from 2001 to around 2004. There was no facebook or friendster or twitter then.
The panel discussions 2 and 3 will feature speakers from several Asian countries like India, Thailand, Philippines, S. Korea and Sri Lanka. The welcome dinner program looks interesting too, a philosophical dialogue between Lao Tzu and Confucius, wow! It may be like the Socratic dialogue in Plato's "The Republic". I will also join the short talk by EFN member think tanks and individual scholars as Minimal Government Thinkers is among the active members of EFN Asia.
Day 2, Tuesday, will be the presentation of the result of the EFW 2014 Report by the Fraser Institute.
Panel discussions 4 and 5 will feature another batch of speakers from other Asian economies: Malaysia, China, India, Vietnam, Japan, Thailand, plus the US.
What's my role in this conference aside from the short discussion about MG Thinkers during the welcome dinner on Monday? Secret for now, but it's related with a post-conference project.
Stay tuned, I will try to blog and tweet as many panel discussions as possible this coming Monday and Tuesday.
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EFN Asia 26: Past Conferences and Avoiding the Middle Income Trap, August 03, 2013
EFN Asia 27: Escaping Middle Income Trap via Economic Freedom, October 08, 2013
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