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					                              IDE/JETRO-ECLAC JOINT SEMINAR


Title (tentative):    Integration and Industrial Development Strategies: Asia and Latin America in a
                      Comparative Perspective

Organizer:            Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization
                      (IDE/JETRO)
                      United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
                      (ECLAC)

Date:                 March 3, 2010

Venue:                Sala Celso Furtado ECLAC, Santiago de Chile

Objectives:           This seminar aims to discuss industrial development strategies in the current
                      economic environments, sharing experiences of East Asia and Latin America. How
                      to overcome the latest financial turmoil is an urgent issue common to developing
                      countries. Developing countries were demanded to get through the recession,
                      mitigating the overdependence on markets in developed countries. One of the ways
                      to approaching this difficulty is to promote the economic integration and South-
                      South cooperation. It is recognized that they are crucial to realize the potential for
                      local market development and consolidate industrial foundations. International
                      organizations are expected to take coordination roles in promoting necessary joint
                      actions. In the case of East Asia, China and India are becoming an engine for
                      regional economic growth and revitalizing economic activities. The Government of
                      Japan established Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
                      with the strong support of IDE-JETRO. ERIA is an international organization
                      playing a role of think thank for ASEAN and provides policy recommendations to
                      East Asia Summit leaders to promote the economic growth and narrow gaps in
                      economic development. On the other hand, as is well known, ECLAC has played a
                      leading role to promote development in Latin America and the Caribbean since its
                      foundation. The seminar will provide an important opportunity to share information
                      on current issues in East Asia and Latin America and exchange experiences and
                      strategies necessary for future industrial development in both regions.

Participants:

from Asia:            Mitsuhiro Kagami, President, Bangkok Research Center (BRC)/IDE-JETRO,
                      Thailand
                      Yasushi Ueki, Research Fellow, BRC/IDE-JETRO, Thailand
                      Ikumo Isono, Research Fellow, BRC/IDE-JETRO, Thailand
                      Kiyo Tsujimoto, IDE-JETRO, Japan

from Latin America:   Ricardo Chica, Director, Center of Asian Studies, Universidad Tecnológica de
                      Bolivar (UTB), Colombia
                      Jorge Katz, University of Chile

from ECLAC:           Rául García-Buchaca, Officer-in-Charge and Director of Programme Planing and
                      Operations Division
                      Osvaldo Rosales, Director, Division of International Trade and Integration (DCII)
                      Mikio Kuwayama, Chief, UCI/DCII
                      René Hernández Economic Affair Officer, Division of Production, Productivity and
                      Management (DDPE)
                      Sebastián Rovira, Expert, DDPE
                          Integration and Industrial Development Strategies:
                         Asia and Latin America in a Comparative Perspective
                                               (Agenda)
                                          Date: March 3, 2010
                              Venue: Sala Celso Furtado, ECLAC, Santiago



OPENING SESSION            (9:20 – 10:20)

Opening address:        Raúl García-Buchaca, Director, DPPO, ECLAC

Opening remarks including presentation on integration:
                         Mitsuhiro Kagami           President, Bangkok Research Centre (BRC)/IDE-
                                                    JETRO (Recent Trends in Integration and Japanese
                                                    Move)
                         Osvaldo Rosales            Director, International Trade and Integration Division,
                                                    ECLAC (Recent Trends in Integration in Latin
                                                    America and the Caribbean)



SESSION I          Comparing exports, industrial structure and productivity (10:20 – 11:40)

10:20 – 10:40      Industrialization and Export Performance
                   Mikio Kuwayama (ECLAC)
10:40 – 11:00      Structural Change and Productivity Gaps
                   Sebastián Rovira (ECLAC)
11:00 – 11:20      East Asia Roadmaps Using IDE-Logistic Model
                   Ikumo Isono (BRC)

11:20 – 11:40      Q&A

11:40 – 12:00      Coffee Break


SESSION II         Clusters: East Asia and Latin American experiences (12:00 – 13:00)

12:00 – 12:20      Cluster Formations in East Asia
                   Yasushi Ueki (BRC)
12:20 – 12:40      Between paradise and inferno: expansion and crisis of the Chilean salmon farming
                   industry
                   Jorge Katz (University of Chile)

12:40 – 13:00           Q&A
13:00 – 15:00      Lunch


SESSION III        Industrial policy and technological capabilities (15:00 – 16:15)

15:00 – 15:30      Latin America vs. East Asia: Growth and Industrial Development & Policy
                   Ricardo Chica (UTB)
15:30 – 16:00      Industrial Policy in Latina America
                   René Hernández (ECLAC)

16:00 – 16:15      Q&A

16:15 – 16:30      Coffee Break


SESSION IV         Round Table (16:30 – 17:30)

Osvaldo Rosales    ECLAC
Mitsuhiro Kagami   BRC
René Hernández     ECLAC
Ricardo Chica      UTB
Mikio Kuwayama     ECLAC

				
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