Ten years ago, the global financial crisis dealt a severe blow to the globalized economy led by the United States and Europe. As Asia was emerging as the first ray of light in the global economic recovery that followed, the inaugural CommonWealth Economic Forum was held in early 2010 and highlighted the “Rise of a New Asia.” The forum explored the types of new roles Asian countries, companies and individuals could play in the global arena.
Ten years later, the wave of anti-globalism triggered by the financial crisis remains strong and has even gained momentum. The liberal global and political order led by the United States that arose after the fall of the Berlin Wall is being challenged like never before.
That challenge is coming in large part from the ascent of a powerful China, featuring a leader without term limits and a state capitalist system that is concentrating its resources to support the development of advanced technologies and the Belt and Road Initiative.
As an established power faces off against a rising power, the two sides may already be falling into a Thucydides Trap, with the trade dispute the first salvo in what could escalate into a bigger confrontation.
Asia has benefited from free trade, global supply chains and the old order to achieve prosperity. How can it continue to stand out as the rules of the game change? From the economy and the world of ideas to technology, contemporary living and the environment, the 10th CommonWealth Economic Forum will define the 10 major trends set to influence the future and bring together experts from 10 countries in 10 sessions to explore ways forward.
10 Major Trends
From the economy and the world of ideas to technology, contemporary living and the environment, the 10th CommonWealth Economic Forum will define the 10 major trends set to influence the future and bring together experts from 10 countries in 10 sessions to explore ways forward.
The global economy amid a trade war
The company of the future
Entertainment opportunities in the social media age
When every industry is a tech industry
Smart Cities with the
launch of 5G
Embracing the new challenges of an AI society
Choices for a sustainable earth
Can living longer mean living better?
The factory of the future
FROM "ME" TO "US"
Closing Speech: The ‘Us’ Needed by the Future
Digital Innovation and the Global Economy
Yin-Chuen WuPresident, CommonWealth Magazine
Trend 1: The global economy amid a trade warModerator
Tain-jy ChenEmeritus Professor, Department of Economics,National Taiwan UniversitySpeakers
Yoon HeoProfessor, Sogang University, Korea
Chenggang XuProfessor of Economics, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
Ashok K. KanthaDirector, Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi/FormerIndia Ambassador to China
Trend 2: The company of the futureModerator
Yi-Shan ChenDeputy Managing Editor, CommonWealth MagazineSpeakers
Ernest CuPresident & CEO, Globe Telecom Inc.
M.K. LuChairman & CEO, Sino-American Silicon Products Inc.
Trend 3: Social media entertainment opportunitiesModerator
Tom WangWriter/ Founder, Start Up LatteSpeakers
Ming-yang YuCEO & Co-founder, Rayark Inc.
Davidd LiuCo-founder , CHOCO Media CO., LIMITED/ CEO,LINE TV
Trend 4: When every industry is a tech industryModerator
Sara WuManaging Editor, CommonWealth MagazineSpeakers
Joseph ChouChairman & CEO, Pricewaterhouse Coopers Taiwan
James ChenPresident & CEO，CTBC Bank Co., Ltd.
Joanna CatalanoCEO, iProspect Asia Pacific
Trend 5: The launch of 5G’s impact on smart citiesModerator
Huay Leng LeeHead, Chinese Media Group, Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.Speakers
TL LeeGeneral Manager, Wireless Communications BU, MediaTek Inc.
Ethan TuFounder, Taiwan AILabs Foundation
Kenzo NonamiChairman, Japan Drone Consortium
Technology and Society
Master Lecture: Why do we need art in the modern age?Speakers
Hwai-min LinFounder/Artistic Director, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan
Trend 6: Embracing the new challenges of an AI societyModerator
Sega ChenCo-founder & CEO, iKala Interactive Media Inc.Speakers
Tim CrantonChief Legal Counsel, Greater China Region, Microsoft
Benson WuFounder, CyCarrier Technology Co., Ltd.
Cynthia FleuryPolitical Philosophy Researcher and Psychoanalyst Professor, National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts
Trend 7: Can living longer mean living better?Moderator
Liang-Rong ChenDeputy Managing Editor, CommonWealth MagazineSpeakers
Andrew BruceGovernment Affairs Director, Amgen
Sheng-Jean HuangSuperintendent, Taipei City Hospital, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Trend 8: Choices for a sustainable earthModerator
Kwangyin LiuSenior Reporter, CommonWealth MagazineSpeakers
Markus WildManaging Director, EnBW Asia Pacific
Arthur HuangFounder & CEO, MiniWiz Co., Ltd.
Mark DooleyGlobal Head, Green Investment Group , Macquarie Capital, Australia
Trend 9: The factory of the futureModerator
Kuo-chen LuDeputy Editor, CommonWealth MagazineSpeakers
KUO-JUNG SHENChairman, Hota Industrial Mfg. Co., Ltd.
Roger C.L. YehPresident, Everest Textile Co., Ltd.
Chen-Fu ChienTsinghua Chair Professor, National Tsing Hua University/Director, Artificial Intelligence for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (AIMS) Research Center, MOST
Trend 10: Closing Speech: The ‘Us’ Needed by the FutureSpeakers
Johnason LoFounder, JL Design/ Executive Vice President, VFX General Manager, Greater China, Digital Domain
Speakers and agenda subject to change