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Tue, 02 Nov


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35th CACCI Conference

CACCI wishes to invite its members and friends to join this year’s 35th CACCI Conference "Sustainable and Resilient Growth Through a Robust World Trade".

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35th CACCI Conference
35th CACCI Conference

Time & Location

02 Nov 2021, 7:00 pm

Online event

About the Event

Co-organized by our Primary Members from Taiwan, namely, the Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association (CIECA) and the Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce (CNAIC), this year’s online annual gathering carries the theme “Sustained and Resilient Growth Through a Robust World Trade.”  We encourage you to participate in this year’s 35th CACCI Conference. Your presence will provide you the opportunity to virtually meet with international and regional experts who will share their views on how to address the challenges and grasp the opportunities presented by the ongoing transformation in the regional and global trade and investment environment.

Conference schedule

14:00 – 14:05

Introductory Remarks by the Moderator Mr. Peter McMullin, CACCI Vice President.


Welcome Remarks by Mr. Samir Modi, CACCI President.


Special Presentation on “Lessons Learned from the Covid-19 Pandemic” by Dr. Chen Chien-Jen, Former Vice President of the Republic of China (Taiwan); Academician of Academia Sinica (Taiwan); and Academician of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (Vatican); to share his perspectives on the effectiveness of the measures and other mitigation responses of many countries and what factors may have contributed to the success – or have hampered – their implementation.


Session on “Achieving Sustainable Growth Amidst Challenges and Disruptions in a Changing Global Environment,” focusing on the challenges and disruptions brought about by the pandemic on countries in the region, and their efforts to find innovative solutions to adapt in the so-called new normal that has emerged from the health crisis, and what businesses should do as part of their post-pandemic strategies to assure future growth and competitiveness.

Invited Speaker: Ms. Priyanka Kishore, Head India and South East Asia Macro Services, Oxford Economics


Session on the Digital Currency and how it is revolutionizing the global  trading system and reshaping the way business is done, and how in general it could fundamentally change the way people use money.

Invited Speaker: Dr. Oriol Caudevilla, FinTech Advisor and Management and Strategy Consultant


Q&A Session


Presentation by Dr. Andrew Stoeckel, Honorary Professor, Centre for  Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Australian National University on the results of the CACCI study on “Achieving a Successful World Trading System”, which aims to examine the operations of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and to stress the need for the business community to recommend what reforms are necessary in the WTO and how to achieve them.

15:50 – 16:10

Special Presentation by Ms. Angela Paolini Ellard, Deputy Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on “Making the WTO More Adaptable to the Economic and Trade Realities of Today.”  Ms. Ellard will share her views on how WTO members can work together to address the economic and health consequences brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, what policy responses re needed to get the global economy going again, what challenges are currently faced by the WTO, and what should be done to make the WTO stronger, more agile, and more adaptable to the economic and trade realities  of today.

16:10 – 16:25

Q&A Session

16:25 – 16:30

Closing Remarks by the Moderator Mr. Peter McMullin

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