Officiating Speech

Opening Keynote

His Excellency Dato Ahmad Rasidi Bin Hazizi
High Commissioner of Malaysia to the UK

Attila Emam
Group Head of Risk & Government Relations, Air Asia

Politics-Security Session

His Excellency Sayakane Sisouvong
Laos Ambassador to the UK;
Former Deputy Secretary General for ASEAN Political Security 2009-2014

Professor Duncan McCargo
Professor of Political Science at the University of Leeds;
President of European Association for Southeast Asian Studies

Nicola Stewart
Southeast Asia Research Analyst – Asia Pacific Research Group Foreign and Commonwealth Office UK

Economics Session

Dr. Gerard Lyons
Chief Economic Adviser, Mayor of London

Professor Danny Quah
Professor of Economics and International Development, and Director of the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre,
London School of Economics and Political Science

Korn Chatikavanij
Chairman of Thailand Democrat Party Policy Unit
Former Finance Minister of Thailand 2008-2011

Sociocultural Session

Dr. Dessy Irawati FERSA
Full-time executive consultant and  Business Representative of BNI (Bank Negara Indonesia)
CEO and founder of eduPRIME
President for I-4

Dr. Janet Cochrane
Senior Research Fellow,
School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality
Leeds Beckett University

Dr. Alice M Nah
Research and Teaching Fellow
Center for Applied Human Rights
University of York

Sinapan Samydorai
Convenor-Consultant, Task Force on ASEAN Migrant Workers

Corporate Session

Special Address

Dr. Mohammad Nazir OBE
CEO, Ghanim International UK Ltd.

Datuk S. K. Lingam
President of ASEAN UK Business Forum (AUBF)
Chairman of Malaysian Link UK (MLUK)
Senior Vice president Friends of Barisan Nasional UK

Soksamphoas Im Meas
Deputy Secretary General of External Affairs to ASEAN Youth
Leaders’ Association – AYLA

Moderators

Dr. Catherine Jones
East Asia Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick

Dr. Lena Rethel
Associate Professor of International Political Economy
Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick

Dr. Juanita Elias
Associate Professor in International Political Economy
Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick

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