High Level Dialogue on ASEAN Italy Economic Relations


Third edition
June 5 and 6, 2019
Hanoi, Vietnam (Melià Hotel)

High Level Dialogue on ASEAN Italy Economic Relations

High Level Dialogue on ASEAN Italy Economic Relations

Third edition
June 5 and 6, 2019
Hanoi, Vietnam (Melià Hotel)

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ASEAN countries are the 5th largest economy in the world – predicted to become the 4th largest in 2030 – and the 3rd largest area by population. ASEAN countries are undertaking a process of regional integration aimed to build a borderless economic community, and together with Australia, India, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and China, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the world’s biggest trade agreement, will be created.

Italy has first-class capabilities and high-tech production to match the industrial and developmental needs of the ASEAN countries. Furthermore, the European Union is negotiating trade and investment protection agreements with ASEAN countries, with some of them – such the one with Singapore and Vietnam – expected to come into force
shortly, thus opening-up new opportunities.

Now at its 3rd edition, the High Level Dialogue on ASEAN Italy Economic Relations, reserved to ASEAN Countries and European Chairmen and CEOs, Ministers and Institution Leaders by invitation only, is affirming as the place of reference to strengthen economic ties between ASEAN countries and Italy.

Outstanding political and business leaders meet and interact on a concerted basis thus building mutual trust, knowledge, and strong and long lasting partnerships.

Among the topics of discussion:

  • Macroeconomic and geopolitical outlook of ASEAN area
  • Smart infrastructure and logistics for regional connectivity
  • Digitalization and technologies for sustainability and resilience
  • Safety and processing for agri-food, textile and leather value-chains
  • Competences, equipment and services for healthcare systems
  • Creativity and design for business innovation
  • Finance, PPP and trade agreements

Have confirmed their attendanceNguyen Xuan Phuc (Prime Minister, Vietnam), Nguyen Duc Chung (Chairman, Hanoi People’s Committee, Vietnam), Vu Tien Loc (President, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry), Enrico Letta (President, Associazione Italia ASEAN; Dean, Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po, France; former Prime Minister, Italy), Stefano Cao (CEO, Saipem, Italy), Carlo Ferro (President, Italian Trade Agency), Mai Huu Tin (Chairman and CEO, U&I Investment Corporation, Vietnam), Douglas Foo (President, Singapore Manufacturing Federation; Singapore’s Non Resident High Commissioner to the United Republic of Tanzania), Koh Jin Hoe (President, Asia Pacific, Singapore Economic Development Board),Paolo Merloni (Executive Chairman, Ariston Thermo, Italy), Melvyn Pun Chi Tung (CEO and Executive Director, Yoma Strategic Holdings, Myanmar).

A Reception on Wednesday, June 5 hosted by the Ambassador of Italy to Vietnam and an exclusive Gala Dinner on Thursday, June 6 will provide valuable networking and interaction opportunity.

The Dialogue – by invitation only – is strictly reserved to ASEAN Countries and Italian CEOs of primary enterprises, Ministers and Institution Leaders.


The HighLevel Dialogue is organized in collaboration with Associazione Italia-ASEAN, chaired by former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta.

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For more information, please contact:

Lorenzo Tavazzi:  italyinasean@ambrosetti.eu

Ph: +39 02 46753.638