Patron: Her Excellency The Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand

Covid-19 responses in Asia: maintaining healthy lives and livelihoods

Guest Speaker: Professor Siah Hwee Ang
Director of SEACAPE, Victoria University of Wellington 

Event Date: Wednesday 27th May 2020
Event Time: 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Event Location: *ONLINE EVENT* | Zoom Meeting.
Zoom Meeting hosted by Asia Forum, Wellington.

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Abstract:
The Asia region covers 39 percent of the world’s product trade and 32 percent of the world’s service trade. The strength of the region builds on the stability of Japan and South Korea, and the rise of China, joined recently by the ASEAN countries and India. COVID-19 puts a test to economic progress in the region. The session will focus on how the Asian economies are responding and adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic and how the landscape in the region might evolve post-COVID19.

Professor Siah Hwee Ang is the Director of SEACAPE at Victoria University of Wellington. He is also Professor of International Business and Strategy, the inaugural Chair in Business in Asia at Victoria University of Wellington and Director of the Southeast Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence. In these roles, Siah works closely with various stakeholders and companies on their strategies in Asia and Asia’s engagement in New Zealand. Siah sits on the national assessment panels for New Zealand Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia, Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships, and Marsden Fund.  Before joining Victoria University of Wellington, Siah was Professor in Strategy and Associate Dean Postgraduate and International (Asia) at the University of Auckland Business School, a research fellow at Cass Business School, City University in London and the National University of Singapore, where he completed his PhD in Management. Siah is Visiting Professor to a few Asian universities. He writes frequently in the media.

*ONLINE EVENT* | Zoom Meeting.

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