04-08-2008 19:16

Sunday, April 13

09:00 – 11:00

Plenary:Climate Change: Change Business, Change Us

(BFA Main Hall, Level 2, ICC)

Climate change is already changing the way we do business and the way we live. The Kyoto Protocol which expires in 2012 and the recent Bali UNFCCC marked major steps mankind has taken in responding to the challenge. Is climate change an irreversible trend? What further significant implications will it have for the way we do business and live in the foreseeable future? How can the wholesale participation of everyone, i.e. government, business, NGOs, individuals, be achieved?

Moderator: Nik GOWING, Main Presenter, BBCWorld TV

Speaker: Rajendra K. PACHAURI, Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate

Change, UN (Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2007)

Panelists: Ichiro KAMOSHITA, Environment Minister, Japan

Mohamed H. AL-MADY, Vice Chairman and CEO, Saudi Basic Industries

Corporation (SABIC)

Gerard KLEISTERLEE, Chairman & CEO, Royal Philips Electronics Group

ZHANG Yue, President, Broad Air Conditioning Co., Ltd

Khalid MALIK, UN Resident Coordinator in China

09:00 - 12:00 Retrospect and Prospects : 30 Years of China's Reform and

Opening to the Outside World

(Invitation Only, Dong Yu Grand Ballroom A, Level 1, ICC)

10:30 - 11:00 Break

11:00 - 12:30 The Future of Internet– Web 3.0?

(Dong Yu Grand Ballroom B, Level 1, ICC)

It has been argued that convergence of the technology, media and telecommunications industries will conversely mean that technical quality will no longer be a barrier, and that content quality will come to the fore again as the key competitive differentiator. Although, or perhaps because, we are in the thick of the era of Web 2.0, an era which is being dominated by the internet platform and its nurturing of increasingly diverse web-based communities fostering social networking, information exchange and collaboration, Web 3.0 is inevitable and just a question of time. Web 2.0's harnessing of the collective intelligence of a multitude of individuals is making Web 3.0 the next imperative where the internet evolves its capability to perform more intelligent selection and distribution of the information. What are the implications for the Asia region? To what extent will virtual infrastructure replace the need for physical infrastructure in nurturing and unleashing the intellectual and creative power of people across Asia to generate value for Asian economies?

Moderator: QIU Zhenhai, Commentator, Phoenix Satellite Television Co. Ltd

Panelists: Yoon-Woo LEE, Vice Chairman & CEO, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

Martin LAU, President, Tencent Holdings Co. Ltd.

LEE Kaifu, Global Vice President, Google Inc.; President, GoogleGreater


Gunjan SINHA, Chairman, MetricStream Inc.

12:45 - 14:30 Neil SHEN, Founding & Managing Partner, Sequoia Capital China

Luncheon Session: Sub-prime Crisis and Impact on the World Economy

(Dong Yu Grand Ballroom C & D, Level 1, ICC)