Global Europe - European Policy Summit
ASEAN at 45: Regional hopes, global clout
ASEAN has a new spring in its step. Growth rates are high, plans for ASEAN economic integration are picking up momentum and the organisation is in the driver’s seat of an array of free trade and regional integration initiatives spanning the region. Friends of Europe's policy summit, organised on the occasion of ASEAN’s 45th anniversary, will bring together a few hundred influential policymakers, business leaders and academics from across Europe and Asia to look at ASEAN’s internal developments and the region’s global role in the 21st century. We will ask participants: What is driving ASEAN’s new regional integration agenda? What is the impact of the ASEAN’s various regional initiatives on trade and economic relations with Europe? How does the EU-ASEAN relationship compare with ASEAN’s economic and diplomatic ties with other global players?