Conference Programme

Economic Freedom Network Asia Conference 2011 10 – 13 October 2011 Royale Chulan Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) Centre for Public Policy Studies (CPPS) Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS)

www.efnasia.org

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Day 1: Monday, 10 October 2011
Time All day 17.30 Agenda Arrival of international delegates All delegates to meet at lobby of Royale Chulan Hotel

17.45

Departure by bus from Royale Chulan Hotel to the residence of the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, H.E. Dr Günter Gruber Welcome Reception & Dinner Welcoming Remarks H.E. Ambassador Dr Günter Gruber Ms Ng Yeen Seen, Centre for Public Policy Studies, Malaysia Mr Moritz Kleine-Brockhoff, FNF Project Director Malaysia

18.00

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Day 2: Tuesday, 11 October 2011 Time 8.30 Registration of delegates Agenda Details Taming Sari Ballroom

9.00

Welcoming Remarks Dr Rainer Adam, Regional Director, FNF Southeast and East Asia

Taming Sari Ballroom

9.10

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESSES COMPETITION - ENGINE FOR PROSPERITY
Hon. Florencio “Butch” Abad, Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management, Philippines Dato’ Dr Michael Yeoh, CEO of ASLI Taming Sari Ballroom

9.45

PANEL 1: WHAT SHOULD BE THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT?
Regulating Competition - Prof Dr Jürgen Morlok, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, FNF Transforming Government - Battsetseg Shagdar, Elbegdorj Institute, Mongolia Public Service Delivery – Dr Arianto Patunru, Head of LPEIM, Indonesia State Owned Enterprises - Prof Sheng Hong, Unirule Institute, China Privatisation - Barun Mitra, Director, Liberty Institute, India Moderator: Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam, Chairman, CPPS There will be no Q&A during this session. All Q&A will take place during the breakout session at 11.15am

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Day 2: Tuesday, 11 October 2011 (continued) Time 11.00 Refreshments Agenda Details

11.15

Breakout Session for Q&A All delegates are to assemble in the assigned rooms. Speakers will rotate rooms every 15 minutes, and the respective “room hosts” will act as chair for the session. Room Sri Bendahara 1: First speaker is Prof Dr Jürgen Morlok (Host: Wan Saiful Wan Jan) Room Sri Bendahara 2: First speaker is Battsetseg Shagdar (Host: Muhammad Husni Thamrin) Room Sri Panglima 2: First speaker is Arianto Patunru (Host: Parth Shah) Room Sri Mahkota 3: First speaker is Barun Mitra (Host: Adinda Tenriangke Muchtar) Executive Boardroom: First speaker is Prof Sheng Hong (Host Nonoy Oplas)

13.00

Lunch at Warisan Café

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Day 2: Tuesday, 11 October 2011 (continued) Time 14.30 Agenda Details

PANEL 2: COMPETITION IN PUBLIC SERVICE DELIVERY
Education - Parth Shah, President, Centre for Civil Society, India Healthcare - Dr Steven Chow, President, Federation of Private Medical Practitioners' Association Malaysia Transport - Saumura Tioulong, MP, Sam Rainsy Party and Former Vice Governor of the central bank of Cambodia Telecommunication - Mr Shaifubahrim Mohd Saleh, President, PIKOM, Malaysia Moderator: Wan Saiful Wan Jan, CEO IDEAS Taming Sari Ballroom

16.00

BREAKOUT SESSION: WORLD CAFÉ SESSION
Introduction: Siegfried Herzog, Regional Director South Asia, Friedrich Naumann Foundation Eight Table Hosts 1. Taming Sari Ballroom - Muhammad Husni Thamrin, FNF 2. Taming Sari Ballroom - Tricia Yeoh, Dynamic Search, Malaysia 3. Taming Sari Ballroom - Saskia Steiger, FNF 4. Room Sri Bendahara 1 - Nonoy Oplas, Minimal Government, Philippines 5. Room Sri Bendahara 2 - Adinda Tenriangke Muchtar, The Indonesian Institute 6. Room Sri Panglima 2 - Najmul Hossain, FNF 7. Executive Boardroom - Subodh Kumar, FNF 8. Room Sri Mahkota 3 - Dr Pimrapaat Dusadeeisariyakul, FNF Refreshments will be served in the respective rooms

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Day 2: Tuesday, 11 October 2011 (continued) Time 17.30 Agenda Details

PRESENTATIONS AND PLENARY DISCUSSION
Moderator: Siegfried Herzog Taming Sari Ballroom

18.00 – 20.00

WORKING GROUP ON CONFERENCE RESOLUTION
EFN Members and interested participants are invited to join this working group in order to draft the conference resolution. Chairpersons: Feng Xingyuan (Rural Development Institute, China) and Ng Yeen Seen (CPPS, Malaysia) Executive Boardroom

Free evening for delegates

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Day 3: Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Time 8.30

Agenda Arrival of Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department.

Details

8.45

THE ECONOMIC FREEDOM OF THE WORLD REPORT 2011
Highlights of Findings by Fred McMahon, Vice President Research and Director, Centre for Globalization Studies, Fraser Institute, Canada Taming Sari Ballroom

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS
Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, Minister in the Prime Minister´s Department Presentation of the Economic Freedom of the World Annual Report 2011 to Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon by Prof Dr Jürgen Morlok (FNF) and Fred McMahon (Fraser Institute) 9.40 Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon leaves Taming Sari Ballroom for Press Conference Morning refreshments for delegates 10.15 EFW Report 2011 Findings (cont.) by Fred McMahon followed by Q&A Taming Sari Ballroom Tun Sri Lanang 2

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Day 3: Wednesday, 12 October 2011 (continued) Time 11.00 Agenda Details

PANEL 3: COMPETITION POLICY & ENFORCEMENT
ASEAN - H.E. High Commissioner Ong Keng Yong, High Commissioner of Singapore to Malaysia and former ASEAN Secretary-General EU-Cartel Prosecution - Eberhard Temme, Federal Cartel Office, Germany Case study: Indonesia - Prof Dr Ningrum Sirait, University of Sumatra, Indonesia Case study: Japan - Masuru Uchiyama, Japanese for Tax Reform Case study: Malaysia – Dato’ Dr Michael Yeoh, Member, Malaysian Competition Commission & CEO of ASLI Malaysia Case study: The Philippines - Tony Abad, Managing Director, T/A Advisory, the Philippines Moderator: Professor Mark Williams, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Taming Sari Ballroom

12.15

Plenary discussion / Q&A with panelists

12.45

SPECIAL ADDRESS
YAM Tunku ‘Abidin Muhriz, Founding President, IDEAS Malaysia Followed by AkademiMerdeka.org - IDEAS Essay Competition Prize Giving Ceremony

13.15

LUNCHEON TALK
“EFN 2011 –where do we go from here” Dr Tom G Palmer, Atlas Economic Research Foundation, USA

Taman Mahsuri Courtyard

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Day 3: Wednesday, 12 October 2011 (continued) Time 14.30 Agenda Free time for conference delegates until 17.15pm (see below) EFN Meeting for Network Members Details

EFN MEMBERS MEETING
14.30 – 17.00 Finalisation of the EFN Conference 2011 Resolution moderated by Dr Luthfi Assyaukanie, Freedom Institute, Indonesia EFN Network Issues (Feedback Conference 2011, Plans for 2012, EFN membership issues) Moderators: Dr Rainer Adam, FNF, & Pett Jarupaiboon, FNF, EFNCoordinator EFN members only in Room Tun Sri Lanang Coffee will be served

“COMPETITION ON STAGE” FAREWELL EVENING AT NO BLACK TIE JAZZ CLUB
17.15 All delegates meet at Royale Chulan Hotel Lobby Departure to No Black Tie Jazz Club 18.00 Farewell Dinner Reading of the Resolution of the EFN Asia Conference 2011 and Closing Remarks Ng Yeen Seen (CPPS) Wan Saiful Wan Jan (IDEAS) Moritz Kleine-Brockhoff (FNF) 21.00 21.30 22.00 Buses return to the Royale Chulan hotel

END OF CONFERENCE

Day 4: Thursday, 13 October 2011 Time Agenda Departure of delegates Details

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