The High Level Meeting "A Partnership for Success in Asia, The Gulf and Europe" is approaching. Temporally but also physically. Top public and private managers from ASEAN countries, Italy and the United Arab Emirates will meet for the first time on December 9th in Dubai to explore objectives and concrete ways of bi and trilateral collaborations in the field of sustainable development through the use of innovative technological and financial resources.
But, given the latest health developments related to the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been decided that remote participation will be allowed. Everyone will therefore be allowed to follow the event, no matter where they are.
The "summit", organized by the Commissariat of Italy at Expo 2020 Dubai in collaboration with the Italy-ASEAN Association and the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, will be opened by Romano Prodi, President of the Italy-ASEAN Association and former President of the European Commission, Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary General of ASEAN, and a representative of the United Arab Emirates government.
The High-Level Meeting, “A Partnership for Success in Asia, The Gulf and Europe”, will have the objective to define innovative models for the relaunch of the economy - in the aftermath of the pandemic - through multilateral collaborations between countries that play a strategic role in the area of the world – from the Mediterranean to Asia through the Gulf – where the major economic, technological and financial growth rates are likely to occur over the next few years, together with some of the major problems related to climate change, energy transition and social sustainability.
In the aim to set the pace for new trilateral and bilateral partnerships between public and private players of the area, the proceedings will focus on the issues of technologies and finances for sustainability, renewable energy and sustainable agriculture. These topics will be dealt with in three separate working groups, led by the Vice-Presidents of the Italy-ASEAN Association, Ambassador Michelangelo Pipan and Prof. Romeo Orlandi, and the Deputy Commissioner for the Dubai Expo Marcello Fondi. The moderators will be flanked by representatives of the authoritative specialized institutions that provided the background documentation: ERIA (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia), Irena (international renewable energies agency), Confagricoltura with a board member.