Special Economic Zones (SEZs) As Catalysts for Economic Corridors, Value Chains and Production Networks 2019

Special economic zones (SEZs) can play a catalytic role in economic development, provided the right business environment and policies are put in place. In Asia, SEZs can facilitate trade, investment, and policy reform at a time the region is experiencing a slowdown in trade and economic growth. For SEZs to be successful, they must establish strong backward and forward linkages with the overall economy. Effective SEZs must be an integral part of dynamic national development strategies and evolve as economies develop by transforming from manufacturing bases to technological platforms for innovation and modern services.

This regional training will discuss concepts, trends, good practices and lessons for SEZs design, implementation and management, and identify avenues for cross-border e-commerce development and cooperation. The training will be participated by senior officials from relevant ministries and national agencies in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, the PRC, Thailand and Viet Nam. The training will also feature a field trip to Shanghai Pudong Development Zone and Shanghai Free Trade Zone.

Agenda:

Module 1: Development Context and SEZs Design, Implementation and Management

TimeProgram
0800 – 0815 Registration
Administrative Announcements
0815 – 0845Opening Ceremonies
Welcome Remarks and Messages
Group Photo
0845 – 1015Session 1.1
Introduction and Training Roadmap


Interactive Exercise: Getting to Know You, Expectations Check and Training Overview and Objectives
Pamela Asis-Layugan, Institutional and Capacity Development Specialist (Consultant) and
Jordana Queddeng-Cosme, Program Analyst (Consultant), ADB-TA 9572

Interactive session for participants to get to know each other, develop learning contract and discuss the training overview and objectives.
1015 – 1030Tea/Coffee Break
1030 – 1200Session 1.2
Presentation, Discussions and Exercises: Understanding Special Economic Zones (SEZs) as a Policy Option
Aradhna Aggarwal, Chair Professor, Department of International Business and Economics, Copenhagen Business School

The session will present SEZs concepts, types, evolution, rationale, role in economic development, benefits, linkages with development strategies and future trends. Interactive and small group exercises included.
1200 – 1330 Lunch
1330 – 1500Session 1.3
Presentation, Discussions and Exercises: Strategy Building and Policy Design for Effective SEZs
Aradhna Aggarwal, Chair Professor, Department of International Business and Economics, Copenhagen Business School

The session will introduce factors that lead to effective design, implementation and management of SEZs which can include land use and spatial planning, infrastructure and support services, institutional design and approaches, investment promotion, business development services, labor market development, and monitoring and evaluation. Interactive and small group exercises included.
1500 – 1515Tea/Coffee Break
1515 – 1530 Session 1.4
Instruction for Workshop and Exercise: SEZs as Development Approaches in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS
Pamela Asis-Layugan, Institutional and Capacity Development Specialist (Consultant) and participants in Multi-country teams

Participants organized in teams (BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS) to assess and present (Day 2) the subregional cooperation programs (SCPs): (i) SEZs development approaches (e.g. as part of economic corridors); (ii) benefits and opportunities; (ii) challenges and bottlenecks in SEZs design, implementation and management; and (iv) recommendations at national and subregional levels. Guide questions and template to be provided.
1530 – 1630 Session 1.5
Workshops and Exercises: SEZs as Development Approaches in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS
Pamela Asis-Layugan, Institutional and Capacity Development Specialist (Consultant) and participants in Multi-country teams
1645 – 2000Welcome Dinner at the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower

Module 1: Development Context and SEZs Design, Implementation and Management

Module 2: Measuring Impact and Performance of SEZs

Module 4: SEZs as Catalyst for Economic Corridors and Platforms for Value Chains and Production Networks

TimeProgram
0830 – 1000 Session 2.1
Presentation, Discussion and Exercises: Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation – How to Ensure the Effective Implementation of the Policy

Aradhna Aggarwal, Chair Professor, Department of International Business and Economics, Copenhagen Business School

The session will present different practices regarding the types of SEZs developed and their relevance in the overall context taken by countries in various subregions in Asia (e.g. Southeast Asia, East Asia, Central Asia and South Asia). Good practices, pitfalls to be avoided, and drawing common lessons will be highlighted. National and subregional implications and SEZs as tools in regional cooperation and integration will be emphasized. Interactive and small group exercises included.
1000 – 1015Tea/Coffee Break
1015 – 1200 Session 2.2
Lecture and Discussions: SEZs Experience of Selected Asian Countries
Aradhna Aggarwal, Chair Professor, Department of International Business and Economics, Copenhagen Business School

The session will present SEZ performance in Asia and other continents and will include tools, evaluation of performance and success drivers. Interactive and small group exercises included.
1200 – 1330Lunch
1330 – 1500 Session 4.1
Presentation and Discussion: Special Border Economic Zones (SBEZs): Concepts, Characteristics and Applications
Alfredo Perdiguero, Director, Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Division (SERC), Southeast Asia Department (SERD), ADB

The session will present concepts, characteristics, and models of special border economic zones (SBEZs). Components and stages of developing a “cross-border or area-based cooperation” strategy will be tackled. A conceptual model for SBEZ development in IMT-GT (Thai-Malaysia border crossings with linkages to Indonesia) to include rationale, criteria in establishing SBEZs to be presented given the study is part of a broader project that intends to support SBEZ development. The results of the study on border areas and value chains development in BIMP-EAGA specifically between Sabah (Malaysia) and North Kalimantan (Indonesia) will be presented including components, potential strategies and pilot projects.

The establishment of SBEZs in IMT-GT and BIMP-EAGA are expected to help attract investors in productive activities that promote subregional value chains in order to stimulate cross-border trade and investment, serve as a catalyst to promote commerce along the economic corridors and help improve social and economic welfare of the population along the border provinces
1500 – 1515Tea/Coffee Break
1515 – 1715Session 1.6
Plenary Presentations: SEZs as Development Approaches in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS
Pamela Asis-Layugan, Institutional and Capacity Development Specialist (Consultant) and participants in Multi-country teams

Participants organized in teams (BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS) to present workshop outputs on: (i) SEZs development approaches (e.g. as part of economic corridors); (ii) benefits and opportunities; (ii) challenges and bottlenecks in SEZs design, implementation and management; and (iv) recommendations at national and subregional levels. Guide questions and template to be provided.
1730 – 2000Participants make own dinner arrangements

Module 3: The PRC’s Experience in Developing Economic Zones

TimeProgram
0830 – 1000Session 3.1
Presentation and Discussions (Q&A): An Overview of Development Zones in the PRC: Trends, Problems and Prospects
Yin Xingmin, Professor and Deputy Director, China Center for Economic Studies, Fudan University

This session will introduce the objectives and history of the PRC’s SEZs and industrial development zones (IDZs). The presentation will include the SEZs and IDZs: (i) policies design and development; (ii) progress of IDZs based on clusters; (iii) contribution to national economy; and (iv) key success factors and lessons learned. Case studies on the Kunshan export processing zones (EPZs) and Shenzhen SEZ in the PRC will be featured.
1000 – 1015Tea/Coffee Break
1015 – 1200 Session 3.2
Presentation and Discussion (Q&A): The PRC’s Pilot Free Trade Zones (FTZs) and Further Reform and Opening Policy
Xu Mingqi, Professor, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Secretary-general of Shanghai Research and Coordination Center for FTZ Studies

This session will introduce the PRC’s pilot FTZs using the Shanghai FTZ as example. It will highlight the reform process and lessons in terms of foreign investment, trade facilitation, government administration, financial opening and services sector, among others.
1200 – 1330Lunch
1330 – 1700 Sessions 3.3-3.4
Technical Field Visit: Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone

  • Zhu Ming, Director, Office of Cooperation and Exchange, Shanghai Municipal Government

  • Administrative Officer of Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone


Participants will visit the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone Comprehensive Service Center. During the visit, an administrative officer will give a general introduction of the development and management of the SHFTZ, in particular the streamlined administration procedures in the SHFTZ.
1730 onwardsFree time and participants shopping down town

Module 3: The PRC’s Experience in Developing Economic Zones

Module 4: SEZs as Catalyst for Economic Corridors and Platforms for Value Chains and Production Networks

TimeProgram
0830 – 1000Session 3.5
Presentation and Discussion (Q&A): Suzhou Industrial Park: Planning, Development and Management
Chen Qining, Board Member, President of SCP (the PRC) and Chief Planner

This session will draw on the successful experience of the development of Singapore, and take Singapore’s successful experience in Suzhou Industrial Park, which is a jointly developed by the PRC and Singapore, as an example to illustrate the planning, design, development and management of SEZ.
1000 – 1015Tea/Coffee Break
1015 – 1100Session 4.1
Presentation and Discussion (Video-conference): Health Risks and Opportunities across Economic Zones and Border Development in the GMS: SEZ Health Impact Assessment Framework
Dr. Susann Roth, Senior Social Development Specialist, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB

The session will feature ADB’s newly developed framework for identifying, mitigating and managing health risks in economic zones and border areas in the GMS. It will highlight successes and lessons learned and a way forward for project, national, bilateral and regional approaches in managing health risks and opportunities for SEZs especially in the border areas.
1100 – 1115 Tea/Coffee Break
1115 – 1215Session 4.2
Panel presentation and Case Discussions (Videoconference)

Topic 4.2a: Development of Special Economic Zones: The Experience of Central Asia
Guoliang Wu, Senior Regional Cooperation Specialist, Central West Regional Department, ADB

The session will feature the experience of Central Asia in developing SEZs including key success factors and lessons learned.

Topic 4.2b: A Case of ADB Financing in Cross-Border Economic Zones
Mr. Ying Qian, Public Management, Financial Sector and Regional Cooperation Division (EAPF), East Asia Department, ADB

ADB will introduce how Guangxi project is designed and implemented, and why such approaches are adopted.

Note: 15-20 mins per panelist presentation followed by open discussion after two presentation
1215 – 1330Lunch
1330 – 1500Session 2.2
Plenary Presentations (Part 1): SEZs Country Case Studies in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS
Aradhna Aggarwal, Pamela Asis-Layugan and Participants in Country teams

Participants organized in country teams assess SEZs (in particular country) prepare and present in terms of: (i) links to development strategies; (ii) type of SEZs; (iii) success factors; (iv) performance drivers; (v) institutional design and approaches; and (vi) measuring outcome, performance and impact.
1500 – 1515 Tea/Coffee Break
1515 – 1715 Session 4.4
Integration Exercise: Framework and Action Agenda for SEZs Development and Cooperation in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS
Aradhna Aggarwal, Pamela Asis-Layugan and Participants in Multi-country teams

Participants organized in teams (BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS) undergo integration exercise to apply concepts, tools, success factors and lessons learned in the training. The main output will be proposed Framework and Action Agenda for SEZs development and cooperation at national and subregional levels to be presented on Day 5. Guidelines and template to be provided.
1730 onwardsParticipants free time
Evaluation form online

Module 4: SEZs as Catalyst for Economic Corridors and Platforms for Value Chains and Production Networks

TimeProgram
0900 – 0930 Post Test
0930 – 1015 Session 4.5
Integration Exercise: Framework and Action Agenda for SEZs Development and Cooperation in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS
Participants in Multi-country teams

Participants organized in teams (BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS) work on integration exercise.
1015 – 1030 Tea/Coffee Break
1030 – 1200 Session 4.6
Integration Exercise: Framework and Action Agenda for SEZs Development and Cooperation in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS
Participants in Multi-country teams
1200 – 1330Lunch
1330 – 1500Session 4.7
Plenary Presentations (Part 1): Framework and Action Agenda for SEZs Development and Cooperation in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS
Participants to present exercise outputs and experts to provide comments/guidance.
1500 – 1515 Tea/Coffee Break
1515 – 1630 Session 4.8
Plenary Presentations (Part 2): Framework and Action Agenda for SEZs Development and Cooperation in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS
Participants to present exercise outputs and experts to provide comments/guidance.
1630 – 1730 Synthesis and Moving Forward
Closing Ceremonies (Awarding of Certificates, Remarks and Messages)
Group Photo
1800 onwardsClosing Dinner (Restaurant in Qibao Ancient Town)

Special Economic Zones (SEZs) As Catalysts for Economic Corridors, Value Chains and Production Networks 2018

Special economic zones (SEZs) can play a catalytic role in economic development, provided the right business environment and policies are put in place. In Asia, SEZs can facilitate trade, investment, and policy reform at a time the region is experiencing a slowdown in trade and economic growth. For SEZs to be successful, they must establish strong backward and forward linkages with the overall economy. Effective SEZs must be an integral part of dynamic national development strategies and evolve as economies develop by transforming from manufacturing bases to technological platforms for innovation and modern services.

This regional training on “Special Economic Zones as Catalysts for Economic Corridors, Value Chains and Production Networks” on 7-11 May 2018 at the Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Institute (AFDI) in Shanghai, the PRC aims to enhance capacities of government officials in overcoming constraints and identifying opportunities for better design, implementation and evaluation of SEZs. The training will be participated by senior officials from relevant ministries and national agencies in Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, the PRC, Thailand and Viet Nam. The training will also feature a field trip to Shanghai Pudong Development Zone and Shanghai Free Trade Zone. 

Agenda:

Module 1: Development Context and SEZs Design, Implementation and Management

TimeProgram
0800 – 0815 Registration
Administrative Announcements
0815 – 0845Opening Ceremonies
Welcome Remarks and Messages
Group Photo
0845 – 1015 Pre-test

Session 1.1
Introduction and Training Roadmap
Interactive Exercise: Getting to Know You, Expectations Check and Training Overview and Objectives
Pamela Asis-Layugan, Team Leader and Training Specialist (Consultant) and Jordana Queddeng-Cosme, Program Analyst (Consultant), ADB-RCDTA 8836

Interactive session for participants to get to know each other, develop learning contract and discuss the training overview and objectives.
1015 – 1030Tea/Coffee Break
1030 – 1200Session 1.2
Presentation, Discussions and Exercises: Understanding Special Economic Zones (SEZs) as a Policy Option
Aradhna Aggarwal, Chair Professor, Department of International Business and Economics, Copenhagen Business School

The session will present SEZs concepts, types, evolution, rationale, role in economic development, benefits, linkages with development strategies and future trends. Interactive and small group exercises included.
1200 – 1330Lunch
1330 – 1500 Session 1.3
Presentation, Discussions and Exercises: Strategy Building and Policy Design for Effective SEZs
Aradhna Aggarwal, Chair Professor, Department of International Business and Economics, Copenhagen Business School

The session will introduce factors that lead to effective design, implementation and management of SEZs which can include land use and spatial planning, infrastructure and support services, institutional design and approaches, investment promotion, business development services, labor market development, and monitoring and evaluation. Interactive and small group exercises included.
1500 – 1515Tea/Coffee Break
1515 – 1530 Session 1.4
Instruction for Workshop and Exercise: SEZs as Development Approaches in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS
Pamela Asis-Layugan, Team Leader & Training Specialist (Consultant), ADB RCDTA 8836 and participants in multi-country teams

Participants organized in teams (BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS) to assess and present (Day 2) the subregional cooperation programs (SCPs): (i) SEZs development approaches (e.g. as part of economic corridors); (ii) benefits and opportunities; (ii) challenges and bottlenecks in SEZs design, implementation and management; and (iv) recommendations at national and subregional levels. Guide questions and template to be provided.
1530 – 1630Session 1.5
Workshops and Exercises: SEZs as Development Approaches in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS
Pamela Asis-Layugan, Team Leader & Training Specialist (Consultant), ADB RCDTA 8836 and participants in multi-country teams
1645 – 2000Welcome Dinner at the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower

Module 1: Development Context and SEZs Design, Implementation and Management

Module 2: Measuring Impact and Performance of SEZs

Module 4: SEZs as Catalyst for Economic Corridors and Platforms for Value Chains and Production Networks

TimeProgram
0830 – 1000 Session 2.1
Presentation, Discussion and Exercises: Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation – How to Ensure the Effective Implementation of the Policy
Aradhna Aggarwal, Chair Professor, Department of International Business and Economics, Copenhagen Business School

The session will present different practices regarding the types of SEZs developed and their relevance in the overall context taken by countries in various subregions in Asia (e.g. Southeast Asia, East Asia, Central Asia and South Asia). Good practices, pitfalls to be avoided, and drawing common lessons will be highlighted. National and subregional implications and SEZs as tools in regional cooperation and integration will be emphasized. Interactive and small group exercises included.
1000 – 1015 Tea/Coffee Break
1015 – 1200Session 2.2
Lecture and Discussions: SEZs Experience of Selected Asian Countries
Aradhna Aggarwal, Chair Professor, Department of International Business and Economics, Copenhagen Business School

The session will present SEZ performance in Asia and other continents and will include tools, evaluation of performance and success drivers. Interactive and small group exercises included.
1200 – 1330 Lunch
1330 – 1500Session 4.1
Presentation and Discussion: Special Border Economic Zones (SBEZs): Concepts, Characteristics and Applications
Alfredo Perdiguero, Director, Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Division (SERC), Southeast Asia Department (SERD), ADB

The session will present concepts, characteristics, and models of special border economic zones (SBEZs). Components and stages of developing a “cross-border or area-based cooperation” strategy will be tackled. A conceptual model for SBEZ development in IMT-GT (Thai-Malaysia border crossings with linkages to Indonesia) to include rationale, criteria in establishing SBEZs to be presented given the study is part of a broader project that intends to support SBEZ development. The results of the study on border areas and value chains development in BIMP-EAGA specifically between Sabah (Malaysia) and North Kalimantan (Indonesia) will be presented including components, potential strategies and pilot projects.

The establishment of SBEZs in IMT-GT and BIMP-EAGA are expected to help attract investors in productive activities that promote subregional value chains in order to stimulate cross-border trade and investment, serve as a catalyst to promote commerce along the economic corridors and help improve social and economic welfare of the population along the border provinces
1500 – 1515Tea/Coffee Break
1515 – 1715 Session 1.6
Plenary Presentations: SEZs as Development Approaches in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS
Pamela Asis-Layugan, Team Leader & Training Specialist (Consultant), ADB RCDTA 8836 and participants in multi-country teams

Participants organized in teams (BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS) to present workshop outputs on: (i) SEZs development approaches (e.g. as part of economic corridors); (ii) benefits and opportunities; (ii) challenges and bottlenecks in SEZs design, implementation and management; and (iv) recommendations at national and subregional levels. Guide questions and template to be provided.
1730 -2000 onwardsParticipants make own dinner arrangements

Module 3: The PRC’s Experience in Developing Economic Zones

TimeProgram
0830 – 1000 Session 3.1
Presentation and Discussions (Q&A): An Overview of Development Zones in the PRC: Trends, Problems and Prospects
Yin Xingmin, Professor and Deputy Director, China Center for Economic Studies, Fudan University

This session will introduce the objectives and history of the PRC’s SEZs and industrial development zones (IDZs). The presentation will include the SEZs and IDZs: (i) policies design and development; (ii) progress of IDZs based on clusters; (iii) contribution to national economy; and (iv) key success factors and lessons learned. Case studies on the Kunshan exportprocessing zones (EPZs) and Shenzhen SEZ in PRC will be featured.
1000 – 1015 Tea/Coffee Break
1015 – 1200 Session 3.2
Presentation and Discussion (Q&A): The PRC’s Pilot Free Trade Zones (FTZs) and Further Reform and Opening Policy
Xu Mingqi, Professor, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Secretary-general of Shanghai Research and Coordination Center for FTZ Studies

This session will introduce the PRC’s pilot FTZs using the Shanghai FTZ as example. It will highlight the reform process and lessons in terms of foreign investment, trade facilitation, government administration, financial opening and services sector, among others.
1200 – 1330Lunch
1330 – 1700 Sessions 3.3-3.4
Technical Field Visit: Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone
Zhu Ming, Director, Office of Cooperation and Exchange, Shanghai Municipal Government
Administrative Officer of Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone

Participants will visit the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone Comprehensive Service Center. During the visit, an administrative officer will give a general introduction of the development and management of the SHFTZ, in particular the streamlined administration procedures in the SHFTZ.
1730 onwardsFree time and participants shopping down town

Module 3: The PRC’s Experience in Developing Economic Zones

Module 4: SEZs as Catalyst for Economic Corridors and Platforms for Value Chains and Production Networks

TimeProgram
0830 – 1000Session 3.5
Presentation and Discussion (Q&A): Suzhou Industrial Park: Planning, Development and Management
Chen Qining, Board Member, President of SCP (the PRC) and Chief Planner

This session will draw on the successful experience of the development of Singapore, and take Singapore’s successful experience in Suzhou Industrial Park, which is a jointly developed by the PRC and Singapore, as an example to illustrate the planning, design, development and management of SEZ.
1000 – 1015Tea/Coffee Break
1015 – 1115 Session 4.2
Presentation and Discussion (Video-conference): Health Risks and Opportunities across Economic Zones and Border Development in the GMS – SEZ Health Impact Assessment Framework
Dr. Susann Roth, Senior Social Development Specialist, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB

The session will feature ADB’s newly developed framework for identifying, mitigating and managing health risks in economic zones and border areas in the GMS. It will highlight successes and lessons learned and a way forward for project, national, bilateral and regional approaches in managing health risks and opportunities for SEZs especially in the border areas.
1115 – 1215 Session 4.3
Presentation and Case Discussion (Videoconference): Development of Special Economic Zones: The Experience of Central Asia
Guoliang Wu, Senior Regional Cooperation Specialist, Central West Regional Department, ADB

The session will feature the experience of Central Asia in developing SEZs including key success factors and lessons learned.
1215 – 1330Lunch
1330 – 1500 Session 2.2
Plenary Presentations: SEZs Country Case Studies in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS
Aradhna Aggarwal, Pamela Asis-Layugan and Participants in Country teams

Participants organized in country teams assess SEZs (in particular country) prepare and present in terms of: (i) links to development strategies; (ii) type of SEZs; (iii) success factors; (iv) performance drivers; (v) institutional design and approaches; and (vi) measuring outcome, performance and impact.
1500 – 1515Tea/Coffee Break
1515 – 1700 Session 4.4
Integration Exercise: Framework and Action Agenda for SEZs development and Cooperation in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS
Aradhna Aggarwal, Pamela Asis-Layugan and participants in multi-country teams

Participants organized in teams (BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS) undergo integration exercise to apply concepts, tools, success factors and lessons learned in the training. The main output will be proposed Framework and Action Agenda for SEZs development and cooperation at national and subregional levels to be presented on Day 5. Guidelines and template to be provided.
1730 onwardsParticipants free time
Evaluation form online

Module 4: SEZs as Catalyst for Economic Corridors and Platforms for Value Chains and Production Networks

TimeProgram
0900 – 0930 Post Test
0930 – 1015Session 4.5
Integration Exercise: Framework and Action Agenda for SEZs Development and Cooperation in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS
Participants in Multi-country teams

Participants organized in teams (BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS) work on integration exercise.
1015 – 1030 Tea/Coffee Break
1030 – 1200 Session 4.6
Integration Exercise: Framework and Action Agenda for SEZs Development and Cooperation in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS
Participants in Multi-country teams
1200 – 1330 Lunch
1330 – 1500Session 4.7
Plenary Presentations (Part 1): Framework and Action Agenda for SEZs Development and Cooperation in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS
Participants to present exercise outputs and experts to provide comments/guidance.
1500 – 1515 Tea/Coffee Break
1515 – 1630 Session 4.8
Plenary Presentations (Part 2): Framework and Action Agenda for SEZs Development and Cooperation in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS
Participants to present exercise outputs and experts to provide comments/guidance.
1630 – 1730 Synthesis and Moving Forward
Closing Ceremonies (Awarding of Certificates, Remarks and Messages)
Group Photo
1800 onwardsClosing Dinner

 

Special Economic Zones (SEZs) As Catalysts for Economic Corridors, Value Chains and Production Networks 2017

Special Economic Zones (SEZs) have proliferated in Asia as catalysts for economic growth and to alleviate poverty. Given the different levels of development of Asian countries, the adoption of SEZs has been an evolving proces,s involving various objectives which include export promotion, attracting FDIs, establishing global manufacturing, developing logistics services, liberalizing trade, and promoting trade networks. SEZs are increasingly recognized as instruments for advancing regional cooperation and integration (RCI) given they can spur competitiveness and structural transformation across borders, by expanding economies of scale, improving comparative advantages, and leveraging economic complementarities. SEZs and economic corridors are often used as complementary tools for RCI. 

This capacity-building training aims to deepen participants’ understanding of SEZs as an essential element of RCI. The training will introduce participants to concepts, trends, and best practices on SEZ design, implementation and management. The program is designed to enhance participants’ analytical problem-solving skills and strategic thinking skills in formulating and implementing SEZ-related policies and actions. The training also provides a forum for participants to share experiences with counterparts from neighboring countries and develop a network of SEZs practitioners and leaders.

Organizers:
  • ADB BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT, and GMS (B.I.G) Programs
  • Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Institute (AFDI)
Agenda:

Module 1: Development Context and SEZs Design, Implementation and Management 

TimeProgram
0800 – 0830Registration
Pre-test
Administrative Announcements
0830 – 0900Opening Ceremonies
Welcome Remarks and Messages
Group Photo
0900 – 1015Session 1.1
Introduction and Training Roadmap
Interactive Exercise: Getting to Know You, Expectations Check and Training Overview and Objectives
Pamela Asis-Layugan, Team Leader and Training Specialist (Consultant) and Jordana Queddeng-Cosme, Program Analyst (Consultant), ADB-RCDTA 8836

Interactive session for participants to get to know each other, develop learning contract and discuss the training overview and objectives.
1015 – 1030 Tea/Coffee Break
1030 – 1200Session 1.2
Lecture and Discussions: Understanding Special Economic Zones (SEZs) as a Policy Option
Aradhna Aggarwal, Chair Professor, Department of International Business and Economics, Copenhagen Business School

The session will present SEZs concepts, types, evolution, rationale, role in economic development, benefits, linkages with development strategies and future trends.
1200 – 1330Lunch Break
1330 – 1500Session 1.3
Lecture and Discussions: Strategy Building and Policy Design for Effective SEZs
Aradhna Aggarwal, Chair Professor, Department of International Business and Economics, Copenhagen Business School

The session will introduce factors that lead to effective design, implementation and management of SEZs which can include land use and spatial planning, infrastructure and support services, institutional design and approaches, investment promotion, business development services, labor market development, and monitoring and evaluation.
1500 – 1515Tea/Coffee Break
1515 – 1545Session 2.1
Instruction for Workshop and Exercise: SEZs as Development Approaches in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS and Select Country Case Studies
Pamela Asis-Layugan, Team Leader & Training Specialist (Consultant), ADB RCDTA 8836 and participants in multi-country teams

Participants organized in teams (BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS) to assess and present (Day 3) the subregional cooperation programs (SCPs): (i) SEZs development approaches (e.g. as part of economic corridors); (ii) benefits and opportunities; (ii) challenges and bottlenecks in SEZs design, implementation and management; and (iv) recommendations at national and subregional levels. Guide questions and template to be provided.
1545 – 1630 Session 2.2
Workshops and Exercises: SEZs as Development Approaches and Select SEZs Country Case Studies in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS
Pamela Asis-Layugan, Team Leader & Training Specialist (Consultant), ADB RCDTA 8836 and participants in multi-country teams
1645 – 2000Welcome Dinner at the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower

Module 1: Development Context and SEZs Design, Implementation and Management

Module 2: Measuring Impact and Performance of SEZs

TimeProgram
0830 – 1000Session 2.3
Presentation and Discussion: Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation – How to Ensure the Effective Implementation of the Policy
Aradhna Aggarwal, Chair Professor, Department of International Business and Economics, Copenhagen Business School

The session will present different practices regarding the types of SEZs developed and their relevance in the overall context taken by countries in various subregions in Asia (e.g. Southeast Asia, East Asia, Central Asia and South Asia). Good practices, pitfalls to be avoided and drawing common lessons will be highlighted. National and subregional implications and SEZs as tools in regional cooperation and integration will be emphasized.
1000 – 1015Tea/Coffee Break
1015 – 1145Session 2.4
Lecture and Discussions: SEZs Experience of Selected Asian Countries
Aradhna Aggarwal, Chair Professor, Department of International Business and Economics, Copenhagen Business School

The session will present SEZ performance in Asia and other continents and will include tools, evaluation of performance and success drivers.
1145 – 1315Lunch
1315 – 1700Field Visit
Sessions 3.1-3.2
Shanghai Pudong Development Zone and Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ)
Zhu Ming, Director, Office of Cooperation and Exchange, Shanghai Municipal Government


  • Assembly and board the bus

  • Depart for Shanghai Pudong Development Zone

  • Visit Exhibition of Pudong Development Zone; focus on development and institutional arrangements of Shanghai Free Trade Zone

  • Depart for downtown

1730 – 2000 onwardsFree time and shopping downtown
Participants make own dinner arrangements

Module 3: The PRC’s Experience in Developing Economic Zones

TimeProgram
0830 – 1000 Session 3.3
Presentation and Discussions (Q&A): An Overview of Development Zones in China: Trends, Problems and Prospects
Yin Xingmin, Professor and Deputy Director, China Center for Economic Studies, Fudan University

This session will introduce the objectives and history of the PRC’s SEZs and industrial development zones (IDZs). The presentation will include the SEZs and IDZs: (i) policies design and development; (ii) progress of IDZs based on clusters; (iii) contribution to national economy; and (iv) key success factors and lessons learned. Case studies on the Kunshan export-processing zones (EPZs) and Shenzhen SEZ in PRC will be featured.
1000 – 1015Tea/Coffee Break
1015 – 1200Session 3.4
Presentation and Discussion (Q&A): Chinese FTZs and Their Contributions to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)
Yin Chen, Associate Professor, School of Economics, Fudan University

This session will focus on the following: (i) flying geese model of PRC’s FTZs; (ii) overlapping functions of FTZs and SEZs; (iii) overview and introduction of 11 FTZs; and (iv) FTZs’ contribution to BRI highlighting Shanghai Pilot FTZ’s contribution, such as in the areas of financing, risk management, providing of public goods, et
1200 – 1330Lunch
1330 – 1430Session 4.1
Presentation and Case Discussion (Videoconference): Role of SEZs in Strengthening Competitiveness of GMS Economic Corridors
Aekapol Chongvilaivan, Country Economist, Philippines Country Office, Asian Development Bank

The session will provide an overview of the role of SEZs in strengthening competitiveness of GMS economic corridors.
1430 – 1515Session 2.5
Plenary Presentations: SEZs as Development Approaches in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS
Pamela Asis-Layugan, team leader & training specialist (consultant), ADB RCDTA 8836 and participants in multi-country teams

Participants organized in teams (BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS) to present workshop outputs on: (i) SEZs development approaches (e.g. as part of economic corridors); (ii) benefits and opportunities; (ii) challenges and bottlenecks in SEZs design, implementation and management; and (iv) recommendations at national and subregional levels. Guide questions and template to be provided.
1515 – 1530Tea/Coffee Break
1530 – 1630 Session 2.6
Instruction, Workshop and Exercise: SEZs Country Case Studies in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS
Pamela Asis-Layugan, team leader & training specialist (consultant), ADB RCDTA 8836 and participants in multi-country teams

Participants organized in teams (BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS) to select one country in the subregion and assess SEZs (in particular country) in terms of: (i) links to development strategies; (ii) type of SEZs; (iii) success factors; (iv) performance drivers; (v) institutional design and approaches; (vi) measuring outcome, performance and impact; and (vii) subregional implications. Guide questions and template to be provided.
1630 – 1730 Session 2.7
Plenary Presentations: Select SEZs Country Case Studies in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS
Pamela Asis-Layugan, team leader & training specialist (consultant), ADB RCDTA 8836 and participants in multi-country teams

Participants organized in teams (BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS) to present workshop outputs
1730 onwardsFree time

Module 3: The PRC’s Experience in Developing Economic Zones

Module 4: SEZs as Catalyst for Economic Corridors and Platforms for Value Chains and Production Networks

Module 4: SEZs as Catalyst for Economic Corridors and Platforms for Value Chains and Production Networks

TimeProgram
0900 – 0930Post Test
0930 – 1015 Session 4.6
Integration Exercise: Framework and Action Agenda for SEZs Development and Cooperation in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS
Participants in multi-country teams

Participants organized in teams (BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS) work on integration exercise
1015 – 1030Tea/Coffee Break
1030 – 1200Session 4.7
Integration Exercise: Framework and Action Agenda for SEZs Development and Cooperation in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS
Participants in Multi-country teams
1200 – 1330Lunch
1330 – 1500Session 4.8
Plenary Presentations (Part 1): Framework and Action Agenda for SEZs Development and Cooperation in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS
Participants to present exercise outputs and experts to provide comments/guidance.
1500 – 1515Tea/Coffee Break
1515 – 1630 Session 4.9
Plenary Presentations (Part 2): Framework and Action Agenda for SEZs Development and Cooperation in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS
Participants to present exercise outputs and experts to provide comments/guidance.
1630 – 1730 Synthesis and Moving Forward
Closing Ceremonies (Awarding of Certificates, Remarks and Messages)
Group Photo
1800 onwardsClosing Dinner in AFDI Restaurant

Special Economic Zones (SEZs) As Catalysts for Economic Corridors, Value Chains and Production Networks 2016

About 30 Central Asian, Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-the Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA), Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT), and Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) officials participated in the training organized by the ADB Southeast Department, ADB-PRC Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative, Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute, and China Association of Development Zones on 17-22 October in Shanghai. The training covered concepts and cases in SEZ design, management, and evaluation in Asia, and highlighted the PRC’s experience.

Agenda:

Module 1: Development Context and SEZs Design, Implementation and Management

TimeProgram
0800 – 0830Registration
Pre-test
Administrative Announcements
0830 – 0900Opening Ceremonies
Welcome Remarks and Messages
Group Photo
0900 – 1015Session 1.1
Introduction and Training Roadmap
Interactive Exercise: Getting to Know You, Expectations Check and Training Overview and Objectives
Ms. Pamela Asis-Layugan, Team Leader and Training Specialist (Consultant) and Ms. Jordana Queddeng, Program Analyst (Consultant), ADB-RCDTA 8836

Interactive session for participants to get to know each other, develop learning contract and discuss the training overview and objectives.
1015 – 1030Tea/Coffee Break
1030 – 1200Session 1.2
Lecture and Discussions: Rationale and Role of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Economic Development
Dr. Aradhna Aggarwal, Chair Professor, Department of International Business and Economics, Copenhagen Business School

The session will present SEZs concepts, types, evolution, rationale, role in economic development, benefits, linkages with development strategies and future trends.
1200 – 1330Lunch Break
1330 – 1500Session 1.3
Lecture and Discussions: Design, Implementation and Management of Effective SEZs
Dr. Aradhna Aggarwal, Chair Professor, Department of International Business and Economics, Copenhagen Business School

The session will introduce factors that lead to effective design, implementation and management of SEZs which can include land use and spatial planning, infrastructure and support services, institutional design and approaches, investment promotion, business development services, labor market development, and monitoring and evaluation.
1500 – 1515Tea/Coffee Break
1515 – 1630Session 1.4
Workshop and Exercise: SEZs as Development Approaches in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT, GMS and CAREC
Pamela Asis-Layugan, Team Leader & Training Specialist (Consultant), ADB RCDTA 8836 and Participants in Multi-country teams

Participants organized in teams (BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT, GMS and CAREC) to assess and present the subregional cooperation programs (SCPs): (i) SEZs development approaches (e.g. as part of economic corridors); (ii) experiences, success stories and lessons in SEZs; (iii) challenges and bottlenecks in SEZs design, implementation and management; and (iv) recommendations at national and subregional levels. Guide questions and template to be provided
1630 – 1730Session 1.5
Plenary Presentations: SEZs as Development Approaches in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT, GMS and CAREC
Alfredo Perdiguero, Principal Regional Cooperation Specialist, ADB, Pamela Asis-Layugan, Team Leader & Training Specialist (Consultant), ADB RCDTA 8836 and Participants in Multi-country teams

Participants present workshop outputs.
1830 – 2000Welcome Dinner hosted by ADB at the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower

Module 1: Development Context and SEZs Design, Implementation and Management

Module 2: Measuring Impact and Performance of SEZs

TimeProgram
0845 – 1015Session 2.1
Presentation and Discussion: Implementation Strategies and Designs of SEZs: A Comparative Analysis of SEZ
Dr. Aradhna Aggarwal, Chair Professor, Department of International Business and Economics, Copenhagen Business School

The session will present different practices regarding the types of SEZs developed and their relevance in the overall context taken by countries in various subregions in Asia (e.g. Southeast Asia, East Asia, Central Asia and South Asia). Good practices, pitfalls to be avoided and drawing common lessons will be highlighted. National and subregional implications and SEZs as tools in regional cooperation and integration will be emphasized.
1015 – 1030Tea/Coffee Break
1030 – 1200Session 2.2
Lecture and Discussions: Measuring SEZs Outcomes, Economic Impact and Performance in Asia and Other Continents
Dr. Aradhna Aggarwal, Chair Professor, Department of International Business and Economics, Copenhagen Business School

The session will present SEZ performance in Asia and other continents and will include tools,
evaluation of performance and success drivers.
1200 – 1330Lunch
1330 – 1430Session 2.3
Presentation and Discussion: Special Border Economic Zone (SBEZ): Concepts, Characteristics and Applications
Alfredo Perdiguero, Principal Regional Cooperation Specialist, ADB

The session will present concepts, characteristics, and models of special border economic zones (SBEZs). A conceptual model for SBEZ development in IMT-GT (Thai-Malaysia border crossings) to include rationale, criteria in establishing SBEZs to be presented given the study is part of a broader project that intends to support SBEZ development. This is expected to help attract investors in productive activities that promote subregional value chains in order to stimulate cross-border trade and investment, serve as a catalyst to promote commerce along the IMT-GT corridors and help improve social and economic welfare of the population along the border provinces.
1430 – 1530Session 2.4
Workshop and Exercise (Part 1): Select SEZs Country Case Studies in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT, GMS and CAREC
Pamela Asis-Layugan, Team Leader & Training Specialist (Consultant), ADB RCDTA 8836 and Participants in Multi-country teams

Participants organized in teams (BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT, GMS and CAREC) to select one country in the subregion and assess SEZs (in particular country) in terms of: (i) links to development strategies; (ii) type of SEZs; (iii) success factors; (iv) performance drivers; (v) Institutional design and approaches; (vi) measuring outcome, performance and impact; and (vii) subregional implications. Guide questions and template to be provided
1530 – 1545Tea/Coffee Break
1545 – 1700Session 2.5
Plenary Presentations: Select SEZs Country Case Studies in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT, GMS and CAREC
Alfredo Perdiguero, Principal Regional Cooperation Specialist ADB, Pamela Asis-Layugan, Team Leader & Training Specialist (Consultant), ADB RCDTA 8836 and Participants in Multi-country teams

Participants organized in teams (BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT, GMS and CAREC) to present workshop outputs
1700 onwardsFree time

Module 3: The PRC’s Experience in Developing Economic Zones

TimeProgram
0830 – 1000Session 3.1
Presentation and Discussions (Q&A): An overview of development zones in the PRC: Trends, problems and prospects
Mr. Guan Rong, Secretary General, China Association of Development Zones (CADZ)

The session will present a brief history, achievements, challenges and prospects of development zones in the PRC. A typology of the different kinds of development zones will be highlighted together with number, distributions and key characteristics of development zones. In addition, the session will discuss how development zones contribute to local economic and social development as well as industrial clustering and value chain formation in the PRC. Monitoring and evaluation methods to assess and improve the effectiveness of development zones will also be discussed. It will also emphasize how the PRC’s development zones evolve to address changing priorities and needs.
1000 – 1015Tea/Coffee Break
1015 – 1200Session 3.2
Presentation Discussions (Q&A): How to construct a Development Zone: a roadmap based on Chinese experience
Mr. Chen Qingzhou, Chief Adviser to the Shanghai Caohejing

Key steps in the planning, construction and operation of a development zone
1200 – 1330Lunch
1330 – 1700Sessions 3.3-3.4
Field Visits with Introductory Presentations: Shanghai Caohejing High Tech Park
Mr. Chen Qingzhou, Chief Adviser, Shanghai Caohejing Development Zone


  • An overview of the Shanghai Caohejing Development Zone

  • Visit the Zone’s management offices and tenant service facilities

  • Visit the Zone’s Innovation Center (a business incubator)

  • Visit the Zone’s Exhibition Hall and 1-2 representative enterprises

1700 onwardsFree time

Module 3: The PRC’s Experience in Developing Economic Zones

Module 4: SEZs as Catalyst for Economic Corridors and Platforms for Value Chains and Production Networks

TimeProgram
0800 – 1000Session 3.5
Presentation and Discussion (Q&A): Planning and Design of Development Zones
Mr. Chen Qining, Former Deputy Chief of Planning, Suzhou Industrial Park


  • Overall design of a development zone

  • Spatial design

  • Enterprise layout

  • The anatomy of the Suzhou Industrial Park

1000 – 1015Tea/Coffee Break
1015 – 1200Session 3.6
Presentation and Discussion (Q&A): The development model and management system of the Suzhou Industrial Park
Mr. Zhao Dasheng, Director of Singapore Division, Suzhou Industrial Park


  • Background and partnership model of the PRC-Singapore cooperation on the Suzhou Industrial Park

  • The management model of the Suzhou Industrial Park

  • Current status and future directions

1200 – 1330Lunch
1330 – 1530Session 3.7
Presentation and Discussion (Q&A): Setting up and attracting Chinese enterprises to SEZs outside the PRC
Mr. Gu Baohua, Former Deputy Director of the Management Committee of the Beijing Development Zone


  • Experience and case studies on economic cooperation zones outside the PRC

  • Developing a marketing plan to attract tenant enterprises

1530 – 1545Tea/Coffee Break
1545 – 1715Session 4.1
Presentations and Case Discussions: Malaysia’s Economic Corridor Development Strategy and the Role of SEZs in the Northern and East Coast Corridor Regions (Videoconference)
En Hasri A. Hasan, Head of Corporate and Technical Advisory, Northern Corridor Implementing Authority
Ragu Sampasivam, General Manager, East Coast Economic Region Development Council

Malaysia’s economic corridor development is part of its overall regional development strategy for integrated spatial development and includes five (5) economic corridors implemented through its national plans. The economic corridors were designed to bridge development imbalances throughout the country, customized to local conditions and to promote public-private partnerships (PPP). The economic corridors are: (i) the Northern Corridor Economic Region; (ii) East Coast Economic Region; (iii) Iskandar Malaysia; (iv) Sabah Development Corridor; and (iv) Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy. In addition to a central planning agency, each corridor has its own implementing authority established through legislative acts of Parliament to coordinate implementation of respective corridor development across government agencies at Attachment 2 6 the central and provincial levels.

The session will feature the overall SEZs strategies and implementation experience of the East Coast Economic Region and the Northern Corridor Economic Region as part of the IMT-GT economic corridors. Key success factors, lessons, opportunities and challenges will be presented as well as types of investments in the SEZs.
1730 onwardsParticipants free time

Module 4: SEZs as Catalyst for Economic Corridors and Platforms for Value Chains and Production Networks

TimeProgram
0830 – 1000Session 4.2
Presentations and Case Discussions: SEZs and SBEZs in Economic Corridors and as Platforms for Value Chains and Production Networks: The Case of the Greater Mekong Subregion

Topic 4.2a: Role of SEZs in Strengthening Competitiveness of GMS Economic Corridors (Videoconference)
Aekapol Chongvilaivan, Country Economist, ADB
The session will provide an overview of the role of SEZs in strengthening competitiveness of GMS economic corridors.

Topic 4.2b: Cross-border Economic Zones as Strategy for Economic Corridor Development: Concept, Rationale and Driving Forces in the border areas of the PRC
Dr. Zanxin Wang, Associate Professor, School of Development Studies, Yunnan University, the PRC

The session will explain the concept and rationale of cross-border economic zones (CBEZs), the driving forces for its development in the border areas of the PRC, and the potential economic impacts and challenges of CBEZ establishment as a strategy for economic corridor development in the GMS. The imbalance between the economic growth of PRC’s eastern and western regions promoted the Government to initiate the Western Development Program in 2000 with the goal of promoting equity and the wellbeing of the Chinese people throughout the country. A component of the Western Development Program was the development and opening up of border areas; for Yunnan Province, the GMS North-South Economic Corridor Development Project, as well as the ASEAN-PRC Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in 2010, provided the opportunity to further develop and realize the CBEZ concept. Four potential CBEZs were identified, namely: (i) Hekou (PRC)-Lao Cai (Viet Nam); (ii) Mohan (PRC)-Boten (Lao PDR); (iii) Ruli (PRC)-Muse (Myanmar); and (iv) Dongxing (PRC)-Mong Cai (Viet Nam).
1000 – 1015Tea/Coffee Break
1015 – 1200Session 4.3
Presentation and Discussion: A Case of ADB Financing in Cross-Border Economic Zones
Yuebin Zhang, Senior Regional Cooperation Specialist, Public Management, Financial Sector and Regional Cooperation (EAPF), East Asia Department, Asian Development Bank

ADB will introduce how Guangxi project is designed, and why we adopt such approaches
1200 – 1330Lunch
1330 – 1500Session 4.5
Case Discussions and Exercise: SEZs Country and Subregional (Regional) Case Studies

Participants in small groups discuss real life cases on SEZs types and approaches. Short cases (caselets) with guide questions to be provided
1500 – 1515Tea/Coffee Break
1515 – 1700Session 4.6
Integration Exercise: Framework and Action Agenda for SEZs development and Cooperation in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT, GMS and CAREC
Aradhna Aggarwal and Pamela Asis-Layugan and Participants in Multi-country teams

Participants organized in teams (BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT, GMS and CAREC) undergo integration exercise to apply concepts, tools, success factors and lessons learned in the training. The main output will be the proposed Framework and Action Agenda for SEZs development and cooperation at national and subregional levels to be presented on Day 6. Guidelines and template to be provided
1800 onwardsParticipants free time
Evaluation form online

Module 4: SEZs as Catalyst for Economic Corridors and Platforms for Value Chains and Production Networks

TimeProgram
0900 – 0930Post Test
0930 – 1015Session 4.7
Integration Exercise: Framework and Action Agenda for SEZs Development and Cooperation in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT, GMS and CAREC
Participants in Multi-country teams

Participants organized in teams (BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT, GMS and CAREC) work on integration exercise
1015 – 1030Tea/Coffee Break
1030 – 1200Session 4.8
Integration Exercise: Framework and Action Agenda for SEZs Development and Cooperation in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT, GMS and CAREC
Participants in Multi-country teams
1200 – 1330Lunch
1330 – 1500Session 4.9
Plenary Presentations (Part 1): Framework and Action Agenda for SEZs Development and Cooperation in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT, GMS and CAREC
Participants to present exercise outputs and experts to provide comments/guidance
1500 – 1515Tea/Coffee Break
1515 – 1630Session 4.10
Plenary Presentations (Part 1): Framework and Action Agenda for SEZs Development and Cooperation in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT, GMS and CAREC
Participants to present exercise outputs and experts to provide comments/guidance
1630 – 1730Synthesis and Moving Forward
Closing Ceremonies (Awarding of Certificates, Remarks and Messages)
Group Photo
1800 onwardsClosing Dinner hosted by ADB at Yu Garden

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