ASEAN and Asia-Pacific

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is often viewed as a counterweight to New Zealand’s trade reliance on China. The recent rise of the "Indo-Pacific" concept has seen ASEAN thrust into the limelight as a central force in Asia. With trade per capita figures similar to those of China, the ASEAN region is a significant partner for New Zealand. Its rising middle income group also makes the region an important source of future trade for New Zealand.

Join Dr Pavida Pananond (Thammasat Business School, Bangkok) and Senthil Danapalan (Maxis Berhadof, Malaysia) as they discuss ASEAN's central role in Asia-Pacific and what New Zealand should consider in its dealings with the region. The session will be moderated by Professor Siah Hwee Ang, Academic Lead of Victoria University of Wellington's Enabling Our Asia-Pacific Trading Nation Distinctiveness Theme.

This is the third and final lecture in this Spotlight Lecture Series hosted by the Enabling our Asia-Pacific Trading Nation Distinctiveness Theme. Dr Pananond and Mr Danapalan are being hosted by the Southeast Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of the ASEAN@50 Fellowship.

When: Wednesday 5 December, 12:30 - 1:15 pm

Where: Lecture theatre 2 (GBLT2), Government Building, Pipitea Campus, Bunny Street, Wellington

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