Programme

Please note that all events are by invitation only.

Wednesday, 13 November, Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, Yangon

19:00 Task Force Opening Reception (Strictly by invitation only)
Welcome by High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy/ Vice-President of the European Commission, Catherine Ashton and Union Minister at the President’s Office, U Soe Thane
 

Thursday, 14 November, Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI), Yangon

09:00 Opening Session
(Main Conference Room, 2nd floor, UMFCCI)
Address by HR/VP Ashton and U Soe Thane, Union Minister in the President’s Office Open to accredited press.
 
09:30 Parallel Events:
Business Forum
(Main Conference Room, 2nd floor, UMFCCI)
Panel discussion co-chaired by European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani and U Tin Naing Thein, Union Minister in the President's Office. Open to accredited press.

Democratic Civil Society Forum (Strictly by invitation only)
(Board Room, 3rd floor, UMFCCI)
Round-table discussion with the participation of HR/VP Ashton and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, moderated by EU Special Representative for Human Rights Stavros Lambrinidis.

Development Forum (Part I – strictly invitation only)
(Room 6, 4th floor, UMFCCI)
Co-chaired by Union Minister for National Planning and Economic Development, Dr Kan Zaw and EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs and with EU Member States representatives.
 
11:00 Tea/Coffee break
 
11:30 Parallel Events:

Development Forum (Part II – open to accredited press)
(Main Conference Room, 2nd floor, UMFCCI)
Moderated panel discussion on Myanmar’s development priorities and challenges with interventions from Union Minister for National Planning and Economic Development, Dr Kan Zaw; EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs; Chairperson of the Parliamentary Rule of Law Committee, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and the Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for Industry and Entrepreneurship, Antonio Tajani.

Sectoral Business Groups (open to accredited press)
(Conference Rooms, 4th floor, UMFCCI)

Energy and Infrastructure
(Room 6, 4th floor, UMFCCI)

Manufacturing
(Room 4, 4th floor, UMFCCI)

Business Environment
(Room 12, 4th floor, UMFCCI)

Agri-Business
(Press Room, 1st floor, UMFCCI)

Tourism
(Class Room, 1st floor, UMFCCI)

Democratic Civil Society Forum (continued)
 
13:00 Buffet lunch hosted by UMFCCI for all participants
(area in front of main conference room on the 2nd floor, UMFCCI)

VIP lunch hosted by the President of UMFCCI, U Win Aung – strictly by invitation only
(Dining room, 4th floor, UMFCCI)
 
15:00 Business Forum
Sectoral Groups and Business-to-Business sessions at UMFCCI
(to be continued on Friday 15th November 2013 for those who remain in Yangon)
 
14:00 Transport to airport
 
15:30 Departure of flight to Nay Pyi Taw
19:00 Dinner hosted by the President of Myanmar at Presidential Palace
(strictly by invitation only)
 
19:30 Dinner offered by the EU for all Delegates at Aureum Hotel
 

Friday, 15 November, Myanmar International Convention Centre (MICC), Nay Pyi Taw.

 
09:00 EU-Myanmar Task Force Plenary:
(Banquet Hall, 2nd floor, MICC)
Official Opening Ceremony by the President of Myanmar, U Thein Sein and HR/VP Ashton – open to accredited press
09:30 Signing ceremony of several agreements between Myanmar and the EU
(Location to be confirmed, MICC)
Open to accredited press.

10:00 Task Force Economic Session (Strictly by invitation only)
(Working Lunch Room, 2nd floor, MICC) Round-table discussion co-chaired by HR/VP Ashton and U Soe Thane, Union Minister in the President’s Office.
In parallel with:
10:00 Inter-Parliamentary Session (Strictly by invitation only)
(Signing room, 2nd floor, MICC)
Co-chaired by Speakers Thura U Shwe Mann and U Khin Aung Myint (tbc) and Vice-President of the European Parliament, Hon. Ms. Isabelle Durant, with the participation of Members of the European Parliament and Myanmar parliamentarians.
12:00 Lunch for Delegates
(1st Floor Hall, under Banquet hall, MICC)

VIP Working Lunch (strictly by invitation only)
(SOM Listening Room, 1st floor, MICC)
13:30 Task Force Political Session (Strictly by invitation only)
(Working Lunch Room, 2nd floor, MICC)
Round table discussion co-chaired by HR/VP Ashton and U Aung Min, Minister in the President’s Office.
16:00 Press conference by Co-Chairs HR/VP Ashton and U Soe Thane, Union Minister at the President’s Office
(News Briefing Room, 1st floor, MICC)
Immediately after the Press Conference, HR/VP Ashton and Union Minister U Soe Thane will briefly attend an EU-supported training workshop on disaster management and crisis response, organised at MICC.
Open to accredited press.
17:00 Transfer to airport for the return flight to Yangon
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