Moderator: Calla Wiemer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PAST 2020 ADBI Annual Conference -- The Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Policy Implications
When: 1-3 December 2020, full day Tokyo time (GMT+9)
Raghuram Rajan, former Governor, Reserve Bank of India and Professor of Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Masatsugu Asakawa, President, Asian Development Bank
Tetsushi Sonobe, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) • Other leading policy experts from think tanks, universities, international organizations, and central banks and government agencies
The conference will feature keynote remarks from renowned economist and former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Raghuram Rajan, on dealing with COVID-19 induced corporate distress, as well as Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa who will discuss ADB’s policy response to COVID-19 and priorities going forward. Other conference highlights will include the findings of new surveys on COVID-19’s impacts on the region’s micro, small and medium enterprises and households. It will also feature insights from leading experts on digitalization as a recovery driver, macroeconomic impacts and policy options, next steps for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and more.