Asia-Europe Business Forum (AEBF) on 10 and 11 September 2006
Representatives of the business world convened for a meeting of the Asia-Europe Business Forum (AEBF) that was organised in Helsinki on 10 and 11 September parallel to the ASEM 6 Summit. The Forum, which is currently organised every two years in connection with the ASEM Summit, brings together business leaders to discuss ways to promote trade and investments.
The Forum participants submitted recommendations to the governments of Asian and European countries on how to develop economic cooperation. The AEBF meeting aimed at enhancing dialogue between business leaders and economic experts on both continents and at strengthening relations between the governments of ASEM countries and the business community.
Some 300 to 400 high-level business leaders from 38 Asian and European countries attended the 10th AEBF in Helsinki. The first Asia-Europe Business Forum was held in Paris, France, in October 1996 and the most recent in Hanoi, Vietnam, in October 2004.
The meeting was organised by the Confederation of Finnish Industries, (Elinkeinoelämän keskusliitto, EK)
- Other document, 12 Sep 2006, 09:00
Chairman’s Statement - The 10th Asia-Europe Business Forum (AEBF10), Helsinki, Finland, September 10-11
- Speech, 11 Sep 2006, 11:07
Address by Mr Christoffer Taxell, Chairman of 10th Asia-Europe Business Forum (AEBF)
- Speech, 10 Sep 2006, 11:31
Speech by President of the Republic of Finland Tarja Halonen at the opening of the Asia-Europe Business Forum on 10 September 2006