09/01/15

Regional Strategy Conference - Asia Pacific

Day 1           Monday, 24 August 2015


9:00 – 9:30       Opening ceremony

Moderator: Ms FU Xiaoli, Coordinator, Asia-Pacific and Operational Coordination, UPU International Bureau

-        Mr. LIN Hongliang, APPU Director

-        Mr. Bishar A. Hussein, UPU Director General

-        Mr. T. S. Sinha, APPU Executive Council Chairman

9:30 – 10:30     Photo session and coffee/tea break

Moderator: Mr. T. S. Sinha, Chairman, APPU EC Chairman

10:30 – 12:00   Session 1: From the Doha Postal Strategy to the Istanbul World Postal Strategy

–    Review of the implementation of the Doha Postal Strategy & Lessons learned

Mr. James Paterson, UPU CA C3 Chair

-          Discussion

–      Results of the 2015 UPU World Strategy Conference

Mr. Pascal Clivaz, UPU Deputy Director General

-       Discussion

–      Emerging issues and challenges faced by the region - Contributions by the region

Mr. T. S. Sinha, APPU EC Chairman

-          Discussion

12:00-13:30    Lunch Break

13:30 – 15:00   Session 2: Safeguarding the future of the UPU

–    Content and structure of the Istanbul World Postal Strategy

      Mr. James Paterson, UPU CA C3 Chair

-     Discussion

–    Major risks facing the UPU – Strengthening the Union’s role, importance and effectiveness

      Mr. Pascal Clivaz, UPU Deputy Director General

-     Discussion

 

15:00 – 15:30   Session 3: The case for change

–    Funding via development partnerships

      Mr. Pascal Clivaz, UPU Deputy Director General

-          Discussion

15:30 – 16:00   Coffee/tea break

16:00 – 16:30   UPU Vision 2020

Mr Bishar A. Hussein, UPU Director General

16:30 – 17:00   Closing Remarks: Day 1

17:00                  End of Day 1

Day 2        Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Defining regional priorities for cooperation and development 2017–2020: Innovation, integration and inclusion


9:00 – 9:15       Development cooperation priorities – Approach

– Ms FU Xiaoli, Coordinator, Asia-Pacific and Operational Coordination, UPU International Bureau

9:15 – 10:00     Panel 1: Improve the interoperability of network infrastructure

Moderator: Mr. Siva Somasundram, Australia Post

How can the various postal networks be integrated for improved synergies between the different postal services (contact points, transport/delivery, automated postal counters, information systems, etc.)? What role should information systems and new technologies play in optimizing network management? How should successful partnerships be established and developed between the postal network and other delivery channels? What standards and security conditions are required for successful interoperability?

– Mr. Phitsanu Wanitchaphol, Senior Executive Vice President (Business Development), Thailand Post

Mr. Hon Chew Lee, Director of International Affairs, Singapore Post

Mr. Fakir Sharyaruddin, Chairman/ Director General, Pakistan Post

– Mr. Mohammad-Reza Karami, Acting Director General of International Affairs Bureau, Iran Post

10:00 – 10:30   Panel discussion, exchange of views


10:30 – 10:45   Coffee/tea break


10:45 – 11:30   Panel 2: Foster effective postal sector market functioning

Moderator: Mr. Phitsanu Wanitchaphol, Thailand Post

How can governments be encouraged to formulate postal sector development policies? The postal market: How can account be taken of all stakeholders and stakeholder interests? What universal postal service will be required in tomorrow’s postal world? How can the postal network be integrated into inclusion strategies?

Mr. LIU Jun, Deputy Director General, State Post Bureau, China

– Mr. Sungmin Lim, Director of International Business Division, Korea Post

Indonesia

– Mr. NGUYEN Quoc Vinh, Member of Management Board, Vietnam Post 

11:30 – 12:00   Panel discussion, exchange of views

12:00 – 13:30   Lunch break

13:30 – 14:30   Panel 3: Ensure sustainable and modern products

–    Moderator:  Mr. T.S. Sinha, India Post and APPU EC Chairman

Logistics: How should postal operators position themselves with a view to adopting a new business model? E-commerce: What needs to be done to safeguard the future of postal operators? What electronic and financial services models should be adopted by Posts? What development strategies are required to assist developing countries in adapting to new needs?

–    Mr. Michael Cope, Head of Global Development, Australia Post

–    Dr. Sohail Choudhry, Executive General Manager of International and Global Logistics, New Zealand Post

–    Prabash Ch. Saha, Addl. Director General (Postal Service), Bangladesh Post

–    Mr. Hiroshi NAKAYAMA, Director of International Affairs Office, Postal Services Policy Department, MIC, Japan

–    Mr. Hasnul Haniff, Chief Operating Officer, Malaysia Post

 

14:30 – 15:00   Panel discussion, exchange of views


15:00 – 16:00   Coffee/tea break

Preparation of priorities draft and final declaration (Moderators/UPU/APPU)           

16:00 – 17:00   Presentation of regional priorities

17:00 – 17:30   Final declaration


17:30 – 18:00   Closing ceremony

-          Mr Bishar A. Hussein, UPU Director General

-          Mr LIN Hongliang, APPU Director

18:00  End of UPU Regional Strategy Conference