Ulaanbaatar forum III

Under the patronage of the President of Mongolia                        


11-12 August, 2009
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Organized by:

The Mongolian Development Research Center
The Office the President of Mongolia

Supported by:
The Japan Foundation
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Mongolian Academy of Sciences


Conference Agenda
August 11-12,  2009

August 10: Monday

Arrival of foreign guests in Ulaanbaatar

August 11: Tuesday

8:30-9:00    Registration
9:00-9:20    Opening remarks by H.E. Tsakhia Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia
Beforenoon:    General Session
Chair: Dr. Tsedendamba Batbayar, MDRC Board Chairman
9:30-10:00     Northeast Asia and Mongolia  presented by Prof. L. Haisandai , Director, Institute of International Studies, Mongolian Academy of Sciences

10:00-10:30     The Shanghai Cooperation Organization and nontraditional   security cooperation in Central Asia, presented by Dr. Yu Jianhua and Dr. Fu  
                         Yong, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, China

10:30-11:00     Regional Cooperation in Asia- some debates in Japan,
                        presented by Prof. Fujimaki Hiroyuki, Japan

11:00-11:20    Tea Break

11:20-11:40    The Development and a deepening of border cooperation of the Russian regions with the countries of Northeast Asia, presented by Prof.  Z. G. Sangadiev, Vice-mayor of Ulan-Ude, Russia

11:40-12:00    Equilibrium of Mongolia’s External Relations 1990s-Present, presented by Dr. Ron Porter, USA

12:00-12:20    Urgent security issues in Northeast Asia and Mongolia’s position
                         Dr. B. Davaadorj, Director of the Institute for Strategic Studies, Mongolia

12:20-12:40    Discussion

13:00-14:30    Lunch

Afternoon:      Session on Finance
Chair: Dr. S. Lhagva, Board member of the MDRC

14:30-15:00    Lessons to be learned from the financial and economic crisis
                        presented by Ambassador D. Davaasambuu, Economic Adviser to the Speaker of the State Great Hural

15:00-15:20 Regional Economic Cooperation and Mongolia’s participation  presented by Mr. Batjargal, Director of the Budget Department, Ministry of Finance

15:00-15:20  History of Mongolia in World Economy, presented by Prof. Jack Weatherford, Chairman of Anthropology Department, Macalaster College, USA, Author of “Genghis Khaan and the making of the modern world”
15:40-16:00    Foreign Direct Investment and Export of Mongolia in Recent Years:
                       Recent Trends in Mongolian Economy  presented by Prof. Takashi Shirasu, Japan

16:00-16:20    Northeast Asian economies: current situation and near prospects,
                        presented by Dr. Ts. Baatar, Institute of International Studies, Mongolia

16:20-16:40    Single Currency for the Greater Chinese Economic Area, presented by Cherng-Shi Ouyang, Researcher, Taiwan

 16:40-17:00                     Tea break

Afternoon:  Session on Tourism Issues
Chair: Dr. L. Nyamtseren, Board member of the MDRC

17:00-17:20  What kind of Tourism fit best in Mongolia?, presented
                       by  Prof. Arai Yukiyasu, Asia University, Japan

17:20-17:40     Supporting rural development by sustainable tourism planning,  presented by Mr. B. Gantumur, Center for Sustainable development
                         of Tourism, Mongolia

17:40-18:00   Satellite Account and development Strategy for the International
                       Tourism Sector, presented by Prof. Suga Mikio and Prof. Kuribayashi Sumio,
                       Tokyo International University, Japan
18:30-20:00    Reception 

August 12: Wednesday

Beforenoon: Session on Tourism issues

                     Chair: Dr. L. Nyamtseren, Board member of the MDRC

9:00-10:00    Tourism in Mongolia: Current situation and Future Perspectives

Presentation by Mongolian Tourism related speakers: Mr. E. Battulga, Ms. E. Tsomorlig,
              and Mr. T. Naranmandakh

10:00-10:30    Question and answer period

10:30-11:00    Tea break

 11:00-11:30    Japanese Travelers to Asian countries: Comparison from Tourism data,
                       Presented by Prof. Takayuki Hara, Japan

11:30-12:00    Mongols as “Others” in Buryat and Tuva nation building,
                       Presented by Dr. M. Romanova, Russian Academy of State Service

12:00-12:30    Question and answer period

12:30-13:00    Concluding Session

Closing remarks and adjournment

August 13: Thursday

9:00-17:00    Countryside visit

August 13-14

Departure of participants

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