World Economic Forum

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, 5-7 June 2013
Courageous Transformation for Inclusion and Integration

The programmes related to issues on Myanmar are listed below:

5th June 2013 | 09.15 – 10.30
The Business Mandate in Myanmar

Dimensions to be addressed:

  • Exploring the role of anticorruption and transparency in promoting competitiveness, growth and public trust
  • Implementing business practices to reward a long-term mindset
  • Empowering the bottom of the pyramid by scaling indigenous solutions


5th June 2013 | 11.00 – 12.15
Myanmar: What Future?
As Myanmar undergoes democratic reform and economic liberalization, what are the opportunities and challenges ahead?

  • Furthering political reforms to transition to full democracy
  • Supporting the rights of minorities and culture of dissent
  • Building sustainable markets and financial systems
  • This session was developed in partnership with the BBC.

6th June 2013 | 15.15 – 16.30
The Long-term View As Myanmar undergoes rapid political and economic reforms, how can it balance the inflow of foreign interests with domestic capacity-building?

Dimensions to be addressed:

  • Strengthening governance institutions and civil society
  • Enabling an environment for entrepreneurship
  • Improving employability of workforce
  • Prioritizing the environment and sustainable practices
  • This session was developed in partnership with CNBC.

6th June 2013 | 16.45 – 18.00
Moving from a Cash to a Banked Economy. With less than one-fifth of Myanmar’s population using formal financial services, how can the country build the foundations of an inclusive and robust financial system?

Dimensions to be addressed:

  • Deepening and broadening access to capital and financial services
  • Addressing risks and fighting corruption
  • Providing incentives for low income bank accounts

7th June 2013 | 11.00 – 12.15
Thinking Ahead with Young Global Leaders – Inclusive Development In these times of great possibility for Myanmar, it is crucial that government, civil society, media and business leaders come together to ensure the country’s inclusive development. Young Global Leaders give four short talks on the importance of inclusive development in Myanmar.

7th June 2013 | 12.15 – 13.15
Meet Myanmar Parliamentarians Join this informal lunch to meet with members of the National Assembly of Myanmar.

7th June 2013 | 13.45 – 15.00
Taking Myanmar to Work As Myanmar opens up to new business and investment, what steps are needed to match the demand for skilled workers and foster innovation?

Dimensions to be addressed:

  • Engaging with interactive technology and online education
  • Promoting multiple tracks of success through vocational courses
  • Creating strong incentives for on the-job training
  • This session was developed in partnership with NHK

7th June 2013 | 15.15 – 15.45
A Special Conversation
Join a special conversation with U Thein Sein, President of Myanmar, who will share his perspectives on Myanmar’s transformation.