Regional Outlook Forum 2017


The Regional Outlook Forum is ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute’s flagship event held at the beginning of each year. This annual one-day forum highlights short and medium-term trends and challenges that stakeholders in government, businesses and private sector need to be aware of.  Next year’s ROF will be held on Monday, 9 January 2017 at the Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore.

For this upcoming forum, there will be panels focusing on Political and Strategic Trends in the Asia Pacific; Southeast Asian Economic Outlook; Extremist Threat in Southeast Asia; and the outlook for Philippines, Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia politics.

Questions that panellists will be addressing include: How will the Trump presidency and Brexit shape geo-economics in the Asia Pacific? Will there be more tension in Southeast Asia resulting from major powers contestation? What are the underlying challenges for Southeast Asian economies, particularly for Indonesia and Malaysia? Is an ISIS Caliphate possible in Southeast Asia? What are the challenges awaiting the new governments in Myanmar and Philippines? With Jokowi’s latest cabinet reshuffle in Indonesia, and the passing of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, what can we expect for both countries? What does Mahathir’s revival in Malaysian politics mean for UMNO and the opposition?

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Jan 09 2017


8:30 am - 5:30 pm


Padang & Collyer Ballroom, Raffles City Convention Centre