Program

APPF24-Program

24th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum
17-21 January 2016

Program

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2016

All Day Arrival of Participants
Vancouver International Airport
Greeting and Transportation to the Official Hotel
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
12:00 – 20:00 Registration
APPF Registration and Information Desk
Bayshore Grand Foyer
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
  Private Program

 SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2016
***All meetings take place at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver***

All Day Arrival of Participants
Vancouver International Airport
Greeting and Transportation to the Official Hotel
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
12:00 – 20:00 Registration
APPF Registration and Information Desk
Bayshore Grand Foyer
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
09:00 – 12:00 Meeting of Women Parliamentarians
Stanley Park Ballroom, Salon 1Welcoming Remarks by

  • The Honourable Geoff Regan, P.C., M.P.
    Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada

Opening Address by

  • The Honourable Hedy Fry, P.C., M.P.
    House of Commons of Canada
12:15 – 14:00 Luncheon for Women Parliamentarians hosted by
The Honourable Mobina Jaffer, Q.C.,
Senator of Canada
and
Dr. Nurhayati Ali Assegaf, M.P.,
House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia
Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel
1038 Canada Place, Vancouver
[by invitation only]
12:00 – 13:30 Luncheon for Members of the Executive Committee
International Suite, 5th floor, Main Building
The Westin Bayshore
[by invitation only]
12:30 – 13:30 Meeting of Advisors and Secretaries to delegations
Cypress
14:00 – 17:00 Meeting of the Executive Committee
Stanley Park Ballroom, Salon 1 and 2
18:30 – 21:30 Welcome Dinner Reception hosted by
The Honourable George J. Furey, Q.C.
Speaker of the Senate of Canada
and
The Honourable Geoff Regan, P.C., M.P.
Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada
Bayshore Grand Foyer
The Westin Bayshore
Business Attire
[for all participants]

 

 MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016

09:00 Press Conference
Stanley Park Ballroom, Salon 1
09:30 – 10:30 Official Opening Session
Bayshore Grand Ballroom
Welcoming to the Territory of the Coast Salish by Amanda NahanneeWelcoming Remarks by

  • The Honourable Donald N. Plett,
    Senator and President of the APPF Executive Committee
  • The Honourable George J. Furey, Q.C.,
    Speaker of the Senate
  • The Honourable Geoff Regan, P.C., M.P.,
    Speaker of the House of Commons
  • His Worship Gregor Robertson,
    Mayor of Vancouver
  • The Honourable Takuji Yanagimoto,
    Member of the House of Councillors of Japan

Opening Address by
Ms. Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, M.P. ,
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

10:30 – 10:45 Health Break
10:45 – 12:00 First Plenary Session
Bayshore Grand BallroomPolitical and Security Matters

  • Building the Tools of Democracy and Citizen Engagement
11:00 – 12:00 Meeting of the Drafting Committee
Stanley Park Ballroom, Salon 1
12:00 – 14:00 Luncheon for Speakers and Heads of Delegation
hosted by
The Honourable George J. Furey, Q.C.
Speaker of the Senate of Canada
and
The Honourable Geoff Regan, P.C., M.P.
Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada
International Suite, 5th floor, Main Building
The Westin Bayshore
[by invitation only]
12:00 – 14:00 Buffet Luncheon for all Delegates
Currents Restaurant
The Westin Bayshore
14:00 – 17:00 First Plenary Session (continued)
Bayshore Grand BallroomPolitical and Security Matters

  • Strengthening Peace and Security in the Asia-Pacific Region
  • Addressing Transnational Crime and Human Trafficking
  • Combatting Terrorism
14:00 – 17:00 Meeting of the Drafting Committee
Stanley Park Ballroom, Salon 1
14:00 – 17:00 Working Groups (4)
Stanley Park Ballroom, Salon 2 and 3
Oak
Cypress
18:15 Assemble in the hotel lobby
18:20 Departure by bus for Stanley Park Pavilion
18:30 – 21:30 Dinner Reception Naturally Canada
Stanley Park Pavilion
610 Pipeline Road
Stanley Park, Vancouver
Casual Dress
[for all participants]

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016

09:00 – 09:30 Keynote Address by Mr. Stewart Beck, President and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Bayshore Grand Ballroom
09:30 – 12:30 Meeting of the Drafting Committee
Stanley Park Ballroom, Salon 1
09:30 – 12:30 Working Groups (4)
Stanley Park Ballroom, Salon 2 and 3
Oak
Cypress
09:30 – 10:30  Second Plenary Session
Bayshore Grand BallroomEconomic and Trade Matters

  • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
10:30 – 10:45 Health Break
10:45 – 12:00 Second Plenary Session (continued)
Bayshore Grand BallroomEconomic and Trade Matters

  • Fostering Innovation and Connectivity
12:00 – 14:00 Buffet Luncheon for all Delegates
Currents Restaurant
The Westin Bayshore
13:30 – 17:30 Meeting of the Drafting Committee
Stanley Park Ballroom, Salon 1
13:30 – 17:30 Working Groups (4)
Stanley Park Ballroom, Salon 2 and 3
Oak
Cypress
14:00 – 16:30 Second Plenary Session (continued)
Bayshore Grand BallroomEconomic and Trade Matters

  • Expanding Regional Trade and Investment and Optimizing Global Value Chains
  • Promoting Gateways and Enhancing Infrastructure
16:30 – 17:30 Third Plenary Session
Bayshore Grand BallroomRegional Cooperation in Asia-Pacific

  • Ensuring an Optimistic and Prosperous Future for Youth
  Private Program

 
  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016

09:00 – 12:00 Third Plenary Session (continued)
Bayshore Grand BallroomRegional Cooperation in Asia-Pacific

  • Building Resilience to Disasters and Crises
  • Protecting Wildlife and Advancing the Sustainable Management of Land and Marine Ecosystems
  • Implementing the Post-2015 Development Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals
09:00 – 12:00 Meeting of the Drafting Committee
Stanley Park Ballroom, Salon 1
12:00 – 14:00 Buffet Luncheon for all Delegates
Currents Restaurant
The Westin Bayshore
13:00 – 14:00 Meeting of the Drafting Committee
Stanley Park Ballroom, Salon 1
14:00 – 16:00 Final Plenary Session
Bayshore Grand Ballroom

  • Outcome of the Meeting of Women Parliamentarians
  • Reports on Previous APPF Work
  • Future Work and Hosts of APPF Annual Meetings
  • Adoption of the Resolutions and Joint Declaration
  • Signature of the Joint Declaration
  • Closing Statements
16:30 – 17:00 Final Press Conference
Stanley Park Ballroom, Salon 1
  Private Program

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2016
All Day Departure of Delegates

Excursion to Whistler Village (optional)

08:30 Departure by bus for Whistler
10:30 Arrival in Whistler
Greeted by Whistler Tourism Officials
10:45 Peak 2 Peak Gondola
Arrival on top of Blackcomb Mountain
Photo and viewing opportunity
Peak 2 Peak back to Whistler Mountain
Photo and viewing opportunity
Gondola back to Whistler
Free time in village
14:30 Departure by bus for Vancouver
16:30 Arrival in Vancouver
  Private Program

   
FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2016
All Day Departure of Delegates
 
 

 
 



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