Program

25APPF

25th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum
15-19 January 2017

Program

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2017

All Day Arrival of Participants
Nadi International Airport
Greeting and Transportation to the Official Hotel, Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa, Natadola
12:00 – 20:00 Registration
APPF Registration and Information Desk, Front Foyer, Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa, Natadola
  Own Arrangements

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2017
***All meetings take place at The Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa, Natadola***

All Day Arrival of Participants
Nadi International Airport
Greeting and Transportation to the Official Hotel, Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa, Natadola
  Registration
APPF Registration and Information Desk, Front Foyer, Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa, Natadola
09:00 – 12:00  Meeting of Women Parliamentarians
Natadola Ballroom 1 & 2, Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa, Natadola
12:15 – 14:00 Luncheon for Women Parliamentarians hosted by Honourable Mereseini Vuniwaqa, Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation [by invitation only]
(Sanasana Restaurant)
12:00 – 13:30 Luncheon for Members of the Executive Committee hosted by the Speaker, Hon. Dr Jiko Fatafehi Luveni [by invitation only]
(Navo Restaurant)
12:30 – 13:30  Meeting of Advisors and Secretaries to Delegations
(Secretariat Briefing to all Accompanying Delegation Secretaries)
(Watercourt 3)
14:00 – 17:00  Meeting of the Executive Committee
(Natadola Ballroom 1 & 2)
18:30 – 19:30  Welcome Reception Hosted by the Hon. Dr Jiko Fatafehi Luveni, Speaker of the Fijian Parliament
(Kama Beach Front)
Business Attire [for all participants]

  

MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2017

08.30 – 09.30 Official Fijian Traditional Ceremonies of Welcome
(Kama Lawn)
09:30 – 09:40  Photo Session – All APPF Delegation Members
09:40 – 09.45 Proceed to Plenary Venue
(Grand Ballroom)
09:45 – 10:30 Official Opening Session (Grand Ballroom)

Welcome Remarks
Hon. Dr Jiko Luveni, Speaker of the Fijian Parliament and President of the APPF (Chair of the Executive Committee)
Mr. Takuji Yanagimoto Member of the House of Councillors of Japan

Opening Address
The Honourable Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji

Vote of Thanks
His Excellency Hon. Mr. Fadli Zon, Vice Speaker, The House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia

10.30 – 10.45 Health Break (Tea/Coffee)
10.30 – 10.35 Photo Session at the Grand Ballroom (Heads of Delegations)
10.45 – 12.00 First Plenary Session (Grand Ballroom)
Political and Security Matters

  • Gender equality and empowerment of women and girls
11:00 – 12:00 Meeting of the Drafting Committee (Watercourt Room 3)
12:00 – 14:00 Luncheon for Speakers and Heads of Delegation hosted by Hon. Dr Jiko Luveni, Speaker of the Fijian Parliament [by invitation only]
(Navo Restaurant)
12:00 – 14:00 Buffet Luncheon for all Delegates
(Sanasana Restauran)
14:00 – 17:00 First Plenary Session (cont’d) (Grand Ballroom)
Political and Security Matters

  • Strengthening systems of border control and monitoring to combat Human and drug Trafficking
  • Ensuring Effective Succession planning including education for Leaders of a New Generation
  • Peace and Security in the Asia Pacific Region and the International Community
14:00 – 17:00 Meeting of the Drafting Committee (Watercourt Room 3)
14:00 – 17:00 Working Groups (3) (Watercourt Room 4, 5 & 6)
18:30 – 21.30 Buffet Dinner
(Navo Restaurant)
hosted by the Hon. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji,
Smart Casual Dress (Bula wear)

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017

09:00 – 12:00 Meeting of the Drafting Committee (Watercourt Room 3)
09:00 – 12:00 Working Groups (3) (Watercourt Room 4, 5 & 6)
09:00 – 10:30 Second Plenary Session (Grand Ballroom)
Economic and Trade Matters

  • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC Report 2016)
  • Promoting Sustainable Economic Growth in Asia-Pacific Region
10:30 – 10:45 Health Break (Tea/Coffee)
10:45 – 12:00 Second Plenary Session (cont’d) (Grand Ballroom)
Economic and Trade Matters

  • Poverty alleviation – championing the SDG’s to achieve the 2030 agenda
12:00 – 14:00 Buffet Luncheon for all Delegates (Sanasana Restaurant)
13:30 – 17:30 Meeting of the Drafting Committee (Watercourt Room 3)
13.30 – 17.30 Working Groups (3) (Watercourt Room 4, 5 & 6)
14:00 – 15:45 Second Plenary Session (cont’d) (Grand Ballroom)
Economic and Trade Matters

  • Promoting food security in the Asia Pacific Region
  • Role of Social Media in civic participation
15.45 – 1630 Third Plenary Session (Grand Ballroom)
Regional Cooperation

  • Take urgent action to combat Climate Change and its impact
16:30 – 17:30 Third Plenary Session (cont’d) (Grand Ballroom)
Regional Cooperation (cont’d)

  • To promote the Conservation and Sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, Oceans, seas and Marine resources

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017

09:00 – 12:00 Third Plenary Session (cont’d) (Grand Ballroom)
Regional Cooperation

  • Cooperation and practical approaches that Parliaments and Knowledge institutions in the Region can take for sustainable development
  • Developing regional and sub-regional strategies on combating Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
09:00 – 12:00 Meeting of the Drafting Committee (Watercourt Room 3)
12:00 – 14:00  Buffet Luncheon for all Delegates (Sanasana Restaurant)
13:00 – 14:00  Meeting of the Drafting Committee (Watercourt Room 3)
14:00 – 16:00  Final Plenary Session (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 Press Conference (Watercourt Room 3)
18.30 – 22.00 Farewell Dinner for all Delegates
hosted by the His Excellency Jioji Konousi Konrote President of the Republic of Fiji, Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa Grand Ballroom

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017
All Day Departure of Delegates

Excursion [optional]

08:15 Departure by bus for Port Denarau Marina
09:30 Arrival into Port Denarau
10:00 Day Cruise to Tivua Island – Captain Cook Cruises
11:15 Arrival into Tivua Island
13:30 Relaxation Activities on Tivua Island
13:00 BBQ Luncheon
14:00 Relaxation Activities on Tivua Island
15:30 Depart Tivua Island
16:45 Arrival into Port Denarau
17:45 Arrival in Natadola

 

FRIDAY & SATURDAY JANUARY 20 & 21, 2017
All Day Departure of All Delegates

 

 



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