March 23, 2013

Minister of Finance to Promote Canada's Economic Action Plan 2013 in Southeast Asia

Below is the Minister's program.

Please note that all times are local.

HONG KONG

Monday, March 25

1:15 p.m.
Minister Flaherty will be the keynote speaker at a lunch hosted by the Asia Society.
Location: Asia Society, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong

2:15 p.m.
Minister Flaherty will hold a media availability.
Location: Asia Society, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong

3:30 p.m.
Minister Flaherty will meet with Norman Chan, Hong Kong Monetary Authority Chief Executive.

7:30 p.m.
Minister Flaherty will have a working dinner with John Tsang, Hong Kong Financial Secretary.

Tuesday, March 26

9:30 a.m.
Minister Flaherty will participate in a roundtable with Canadian and global financial institutions.

BANGKOK, THAILAND

6:45 p.m.
Minister Flaherty will participate in a roundtable with Canadian businesses in Thailand.

7:30 p.m.
Minister Flaherty will attend a reception with the Canadian-Thai business community.

Wednesday, March 27

9:00 a.m.
Minister Flaherty will meet with His Excellence Mr. Kittiratt Na-Ranong, Thailand Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.

10:30 a.m.
Minister Flaherty will meet with Olarn Chaipravat, President of the Thailand Trade Representative.

Thursday, March 28

7:00 a.m. (Bangkok time)
Minister Flaherty will be available to Canadian journalists via conference call.

The conference call will take place at 8:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday, March 27.

Journalists who would like to take part in the conference call must dial 613-960-7526, or 1-877-413-4814 in North America, and enter pass code 3598578, at least 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin.

9:30 a.m.
Minister Flaherty will meet with Dr. Prasarn Trairatvorakul, Governor of the Bank of Thailand.

11:30 a.m.
Minister Flaherty will participate in a luncheon roundtable with private sector executives.

For further information:

Kathleen Perchaluk
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Finance
613-996-7861

Jack Aubry
Media Relations
Department of Finance
613-996-8080

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