About the King’s Discourse
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is a free trade agreement that will liberalise trade and investment between 12 Pacific Rim countries: New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Mexico, Japan, Peru, Canada, Vietnam, United States, Singapore, Brunei and Malaysia. Following Malaysia’s signing of the agreement in February, this symposium entitled “TPPA: What Now, What Next? A Frank Discussion” aims to bring a balanced and nuanced dialogue on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, where it has been described as a potential game-changer in Malaysia’s international trade relations and economic development, as well as within the region. A focus will be given to the TPPA’s context, impact, and means to best anticipate and plan for eventual changes. It has four modules running throughout the day with topics including intellectual property, pharmaceuticals, consumer issues, geopolitics and technology.
Curious minds, critical thinking, penetrating questions, engaging conversations are at the centre of The King’s Discourse. In line with King’s College London’s dedication to the advancement of knowledge, learning and understanding in the service of society, the King’s College London Alumni in Malaysia are humbled with having this opportunity to give back to our nation. The King’s Discourse aims to be a platform for an open and honest discussion of many issues important to our nation. Thought leaders and industry captains will come together to enlighten and inspire. The King’s Discourse also promises to be an excellent platform to connect and reconnect with fellow alumni, and to make new friends with like-minded peers.