Annual Policy Dialogue


Asia Pacific Forum: Building a More Resilient Pacific in the 21st Century World Order

Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia. 5th – 6th July, 2012


The ‘Asia Pacific Forum’ was held in the Tahitian capital, Papeete, on 5 – 6 July 2012. It was organized by the Government of French Polynesia and the Club de Madrid, with the support of Australian businessman and philanthropist, Clive Palmer, to identify and discuss main strategies for the promotion of socio-economic development and growth in the Pacific Islands.

It gathered many of the region’s most experienced and inspirational political and business leaders, policy makers and experts, including various Members of the Club de Madrid: Wim Kok, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1994 – 2002) and Club de Madrid’s President; the Rt. Hon. Dame Jenny Shipley, Prime Minister of New Zealand (1997 – 1999) and Vice-President of the Club de Madrid, Chandrika Kumaratunga, President of Sri Lanka (1994 – 2005); Ricardo Lagos, President of Chile (2000 – 2006), Cassam Uteem, President of Mauritius (1992 – 2002), among others.