The 6th Asia-Europe Editors’ Roundtable was organised on 13 October 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF). Organised in partnership with the United Kingdom based think-tank, Chatham House, the Roundtable offered a chance to look deeper into the shifting economic reality and examine the reforms needed in the International monetary system in Asia and Europe. It brought together media professionals from top news outlets across Asia and Europe together with financial experts. The Bangkok Post was the official media partner for this event.

Titled “Multiple Currencies for a Multi-polar World”, the Roundtable was held in conjunction with the 10th ASEM Finance Ministers’ Meeting (ASEM FinMM10), which took place on 14-15 October 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. The Roundtable thus presented a unique opportunity for senior editors to participate in a focused discussion which examined the push towards a multiple currency system to suit the emergence of a multi-polar world.

Participation in the Roundtable was limited to about 24 financial experts and senior editors/eminent commentators from Asia & Europe whom we recognise as leading voices in the media.