9-11 March (UTC-8)*

Accessing Innovation to Reopen APEC Trade and Markets

*Event is next day in Asia and the Pacific

Hear from four APEC economy ministers from the Asia Pacific region

Our opening session will feature four APEC economy ministers discussing the readiness of our economies to support market reopening.

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Implementing Digital Innovation

Identifying and understanding the digital innovations that will help us reopen our economies more fully is crucial as we emerge from the impacts of COVID-19. That’s the focus of this three-day virtual conference and what makes it a must-attend event for businesses and governments.

Four digitally-focused sub-themes will take up days two and three and provide opportunities for selected companies from APEC economies to present their innovations aimed at helping reopen our economies more fully and mitigate the impact of the pandemic.

Reopening for Global Business Travel

Hear business and health experts present promising new methods to make travel – and particularly airports – reliable touchpoints in international commerce and health security.

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Digital Transformation of MSMEs

Hear what programs, supports and resources are ensuring MSMEs have everything they need to compete in a physically distanced world, and how they can continue to grow despite unprecedented challenges.

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Digitizing Trade and Supply Chain Finance

Hear from business leaders working with the Asia-Pacific Financial Forum Digital Trade Lab on how to leverage advanced technologies to make trade simpler, safer and faster.

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Funding Sustainable Infrastructure Projects

Hear what innovative projects are helping significantly reduce the burden such infrastructure takes on our environment, and how we can integrate sustainability priorities in procurement, construction and use.

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Speakers

H.E. Mary Ng

Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade (Canada)

H.E. Dr. David Clark

Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and Minister for the Digital Economy and Communications (New Zealand)

H.E. Lucas Palacios

Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism (Chile)

H.E. Chan Chun Sing

Minister of Trade and Industry (Singapore)

Rachel Taulelei

Chair, APEC Business Advisory Council

Jan De Silva

Chair, ABAC Digital Working Group, President and CEO, Toronto Region Board of Trade

Dr. Chester Drum

Co-Founder, AOKPass

Danny Yeung

CEO, Prenetics

Raffie Beroukhim

CXO, NEC Corporation of America

Jason Bay

Senior Director, Government Digital Services, Government Technology Agency

Teo Lay Lim

Chairman, Accenture Singapore

Diane Wang

Founder and Chairperson, DHgate

Leigh Smout

President, World Trade Centre Toronto

Anna Curzon

CPO, Xero

Mitchell Pham

Chairperson, Digital Council for Aotearoa New Zealand

Louise Taylor-Digby

Head of Trade Strategy, SWIFT

Gene Vayngrib

CEO and Co-Founder, Tradle

Yoichiro Tsukamoto

General Manager, Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Co.

Oswald Kuyler

Managing Director, Digital Trade Standards Initiative, ICC

Jesse Chenard

CEO, MonetaGo

Robert Niven

CEO and Founder, CarbonCure Technologies

Jason Chen

Chairman and CEO, Acer Inc.

Cosette Canilao

President and CEO, Aboitiz InfraCapital

Tyler Hamilton

Director of Cleantech, MaRS Discovery District

Steve Oldham

CEO, Carbon Engineering

John Blood

Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer, Anheuser-Busch InBev

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Who Will Attend

Public sector, commerce, trade, finance

Private sector, chambers of commerce, business council, industry association, banks, insurance, tourism

ABAC members and staffers

APEC group members

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