The Ministry of Commerce has set up a website for the first Asia-Europe Economic and Business Forum (AEEBF1) on November 24 so that interested parties can register and keep attendees informed of the latest information.
The forum is being held on the sidelines of the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting Nov. 25-26 (ASEM13), ministry spokesman Pen Sovicheat told the Post on Oct. 28, noting that the two events – and other related meetings – would be organized virtually and organized by the Kingdom.
ASEM13 will be held under the theme “Strengthening multilateralism for shared growth”.
Chaired by Prime Minister Hun Sen, AEEBF1 is expected to attract many political leaders, researchers and businessmen, to share new knowledge on sustainable international trade in the era of Covid and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) .
Sovicheat said the forum would be held under the theme “Transition to a New Normal: Leveraging Global Value Chains, Multilateralism and 4IRs,” and invited the public to register via the aeebf.moc webpage. gov.kh.
The ministry plans to invite policy makers, academics and other experts, business leaders, as well as representatives of business groups and the private sector from ASEM partner countries to the event.
The home page of the site contains a welcome message from the Minister of Commerce and the Organizing Committee of AEEBF1 at the head of Pan Sorasak: “Thanks to peace and stability, which in recent decades have greatly contributed to the lasting prosperity of the Kingdom, Cambodia is honored to welcome the presence of all the distinguished national and international guests at AEEBF1. “
The site lists five key topics to be discussed during the forum: first – “the advancement of digitization favoring global value chains and its consequences”.
Second – “the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on trade, investment and the economy and post-pandemic economic recovery”.
Third – “the important roles of the multilateral trading system and free trade agreements in the 4IR and the ‘new normal’”.
Fourth – “new growth opportunities for global businesses and businesses, especially start-ups and MSMEs [micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises], in light of new technologies and digitization in the 4IR, with ongoing adjustments and reforms of governments, including the provision of political and financial supports and investment in human capital development for inclusive growth ” .
Fifth – “investing in green infrastructure and green businesses to adapt to climate change and disaster management, thereby strengthening resilience to crises and ensuring sustainability and socio-economic development”.
The event will “serve as a further step to re-energize inclusive growth in Asia and Europe” in the transition to the “new normal” and seek to engage “business and policy leaders from Asia and Europe” Europe in the sharing of experiences, knowledge and best practices, to carry out the crucial objectives of the forum ”, indicates the site.
The ministry’s Sovicheat said the AEEBF1 will cover green economy issues and tackle how to defend multilateralism and leverage artificial intelligence (AI) -based technologies to capitalize on the growth of the world. trade.
“Through these key conversations, attendees will be able to discover new global innovations and business opportunities that business people need to follow,” the spokesperson said.
He said the event “will bring together political leaders from many countries, heads of the World Trade Organization, well-known researchers, potential businessmen and the general public from around the world” and “will offer many benefits to the public, in particular to businessmen, both regionally and globally ”.
The forum is organized in collaboration with the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC), the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC), the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), the Bruegel think tank and many other partners, said Sovicheat.