Public-Private Dialogue on Services "Driving Services for an Inclusive and Resilient Economy"

The Asia Pacific Services Coalition (APSC) and the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) have teamed up once again to organize a Public-Private Dialogue on Services, with the theme, “Driving Services for an Inclusive and Resilient Economic Recovery” 

The two-day webinar will gather international experts, APEC officials and business leaders to share experience and best practices, and from there, draw lessons on how the services sector can build-back-better and build-back-broader the world economy.

The event is even more timely and important with the midterm review of the APEC Services Competitiveness Roadmap (ASCR) this year. In 2015, APEC Leaders committed to developing a strategic and long-term services agenda through a region-wide set of actions and mutually agreed targets to be achieved by 2025. The following year, APEC set concrete targets to: (1) reduce the restrictions to services trade and investment, (2) increase the share of services exports, (3) increase the growth in trade in services, and (4) increase APEC’s share in global services trade.

With COVID-19 coming into the picture, how is APEC faring towards achieving its targets? In light of the challenge of the pandemic and threat of climate change, what are the necessary policy adjustments and practical measures to facilitate trade and improve service competitiveness? 

  • Jane Drake-Brockman is moderating in Session 4: Accelerating Digital Adaptation
  • Lee Tuthill, IITs newly appointed Visiting Fellow is a Keynote Speaker in Session 2: Servicing The World Towards Economic Resilience

WHEN: October 12 (08.00 to 10.30) and October 13 (20.00 to 22.30), Philippine time. 

WHERE: Online Register here 

This PPD is organized by APSC and ABAC, in partnership with the Trade & Investment in Services Associates (TIISA) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Australia, and presented to you by ABAC Philippines and Globe Telecom.

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