APEC: Fostering Greater SME Participation in Global Value Chains
What is it?
This initiative is designed to enhance SME participation in global value chains.
four seminars (on-line and in-person), each covering a specific topic;
networking throughout, as well as a dedicated ‘meet and greet’ session;
online portal with resources comprising articles and guidance notes, as well as promotional profile of participating SMEs and MNEs.
Discussions will, among other things, cover requirements for partnering with multinational enterprises, how to manage logistics better, options in trade and growth financing, and the role of services. Session details are attached, including dates.
You’ll be in good company!
Connect with other SMEs and MNEs in the Asia-Pacific region.
Learn from peers, including successful exporters.
Gain up-to-date insights about operating in a global context, especially as trading conditions change quickly.
Build your leadership profile and enhance your brand in the region.
Champion the importance of an inclusive and sustainable global value chains.
Advocate the important role of SMEs in creating jobs and innovation within their economies.
What is required?
Your time and talent! We would appreciate your attendance and engagement in all four seminars.
Depending on the topic, you may be invited to deliver a presentation and/or be part of the panel discussion.
Who is running this?
This initiative is funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and co-sponsored by the Philippines; New Zealand; and the United States.
It will be delivered by the Export Council of Australia with industry partners across APEC Member Economies.
What is APEC?
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a regional economic forum established in 1989 to leverage the growing interdependence of the Asia-Pacific. APEC’s 21 members aim to create greater prosperity for the people of the region by promoting balanced, inclusive, sustainable, innovative and secure growth and by accelerating regional economic integration.
APEC ensures that goods, services, investment and people move easily across borders. Members facilitate this trade through faster customs procedures at borders; more favourable business climates behind the border; and aligning regulations and standards across the region.