APEC LIVE with Business and Microsoft: The Digital Future of Asia Pacific

 |   Microsoft New Zealand News Centre

The benefits of digital trade are well known, but how can digital innovation create a fairer, more inclusive and sustainable economy and society?

Join us for an upcoming virtual event hosted by Microsoft – The Digital Future of Asia Pacific, part of the APEC LIVE with Business series, Monday 4 October, 4pm – 5pm (NZT).

Digital innovation in the APEC region is occurring at the fastest pace on the planet. The region is home to many of the world’s most innovative companies, and digital transformation has been rapidly accelerated by the pandemic.

This APEC LIVE with Business session will focus on domestic and international digital policy, developments shaping digital trade, and how access to digital technologies can help create more inclusive and sustainable economic growth across the Asia-Pacific region.

Hear from Microsoft New Zealand Managing Director Vanessa Sorenson and then watch a thought-provoking panel discussion moderated by New Zealand journalist Jehan Casinader.

Our panellists are:

  • Hon. Dr David Clark, Minister for Digital Economy and Communications, New Zealand
  • H.E. Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn, Minister of Digital Economy and Society, Thailand
  • Anna Curzon, Chief Product Officer, Xero and ABAC NZ member
  • Mike Yeh, Asia Vice-President, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs, Microsoft

In the APEC 2021 LIVE with Business series we are focusing on the big business conversations that can’t be ignored as we build up to the APEC CEO Summit 2021 hybrid event in November.

Register your interest to attend: APEC 2021 LIVE with Business: The digital future of APEC (apec2021nz.org)