The Asia Economic and Entrepreneurship Summit (AEES) is a leading regional economic forum organized annually by the KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific, the Economic Club of Kuala Lumpur and the China Daily Asia Pacific. The Summit is a meeting of minds for Government, Business, Civil Society and Thought Leaders to discuss the key trends, strategic challenges and major issues impacting on business and industry in Asia. It enables participants to feel the economic pulse of Asia. It also identifies business and investment opportunities in key economic sectors and the new growth drivers for Asia.
The Covid Pandemic has caused tremendous disruptions across Asia with lives and livelihoods being threatened. Building back in the new normal requires a great reset with greater focus on resilience, renewal and rebuilding as well as Government support. In the new normal greater focus will have to be given to digitalization, green technology and innovation. Building shared prosperity as well as sustainable and inclusive growth is a key challenge. Businesses and entrepreneurs in Asia including the SMEs and start ups need to adapt to a VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous).
The Asia Economic and Entrepreneurship Summit provides a timely opportunity for sharing of experience, insights and knowledge to build back better and be updated on challenges, risks and opportunities. It will also update participants on the megatrends and key challenges Asia will face in the next 12 months and beyond.
What are the megatrends facing Asia post Pandemic? How will Asia’s economic outlook be like over the new few years? What are the major economic challenges facing Asia? How can Asia enhance competitiveness and productivity? How can innovation be accelerated? How to overcome inequalities and promote inclusive growth?
Businesses both large and small faced many challenges over the last two years with the COVID Pandemic. Building back better requires companies to transform themselves. Increasingly the post Pandemic corporate leadership requires strategic thinking and enhanced corporate governance. The sustainability agenda also becomes more important as corporates pivot to ESG requirements. How can corporate leaders innovate, lead and transform their business and corporations? What are lessons to be learnt?
Asia needs new growth drivers to re-ignite and drive growth in the new era post Pandemic. The new growth drivers will be in the areas of digital economy and green economy. Data and digitalization including blockchain, Ai and robotics will drive digital transformation. In addition with the growing focus on climate change, greater focus is also given to green technology and renewable energy to promote green growth. What are the challenges and opportunities and key trends in the digital economy and green economy?