APEC Digital Innovation to Facilitate SMEs’ Green Transformation Forum

APEC Digital Innovation to Facilitate SMEs’ Green Transformation Forum

Date: 2023/06/13- 06/14
Venue:

NTUH International Convention Center, Taipei City



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APEC Digital Innovation to Facilitate SMEs’ Green Transformation Forum

Date: 13-14 June, 2023

Venue: NTUH International Convention Center, Taipei City

13 June (GMT+8)

09:20-09:25

Welcome

09:25-09:30

Opening ceremony

09:30-09:40

Opening remarks

·       Mr. Chern-Chyi “C.C.” Chen, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economic Affairs (Chinese Taipei)

·       Mr. Hattori Takashi, Deputy Representative, JTEA

·       Mr. Nicholas Dwyer, Economic Officer, AIT

09:40-09:45

Group photo

09:45-10:25

Keynote speech-SME Twin Transformation toward Low carbon Future

·       Mr. Dan Stevenson, Senior Director, Microsoft Teams Engineering for Asia (U.S.)

·       Mr. Kung-Yueh Camyale Chao, Executive Director, International Climate Development Institute (Chinese Taipei)

10:25-10:40

Break

10:40-11:55

Policy Dialogue

SMEs cannot be exempted from the climate change impact and the net zero trend, and play a crucial role in green supply chains. As a result, SMEs’ green transformation is as necessary as digital transformation. Because of SMEs’ scarce in resources, the public and private partnership can be a feasible model to facilitate SME green transformation. The policy dialogue will commence with the point of views of the public sector, and elaborate on specific policies and regulations related to digital innovation and green transformation.

Moderator

·       Dr. Jack C. Chang, Senior Strategy Executive Director, Sustainability, Industrial Technology Research Institute

Panelists

·       Dr. Ming Chih Chuang, Counselor and Executive Secretary, Committee of Research and Development, Ministry of Economic Affairs (Chinese Taipei)

·       Dr. Jae Won Kang, Research Fellow, Office of Startups, Ventures & Innovation Policy, Korea SMEs & Startups Institute

·       Ms. Joanna Redelbach, Counsel, Van Bael & Bellis (E.U.)

·       Mr. Kei Takahashi, Director, Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Japan

Way of proceeding

Each panelist shares for 15 minutes, followed by 15-minute discussion and Q&As hosted by the moderator.

11:55-12:00

Closing of morning session

12:00-13:35

Lunch & Exhibition Visit

Panel Discussion

In order to navigate the net zero emission trend, SMEs are encouraged to raise the awareness of about sustainable development, acquire knowledge about twin green and digital transformation, and enforce compliance with standards of supply chain management. The corporate-startup partnership is believed to be able to facilitate knowledge dissemination and practices’ popularity in the twin green and digital area.

Way of proceeding

Each panelist shares for 15 minutes, followed by 15-minute discussion and Q&As hosted by the moderator.

13:35-13:40

Opening of afternoon session

13:40-14:55

Panel Discussion 1-Increase the Awareness of SMEs about the Net Zero Emission Trend

While corporates have facilitated their pace to adopt ESG concept to improve their business operations and supply chain management, SMEs, playing important roles in supply chains, need to implement green transformation to enhance competitiveness in global value chains.

Moderator

·       Dr. Yau-Jr Liu, Vice President, Taipei University of Marine Technology (Chinese Taipei)

Panelists

·       Ms. Dora Yen, COO, YC Holdings Inc. (Chinese Taipei)

·       Ms. Aleksandra Kozłowska, Head of Trade Section, European Economic and Trade Office (E.U.)

·       Ms. Emilie Jones, Senior Sustainability Consultant, Codo Advisory (Japan)

·       Ms. Zakiah Mat Esa, Chief Sustainability Officer, SME Bank, Malaysia

14:55-15:10

Break

15:10-16:10

Panel Discussion 2-Activate SMEs’ Green Transformation through Digital Platforms

In order to implement twin green and digital transformation, SMEs are encouraged to adopt innovative digital measures or digital platforms to effectively manage power as well as energy consumption so as to reduce carbon emission.

Moderator

·       Ms. Cathy Lee, Director, Deloitte & Touche Risk Management Advisory Co. (Chinese Taipei)

Panelists

·       Ms. Pei Tong Huang, President, TransAct Technology Company Limited (Chinese Taipei)

·       Ms. Kim Lê, Managing Director, CL2B (Viet Nam)

·       Mr. Pathom Chaiyapruksaton, Senior Manager, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization

16:10-16:25

Break

16:25-17:40

Panel Discussion 3-Promote Green Business Models through Corporate Startup Partnership

Corporates lead the way to supply chains’ green transformation, and need SMEs and startups’ creativity to drive the process. The corporate-startup partnership not only fosters green and digital innovation, but also facilitates relevant knowledge dissemination and practices’ popularity.

Moderator

·       Ms. Hua C. Wang, Executive Director, Global Innovation Forum (U.S.)

Panelists

·       Mr. Eddy Huang, Consultant, 5Cloud Corp. (Chinese Taipei)

·       s. Yi Fan Chen, GTM Lead, Business Applications, Marketing & Operations, Microsoft (Chinese Taipei)

·       Dr. Deral Chen, Co-Founder, Blutech Inc. (Chinese Taipei)

·       Ms. May Kao, Managing Director, Evercomm Singapore

17:40-17:45

Closing of first day


14 June (GMT+8)

Best Practice Showcase

09:00-09:05

Instructions: Each team presents 6 minutes, followed by evaluators’ comments before next one.

09:05-10:25

Order of showcasing

·       MacroHI

·       Aromate Industries

·       BANANA & Partners

·       Turing Certs

·       JGB Smart Property

·       IMPRESSIVE.CARE

·       Qaya Cuero de Pescado Peruano

·       Ecoplus Technologies

Evaluators

·       Ms. Hua C. Wang, Executive Director, Global Innovation Forum

·       Mr. James Lu, Vice President, Deloitte & Touche Risk Management Advisory Co.

·       Mr. Vince Hu, President, Cathay Private Equity Co.

10:25-10:35

Break

10:35-12:05

Order of showcasing

·       BIOCROWN

·       Global Green Material

·       VIETNAM FOOD JOINT STOCK COMPANY

·       Eco Shift

·       All Good Energy

·       Singularity&Infinity

·       FineTech

·       Mad Travel and Green Antz

·       Verdastro Sdn. Bhd.

Evaluators

·       Ms. Hua C. Wang, Executive Director, Global Innovation Forum

·       Mr. James Lu, Vice President, Deloitte & Touche Risk Management Advisory Co.

·       Mr. Vince Hu, President, Cathay Private Equity Co.

12:05-12:10

Break

12:10-12:20

Award ceremony: Scores will be given to each team by three evaluators, and the top tree of average scores will receive awards.

12:20-12:25

Closing remarks

 



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