APEC SMEs New Paradigm - Revitalize Sustainable Business Through Digital Resilience
pandemic caused huge impacts on business operations globally on an
unprecedented scale, and the SMEs in Asia Pacific region are severely impacted.
To mitigate the aforementioned effects of SMEs in the new normal, digitalization
of business models such as zero-contact, remote management, and digital
healthcare are spreading, and are of vital importance for SMEs to catch up with
these trends. With the shifting paradigm of business continuity and
competitiveness improvement, it is crucial for APEC economies to pave the way
for inclusive recovery through public-private partnership in order to assist
resource-scarce SMEs in digital transformation, digital competitiveness
enhancement, and more effective participation in the digital economy.
This project, which
focuses on digital capacity building, innovation, and inclusive participation
endorsed by APEC Putrajaya Vision 2040, 2020 AELM, and SME Ministerial Meetings
in recent years, aims to disseminate the best practices of SME resilience preservation and digital
technology utilization for the purpose of health care, and develop a business
continuity plan with digital elements.
One forum will be held by this project and “APEC Guidebook on SME Business Continuity Planning in the New Normal” will be published as the reference for start-ups, SMEs, public sectors, women entrepreneurs and stakeholders in Asia Pacific.
1) Promote the digital optimization of internal collaboration and external connections of SMEs in response to the new normal
2) Enhance SMEs’
competitiveness to rapidly respond to changes in the business environment and
continue their business
3. Main Activities Proposed
1) APEC SME’s New Paradigm Forum: Revitalize Sustainable Business through Digital Resilience
2) APEC feature report on SME Business Continuity Planning in the New Normal: Building Digital Resilience