The World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) is a proud partner of the upcoming Asia Trade Week, hosted by Economist Impact.
The last 12 months have seen Asian trade and economies rebound following the shock of COVID-19. Despite continued tensions between China and America, and climate-led disruptions to supply chains, reasons for optimism about the future of Asian trade remain. For example, the possible ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) early in 2022 is hoped to provide opportunities for both corporates, and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). As we head toward the second quarter of 2022, for business leaders and policymakers with a stake in Asian trade, pertinent questions endure such as:
What are the key policy developments on regional government agendas?
How will these shape a continued economic recovery?
Will SMEs continue to form the bedrock of trade in Asia?
What technologies will emerge that improve supply-chain efficiency and transparency?
How will COP26 shape sustainability issues and what is the impact on businesses?
Returning for the third year, Asia Trade Week 2022 will gather 3,000+ industry leaders for four days of exclusive insights into the optimism about the future of Asian trade! The week-long event seeks to answer these questions, building on its record as a must-attend event for those involved in trade in the Asia-Pacific. It will convene business leaders, trade negotiators, policymakers, academics and experts for a week of rigorous discussion and debate on the most important issues surrounding Asian trade and business.