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  • The Centre of Expertise on Trade,
    Investment and Public Policy


    Global Trade Dialogue 2020: Tech transforming trade and the economy in a post-COVID world

    As 2020 draws to a close, Asia House will be exploring a range of recent developments that could change the trajectory of global trade and investment, following a year defined by COVID-19.

    An already-present backlash against globalisation has been bolstered by the pandemic, but the crisis has also accelerated digital trends, with rapid tech innovation across the global economy redefining business models, sectors, and ways of life.

    More recently, breakthroughs in the search for a COVID-19 vaccine have moved markets around the world, while a new administration in the White House could herald a shift in global geopolitics. In Asia, the world’s largest trade deal – the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – was finally concluded, marking a milestone moment for Asian leadership in world trade, and for ASEAN in particular.

    Asia House will be exploring these issues and the role of tech in global business during the 2020 Asia House Global Trade Dialogue, convened digitally on Monday 7 December.

    Kai-Fu Lee in conversation

    Kai-Fu Lee, Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures and member of the Asia House Advisory Board, will be in conversation with Asia House Chief Executive Michael Lawrence to explore how tech will transform business and help drive the global economic recovery from COVID-19, as well as the role of China’s tech sector in the world economy.

    WTO insights from Bob Koopman

    The Dialogue will also hear the views of Bob Koopman, Chief Economist at the World Trade Organization, on the prospects for global growth into 2021 and beyond.

    More speakers will be announced soon.



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      7 December 2020
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