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 (ECKL) 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.
Brunei Darussalam International Chambers of/Shazali Commerce and Industry& Partners Commerce and Industry/
Large for the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNet) / Research Fellow, University of Waikato
Chair and former Executive Director
UN ESCAP Digital Economy Task Force/ Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC)
Professor Emeritus/ Senior Academic Advisor
Finance (Practice) / Business Families Institute and International Trading Institute, Singapore Management University