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New Zealand in the Digital Asia-Pacific

What are the opportunities and challenges for NZ businesses in the digitally-dynamic Asia-Pacific region?


Wednesday 26 May
11:00am - 12:00am


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What's it all about?

Asia-Pacific countries are dynamic global leaders, whether measured in terms of tech companies, innovators and investors, mobile-first consumers or digital trade rule-making.    This year, New Zealand is chairing the ‘APEC’ forum (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) which brings together 21 of the region's economies.  New Zealand is also chairing APEC's business arm, the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC).    In this webinar, ABAC New Zealand member and Xero Chief Product Officer Anna Curzon will outline ABAC’s ambitious agenda on the digital economy for this year, focused on three pillars: how to create an enabling digital environment for small businesses (a workstream that she leads); ways to enhance the interoperability of digital trade; and approaches to support cutting-edge technologies such as AI.   Anna will then host a panel involving thought-leaders from the tech sector and government which will explore how they see the priorities, points of friction and opportunities on these topics.

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Anna Curzon

Chief Product Officer, Xero; and ABAC NZ member

Anna is a member of ABAC New Zealand and is the Convenor of the ABAC Task Force on Digitalising SMEs.

Frances Valintine

CEO, The Mind Lab

Robyn Henderson

Policy Director, Economic Development and Transitions Branch, Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment

Stephanie Honey

Deputy Executive Director, ABAC

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