Project Title

Digital Transformation: The Impact on SMEs and Regional Trade 

Project Year

2017   

Project Number

SME 02 2017S 

Project Session

   

Project Type

Self-Funded 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

SME 02 2017S 

Project Title

Digital Transformation: The Impact on SMEs and Regional Trade 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Fund Account

Self-Funded 

Project Year

2017 

Sponsoring Forum

Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group (SMEWG) 

Topics

Small and Medium Enterprises 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Australia 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Canada; Singapore 

Expected Start Date

13/03/2017 

Expected Completion Date

14/03/2017 

Project Proponent Name 1

Evan Holley 

Job Title 1

Manager, Business Programs and International, Small Business Policy Division 

Organization 1

The Treasury, Australian Government 

Postal Address 1

1 Langton Cresent, Parkes ACT, Australia 2600 

Telephone 1

61-62631560 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

evan.holley@treasury.gov.au 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Evan Holley 

Project Cost (US$)

$0.00 

Project Summary

Digital transformation is redefining the way goods, services and information are produced, consumed and traded. According to the Harvard Business Review, industries ranging from finance and business services to manufacturing will be significantly disrupted by digital technologies in the near future.

As a result, many SMEs face rapid transformation of their business models and sources of competitive advantage.  Digital commerce will also have significant impacts on regional and international trade, generating greater access to overseas markets and global supply chains for small and medium firms.

The APEC SME Working Group (SMEWG) Digital Transformation Workshop will examine the nature of digital transformation and its implications for SMEs, as well as identifying opportunities for greater cooperation between APEC members.

Held from 13-14 March 2017 in Sydney, Australia, the workshop will begin with an overview of digital transformation and its implications for SMEs and government. Participants will then look at these issues in further detail through developments in advanced manufacturing and fintech. The workshop will conclude with a session on the implications of digital transformation for regional trade.

Presentations from companies such as IBM and Intel, research bodies such as the Australian CSIRO, as well government authorities from around the region, will provide participants with a wide range of views on an issue which is relevant to all APEC economies.

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