Project Title

Workshop for SMEs in APEC: Embracing 4.0 Industrial Revolution in Boosting Economic Performance of Export-Oriented SMEs 

Project Year

2019   

Project Number

SME 01 2019 

Project Session

Session 1   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

SME 01 2019 

Project Title

Workshop for SMEs in APEC: Embracing 4.0 Industrial Revolution in Boosting Economic Performance of Export-Oriented SMEs 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

General Project Account 

Sub-fund

None 

Project Year

2019 

Project Session

Session 1 

APEC Funding

140,000 

Co-funding Amount

27,000 

Total Project Value

167,000 

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)

Indonesia 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Japan; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Chinese Taipei 

Expected Start Date

01/09/2019 

Expected Completion Date

31/01/2020 

Project Proponent Name 1

Armi Yuniani 

Job Title 1

Assistant Deputy Director of APEC Access to Investment 

Organization 1

Ministry of Trade 

Postal Address 1

Jalan M I Rdiwan Rais, No 5, Jakarta Pusat, 10110, Indonesia 

Telephone 1

(62-21) 3858195 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

me_1706@yahoo.com; armi.yuniani@kemendag.go.id 

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

Armi Yuniani 

Project Summary

Rapid integration of advanced technology and Internet utilization that characterize the emergence of the Industrial Revolution 4.0, has contributed to the changes in the business, industry, society, and consumers behavior in general. The current industrial development may act as one of the strategic measures to achieve an inclusive economy especially export-oriented SMEs engagement. For instance, the utilization of e-commerce platform, not only increase the possibility of export-oriented SMEs engagement in global trade but also efficiently reduce the cost. As such, Small and Medium Industry is able to compete globally and effectively adapt to the swift change in the economy.

A 2-days workshop will be held in Bali, Indonesia, in November 2019. This workshop aims to share the experiences and knowledges on the implementation of Industry 4.0 for export-oriented SMEs in various economies from experts; to achieve a better understanding on the best practices of Industry 4.0 implementation; to formulate recommendation for Small and Medium Industry development in APEC. This workshop will be delivered in the form of knowledge sharing and discussion with a number of experts in the relevant areas of APEC member economies.

Relevance

Relevance – Region:

Digital economy contributes 22 percent of shares to the global economy with the largest contribution comes from ecommerce, online travel, online media, and vehicle riding (Mckinsey, 2016. Google and Temasek, 2018; Deputy IV Ministry of Economic Affairs). All economic factors are now moving towards digitalization by emphasizing the power of technology and information. That being said, the moving itself will have an impact to the sustainability of SMEs. Several major constraints of SMEs in APEC are capital, managerial skills, and the maximizing use of technology. For that reason, SMEs must be able to accelerate theirself to embrace the digital economy to face of challenge of industry 4.0.

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the engines of growth and innovation in the APEC member economies. SMEs account for over 97 per cent of all business and employ over half of the workforce across APEC economies. They contribute significantly to economic growth, with their share of GDP ranging from 20 per cent to 50 per cent in most APEC member economies. However, they only account for 35 per cent or less of the direct exports. It is necessary to encourage SMEs to build the capacity of export-worthy level by using technology as their competitive advantage.

Integration of technology and internet utilization during the fourth industrial revolution, also known as Industry 4.0, contributes to the behavioral changes in business and industry, society, and consumers in general. Industry 4.0 is  characterized by digitalization, optimization and customization of production, automation and adaptation, human-machine interaction, value-added services and business, automatic data exchange and communication, as well as information technology utilization.

Based on CTI Report to Minister 2016,  there are five areas for the SMEs to be considered as the major sector, in which its participation in internasional trade through GVCs is currently being considered prioritized across APEC member economies[1]. These development areas consist of the agribisiness especially food and beverage, apparel and textile, automotive, healthcare, and electronics. It is obvious that enhancing industrial development for export-oriented SMEs may act as one of the strategic measures to achieve an inclusive economy, which is similar to an e-commerce platform in nature. As such, Small and Medium Industry, particularly those with export orientation, can compete globally and quickly adapt to the changing economic climate.

The number of SMEs in APEC economies that use data or industry 4.0 is still limited. However, they must literate in industry 4.0 in order to understand the technological developments and be able to increase the bargaining position in the international trade area. From the operational side, the adoption of technology will provide great effectiveness and efficiency in production. If the business capacity is getting bigger, it requires high speed in its operations. This technological innovation is also a competitive advantage for SME products to be able to penetrate an increasingly broad market. In the future, the digitalization flow will be increasingly heavy. SMEs that do not want to adjust to technological developments will be eliminated and lost to competition. Therefore, it is necessary to develop SME so that they are ready to compete in Industry 4.0. 

Relevance – Eligibility and Fund Priorities: This proposed workshop has met the eligibility of General Project Account (GPA) funding since it is related to this year’s themes and priorities. Through Chile’s Background Paper especially in the area of 1). Integration 4.0, and 2) Strengthening Inclusive Growth through Structural Reform and by Increasing Opportunities for Women and SMEs. Regarding to the Integration 4.0, the project is relevant with the reference’s point on “The Boracay Action Agenda to Globalize Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises” as it seeks to advance trade facilitation with an emphasis on SMEs, simplifying customs regulations and facilitating compliance to help them integrate into international markets. While with Women and SMEs’ aspect, the project will support for “making business easier in APEC economies for SMEs”. 

Relevance – Capacity Building: Since more than half of the APEC’s member economies are still categorized as “developing”, and they have not fully leveraged the Industry 4.0 in their export-oriented SMEs sector, this workshop will serve as a platform to improve their capacities. This workshop seeks to facilitate an exchange of knowledge among the economies on the implementation of Industry 4.0 for export-oriented SMEs. In-depth discussions will be held to address the process of digitalisation, success stories, and lesson learnt from the 4.0 implementation.


[1] This report is part of the APEC project of “Promoting SMEs’ Integration into Global Value Chains in Major Industries” led by Korea. http://publications.apec.org/-/media/APEC/Publications/2016/11/2016-CTI-Report-to-Ministers/TOC/Appendix-10-Promoting-SMEs-Integration-into-Global-Value-Chains-in-Major-Industries--Comprehensive-P.pdf

Objectives

The main objective for this workshop is improving export-oriented SMEs competitiveness in Industry 4.0 era. Considering the new era of industry 4.0, SMEs needs to improve themselves through constant innovation and improvement to a more efficient and effective business model. One of the example is flexible manufacturing system which collaborates the labor force with mechanical engineering. This workshop was one of the way to put some new perspectives through sharing session with experts.

The workshop will focus on two selected industries that are considered as major sectors mentioned earlier. First, apparel and textiles that is the most common SMEs in APEC member economies. Second,  food and beverages industry. The PSU Policy Brief No 20 in 2018 stated that inspite of internet and advanced technology apparently support SMEs export activities, some obstacles especially related border measures are still experienced while exporting food and beverage product[1].

Alignment

Alignment - APEC:  The proposed workshop is in line with several initiatives in APEC. First, the Boracay Action Agenda to Globalize SMEs by seeking advance trade facilitation with an emphasis on SMEs, simplifying customs regulations and facilitating compliance to help them integrate into international markets. Second, this workshop also serves the same track with APEC Iloilo Initiative of Growing Global SMEs for Inclusive Development which proposed several initiatives on providing better opportunities for SMEs and promoting MSME participation in GVCs through APEC marketplace. 

Alignment – Forum: Under the Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group (SMEWG), this workshop is in line with:

1)  The discussion on SMEs Internationalization, especially on the Implementation of the Boracay Action Agenda (BAA) to Globalize SMEs. Under the BAA framework, support for SMEs can help the APEC region to bolster their ability to take advantage of regional and global trade.

2)  According to the SMEWG Strategic Plan 2013-2016, one of the priority areas are enhancing MSMEs capacity to internationalise and identify foreign business opportunities.

3) This proposed workshop also in line with PPWE Strategic Plan 2014-2017 which emphasise on women participation in promoting stronger, more sustainable economic growth in APEC.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: This workshop is expected to generate several outputs in line with the goals of this project, i.e.: 

a)   Preliminary Study. Before the implementation of the workshop, PO will request contractor to conduct a preliminary study about the analysis of the latest conditions related to the potential and problems of SMEs in dealing with the new era: industry 4.0. This preliminary study is conducted with desk based analysis where an overview of the readiness of SMEs in dealing with industry 4.0 as well as the problems and challenges will be provided for the participant to have a brief background and proper direction of the workshop discussion.

The preliminary study is a pre-reading materials which will be given prior to the workshop in the form of report and distributed intersessionally. We will send it to all participants via email at least one week before the workshop is commencing. In one of the session in the workshop, the preliminary study will be presented by contractor and discussed together with all participants.

b)  The workshop will be held for 2 (two) days in Bali, Indonesia, to equip participants with knowledge and information in the fields of export oriented SMEs. The invited experts and speakers would share their perspective, knowledge and experiences on the implementation of Industry 4.0. Government officials, academics, researchers, SMEs practitioners from APEC member economies and other relevant international organisations are expected to involved actively in the workshop. 

c)   The workshop will also incorporate a dialogue session to provide a reference of best practices on how to implement the export activities in the industry 4.0. The workshop will focus on two selected industries that are considered as major sectors mentioned earlier. First, apparel and textiles that is the most common SMEs in APEC member economies. Second,  food and beverages industry. The PSU Policy Brief No 20 in 2018 stated that inspite of internet and advanced technology apparently support SMEs export activities, some obstacles especially related border measures are still experienced while exporting food and beverage product[1]

d)  Pre-test will be conducted at the beginning of the workshop, while post-test will be conducted at the end of the workshop along with APEC Evaluation Form and will be part as project completion report. This survey will be used to measure the participants understanding in this topic before and after the workshop. 

e)  A project report will be produced after the workshop, which will be composed of the following but not limited to, sections: introduction of the project, briefings of the case studies presented at the workshop, briefings on discussions at the workshop:  best practices on how SMEs implementing industry 4.0 related to export activities. This report will consist of at least 12 pages, divided into minutes of workshop, along with the result, the compilation and analysis of the pre and post test results, also suggestion and recommendation from the experts and participants.. Project report is different with completion report and thus will be created separately. 

Outcomes: The outcomes of this project are as follows:

a.  Based on the workshop’s presentations and discussions, it is expected that participants can increase their knowledge and understanding of SMEs practitioner of industry 4.0 implementation. This outcome will be measured by Pre-test before the workshop and followed by Post-test in the end of the workshop. All the participants will be required to complete these tests as a part of evaluation criteria.

b.  At least 200  participants from Government officials, academics, researchers, SMEs practitioners from APEC member economies and other relevant international organisations are expected to involved actively both as speakers and participants in the workshop, especially for two selected industries which is focused in this workshop (apparel and textiles, food and beverages industry).

c.   The circulated report along with the general guidance in it, could be used as a reference for the participant upon their return to the home economies. We also expect the recommendation of this workshop, along with its selected beneficiaries can be used for SMEs practitioners and policy makers as a reference in increasing the competitiveness of SMEs. 

Beneficiaries: Directs beneficieries of this workshop are :

a)  Policy makers, include mid to senior level officials from Ministry related to Trade, Industry, and SMEs, the workshop will help them to get input of the problem and challenges during the export activities. This might lead to the improvement of policy and regulation.

b) SMEs praticioner from apparel and textile,  food and beverages industry will also benefit from the workshop as they will be able to increase their knowledge of the new trade regime of industry 4.0 which may increase their export competitiveness.

c) The other group who will be the beneficiaries of the workshop are : women, academics, researcher, and anyone who involved in SMEs export activities related to apparel and textiles and food and beverages industry. In many cases, SMEs was lead by women work through home industry, but lack of digital skills and education inhibit women enterpreneurs from growing their bussineses. Therefore, this workshop will serve as a forum to increase their role and participations in the digital era of industry 4.0.

Dissemination

Number, form, and content of any publications : The project report will be an APEC publication and be submitted to the Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group (SMEWG) for approval. Hard copies (presentations of the workshop) will be provided to all the workshop’s participants. Electronic distribution (e.g.: email, links for the material and presentation) will also be used to disseminate the workshop’s documents including preliminary study at least one week  before the workshop commence.

The target audience of these outputs will be the workshop participants, SMEWG members, APEC member economies in general as the report will be presented in APEC Website databases. 

No intention to sell outputs arising from this project.

Gender

Women empowerment and women involved in the global business environment is an important issue, especially for the Asia-Pacific Region. In line with APEC's gender equality efforts, this project will equalise opportunities for men and women. Therefore, during the preparation to the finalisation period of the workshop for SME, the selection of experts and participants will be made based on gender equality. Women's participation in the workshop is targeted to be as much as 50% of the total audience, both as speakers and participants. Invitations sent to representatives of the Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group will consider gender equality by proposing women speakers and participants.

Besides, the project organiser will ensure that the evaluation forms to be distributed at the end of the workshop will include information about gender and will assist in evaluating the responses of women and men.

This project potentially addresses 3 of the 5 pillars of the Gender Criteria stated in Appendix G of the Guidebook on APEC Projects (Access to Capital/Assets; Skills, Capacity Building, Health; and Innovation and Technology).

PO is committed to collect sex-disaggregated data for all speakers and participants (and not only the APEC funded) from the project event. This data will be included as part of the submission of the Completion Report to the Secretariat when the project completes and will serve to guide future POs on their own gender parity targets.

Work Plan

Timeline

Actions

Deliverables

August - September 2019

The contracting process –generally 8 weeks.

TOR and contract

September - October 2019

1st week of September

2nd week of September

3rd week of September

4th week of September –

1st  week of October

2nd  week of October

3rd week of October

Preliminary Study


Initial Data Gathering and questionnaire preparation

Initial Data Gathering – 1st Focus Group

Discussion and stakeholder interviews


Data processing and analysis



Interim Report preparation


2nd Focus Group Discussion


Final report 

Study Materials

August-October 2019

Workshop preparation

Monitoring Report

Invitation, GI, list of experts and participants

Report

November

2019

Workshop implementation

Two-day workshop

During the workshop

Pre and Post Test

Test results

December 2019  -

January 2020

Project Report – drafting

Project Report – commenting and revising, review by Secretariat, endorsement by Forum (PO needs to clarify first whether this will be done before or after Workshop) – generally two weeks

Drafting and circulating APEC Project Completion Report

1.  Project report (minutes of workshop, introduction of the project, briefings of the case studies presented at the workshop, briefings on discussions at the workshop, and recommendation)

2.  Project Completion Report

November 2020

Long term Evaluation of APEC project

Evaluation

Risks

Potential Risk

Mitigation Plan

Technical error while operating workshop equipment (e.g., projector, sound system, screen,  lighting)

- Pre-check the equipment one day and 3 hours before the workshop starts.

- Materials to be submitted to the organiser maximum of 1 day before the event begins (in the form of soft copy).

- Bring backup equipment.

Late arrival of speakers

- The organiser reconfirms the speakers’ attendance 1-2 days prior to the event.

- Intensive monitoring of the speakers’ whereabouts should be conducted 3 hours before the event begins.

- Providing pick-up accommodation for speakers from the hotel or airport to the workshop location by the organiser.

-  If the delay seems to take a long time, the event schedule should be moved to the next session and replaced with a relevant session in which the speakers to that session have arrived.

Speakers cancel unexpectedly

- If speakers cannot attend the event, they should confirm at least seven days prior to the event.

- Last minute cancellation should be confirmed along with the recommendation of alternative speakers.

- Identify the possibility of having alternative speakers before the event.

Feedback collection from all participants

Intensive follow up of participants at the beginning and after the workshop to complete the post-evaluation survey and keep them involved to submit relevant input or suggestions on the project report to be released.

Participants do not apply the knowledge learned nor adopt recommendations from the project.

The organiser will ensure that the final  session (last session in day two) will produce substantial recommendation that can be recognize by all participants and subsequently to be adopted and used it in their  economies.

The number of participants is below the quota target

- Early distribution of invitations

- Providing online registration.

- Reconfirm attendance of participants 1-2 weeks before the event.

Different level of knowledge among participants.

The first session will provide a general background and information to ensure participants get the same knowledge and understanding of the workshop.

Participant reluctance on reimburse payment

Organisers will ask for a waiver to APEC secretariat for an advance payment to all speakers and participants.

Monitoring and Evaluation

Several indicators are used to assess the fulfilment of workshop’s objectives, i.e. regarding the evaluation of participants' understanding of the workshop material; the quality of the speaker and moderator; communication, and gender equality. The indicators are measured by distributing the evaluation form. The organiser will collect all comments and reflect them into the project report, which will be submitted to the APEC Organizer on SME's to be considered and finalised. Workshop reports and documents will be available to workshop participants and the APEC Secretariat and will be uploaded to the APEC Publication Database. The draft report on the workshop results will be sent to APEC Secretariat for review before finalisation.

Indicator

Target

Evaluation of Participant Understanding of Workshop Materials

An evaluation form will be prepared and distributed to all participants and speakers, moderators and experts to assess the effectiveness of the workshop, i.e. the communication and relevance of the presentations by the speakers, overall impact and suggestions for further improvements and/or activities for future projects. The organiser will collect all comments and reflect them into the project report, which will be submitted to the SMEWG.

Quality of Speakers and Moderator

Communication

Gender Equality

The selection of speakers, moderators and experts for the workshop will be carried out by the workshop organisers together with the co-sponsor economies. The workshop organizers will considering an equal division of both male and female speakers, moderators, and participant. The organiser should also arrange the contents of the workshop agenda. The project will comply strictly with the procedures for implementing the APEC project, including the schedule of actions. The organiser expects around 150 invitees to attend the workshop. The organiser targets to invite four female speakers/moderators to the workshop. From the participant list, we will strongly encouraged any institutions to consider women participants for this workshop. We will make a formal invitations for each institutions invited to recommend women participant in their list.

Number of participating economies

Organizers expect to have at least 11 travel eligible economies and more than 120 SMEs practitioners or enterpreneurs, academics, government official to attend the workshop

Number of participants

Organizers expect to have at least 22 participants coming from 11 travel eligible evonomies and more than 120 SMEs practitioners or enterpreneurs, academics, government official to attend to the workshop

Linkages

This workshop also reflects for cross-fora collaboration between Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group (SMEWG), Committee on Trade and Investment (CTI), and Policy Partnership on Women and The Economy (PPWE). Project committee will invite the policymakers (e.g. Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs, Ministry of Trade, Ministry of Economy, International Trade Analysts, Economic Researchers), academics, and relevant SMEs business association from APEC’s member economies to share relevant information and perspective. After conducting the workshop, the final report will be disseminated to the participants of SME Working Group (SMEWG) and Partnership on Women and The Economy (PPWE), as well as women in the SMEs sector. 

This workshop will act as a complement, rather than a duplication of other APEC initiatives. for example, another SME's related workshop was APEC Workshop on Promoting SMEs’ Integration into Global Value Chains (GVCs) in Services - Logistics which was initiated by Viet Nam. this workshop aimed to empower policy makers and business practitioners about GVC, especially in logistics thus enhancing SME's participation on that sector. another example on APEC previous workshop related to SMEs was the APEC Workshop on Promoting SMEs’ Integration into Regional and Global Environmental Goods and Services (EGS) Markets which also initiated by Viet Nam. This workshop was held to provide the overview of EGS markets in the APEC region with a focus on identifying SMEs’ obstacles in access to the EGS regional and global markets.

Sustainability

The participant will have a greater knowledge of the importance of embracing technology in their daily business and their export activities. As a result, based on the knowledge and the experience in this area, policy makers will be drived to formulate a better export facilitation program for SMEs. The participants in this workshop will also actively take part in formulating a better recomendations, thus will be easier for them to implement it in their business process. 

The workshop materials will be available for use by participants, economies, stakeholders and beneficiaries long after the project has been completed, through its availability as a handout document and online at no cost on the AIMP. Information gathered at this workshop could be a stepping point for business practitioners for their future work on aiming potential service sector in APEC Economies. For academician, trade in services topic would be a valuable source of information and learning point for their future research. Workshop speakers and participants are also valuable resources to get inputs or experts for future survey, questionnaires, field trips or other activities. 

This workshop will be put APEC economies in the next level on how to incorporate the latest industrial revolution to SMEs to reach its full potential.

Project Overseers

Ms. Armi Yuniani got her Master Degree from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Since 2012, she has been the Head of Section to Directorate of APEC and International Organisation Negotiations, Directorate of International Trade Negotiations. She has been experienced enough as the PIC for APEC projects since 2015 with the issues covered on Development Products, Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation, and now Non Tariff Measures. The APEC events she has been in charged as project overseer are APEC Trade Policy Dialogue on Development Products in Cebu 2015 (Self Funded); Workshop on Promoting Trade in Products which Contribute to Sustainable and Inclusive Growth through Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation (APEC Funded) in Nha Trang, Vietnam, February 2017; and APEC Workshop on Best Practices of Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) Implementation within APEC Economies: Opportunities and Challenges in Bali, Indonesia, June 2019.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

The Project Overseer seeks APEC funding to support 8 speakers in total for the 2-day Workshop.

Contractors are those who will work to support PO both in substative and administrative matters. The consultant’s team consists of trade facilitation experts and researchers in the field of international trade. The importance of consultant team to be at the workshop is for it to run smoothly so that the objectives of workshop are achieved and the expected outputs are realized. Accordingly, PO seeks APEC funding to support consultants airfare and per diem to attend the workshop.

Contractor’s will work in total of 240 working hours with scope of works are as follows:

-   Conduct a preliminary study to be used as pre-reading materials for the speakers and participants prior to the workshop

-   working with speakers and discussants in drafting, revising and finalizing agenda of workshop including elaboration of each agenda session and make sure speaker’s materials are in line with the topic

-   creating a list of suitable potential speakers

-   inviting speakers and arranging speaker’s guidance

-   designing the ex-ante and ex-post evaluation

-   taking notes during the workshop

-   processing the ex-ante and ex-post evaluation result

-   drafting and finalizing the workshop minutes to be written as project report with recommendations

The allocation of work hours per task as follows:

Timeline

Actions

72 work hours

conduct a preliminary study to be used as pre-reading materials for the speakers and participants prior to the workshop

24 work hours

working with speakers and discussants in drafting, revising and finalizing agenda of workshop including elaboration of each agenda session and make sure speaker’s materials are in line with the topic

24 work hours

creating a list of suitable potential speakers

24 work hours

inviting speakers and arranging speaker’s guidance

16 work hours

designing the ex-ante and ex-post evaluation

16 work hours

taking notes during the workshop

24 work hours

processing the ex-ante and ex-post evaluation result, using Eviews 9 (to capture statistical activities) to analyse the level of increasing knowledge for each participant before and after the test

36 work hours

drafting and finalizing the workshop minutes to be written as Project Report with recommendations

Waivers

Waiver

Justification

Waiver for advance payment

Travel airfare, per diem for speakers, active participants – to encourage participation in the project.

Waiver to fund governmental officials from non-travel eligible member economies, non-APEC members and representatives of international organizations as speakers for airfare and per diem

Most of the time, even non-travel eligible member economies government officials are subject to budgetary constraints as such, withdrawal of commitment from the project is unavoidable. PO will seek for approval in case of non-member participants/speakers attending the Workshop.

Waiver is sought to invite 8 speakers to the Workshop

PO requests for funding of 8 speakers (2) for both days. In order to make this project a success, PO strongly believes that experts from public and academic sectors should be invited to share their studies’ outputs and experiences. Their inputs will still be required during the last session that will include discussions of the participating APEC economies on recommendations of the Workshop.

The presence of all 8 speakers in both days is needed for them to follow all the workshop sessions especially the wrap-up and recommendation session which will be the result of workshop. Their inputs and thought will be valuable for the recommendation. The details of role and sessions will be elaborated in the agenda.

Preliminary study

Objectives of the workshop is to encourage the formulation of recommendation which may serve as a guide for export-oriented SMEs development in APEC’s member economies to enhance export capacity and to improve export-oriented SMEs competitiveness in Industry 4.0 era. A desk-based study/analysis on how to embrace 4.0 industrial revolution in boosting economic performance of export-oriented SMEs may help in depicting the condition of SMEs internationalization. The study will be the basis of further discussion of the workshop.

Waiver to fund Contractors’ travel

PO requests for funding of contractor and team’s travel to the workshop. The contractor and team need to attend the workshop in order to present the results of the research/study, following the course of the workshop, be a moderator on the wrapping up session, and getting involved in the formulation of recommendations of the workshop.

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