Agenda Day 1

Agenda of the first day of Think Week on “The Digital Economy – Pathways for the Global Sustainability Agenda”.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016
EPF Round Table Discussion
Xi’an Room, 2nd Floor, Kempinski Hotel
09:00 – 09:20 Welcome Remarks
Hailin QIN, Institute of Industrial Economy CCID
Astrid SKALA-KUHMANN, Director, GIZ
09:20 – 09:30 Introduction to the EPF Think Week – Goals and Objectives
Daniel TARAS, Executive Director, EPF
10:15 – 12:30 Setting the Scene: Challenges and opportunities of the digital economy for the global sustainability agenda

Synopsis: G20 leaders agreed at the Hangzhou Summit on a number of common principles on jointly promoting the digital economy as a positive force for sustainable development. The digital economy will continue to feature prominently on the G20 agenda during the German Presidency, while the evolving digital economy will directly impact on the achievement of the SDGs. How will digitalisation impact on international trade patterns? Which novel international governance systems are needed, e.g. tax regimes.
Which role plays the digital economy for initiatives like ‘One Belt, One Road’? These and other questions will be touched upon in this session to set the scene for the two day round table and to kick-start the discussions.

Chair: Nina ROTH, EMSD

Introductory Presentations:

13:45 – 15:45 Session 1: More prosperity for everyone? Economic development and the digital economy

Synopsis: How will the digitalisation impact economic development? Are digital infrastructure investments sufficient? Will it increase inequality, nationally and globally? How do production patterns change? Where will production hubs relocate to? What’s the role of the financial industry?

Chair: Arun Mohan Sukumar, ORF

Kick-off presentations (8-10min):

Regional perspectives (5min):

Corporate perspective (5min):

Break-out sessions (with knowledge partners):

  • One Belt, one Road (BEN Shenglin)
  • Growth vs Inclusion (Urvashi ANEJA)
  • FinTech (Willem Pieter DE GROEN)
16:00 – 16:45 Presentations of results from breakout sessions of “Session 1: More prosperity for everyone? Economic development  and the digital economy”
16:45 – 17:00 Wrap-up and Conclusion


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